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Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our recommended titles for today.

(Note: Click on the photo of the item you’d like to request or check out)

Our digital suggestion for today is the ebook:

Perfect Gravity, Tether Series, Book 2 by Vivien Jackson:

“Raw. Smart. Quick-witted. Mouthwatering. Just a few adjectives that describe this exquisite tale. Do not let this unforgettable story, or its incredible cast of characters, slip by you.”—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author

Second in a snarky, sexy sci-fi romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heart, and heat. When someone tries to kill powerful continental senator Angela Neko, Texan outlaw and old flame Kellen Hockley is the only man who can keep her safe…and help her save the world.

Kellen Hockley usually keeps quiet about his past, but once upon a time he loved a girl named Angela. He hasn’t seen her in a decade, but now he has to break the news to her that his team of rogue treasure hunters accidentally killed her husband. He’s had better days…

It’s not the news that’s delivered to Angela Neko that breaks her apart—it’s the rumbly, Texas drawl delivering it. She can’t believe she’s hearing Kellen’s voice again. But there’s no time for distractions. When Angela’s own life is threatened, yielding up all of her lies and secrets, she and Kellen must figure out how to reverse the geopolitical firestorm she lit to save the world, to save Kellen’s cat…and just maybe to save each other.

Tether Series:
Wanted and Wired (Book 1)
Perfect Gravity (Book 2)

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana:

 

A romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian folklore, perfect for fans of The Star-Touched Queen and The Wrath and the Dawn

“Aditi Khorana has whipped up the perfect book recipe: a rogue princess, a freed oracle, and a library with the power to change your fate!” —Justine Magazine

No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough.

The palace is soon under siege, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos. With nothing and no one else to turn to, Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on one another. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, the newly free Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them.

Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life—and another love—await?

You can request physical items, i.e. print books, DVDs & CDs, online via StarCat:

or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Freegal Music Service

This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day:

RBDigital

Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available.

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our recommended titles for today.

(Note: Click on the photo of the item you’d like to request or check out)

Our digital suggestion for today is the ebook:

Highland Dragon Rebel by Isabel Cooper:

Madoc of Avandos is on a journey to cement alliances. Targeted by an assassin, he needs a companion who can fight. When dragon shifter Moiread MacAlasdair returns from war, he knows she’s the best woman for the job. Duty and political strength compel Moiread to agree, but when they cross into the otherworld and Madoc’s life is threatened, Moiread jumps into protection mode-and will do whatever it takes to keep the man of her dreams alive.

Dawn of the Highland Dragon Series:
Highland Dragon Warrior (Book 1)
Highland Dragon Rebel (Book 2)
Highland Dragon Unleashed (Book3)

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry:

’Tis the season of giving—and with this wonderful book, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets.

As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart.

On arrival, Mariah joins forces with the murdered man’s grandson, a sleuth in his own right who’s discovered promising evidence as well as a suspect. But Surrey’s picturesque hills conceal dark doings and shocking revelations that could make the holiday anything but calm and bright.

Decked with intrigue and trimmed with Yuletide spirit, A Christmas Return is a holiday treat wrapped in the glorious storytelling talents of the reigning master of Victorian mystery.

You can request physical items, i.e. print books, DVDs & CDs, online via StarCat:

or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Freegal Music Service

This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day:

RBDigital

Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available.

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our recommended titles for today.

(Note: Click on the photo of the item you’d like to request or check out)

Our digital suggestion for today is the ebook:

The MindWar Trilogy (MindWar, Hostage Run, and Game Over) by Andrew Klavan:

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When Rick lost the ability to run, he came one step closer to becoming a hero.

New High Score! New Record Time!

Rick nodded with grim satisfaction. He laid the game controller aside on the sofa and reached for his crutches.

Rick Dial was the best quarterback Putnam Hills High School had ever seen. Unflappable. Unstoppable.

Number 12. But when a car accident left him crippled, Rick’s life as he knew it ended. He disavowed his triumphant past. He ignored his girlfriend. He disappeared into his bedroom—and into the glowing video screen.

But Rick’s uncanny gaming skills have attracted attention. Dangerous attention. Government agents have uncovered a potentially devastating cyber-threat: a Russian genius has created a digital reality called the Realm, from which he can enter, control, and disrupt American computer systems . . . from transportation to defense. The agents want Rick, quick-thinking quarterback and gaming master, to enter the Realm and stop the madman—before he sends America into chaos.

