New York Times Bestsellers April 5, 2020

Hi everyone, as regular blog visitors know, I usually post links to request the print versions of the New York Times Bestsellers on Sundays, so that patrons can request those (print) titles in StarCat (the catalog of physical library materials).


However, as all the libraries in the Southern Tier Library System are currently closed, you can’t place holds for physical materials, nor, of course, pick up holds.


So for the duration of the Corona Virus crisis, I’m going to post links to the New York Times Bestsellers, in eBook or  downloadable audiobook form, that can be requested, or checked out, through the Digital Catalog.


If you have questions about how to access digital content you can write a comment and post it on the blog, or send me, SSCL Librarian Linda Reimer, questions via email:



And without further ado, here are the New York Times Bestsellers that you can check out of the Digital Catalog!



AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins (Format: eBook):

A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.



BLINDSIDE by James Patterson and James O. Born (Format: eBook):

The 12th book in the Michael Bennett series. A serial-killing spree might impact national security.



BOY FROM THE WOODS by Harlan Coben (Format: eBook):

When a girl goes missing, a private investigator’s feral childhood becomes an asset in the search.



A CONSPIRACY OF BONES by Kathy Reichs (Format: eBook):


The 19th book in the Temperance Brennan series. The forensic anthropologist seeks the identity of a corpse missing its face and hands.



THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.



THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

In Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky.



HIT LIST by Stuart Woods (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

The 53rd book in the Stone Barrington series. The former N.Y.P.D. detective takes it upon himself to get the target off his back.



HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD by Sarah J. Maas (Format: eBook):

Passion arises between Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar as they seek to avenge the deaths of Bryce’s friends.



IN FIVE YEARS by Rebecca Serle (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

A Manhattan lawyer finds herself confronting a vision she had when elements of it come to life on schedule.



LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng (Format eBook):

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.



LONG RANGE by C.J. Box (eBook):

The 20th book in the Joe Pickett series. A grizzly bear attack and an attempted assassination of a local judge baffle the Wyoming game warden.



MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel (Format: eBook):

The third book in the Wolf Hall trilogy. After Anne Boleyn’s execution, Thomas Cromwell’s enemies assemble.



THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.



SMOKE BITTEN by Patricia Briggs (Format: eBook):

The 12th book in the Mercy Thompson series. The car mechanic who has the ability to turn into a coyote takes on a deadly foe.




TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris (Format: eBook):

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.



WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens (eBook):

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.




BECOMING by Michelle Obama (eBook):

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.



EDUCATED by Tara Westover (Format: eBook):

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.



HOPE OF GLORY by Jon Meacham (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer delves into the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels.



JOHN ADAMS UNDER FIRE by Dan Abrams and David Fisher (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

How the man who became the second president served as the defense lawyer for the British soldiers who stood accused in the Boston Massacre in 1770.



JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson (eBook):

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.



THE MAMBA MENTALITY by Kobe Bryant (Format: eBook):

Various skills and techniques used on the court by the Los Angeles Lakers player.



MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb (Format: eBook):

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.



OPEN BOOK by Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O’Leary (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.



SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari (Format: Downloadable Audiobooks):

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.



SAY NOTHING by Patrick Radden Keefe (Format: eBook):

A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.



SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.



TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell (Format: eBook):

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.



UNKNOWN VALOR by Martha MacCallum (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

The Fox News anchor weaves stories of combat veterans who fought during World War II.



Stay safe and read on!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Note: this list contains all the New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that are owned by libraries within the Southern Tier Library System.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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