New York Times Bestsellers May 10, 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 here are the New York Times Bestsellers that can be found in 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.



THE BOOK OF LONGINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (Format: Audiobook):

A scholarly young woman named Ana meets an 18-year-old Jesus and becomes caught up in a confluence of dangers.



THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS by Lisa Wingate (Format: Audiobook):

The stories of three women struggling to get from Louisiana to Texas during Reconstruction are discovered by a first-year teacher living a century later.



THE 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.



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

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



FIRST COMES SCANDAL by Julia Quinn (Format: eBook):

Will Georgiana Bridgerton and Nicholas Rokesby’s unorthodox courtship lead to a marriage of convenience or will they find true love with each other?



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

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



THE GLASS HOTEL by Emily St. John Mandel (Format: eBook):

Years after an international Ponzi scheme falls apart, one of its victims investigates the disappearance of a woman from a container ship.



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

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


IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King (Format: eBook):

Four novellas: “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” “The Life of Chuck,” “Rat” and “If It Bleeds.”



LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng (Format eBook):

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.



MASKED PREY by John Sandford (Format: eBook):

The 30th book in the Prey series. Washington politicians ask Lucas Davenport to look into someone who is targeting their children.



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.



NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney (Format: Audiobook):

The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.



REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Anne Tyler (Format: eBook):

Micah Mortimer’s orderly existence is thrown off kilter when his partner faces eviction and a teenager claims to be his son.



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

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



WALK THE WIRE by David Baldacci:

The sixth book in the Memory Man series. Decker and Jamison investigate a murder in a North Dakota town in a fracking boom.


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.



WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn (Format: Audiobook):

A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.




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.



BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah (Format: eBook):

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”



EDUCATED by Tara Westover (Format: eBook):

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



FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW by Jonathan Karl (Format: Audiobook):

The ABC News chief White House correspondent gives his perspective on our current president and describes the shifts within their relationship.



THE GREAT INFLUENZA by John M. Barry (Format: eBook):

An overview of the 1918 flu epidemic and cautionary tale for similar kinds of large-scale outbreaks.



HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD by Robert Kolker (Format: Audiobook):

From 1945 to 1965, a family in Colorado had 12 children, six of whom went on to develop schizophrenia.



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

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



MORE MYSELF by Alicia Keys with Michelle Burford (Format: Audiobook):

The Grammy Award-winning musician retraces her path to discovering her own worth.



SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari (Format: Audiobook)

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.



THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson (Format: 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.



UNORTHODOX by Deborah Feldman (Format: eBook):

A woman breaks free of the Satmar Hasidic community in Brooklyn in which she was raised.



UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle (Format: eBook):

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.



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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