New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for August 2, 2015

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

GO SET A WATCHMAN, by Harper Lee. (Harper.) In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns to Maycomb and realizes that her adored father is a racist.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) A sequel told from Christian’s point of view.

THE GOOD GIRL, by Mary Kubica. (Mira.) When the daughter of a prominent Chicago family is kidnapped and returned with no memory of her experience, her mother and a detective try to understand what has happened.

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

SPEAKING IN BONES, by Kathy Reichs. (Bantam.) The forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan becomes involved in an investigation with an amateur “websleuth.”

THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir. (Crown.) Abandoned by his crew, an astronaut embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive.

THE ENGLISH SPY, by Daniel Silva. (Harper.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, helps British intelligence track down the killer of a beautiful former member of the royal family.

CODE OF CONDUCTby Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) In Thor’s 15th thriller, the counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes a deadly assignment set in motion by a leaked video.

THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s.) Two sisters are separated in World War II France: one in the countryside, the other in Paris.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau.) A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

MODERN ROMANCE, by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg. (Penguin Press.) The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERSby David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster.) The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight; by the author of “1776” and “The Greater Journey.”

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, by Holly Madison. (Dey Street.) Life inside the Playboy Mansion, by a former bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

DEAD WAKEby Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of “The Devil in the White City.

SICK IN THE HEAD, by Judd Apatow. (Random House.) Thirty years’ worth of the filmmaker’s interviews with comedians.

BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

BARBARIAN DAYS, by William Finnegan. (Penguin Press.) This surfing chronicle and memoir by a New Yorker writer celebrates a lifelong obsession.

I AM MALALAby Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown.) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for July 26, 2015

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

GO SET A WATCHMAN, by Harper Lee. (Harper.) In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns to Maycomb and realizes that her adored father is a racist.

GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) A sequel told from Christian’s point of view.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

ARMADA, by Ernest Cline. (Crown.) A teenage gamer helps save the Earth from an alien invasion.

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II

NAKED GREED, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam.) In the 34th Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer becomes the target of a group of toughs.

THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir. (Crown.) Abandoned by his crew, an astronaut embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive.

CODE OF CONDUCTby Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) In Thor’s 15th thriller, the counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes a deadly assignment set in motion by a leaked video.

THE ENGLISH SPY, by Daniel Silva. (Harper.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, helps British intelligence track down the killer of a beautiful former member of the royal family.

THE RUMOR, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown.) Two friends on Nantucket must deal with damaging gossip about themselves and their husbands.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau.) A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, by Holly Madison. (Dey Street.) Life inside the Playboy Mansion, by a former bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

MODERN ROMANCE, by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg. (Penguin Press.) The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERSby David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster.) The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight; by the author of “1776” and “The Greater Journey.”

DEAD WAKEby Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of “The Devil in the White City.

I AM MALALAby Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown.) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

A TIME FOR TRUTH, by Ted Cruz. (Broadside/HarperCollins.) The Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate tells his personal and political story, denounces the lack of accountability in Washington and offers ideas for “reigniting the promise of America.”

SICK IN THE HEAD, by Judd Apatow. (Random House.) Thirty years’ worth of the filmmaker’s interviews with comedians.

 

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for July 19, 2015

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) A sequel told from Christian’s point of view.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

NEMESIS, by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam.) In Coulter’s 18th F.B.I. suspense thriller, the agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich must discover who is responsible for bombings in New York City.

CODE OF CONDUCT, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) In Thor’s 15th thriller, the counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes a deadly assignment set in motion by a leaked video.

EARTH BOUND, by Christine Feehan. (Jove.) A stranger becomes infatuated with Lexi after freeing her from a cult’s clutches.

THE ENGLISH SPY, by Daniel Silva. (Harper.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, helps British intelligence track down the killer of a beautiful former member of the royal family.

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II

THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir. (Crown.) Abandoned by his crew, an astronaut embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive.

WHISKEY BEACH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam.) A former criminal attorney who has been acquitted of his wife’s murder retreats to his family estate on a rocky New England cliff, where he is comforted by the house’s caretaker amid continuing danger.

