New York Times Bestsellers December 13, 2020

Hi everyone, here is the weekly list of New York Times Bestsellers.

Each title is followed by a listing of which formats it is available in for check out within the three catalogs: StarCat (Print, Large Print & Audiobooks on CD), The Digital Catalog (eBook & Downloadable Audiobook) and the Hoopla Catalog (Hoopla eBook, Hoopla Audiobook etc).

For more information on the three catalogs skip to the section below the bestselling titles*

 

 

FICTION:

ALL THAT GLITTERS by Danielle Steel

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook

Just as Coco is about to graduate from Columbia, tragic events in her family send her on a journey of self-discovery.

 

 

ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Fredrik Backman

(Available Formats: Regular Print & Large Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.

 

 

ARCHANGEL’S SUN by Nalini Singh

(Available Formats: Hoopla Downloadable Audiobook)

The 13th book in the Guild Hunter series. Titus must stop dangerous creatures called the reborn.

 

AWAKENING by Nora Roberts

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

The first book in the Dragon Heart Legacy series. Breen Kelly travels through a portal in Ireland to a land of faeries and mermaids.

 

 

DAYLIGHT by David Baldacci

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & eBook)

The F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister overlaps with a military investigator’s hunt for someone involved in a global conspiracy.

 

 

DEADLY CROSS by James Patterson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & eBook)

The 28th book in the Alex Cross series. An investigation of a double homicide sends Alex Cross to Alabama.

 

 

FORTUNE AND GLORY by Janet Evanovich

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The 27th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie deals with a soldier of fortune from Little Havana.

 

 

HOME BODY by Rupi Kaur 

(Available Formats: Hoopla eBook)

Poems and illustrations by the author of “Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and Her Flowers.”

 

 

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab

(Available Formats: Print Book & Large Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook)

A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.

 

 

THE LAW OF INNOCENCE by Michael Connelly

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The sixth book in the Mickey Haller series. Haller defends himself when police find the body of a former client in his car’s trunk.

 

 

READY PLAYER TWO by Ernest Cline

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & eBook)

In a sequel to “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.

 

 

THE RETURN by Nicholas Sparks

(Available Formats: Print & Large Print Book, Audiobook on CD & eBook)

A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.

 

 

RHYTHM OF WAR by Brandon Sanderson

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The fourth book in the Stormlight Archive series. Technological discoveries and an ensuing arms race change how a war is fought.

 

 

THE SENTINEL by Lee Child and Andrew Child

(Available Formats: Print & Large Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Jack Reacher intervenes on an ambush in Tennessee and uncovers a conspiracy.

 

 

A TIME FOR MERCY by John Grisham

(Available Formats: Print & Large Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.

 

 

THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett

(Available Formats: Print & Large Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity.

 

 

WAR LORD by Bernard Cornwell

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

The 13th book in the Saxon Tales series. Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg prepares for what might be his final battle.

 

 

NON-FICTION:

 

THE ANSWER IS …by Alex Trebek

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A memoir by the host of the TV game show “Jeopardy!,” from 1984 to 2020.

 

 

BECOMING by Michelle Obama

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

 

 

CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

 

 

DOLLY PARTON, SONGTELLER by Dolly Parton with Robert K. Oermann

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & Hoopla eBook)

The country music icon offers insights on 175 of her songs

 

 

FRONTIER FOLLIES by Ree Drummond

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & eBook)

The host of the Food Network show “The Pioneer Woman” shares stories on motherhood and marriage.

 

 

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

 

 

HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

 

 

HUMANS by Brandon Stanton:

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Photos and stories of people from over 40 countries collected by the creator of “Humans of New York.”

 

 

IS THIS ANYTHING? by Jerry Seinfeld

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The comedian shares material he collected in an accordion folder over the last 45 years.

 

 

KILLING CRAZY HORSE by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook & eBook)

The ninth book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series focuses on conflicts with Native Americans.

 

 

MY OWN WORDS by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams

(Available Formats: Print & Large Print, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.

 

 

MODERN WARRIORS by Pete Hegseth

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

The Fox News host and former combat veteran interviews soldiers about the different kinds of battles they encountered. Not available in any catalog.

 

 

NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE by Michael J. Fox

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The actor discusses the challenges he has faced with Parkinson’s disease and other setbacks that caused him to reassess his outlook.

 

 

A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.

 

 

SAVING FREEDOM by Joe Scarborough

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & Downloadable Audiobook)

The MSNBC host and former congressman describes the struggles Harry Truman faced before and during his time as president.

 

 

UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN by Emmanuel Acho

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.

 

 

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

 

 

Be well and read on!

Linda Reimer, SSL

 

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

Digital Catalog: https://stls.overdrive.com/

The Digital Catalog has two companion apps, Libby & OverDrive. Libby is the app for newer devices and the OverDrive app should be used for older devices and Amazon tablets.

All card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can check out items from the Digital Catalog.

Hoopla Catalog: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

The Hoopla Catalog features instant check outs of eBooks, downloadable audiobook, comic books, albums and streaming videos. Patron check out limit is 4 items per month.

Hoopla is a Southeast Steuben County Library service available to all Southeast Steuben County Library card holders.

The Hoopla App is available for Android or Apple devices and most smart TVs & media streaming players.

StarCat: The catalog of physical/traditional library materials: https://starcat.stls.org

Card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can access StarCat to search for and request materials available at libraries through out the Southern Tier Library System.

The StarCat app is called Bookmyne and is available for Apple and Android devices.

Southeast Steuben County Library Tel: 607-936-3713

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