New York Times Best Sellers

Every week we will update the New York Times Best Sellers list on this page. The titles with an asterisk (*) before them are part of our collection. The others need to be requested from another library. Some titles have two asterisks, this signifies a title only available on e-book (OverDrive or our NOOKs with Preloaded Books). A title with three asterisks before it means it is only available as an audiobook. 

The titles are connected to links, if you would like to be placed on hold or request the book just click on the link and choose "Request" at the top of  the catalog page! 


Fiction Best Sellers

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Week of January 14, 2018



  1. *THE PEOPLE VS. ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown) Detective Cross takes on a case even though he has been suspended from the department and taken to federal court to stand trial on murder charges.
    Last Week: 4
    Number of Weeks on List: 6

  2. *TWO KINDS OF TRUTH, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown) While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 7

  3. *ORIGIN, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday) After reconnecting with one of his first students, who is now a billionaire futurist, symbology professor Robert Langdon must go on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director. 
    Last Week: 1
    Number of Weeks on List: 13

  4. *THE WANTED, by Robert Crais. (Putnam) A single mother hires Elvis Cole to investigate her teenage son who is on the run after a deadly crime spree.
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  5. TWISTED, by Helen Hardt. (Waterhouse) The eighth book in the Steel Brothers Saga series. Please call if you would like to place this book on hold or request that the library purchase it.
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  6. DARKER, by E.L. James. (Vintage) Christian Grey's tormented and difficult pursuit of Anastasia Steele is told from his perspective. Please call if you would like to place this book on hold or request that the library purchase it.
    Last Week: 6
    Number of Weeks on List: 5

  7. *THE ROOSTER BAR, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it. This book is also available on OverDrive and on our NOOKs.
    Last Week: 2
    Number of Weeks on List: 10

  8. **THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS, by Rupi Kaur. (Andrews McMeel) A new collection of poetry from the author of "Milk and Honey." Please call if you would like to place this book on hold or request that the library purchase it.
    Last Week: 3
    Number of Weeks on List: 13

  9. *THE ALICE NETWORK, by Kate Quinn. (Morrow) A pregnant American college student and a French spy join together on a mission in London in 1947.
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  10. *MILK AND HONEY, by Rupi Kaur. (Andrews McMeel) Poetic approaches to surviving adversity and loss. 
    Last Week: 5
    Number of Weeks on List: 46

  11. *THE MIDNIGHT LINE, by Lee Child. (Delacorte) Jack Reacher tracks down the owner of a pawned West Point class ring and stumbles upon a large criminal enterprise. This book is also available on OverDrive and on our NOOKs.
    Last Week: 7
    Number of Weeks on List: 8

  12. **LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng. (Penguin Press) An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
    Last Week: 11
    Number of Weeks on List: 10

  13. *END GAME, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) Jessica Reel and Will Robie fight a dangerous adversary in Colorado.
    Last Week: 12
    Number of Weeks on List: 7

  14. *YEAR ONE, by Nora Roberts. (St. Martin's) When a pandemic strikes and the world spins into chaos, several travelers head west to find a new life.  
    Last Week: 9
    Number of Weeks on List: 4

  15. *THE GOOD DAUGHTER, by Karin Slaughter. (Morrow) The lawyer Charlotte Quinn is challenged when violence returns to her hometown of Pikesville.
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 2

Nonfiction Best Sellers

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Week of January 14, 2018 


  1. **ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton) A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.
    Last Week: 5
    Number of Weeks on List: 34

  2. LEONARDO DA VINCI, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster) A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines. Please call if you would like to place this book on hold or request that the library purchase it.
    Last Week: 2
    Number of Weeks on List: 11

  3. *GRANT, by Ron Chernow. (Penguin Press) A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States. 
    Last Week: 1
    Number of Weeks on List: 12

  4. *HIDDEN FIGURES, by Margot Lee Shetterly. (Morrow/HarperCollins) The story of the black women mathematicians at then-segregated NASA and its precursor. The basis of the movie.
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 24

  5. THE LAST BLACK UNICORN, by Tiffany Haddish. (Gallery) The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles, exacting revenge on an ex-boyfriend and finding success after a period of homelessness. Please call if you would like to place this book on hold or request that the library purchase it.
    Last Week: 13
    Number of Weeks on List: 4

  6.  *KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. (Doubleday) The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. 
    Last Week: 9
    Number of Weeks on List: 29

  7. *PROMISE ME, DAD, by Joe Biden. (Flatiron Books) The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer. 
    Last Week: 3
    Number of Weeks on List: 7

  8. *ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. (Sentinel) Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.
    Last Week: 7
    Number of Weeks on List: 10

  9. *KILLING ENGLAND, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from the perspectives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and others.
    Last Week: 6
    Number of Weeks on List: 15

  10. *OBAMA, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown) More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.
    Last Week: 4
    Number of Weeks on List: 8

  11. LET TRUMP BE TRUMP, by Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie. (Center Street) Insider accounts of the Republican presidential campaign and its outcome by two of its advisers. Please call if you would like to place this book on hold or request that the library purchase it.
    Last Week: 10
    Number of Weeks on List: 4

  12. *HORSE SOLDIERS, by Doug Stanton. (Scribner) A small group of Special Forces operatives fought the Taliban on horseback shortly after Sept. 11. Basis of movie "12 Strong." 
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  13. *BOBBY KENNEDY, by Chris Matthews. (Simon & Schuster) The New York senator's journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.
    Last Week: 8
    Number of Weeks on List: 9

