Check out these New York Times Best Sellers!

July 3, 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.


"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.

"SUMMER OF '69" by ELIN HILDERBRAND

During the tumultuous summer of 1969, the children of the Levin family, looking forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic Nantucket home, find their lives upended by troubling family secrets.

"THE RECKONING" by JOHN GRISHAM

In 1946 Clanton, Mississippi, World War II hero Pete Banning calmly and inexplicably kills his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell, and refuses to defend his actions during the subsequent trial.

"CITY OF GIRLS" by ELIZABETH GILBERT

Eighty-nine-year-old Vivian recounts her life after being kicked out of Vassar College, living in Manhattan with her Aunt Peg and the personal mistake that resulted in a professional scandal.

"MRS. EVERYTHING" by JENNIFER WEINER

Two sisters struggle to find their place, be true to themselves and adapt to rapid changes happening throughout the latter half of 20th-century America.

"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.

"UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS" by MARK R. LEVIN

Presents a history of American journalism from the patriot press in the revolutionary war to partisan party-press, and a critique of the state of a once proud and respected profession.

"THE PIONEERS" by DAVID MCCULLOUGH

Recounts the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals.

"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 MUELLER REPORT"

Presents the report from the United States Department of Justice on the 2016 election of Donald Trump, with commentary from a constitutional scholar.

"UNSOLVED" by JAMES PATTERSON

When a series of suspicious fatal accidents baffle FBI agent Dockery, she finds her investigation complicated by her ex and a killer who is somehow one step ahead.

"HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN" by HOWARD STERN

Presents a look at the author's four-decade carer in radio, highlighting his most poignant interviews with such celebrities as Tracy Morgan, Lady Gaga, Jerry Seinfeld, and Harvey Weinstein.

"BEFORE WE WERE YOURS" by LISA WINGATE

A tale inspired by firsthand accounts about the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society follows the efforts of a Baltimore assistant D.A. to uncover her parents' fateful secrets in the wake of a political attack and a chance encounter with a stranger.

"LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE" by CELESTE NG

When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families.

"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.

"GOOD OMENS" by NEIL GAIMAN

The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.

"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.

"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.


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