Entering the Realm will give Rick what he thought he’d never have again: a body as strong and fast as it was before the accident. But this is no game, there are no extra lives, and what happens to Rick in the Realm happens to Rick’s body in reality.

Even after Rick agrees to help, he can’t shake the sense that he’s being kept in the dark. Why would a government agency act so aggressively? Can anyone inside the Realm be trusted? How many others have entered before him . . . and failed to return?

In the tradition of Ender’s Game and The Matrix, MindWar is a complex thriller about a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers a hidden gift—a gift that could make him a hero . . . or cost him everything.

“Edgar Award–winning Klavan’s well-orchestrated fantasy thriller features . . . an imaginative mix of gaming action with real-life stakes. With just the right cliff-hanger ending, this trilogy opener shows promise.” —Booklist

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

Exile of Fenrir by Peter Curson:

 “We were only five when the gods looked at us in fear.” Fenrir is speaking of him and his siblings. As the children of the trickster Loki, they have good reason to be feared. However, this is not the reason the gods of Asgard fear them. Fenrir, Jormungand, and Hél are some of the few shapeshifters in Norse Mythology. Fenrir has the ability to shapeshift into a great wolf and is capable of taking on even Asgard’s mighty gods. This is Fenrir’s story of his time in Asgard. His journey takes him from Valhalla, the great hall of Odin, to the depths of the Underworld, all the while facing triumph and tragedy and uncovering the mysteries of the Norse mythological world. Join Fenrir in his tale of adventure, conflict, and heartache as he is forced to live amongst the gods of Asgard. Exile of Fenrir is an original work rooted within the world of Norse Mythology. In this novel, Fenrir takes part and witnesses some of the mythological tales that were told by our real world’s Vikings.

You can request physical items, i.e. print books, DVDs & CDs, online via StarCat:

or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Freegal Music Service

This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day:

RBDigital

Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available.

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Monday, December 4, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our recommended titles for today.

(Note: Click on the photo of the item you’d like to request or check out)

Our digital suggestion for today is the ebook:

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan:

“Reading Salt Houses is like having your coffee grounds read: cosmic, foreboding and titillating all at once. In this magnificent debut, Alyan’s powerful and poetic voice guides us into the dark recesses of history and leads us right up to the present tensions between East & West, the modern & ancestral, the hopeless and the hopeful.” —Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan’s Inheritance

On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is uprooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967.

Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia’s brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can’t escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in 1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia’s children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities.

Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses is a remarkable debut novel that challenges and humanizes an age-old conflict we might think we understand—one that asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can’t go home again.

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

The Long, Long Trail: War at Home, 1917 by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles:

In 1917 the Great War rages on, and for the Hunters, their friends and their servants the war is where they live now.

David has returned from the Front a shadow of his former self; his sister Diana, newly married, copes with pregnancy alone, her husband at the Front. Aunt Laura, eager for challenge, goes to France with an ambulance; while Beattie struggles to manage war work and household, while racked with her secret guilt and a new threat of exposure.

U-boat attacks face Britain with starvation, and with the worsening privation comes a new horror as Germany begins a lethal bombing campaign. But even in the darkest hours of war, new life and new hope can burgeon, with the promise that the future might still hold happiness for them all.

The Long, Long Trail is the fourth book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1917, at home and on the front, this is a vivid and rich family drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.

You can request physical items, i.e. print books, DVDs & CDs, online via StarCat:

or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Freegal Music Service

This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day:

RBDigital

Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available.

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Non-Fiction DVD Recommendations 12 2 17

Happy Saturday everyone!

Here are our three recommended non-fiction DVDs for this week!

(Click on the photos to request the DVDs)

Citizen Jane Battle for the City

Description: Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jacobs 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood.

Dewey Number: DVD 307 CIT

Trailer:

The First Silent Night:

Description: Join Simon Callow as he uncovers the origins of Silent Night, from the Austrian village of Oberndorf to the city of Salzburg, birthplace of the worlds favorite carol. Two impoverished children, Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber, met one day in a country church, where they united Grubers music and Mohrs text into this classic carol about the birth of a third poor boy on a quiet night in ancient Palestine.

Dewey Number: DVD 781.723 FIR

Trailer: No trailer available.

Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Stingers and Zingers:

Description: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts were a fixture on NBC from 1973 to 1984. In those 11 years, Dean and his panel of pals successfully ridiculed, embarrassed and made fun of legendary stars like Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin himself, to name a few, and America loved it!

This 8-DVD set includes 24 complete Celebrity Roasts and features dozens of stars from the day, such as Valerie Harper, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Michael Landon, Carroll O Connor, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Wilt Chamberlain, Danny Thomas, Ted Knight, Dan Haggerty, Mr. T, Ed McMahon, Redd Foxx, Joe Garagiola, Evel Knievel, Hank Aaron, Peter Marshall, Truman Capote, William Conrad, Monty Hall, Leo Durocher, Bobby Riggs, Joe Namath,  Bob Hope, Ed Asner, Lucille Ball, Georgia Engel, Milton Berle, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Sid Caesar, Foster Brooks, Charo, Howard Cosell, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Nipsey Russell, Lorne Greene, William Holden, Gabe Kaplan, Art Linkletter, Rich Little, Paul Lynde, Scatman Crothers, Dick Martin, Red Buttons, Audrey Meadows, Bob Newhart, LaWanda Page, Isabel Sanford, Harvey Korman, Soupy Sales, Jimmie Walker, Orson Welles and many more.

Dewey Number: DVD 791.4572 DEA

Trailer: No trailer available.

The library is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays – so while you’re out and about today, drop in and and check out some books and DVDs!

Have a great weekend,
Linda, SSCL

Suggested Listens December 1, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.

(Click on the photo of the album you’d like to hear to stream or request the album)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

I’m on a super nostalgic kick this week and am not offering any suggested listening titles that are less than 30 years old!

This weeks’ suggested listening titles include:

 A various artists LP titled NOW That’s What I Call The 80s which includes songs I remember from my high school years;

The Best of the Liverpool Five a short lived mid-sixties band that played in a British Invasion-Garage Band style.

George Winston’s December, which is a perfect album for the season as the songs are both festive in keeping with the holiday season and, the music is played in a way that allows the listener to easily conjure up images of snow falling and peaceful snowy landscapes.

Herb Albert’s Lonely Bull album which was his first LP and put his music, and that of the influential label he co-founded (A&M Records), on the map. The mariachi based instrumentals, collectively, have a reflective, wistfulness to them and are a prefect compliment to any leisure activity (my favorite is reading!)

Classic country artist Charlie Reed’s Set Me Free LP which harkens back to an era when acoustic instruments could be frequently heard front and center in country, folk, blues and pop recordings.

And our CD listening suggestion for the week is a friendly and warm album by guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Leon Parker simply titled Duo. It is one of those recordings where you can tell the musicians are truly friends just by listening to their playing. And indeed, in his AllMusic review of the album Rich Anderson described the album as a “wonderful, warm rewarding album.”

NOW That’s What I Call The ’80s by Various Artists (Genre: Pop, Rock):

Songs on the LP include: Uptown Girl by Billy Joel, Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham! and Who Can It Be Now? by Men at Work.

The Best of Liverpool Five by Liverpool Five (Genre: Classic Rock, British Invasion, Garage Band):

Songs on this classic rock collection include: If You’ve Gotta Go, Go Now, She’s Mine, That’s What I Want, Just a Little Bit and Heart.

December by George Winston (1982) (Genre: Piano, New Age, Jazz, Holiday):

Songs on this mellow LP include: Thanksgiving, Joy, Carol Of The Bells, The Holly and the Ivy and Peace.

The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1962) (Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz):

Songs on the album include: The Lonely Bull, El Lobo, Tijuana Sauerkraut, Never on Sunday, Struttin’ with Maria and Let It Be Me.

Set Me Free by Charlie Rich (1968) (Genre: Country, Classic Country):

Songs in the set include: Set Me Free, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Just Like Old Times, Very Much Alone and Got to See My Baby.

CD of the Week:

Duo by Charlie Hunter (1999) (Genre: Jazz):

Song on the LP include: Mean Streak, Do That Then, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) and Calypso for Grandpa.

Videos of the Week:

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!

