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

Get the latest NYT Best Sellers at the Allegany County Library System.

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.

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for July 5, 2015

Get the latest NYT Best Sellers at the Allegany County Library System.

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.

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.

THE MELODY LINGERS ON, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster.) A designer is drawn into the lives of family of a hedge fund billionaire who has disappeared suspiciously.

WICKED CHARMS, by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton. (Bantam.) Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, join a hunt for buried treasure.

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

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

FINDERS KEEPERSby Stephen King. (Scribner.) A deranged reader’s infatuation with a Salingeresque novelist has dangerous and long-lasting consequences in a sequel to “Mr. Mercedes.”

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT, by Judy Blume. (Knopf.) Secrets are revealed and love stories play out against the backdrop of a series of panic-inducing plane crashes in 1950s New Jersey.

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.

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

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

THE ROAD TO CHARACTER, by David Brooks. (Random House.) The Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age.

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.

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for June 21, 2015

Get the latest NYT Best Sellers at the Allegany County Library System.

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.

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

TOM CLANCY UNDER FIRE, by Grant Blackwood. (Putnam.) A former collaborator continues Clancy’s series about the covert intelligent expert Jack Ryan Jr. (Clancy died in 2013.)

COUNTRY, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) After her husband’s sudden death, a woman falls in love with a country music superstar.

THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW, by Brad Meltzer. (Grand Central.) In the third Culper Ring novel, a member of a secret society charged with protecting the presidency becomes involved when a severed arm is found in the White House Rose Garden.

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

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.

FINDERS KEEPERSby Stephen King. (Scribner.) A deranged reader’s infatuation with a Salingeresque novelist has dangerous and long-lasting consequences in a sequel to “Mr. Mercedes.”

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT, by Judy Blume. (Knopf.) Secrets are revealed and love stories play out against the backdrop of a series of panic-inducing plane crashes in 1950s New Jersey.

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

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.”

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

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.

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

BILL O’REILLY’S LEGENDS AND LIES, by David Fisher. (Holt.) Stories of the American West; a companion volume to the Fox News series.

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

THE MOTHER TONGUE, by Bill Bryson. (Morrow.) A celebration of the resilience of the English language; first published in 1990 and just reissued.

IT’S A LONG STORY, by Willie Nelson with David Ritz. (Little, Brown.) The country music star discusses his life’s journey, from selling encyclopedias to professional fame.

THE ROAD TO CHARACTER, by David Brooks. (Random House.) The Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age.

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.

 

 

 

 

40 Books Becoming Movies in 2015

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