Thursday Ditto: Hillbilly Elegy

If you missed this best seller a few years back when it was new, now is the time to pick it up and read it – before Ron Howard comes out with the movie version.

If you didn’t miss it and loved it, well, then this is for you.

Hillbilly Elegy Shelf End Ditto NU

 

Best Sellers Update: January 2020

It’s 2020 and the crawdads are still singing! The real surprise are the Polish dark-fantasy novels that have suddenly showed up. Thanks, NETFLIX.

NYT Best Sellers: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

36809135For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

  1. THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham
  2. THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King
  3. THE LAST WISH by Andrzej Sapkowski (NEW)
  4. THE NIGHT FIRE by Michael Connelly
  5. CRISS CROSS by James Patterson
  6. BLUE MOON by Lee Child
  7. A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David Baldacci
  8. THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood
  9. THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
  10. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett
  11. BLOOD OF ELVES by Andrzej Sapkowski (NEW)
  12. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  13. THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  14. THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes

Best Sellers Update: Holiday Gift Ideas Edition!

Do you need to buy a gift for a reader? Or someone who wants to be a reader? Or someone who is not a reader but should be?

Here is a pretty decent place to start for ideas.

NYT Best Sellers List: Combined Print & Ebook Fiction

  1. A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David Baldacci (NEW)

44287119. sx318 FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped–and likely killed–thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee’s unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee’s rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil–and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.

  1. THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham
  2. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
  3. TWISTED TWENTY-SIX by Janet Evanovich
  4. BLUE MOON by Lee Child
  5. TOM CLANCY: CODE OF HONOR by Marc Cameron (NEW)
  6. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
  7. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett
  8. THE NIGHT FIRE by Michael Connelly
  9. THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes
  10. OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout
  11. ROBERT B. PARKER’S ANGEL EYES by Ace Atkins (NEW)
  12. THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King
  13. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  14. THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Best Sellers Update: October

Autumn is here. Cooler temperatures and rainy afternoons are soon to follow, but don’t fret! It’s just the beginning of reading season!

Here’s some ideas for what to read from the best sellers list.

New York Times: Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers

  1. THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates (NEW)

43982054Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.

  1. VINCE FLYNN: LETHAL AGENT by Kyle Mills (NEW)
  2. THE INSTITUTE by Stephen
  3. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett (NEW)
  4. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia
  5. THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood
  6. IMMORTAL BORN by Lynsay Sands (NEW)
  7. ARCHANGEL’S WAR by Nalini Singh (NEW)
  8. THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt
  9. THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood
  10. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
  11. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  12. SINS OF THE FATHERS by J.A. Jance (NEW)
  13. THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE by David Lagercrantz
  14. IT by Stephen King

Best Sellers List Update for National Read a Book Day!

September 6 is National Read a Book Day!

Guess how you can best celebrate the day? Here is what many other people will (apparently) be reading in case you need ideas.

NYT Best Sellers: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny (NEW)

44034500It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As the rivers rise and crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos.

  1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
  2. THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE by David Lagercrantz (NEW)
  3. THE DARK SIDE by Danielle Steel (NEW)
  4. SAPPHIRE FLAMES by Ilona Andrews (NEW)
  5. THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt
  6. THE INN by James Patterson and Candice Fox
  7. ONE GOOD DEED by David Baldacci
  8. HOT SHOT by Fern Michaels (NEW)
  9. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein
  10. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  11. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate
  12. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
  13. THE RECKONING by John Grisham
  14. OLD BONES by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR VISIT!

Heather Gudenkauf program

Join us as we welcome New York Times Bestselling Author, Heather Gudenkauf, back to Moline Public Library! She will be here featuring her newest release, Before She Was Found, a psychological suspense novel involving three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa community.

Come meet Heather, talk about books, and be among book lovers!

Heather’s book will be available for purchase with Books-A-Million.

Best Sellers List: July Update

NYT BEST SELLERS: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. SUMMER OF ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand (NEW)

42283286Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century! It’s 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother’s historic home in downtown Nantucket: but this year Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, a nursing student, is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests, a passion which takes her to Martha’s Vineyard with her best friend, Mary Jo Kopechne. Only son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding some secrets of her own. As the summer heats up, Teddy Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, a man flies to the moon, and Jessie experiences some sinking and flying herself, as she grows into her own body and mind.

  1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
  2. THE RECKONING by John Grisham
  3. CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert
  4. EVERYTHING by Jennifer Weiner
  5. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate
  6. UNSOLVED by James Patterson and David Ellis
  7. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
  8. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  9. GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  10. TOM CLANCY: ENEMY CONTACT by Mike Maden
  11. THE ORACLE by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
  12. COTTAGE BY THE SEA by Debbie Macomber
  13. THERE GOES MY HEART by Bella Andre (NEW)
  14. PAST TENSE by Lee Child

Best Sellers Update: June

New York Times Best Sellers: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

36809135For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

  1. A GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin
  2. THE 18TH ABDUCTION by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  3. CARI MORA by Thomas Harris (NEW)
  4. PAST TENSE by Lee Child
  5. REDEMPTION by David Baldacci
  6. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate
  7. SUNSET BEACH by Mary Kay Andrews
  8. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
  9. THE MISTER by E L James
  10. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  11. THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake
  12. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles
  13. SECURING SIDNEY by Susan Stoker (NEW)
  14. FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin

Best Sellers Update: May

NYT COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION BEST SELLERS

  1. NEON PREY by John Sandford (NEW)

40953793It was a relatively minor criminal matter, all things considered, but enough that the US Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn’t expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings. Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion. But there’s even more to this killer than meets the eye…

  1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
  2. REDEMPTION by David Baldacci
  3. THE MISTER by E L James
  4. THE TROUBLE WITH VAMPIRES by Lynsay Sands (NEW)
  5. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  6. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn
  7. LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly
  8. A GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin
  9. WAR OF THE SPARK: RAVNICA by Greg Weisman (NEW)
  10. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles
  11. SOMEONE KNOWS by Lisa Scottoline
  12. THE OVERSTORY by Richard Powers
  13. THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
  14. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman

Best Sellers: April Update

New York Times Best Sellers: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

36809135For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

  1. RUN AWAY by Harlan Coben (NEW)
  2. CELTIC EMPIRE by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler (NEW)
  3. THE FIRST LADY by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois (NEW)
  4. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn
  5. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  6. WOLF PACK by C.J. Box
  7. THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS by Pam Jenoff
  8. CEMETERY ROAD by Greg Iles
  9. THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
  10. DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  11. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman
  12. THE FALLEN by David Baldacci
  13. SILENT NIGHT by Danielle Steel
  14. THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn