Check out these New York Times Best Sellers!

April 28, 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!

Have you read any of these books already? Let us know what you thought in the "Comments" section below!

Happy reading!

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.


"REDEMPTION" by DAVID BALDACCI

Confronted by the first murder suspect of his early career while visiting his hometown, FBI detective Amos Decker reexamines startling connections to another crime that make him question if he arrested the wrong man years earlier.

"THE MISTER" by E. L. JAMES

After he inherits his family’s noble title, wealth and estates, Maxim Trevelyan must fight his desire for an enigmatic woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous past.

"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.

"NORMAL PEOPLE" by SALLY ROONEY

The unconventional secret childhood bond between a popular boy and a lonely, intensely private girl is tested by character reversals in their first year at a Dublin college that render one introspective and the other social, but self-destructive.

"A GAME OF THRONES" by GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.

"LOST ROSES" by MARTHA HALL KELLY

Traces the stories of three women--Eliza Ferriday and her close friend Sofya Streshnayva, a Romanov cousin, and Varinka, a fortune-teller's daughter--against the backdrop of World War I and the Russian revolution.

"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.

"THE SECOND MOUNTAIN" by DAVID BROOKS

Presents an exploration of the qualities of a meaningful life, drawing on inspirational examples to offer advice about personal philosophies, a vocation, faith, relationships, and community life.

"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.

"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.

"THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE" by BESSEL VAN DER KOLK

A forefront expert on traumatic stress outlines his own take on healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others and experience pleasure.

"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.


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