Check out these New York Times Best Sellers!

February 27, 2019

NY Times Best Sellers

Curious about what your friends and neighbors might be reading? Or which books are trending nationally? Check out the following books from the New York Times Best Sellers list!

Please note: These are popular items that may not be immediately available. It is likely you will need to use the "Request" option in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) to add yourself to the waiting list. Do not be discouraged by long waiting lists for books; MCPL usually has enough copies in circulation to keep wait times reasonable.

Also: All of the following books are owned by MCPL in at least one version; however, the Library Catalog (V-Cat) may show versions not owned by MCPL and therefore unavailable for request by MCPL cardholders until their "high demand" or "new" status is removed.

Happy reading!


"WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING" by DELIA OWENS

Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a murder, Kya Clark, who has survived alone for years in a marsh near the North Carolina coast, becomes targeted by unthinkable forces.

"THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ" by HEATHER MORRIS

A novel based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.

"CONNECTIONS IN DEATH " by J.D. ROBB

Homicide officer Eve Dallas investigates the death of child psychologist Dr. Rocelle Pickering's brother, a case that takes her into the underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints to find his murderer.

"THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS" by PAM JENOFF

After finding an abandoned suitcase filled with photographs, Grace Healey soon learns the case belonged to the leader of a network of female secret agents deployed during World War II.

"THE SILENT PATIENT" by ALEX MICHAELIDES

A therapist becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client, an artist who refuses to speak, to murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation.

"BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF" by MARLON JAMES

Hired to find a mysterious boy who disappeared three years before, Tracker joins a search party that follows the boy's trail through ancient cities and into dense forests, and encounter creatures intent on destroying them.

"AN ANONYMOUS GIRL " by GREER HENDRICKS

Participating in a psychological study under the mysterious Dr. Shields, Jessica endures intense, invasive sessions and oppressive behavioral restrictions before she begins to lose her grasp on reality.

"BECOMING" by MICHELLE OBAMA

An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

"EDUCATED" by TARA WESTOVER

Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

"GRATEFUL AMERICAN" by GARY SINISE

Discusses the author's impressive career in the theater and film industries and his charity work on behalf of active duty members of the military, military veterans, and first responders.

"FIRST CONSPIRACY" by BRAD MELTZER

Presents the previously untold story of a pre-Revolutionary War assassination attempt against George Washington by some of his own bodyguards, exploring how the plot catalyzed the creations of the CIA and FBI.

"BAD BLOOD" by JOHN CARREYROU

Recounts the story behind Theranos, the medical equipment company that misled investors to believe they developed a revolutionary blood testing machine, detailing how its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, perpetuated the lie to bolster the value of the company by billions.

"SAPIENS" by YUVAL NOAH HARARI

A narrative history of humanity's creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human and details the role of modern cognition in shaping the ecosystem and civilizations.

" BORN A CRIME" by TREVOR NOAH

The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.

"WHITE FRAGILITY" by ROBIN DIANGELO

Analyzes defensive moves that white people make when racially challenged, how these actions protect racial inequality, and presents strategies for engaging more constructively in these conversations.

"KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON" by DAVID GRANN

Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

"THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS" by ESMé WEIJUN WANG

Using examples from her own diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, the author discusses some of the misconceptions about the illness, the disagreements within the medical community, and her experiences of the dangers of institutionalization and mistreatment.


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