New York Times Bestsellers January 17, 2021

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*

 

The next New York Times Bestselling blog posting will be published on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

 

 

FICTION:

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

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

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE DUKE AND I by Julia Quinn

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The first book in the Bridgerton series. Daphne Bridgerton’s reputation soars when she colludes with the Duke of Hastings. The basis of the Netflix series “Bridgerton.”

 

 

THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley

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

A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.

 

 

HUSH-HUSH by Stuart Woods

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

The 56th book in the Stone Barrington series. Old friends come to Stone’s aid as he takes on an expanding cabal of enemies.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

 

 

THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE by Marie Benedict

(Available Format: Print Book, eBook & Hoopla eBook)

What might have happened during the 11 days in which a rising mystery author went missing in 1926.

 

 

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.

 

ROMANCING MISTER BRIDGERTON by Julia Quinn

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

The fourth book in the Bridgerton series. Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton discover each other’s secrets.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME by Julia Quinn

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

The second book in the Bridgerton series. Kate Sheffield gets in the way of Anthony Bridgerton’s intent to marry.

 

 

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens:

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

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

BAG MAN by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The MSNBC host gives an account of the 1973 investigation of then Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and its impact on politics and the media.

 

 

BREATH by James Nestor

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

A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.

 

 

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

 

 

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

HUMANS by Brandon Stanton:

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

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.

 

 

THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN LENNON by James Patterson with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

The story of the killing of the former member of the Beatles by Mark David Chapman in 1980 and interviews with some of Lennon’s friends and associates.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson:

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

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

 

UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN by Emmanuel Acho

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, 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.

 

 

WINTERING by Katherine May

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Personal reflections on the potential benefits of embracing and living through painful times of isolation.

 

WORLD OF WONDERS by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

(Available Formats: Print Book & Hoopla eBook)

In a collection of essays, the poet celebrates various aspects of the natural world and its inhabitants.

 

 

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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