  14. THANKS, OBAMA, by David Litt. (Ecco) A comic memoir from a young presidential speechwriter who served in the Obama White House. Please call if you would like to place this book on hold or request that the library purchase it.
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  15. *HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins) A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood in the Rust Belt. This book is also available on OverDrive and on our NOOKs.
    Last Week: Not Ranked
    Number of Weeks on List: 69

  • *MISSISSIPPI BLOOD, by Greg Iles. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, Miss., investigates the secrets of his family and the South in order to save his and his father’s lives in the conclusion to the Natchez Burning trilogy. 
    Last Week: Not Ranked 
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *THE SHACK, by William P. Young. (Windblown Media) A man whose daughter was abducted is invited to an isolated shack, apparently by God.
    Last Week: 1 
    Number of Weeks on List: 9

  • BOUND TOGETHER, by Christine Feehan. (Berkley) Viktor returns to Sea Haven to see the wife whose stepfather he killed.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked 
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *VICIOUS CIRCLE, by C.J. Box. (Putnam) Newly released from prison, Dallas Cates tries to exact revenge on the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, who put him there.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked 
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *IF NOT FOR YOU, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine) An unlikely relationship is put to the test.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked  
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. (Berkley) Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?  
    Last Week: 4 
    Number of Weeks on List: 32

  • *FOREVER A HERO, by Linda Lael Miller. (HQN) The woman Mace saved a decade ago returns, as does her vengeance-bent attacker.   
    Last Week: Not Ranked  
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *THE OBSESSION, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley) A woman is haunted by her father's crimes as she tries to pursue love and her work as a photographer.  
    Last Week: 5  
    Number of Weeks on List: 9 

  • *A MAN CALLED OVE, by Fredrik Backman. (Washington Square) A curmudgeon's gruff exterior masks a generosity of spirit. Originally published in Sweden in 2014.  
    Last Week: 6  
    Number of Weeks on List: 44

  • *MAN OVERBOARD, by J. A. Jance. (Touchstone) Ali Reynolds pursues a man who manipulates the children of suicides into killing themselves in the 15th novel in the series.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked  
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • **MILK AND HONEY, by Rupi Kaur. (Andrews McMeel) Poetic approaches to surviving adversity and loss.  
    Last Week: 11  
    Number of Weeks on List: 15

  • *THE HANDMAID'S TALE, by Margaret Atwood. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) In the Republic of Gilead's dystopian future, men and women perform the services assigned to them.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked  
    Number of Weeks on List: 3

  • *A DOG'S PURPOSE, by W. Bruce Cameron. (Forge Books) A canine narrator undergoes a series of reincarnations.  
    Last Week: 9 
    Number of Weeks on List: 16 

  • *LILAC GIRLS, by Martha Hall Kelly. (Ballantine) A story of three women's lives during and after World War II.  
    Last Week: 15  
    Number of Weeks on List: 14

  • *NO MAN'S LAND, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) John Puller, a special agent with the Army, searches for the truth about his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago.
    Last Week: Not Ranked 
    Number of Weeks on List: 10

  • *MISSISSIPPI BLOOD, by Greg Iles. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, Miss., investigates the secrets of his family and the South in order to save his and his father’s lives in the conclusion to the Natchez Burning trilogy. 
    Last Week: Not Ranked 
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *THE SHACK, by William P. Young. (Windblown Media) A man whose daughter was abducted is invited to an isolated shack, apparently by God.
    Last Week: 1 
    Number of Weeks on List: 9

  • BOUND TOGETHER, by Christine Feehan. (Berkley) Viktor returns to Sea Haven to see the wife whose stepfather he killed.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked 
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *VICIOUS CIRCLE, by C.J. Box. (Putnam) Newly released from prison, Dallas Cates tries to exact revenge on the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, who put him there.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked 
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *IF NOT FOR YOU, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine) An unlikely relationship is put to the test.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked  
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. (Berkley) Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?  
    Last Week: 4 
    Number of Weeks on List: 32

  • *FOREVER A HERO, by Linda Lael Miller. (HQN) The woman Mace saved a decade ago returns, as does her vengeance-bent attacker.   
    Last Week: Not Ranked  
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • *THE OBSESSION, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley) A woman is haunted by her father's crimes as she tries to pursue love and her work as a photographer.  
    Last Week: 5  
    Number of Weeks on List: 9 

  • *A MAN CALLED OVE, by Fredrik Backman. (Washington Square) A curmudgeon's gruff exterior masks a generosity of spirit. Originally published in Sweden in 2014.  
    Last Week: 6  
    Number of Weeks on List: 44

  • *MAN OVERBOARD, by J. A. Jance. (Touchstone) Ali Reynolds pursues a man who manipulates the children of suicides into killing themselves in the 15th novel in the series.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked  
    Number of Weeks on List: 1

  • **MILK AND HONEY, by Rupi Kaur. (Andrews McMeel) Poetic approaches to surviving adversity and loss.  
    Last Week: 11  
    Number of Weeks on List: 15

  • *THE HANDMAID'S TALE, by Margaret Atwood. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) In the Republic of Gilead's dystopian future, men and women perform the services assigned to them.  
    Last Week: Not Ranked  
    Number of Weeks on List: 3

  • *A DOG'S PURPOSE, by W. Bruce Cameron. (Forge Books) A canine narrator undergoes a series of reincarnations.  
    Last Week: 9 
    Number of Weeks on List: 16 

  • *LILAC GIRLS, by Martha Hall Kelly. (Ballantine) A story of three women's lives during and after World War II.  
    Last Week: 15  
    Number of Weeks on List: 14

  • *NO MAN'S LAND, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) John Puller, a special agent with the Army, searches for the truth about his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago.
    Last Week: Not Ranked 
    Number of Weeks on List: 10