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The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton tops bestseller lists. The NY State Supreme Court lifts the block on Mary Trump’s Too Much and Never Enough. The August Indie Next list is out. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy tops the list. Pennie Clark Ianniciello picks The Wedding Thief by Mary Simses as her July title. Lots of booklists arrive and Fox News reporter and author Ed Henry gets cut by Harper.

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Antiracist Bestsellers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antiracist titles continue to fill the bestsellers lists. Here are the top sellers across the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list, the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list, and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list:

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon): No. 1 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (One World: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 3 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (Nation): No. 2 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Seal: Hachette; LJ starred review): No. 3 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (Liveright: W. W. Norton; LJ starred review): No. 4 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks; LJ starred review): No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 5 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (The New Press): No. 6 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum (Basic Books: Hachette): No. 7 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House): No. 8 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (One World: Random House): No. 9 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown (Convergent Books: Penguin; LJ starred review): No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award–Winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (Little, Brown; SLJ starred review): No. 9 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall, (Viking: Penguin): No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury): No. 10 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

New Title Bestsellers

Links for the week: NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The Last Flight by Julie Clark (Sourcebooks Landmark; LJ starred review) opens at No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 15 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin) closes the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list at No. 15.

Nonfiction

The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John Bolton (S. & S.) debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Trump and the American Future: Solving the Great Problems of Our Time by Newt Gingrich (Center Street: Hachette) holds No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list with the bulk orders notation.

Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You’re Going to Do About It by Bob Goff (Thomas Nelson: Harper) takes the No. 13 spot on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

BLITZ: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win by David Horowitz (Humanix Books) closes the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list at No. 14 with the bulk orders notation.

The NYTInside the List” column features Vashti Harrison, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: Hachette; SLJ starred review).

Page to Screen

Hamilton ushers in the Fourth of July for viewers of Disney+; John Lewis shows what it means to be a hero, and The Baby-Sitters Club charms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 3:

Hamilton: An American Musical, drawn from Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (Penguin). Disney+. Reviews | Trailer

The Outpost, based on The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper (Little, Brown: Hachette). Limited Theatrical Release. Reviews | Trailer

John Lewis: Good Trouble, based on the life of the Civil Rights leader and author. Limited Theatrical Release. Reviews | Trailer

The Baby-Sitters Club, based on the series by Ann M. Martin. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

Cut Off (Abgeschnitten), based on the German novel by Sebastian Fitzek and Michael Tsokos. Digital. No reviews | Trailer

July 9:

Japan Sinks: 2020, based on Japan Sinks by Sakyo Komatsu, translated by Michael Gallagher (Dover). No reviews | Trailer

The Protector, based on the Turkish novel Karakalem ve Bir Delikanlının Tuhaf Hikayesi' by Nilüfer İpek Gökdel (Dex Kitap). Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Reviews

The Washington Post reviews Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park by Andy Mulvihill, Jake Rossen (Penguin): “captures the frenetic energy of a place very much a function of its time: parental supervision and safety precautions — low; teen hormones, illusion of infallibility and recklessness — high.” Also, The Lightness by Emily Temple (William Morrow: Harper): “I rode along happily for much of Temple’s book … [but the] lesson doesn’t amount to much for the reader … despite all the promise of Temple’s immense talent.”

The NYT has a collective review of books asking “Can Political Satire Outpace Reality?

NPR reviews Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey: Random House): “thoroughly enjoyable, thought-provoking.”

Book Marks picks “5 Reviews You Need To Read This Week.”

Briefly Noted

In a quick turnaround, The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division lifts the block on Mary Trump’s Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man (S. & S.). USA Today reports.

Entertainment Weekly picks 20 books for July.

Town & Country has an 8-book list for the month.

The Millions picks poetry for the month.

Gizmodo has SFF for July.

The Washington Post runs critic Michael Dirda’s summer reading list.

The Books Editor for Tor.com has a reading list too.

David Baldacci picks summer reads for Amazon and Amazon picks the best biographies and memoirs and best mysteries and thrillers of 2020 so far.

The Panorama Project and The Washington Post issue an antiracist reading list.

The Strategist has “The Best Histories of U.S. Policing, According to Experts.”

The August Indie Next list is out. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy (Flatiron: Macmillan; LJ starred review) tops the list.

In Costco Connection, Pennie Clark Ianniciello picks The Wedding Thief by Mary Simses (Back Bay: Hachette) as her July selection. The Buyer’s Pick is The Order by Daniel Silva (Harper).

Barbara Hoffert has new Prepub Alert posts, heading into January 2021.

The L. A. Times picks Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui (Algonquin: Workman) as its July book club title.

Lit Hub has “Dear Black America: A Letter From Tracy K. Smith.”

The NYT features Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by Anonymous (HMH).

Vulture spotlights Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary by Sasha Geffen (Univ. Texas).

Town & Country showcases A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team by Arshay Cooper(Flatiron Books: Macmillan).

The L. A. Times features Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time by Ben Ehrenreich (Counterpoint).

Autostraddle highlights Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong (Vintage: Random House).

CrimeReads has “P. D. James: A Crime Reader’s Guide to the Classics.”

Bustle interviews Kevin Kwan, Sex and Vanity (Doubleday: Random House).

Entertainment Weekly interviews Robert Kirkman about his new Negan comic.

Vox interviews Nicholas Carr “on deep reading and digital thinking” and how the Internet is changing us.

Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie (Gallery/Scout: S. & S.), writes in The GuardianI'm the first black author to win book of the year. I'm proud, but not completely happy.”

Steve Inskeep, Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War (Penguin), answers the NYT “By the Book” questions.

Electric Lit runs "You'll Be Honest, You'll Be Brave" by Kelli Jo Ford, as recommended by Erika T. Wurth.

The NYT prints the poem “On Sullivan’s Island” by Malcolm Tariq as selected by Naomi Shihab Nye.

In forthcoming book news, The Hollywood Reporter has news about Count by Ibrahim Moustafa, a “SF reimagining of the classic Count of Monte Cristo."

Datebook has a gathering of author events taking place online this summer.

Locus reports on the 2020 SFWA Nebula Conference.

Lit Hub reports that John Prine, who died earlier this year, has been named the first honorary poet laureate of Illinois.

Authors on Air

Gabrielle Union and Freida Pinto are adapting Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion (St. Martin’s; LJ starred review) by Tanisha C. Ford. Variety reports.

Deadline reports that HBO will premiere Lovecraft Country on Sunday, August 16. CBS All Access will debut Star Trek: Lower Decks on Thursday, August 6.

Entertainment Weekly writes “How Hollywood is using a book club approach to adapt hit novels.”

PBS NewsHour interviews Lauren Wilkinson, American Spy (Random House; LJ starred review).

Fox News has fired reporter and author Ed Henry over a sexual misconduct claim. The NYT reports. William Morrow has dropped his forthcoming book, Saving Colleen: A Memoir of the Unbreakable Bond Between a Brother and Sister. The Daily Beast reports that news.

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