New York Times Bestsellers February 13, 2022

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 & CD Audiobook), The Digital Catalog (eBook & Downloadable Audiobook) and the Hoopla Catalog (Hoopla instant checkout eBook & Hoopla Audiobook).

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

New York Times Bestseller blog posts are published on Sundays, and the next  New York Times Bestseller post will be published on Sunday, February 20, 2022.


BLACK CAKE by Charmaine Wilkerson

(Available Formats: Print Book & coming soon in eBook format)

Black Cake

Eleanor Bennett’s inheritance for her two children challenges what they knew about their lineage and identity.

BOOKS OF JACOB by Olga Tokarczuk

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Books of Jacob

In the mid-18th century, a young Jew named Jacob Frank gains a fervent following as he repeatedly reinvents himself.

CHRISTIE AFFAIR by Nina de Gramont

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & downloadable audiobook)

The Christie Affair

Miss Nan O’Dea becomes the mistress of Agatha Christie’s husband.

CLOUD CUCKOO LAND by Anthony Doerr

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

An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.

DEVIL HOUSE by John Darnielle

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Devil house

A crime writer re-examines his work after moving into a house where a pair of briefly notorious murders took place.

THE HORSEWOMAN by James Patterson and Mike Lupica

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD audiobook)

As the Paris Olympics draw near, a mother and daughter, who are champion horse riders, compete against each other.

IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)

A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.

THE JUDGE’S LIST by John Grisham

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & downloadable audiobook)

Judge's List

The second book in the Whistler series. Investigator Lacy Stoltz goes after a serial killer and closes in on a sitting judge.


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

Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.


(Available Formats: Print Book, Libby eBook & audiobook)

Lincoln Highway

Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.

LOVE HYPOTHESIS by Ali Hazelwood

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & downloadable audiobook)

Love Hypothesis

A young professor agrees to pretend to be a third-year Ph.D. candidate’s boyfriend.

THE MAID by Nita Prose 

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Maid

When a wealthy man is found dead in his room, a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel becomes a lead suspect.


(Available Formats: Print Book, Libby eBook & audiobook)

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

ONE STEP TOO FAR by Lisa Gardner

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The second book in the Frankie Elkin series. Frankie searches for a young man who went missing during a bachelor party camping trip.


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

People We Meet On Vacation

Opposites Poppy and Alex meet to vacation together one more time in hopes of saving their relationship.

RECITATIF by Toni Morrison

(Available Formats: Print Book)


The late Nobel Prize-winning author’s only short story, first published in 1983, tells the story of Twyla and Roberta, who recognize their deep bond despite their differences.


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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.


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

After a ship explodes, 10 people struggling to survive pull a man who claims to be the Lord out of the sea

UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Ugly Love

Tate Collins and Miles Archer, an airline pilot, think they can handle a no strings attached arrangement. But they can’t.

VERITY by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)


Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.


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

Where The Crawdads Sing

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

WISH YOU WERE HERE by Jodi Picoult

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook, eBook & Libby/OverDrive Audiobook)

Diana O’Toole re-evaluates her seemingly perfect life when a pandemic disrupts her vacation in the Galápagos Islands.


1619 PROJECT edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Viewing America’s entanglement with slavery and its legacy, in essays adapted and expanded from The New York Times Magazine.

ALL ABOUT LOVE by bell hooks

(Available Formats: Hoopla instant checkout eBook)

All About Love

The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.

BETRAYAL OF ANNE FRANK by Rosemary Sullivan

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Betrayal of Anne Frank

New technology was used to investigate who revealed the location of Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis.

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

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

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD audiobook, eBook, downloadable audiobook, Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook)

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

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & downloadable audiobook)

Crying in H Mart

The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

DILLA TIME by Dan Charnas

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Dilla Time

The life, work and cultural influence of the late hip-hop producer J Dilla.

ENOUGH ALREADY by Valerie Bertinelli

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD audiobook & eBook)

Enough Already

The actress and TV personality describes her personal setbacks and difficult journey to self-acceptance.

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD audiobook, eBook & downloadable audiobook)


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

HOW TO BE PERFECT by Michael Schur

(Available Formats: Print Book)

How To Be Perfect

The creator of “The Good Place” incorporates works by various philosophers to examine ethical questions and moral issues.


(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Power of Regret

A look at four core regrets and potential strategies to make them a positive force.

THE REAL ANTHONY FAUCI by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

(Available Formats: Print Book & Hoopla instant checkout eBook)

The anti-vaccine advocate gives his take on the chief medical advisor to the president.

RED-HANDED by Peter Schweizer

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)


The author of “Profiles in Corruption” portrays a conspiracy of how the Chinese government might infiltrate American institutions.


(Available Formats: Print Book)

South To America

A wide-ranging collection of stories and histories based in the American South that also illuminate the country as a whole.

TASTE by Stanley Tucci

(Available Formats: Print Book, Libby eBook & audiobook)


The award-winning actor reflects on his career, Italian-American heritage, meals and mishaps.

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

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


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

UNTHINKABLE by Jamie Raskin

(Available Formats: Print Book coming soon)

The Maryland congressman describes leading the impeachment effort against the former president shortly after his son’s death by suicide and the insurrection at the Capitol.

WILL by Will Smith with Mark Manson

(Available Formats: Print Book)


The actor, producer and musician tells his life story and lessons he learned along the way.

Happy reading!

Linda Reimer, SSL

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

Digital Catalog:

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:

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:

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.

Also of Note: If a New York Times Bestseller isn’t yet available in any of the three catalogs; you can contact the library and request to be notified when it becomes available.

Southeast Steuben County Library Tel: 607-936-3713

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