THE RUMOR, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown.) Two friends on Nantucket must deal with damaging gossip about themselves and their husbands.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, by Holly Madison. (Dey Street.) Life inside the Playboy Mansion, by a former bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

MODERN ROMANCE, by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg. (Penguin Press.) The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERSby David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster.) The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight; by the author of “1776” and “The Greater Journey.”

DEAD WAKEby Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of “The Devil in the White City.

I AM MALALAby Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown.) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY, by Karen Abbott. (Harper.) Four courageous women in the Civil War.

A FULL LIFE, by Jimmy Carter. (Simon & Schuster.) At 90, the 39th president (and Nobel Prize winner) reflects on his private and public life.

OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) Why some people succeed; from the author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point.”

THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY, by David E. Hoffman. (Doubleday.) A biography of Adolf Tolkachev, who spied for the United States inside the Soviet Union.

 

 

 

Free YA audiobooks all summer long!

The summer SYNC program is back again for 2015, offering two free audiobooks each week all summer long! The program starts May 7th and will offer two Young Adult audiobooks, one classic title and one current title, that users can keep as long as they wish. Once the week ends two new titles will become available so be sure to sign up for alerts at http://www.audiobooksync.com/ so you don’t miss out on any of these great books!

This year’s program includes classics like Great Expectations, Dracula, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Around the World in Eighty Days as well as popular current titles by Kami Garcia, Terry Pratchett and many others. The selections are designed to pair perfectly with school and library summer reading programs but audiobook lovers of all ages are sure to love them as well. Never tried an audiobook before? Well now is the perfect opportunity!

Join us in discovering wonderful YA audiobook content both classic and new all summer long!

 

Slate’s Audio Book Club

Katy Waldman hosts Slate’s Audio Book Club, an engaging podcast where she facilitates monthly discussions about distinctive literary titles with expert book lovers from around the country. Recent guests have included a senior editor at Slate, an editor from the New York Times Book Review, a writer at the Atlantic, and Choire Sicha, co-founder of the popular culture site, the Awl. Discussions have ranged from wowed to perplexed to incensed to critical, but as these lovers of books have taken on such titles as Helen MacDonald’s soulful memoir, H Is for Hawk, or Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller, Girl on the Train, the overall mood is one of careful consideration and, above all, appreciation for the art form. [CNH]

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New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for July 12, 2015

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) A sequel told from Christian’s point of view.

THE ENGLISH SPY, by Daniel Silva. (Harper.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, helps British intelligence track down the killer of a beautiful former member of the royal family.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

A NEW HOPE, by Robyn Carr. (Mira.) After a man makes a spectacle of himself at his sister’s wedding, will he be able to make amends?

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir. (Crown.) Abandoned by his crew, an astronaut embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive.

THE RUMOR, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown.) Two friends on Nantucket must deal with damaging gossip about themselves and their husbands.

RIDE STEADY, by Kristen Ashley. (Forever.) A struggling single mom wants to reconnect with her high school sweetheart, now a biker. Will she fit in with the Chaos Motorcycle Club?

THE INSIDER THREAT, by Brad Taylor. (Dutton.) In the eighth Pike Logan thriller, Logan and the Taskforce must defeat an unanticipated threat from ISIS.

TRUTH OR DIE, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown.) An attorney discovers a shocking secret that must be kept out of the wrong hands.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, by Holly Madison. (Dey Street.) Life inside the Playboy Mansion, by a former bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, by David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster.) The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight; by the author of “1776” and “The Greater Journey.”

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

MODERN ROMANCE, by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg. (Penguin Press.) The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

DEAD WAKEby Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of “The Devil in the White City.

I AM MALALAby Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown.) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKby Piper Kerman. (Spiegel & Grau.) A Brooklyn woman’s prison memoir. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.

BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

SICK IN THE HEAD, by Judd Apatow. (Random House.) Thirty years’ worth of the filmmaker’s interviews with comedians.

AMERICAN SNIPER, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A former member of the Navy SEALs discusses his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war; a 2014 movie.

 

 

 

The non-business summer reading picks from business leaders

The non-business summer reading picks from business leaders – Fortune.

 

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