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New York Times Bestseller List - Sales Period of December 25-31, 2016

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. Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central)  a man who becam a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.
  2. The Whistler, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.
  3. Cross The Line, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown)  Detective Alex Cross and his wife, Bree, team up to catch a killer causing chaos in Washington, D.C.
  4. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. (Doubleday) A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
  5. 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.
  6. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine)  A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
  7. The Chemist, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown)  A specialist in chemically controlled torture, on the run from her former employers, takes on one last job.
  8. Night School, by Lee Child. (Delacorte)  Jack Reacher, still in the Army, becomes involved in an investigation with elite agents from the F.B.I. and C.I.A.
  9. The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown)  The detective Harry Bosch aids a billionaire in search of a possible heir.
  10. Turbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam)  The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum juggles the investigation of a crime in an ice cream factory and the two men in her life.
  11. Commonweath, by Ann Patchett. (Harper)  Five decades in the lives of two families remade by divorce.
  12. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware. (Scout)  a travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.
  13. Moonglow, by Michael Chabon. (Harper/HarperCollins)  A novel that presents itself as a memoir of an elderly World War II veteran and his wife, a Holocaust survivor, who resemble Chabon's maternal grandparents.
  14. All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner)  The lives of a blind French girl and the gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.


  1. The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.
  2. Killing The Rising Sun, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the final years of World War II.
  3. The Magnolia Story, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson) The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show "Fixer Upper."
  4. Born To Run, by Bruce Springsteen. (Simon & Schuster)  The singer-songwriter's autobiography.
  5. Hamilton:  The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. (Grand Central/Melcher Media)  the libretto of the grammy and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.
  6. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House)  a memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
  7. Thank You For Being Late, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)How the accelerating pace of technology, globalization and climate change are reshaping the world, and what we can do about it.(Avery) A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
  8. Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau)  A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of "The Daily Show," who was born into an illegal interracial relationship.
  9. The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer. (Gallery Books)  Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.
  10. The Case Against Sugar, by Gary Taubes. (Knoph) A science writer warns of sugar's dangers.