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New York Times Bestseller List - Sales Period of August 20-26, 2017

The titles below are available for check out at the Bastrop Public Library. The library does not own all the titles on the NYT bestseller list.


  1. Y is For Yesterday, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam) The 25th Kinsey Milhone mystery novel.  A former student from an elite private school is released from prison and a sociopath returns to haunt the detective.
  2. The Store, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. (Little Brown)  Two New York writers go undercover to expose the secrets of a powerful retailer.
  3. Seeing Red, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central)  The TV journalist Kerra Bailey and former federal agent John Trapper join forces to expose a web of conspiracy.
  4. Camino Island, by John Grisham. (Doubleday)  A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.
  5. The Late Show, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown)  Renee Ballard, a young detective with the L.A.P.D., investigates crimes against two women.
  6. Any Dream Will Do, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine)  As Shay Benson egins her life anew, her brother's return threatens to undo it.
  7. The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware. (Scout)  Four school friends reunite as their long-held secret threatens to emerge.
  8. A Gentleman In Mosco, by Amor Towles. (Viking) A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
  9. Exposed, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin's)  Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio find themselves on opposite sides of a lawsuit, threatening their friendship and their law firm.
  10. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate. (Ballantine)  A South Carolina lawyer, researching her grandmother's past, learns about a Tennessee orphanage that kidnapped children and placed them for adoption with wealthy people.
  11. The Good Daughter, by Karin Slaughter. (Morrow)  The lawyer Charlotte Quinn is challenged when violence returns to her hometown of Pikesville.


  1. Astrophysics For People In A Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton)  A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
  2. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D.Vance. (HarperCollins) A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
  3. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken. (Twelve) A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer.
  4. Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. (Knopf)  Insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
  5. Between The World And Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  (Spiegel & Grau)  A meditation on race in America.
  6. Killer 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.  The fledging F.B.I intervened, ineffectively.
  7. The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. (Avery)  Two spiritual leaders discuss how to find joy in the face of suffering.
  8. Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper)  How Homo sapiens become Earth's dominant species.
  9. Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau)  A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of "The Daily Show."
  10. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House)  a memior by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
  11. Grit, by Angela Duckworth. (Scribner) A psychologish says passion and perseverance are the keys to success.
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