That’s What I Want by Liverpool Five

The Holly and the Ivy by George Winston

Acapulco 1922 by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

Set Me Free by Charlie Rich

Mean Street by Charlie Hunter and Leon Parker

References:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:

http://www.allmusic.com/

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books. New York. 2009.)

P.S. If you have any questions about how to download or stream free music through the Freegal Music service to a desktop or laptop computer or how to download and use the Freegal Music app let us know! Drop by the library or give us a call at: 607-936-3713

*You must have a library card at a Southern Tier Library System member library to enjoy the Freegal Music Service. Your card can be from any library in the system, and the system includes all public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Allegheny Counties and includes our own Southeast Steuben Count Library in Corning, New York!

Library cards are free if you live in our service area. And you can obtain a card by visiting the Circulation Desk and presenting staff with a form of ID that features your name and your current address.

Catching Up On New York Times Bestsellers: December 1, 2017  

Hi everyone, here are a selection of books that have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list in the last month.

To find out more about a book, or to request it, click on the photo of the book you’re interested in which will re-direct you to the StarCat request page*

And without further ado, here’s the list of bestsellers for December 2017!

FICTION:

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir Crown:

A small-time smuggler living in a lunar colony schemes to pay off an old debt by pulling off a challenging heist.

A COLUMN OF FIRE by Ken Follett:

A pair of lovers find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne.

COUNT TO TEN by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi:

Santosh Wagh investigates the appearance of dissolved human remains in a South Delhi state government house.

END GAME by David Baldacci:

Jessica Reel and Will Robie fight a dangerous adversary in Colorado.

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke:

Laurie Moran investigates the murder of a wealthy widow who was pushed from the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD by Louise Erdrich:

As giving birth becomes a matter of state security, a pregnant woman travels to find her Ojibwe family.

HARDCORE TWENTY-FOUR by Janet Evanovich:

When a homeless man is murdered, the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum searches for the killer.

MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child Delacorte:

Jack Reacher tracks down the owner of a pawned West Point class ring and stumbles upon a large criminal enterprise.

MILK AND HONEY by Rupi Kaur:

Poetic approaches to surviving adversity and loss.

NOEL DIARY by Richard Paul Evans:

A romance writer delves into a stranger’s past when his estranged mother leaves her extremely stuffed house to him.

OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson:

The third volume of the Stormlight Archive. The War of Reckoning ends and the Voidbringers return.

ORIGIN by Dan Brown:

A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham:

Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it.

SILENT CORNER by Dean Koontz:

An F.B.I. agent investigates an alarming surge in suicides, including her husband’s.

SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King and Owen King:

Women who fall asleep become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.

SUN AND HER FLOWERS by Rupi Kaur:

A new collection of poetry from the author of “Milk and Honey.”

TWO KINDS OF TRUTH by Michael Connelly:

While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.

TYPHOON FURY by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison:

Juan Cabrillo chases a Filipino insurgent during a megastorm.

UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks:

Seventeen short stories, each incorporating a typewriter, by the Academy Award-winning actor.

NON-FICTION:

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger:

Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson:

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

BOBBY KENNEDY by Chris Matthews:

The New York senator’s journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.

ENDURANCE by Scott Kelly:


A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.

GOD, FAITH, AND REASON by Michael Savage:

The conservative radio host shares moments when he has experienced glimpses of the divine.

GRANT by Ron Chernow:

A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

HACKS by Donna Brazile:

An account of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the fights within the party during the 2016 campaign.

KILLING ENGLAND by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard:

Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from several perspectives.

LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson:

A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.

OBAMA by Pete Souza:

More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

PROMISE ME, DAD by Joe Biden:

The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.

SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush:

How the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush grew up in the public eye.

TROUBLEMAKER by Leah Remini and Rebecca Paley:

The actress describes her life in Scientology and the aftermath of her break with the church in 2013.

WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton:

An inside look at her campaign and how she recovered in its aftermath.

WHAT UNITES US by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner:

A collection of essays that define the historical changes and essential institutions of America to suggest ways to overcome divisions within the country.

Our Catching Up On New York Times Bestsellers posting comes out on the first day of each month.

Have a great weekend,

Linda, SSCL

*If you don’t have a library card you can get one at the library. Just bring a form of ID with your name and current address to the library, fill out a short form and presto — you’ll have a library card in less than five minutes!