'The Cellist' by Daniel Silva Tops Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

The Cellist by Daniel Silva tops the fiction bestseller lists while political books dominate the nonfiction lists. The Agatha Awards and the Kitschies are announced. The August Loan Star titles are out with The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny at No. 1. The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee is the Late Summer YA book club pick by Reese Witherspoon.

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

Fiction

The Cellist by Daniel Silva (Harper) plays to No. 1 on  the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

It's Better This Way by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) settles in at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 5 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, et al. (First Second) takes No. 8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix (Berkley; LJ starred review) gathers at No. 11 on  the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs (Scribner) places at No. 13 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Nonfiction

American Marxism by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) debuts at No. 1 on both the on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Landside by Michael Wolff (Holt) takes No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 3 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Frankly, We Did Win This Election by Michael C. Bender (Twelve) holds No. 4. on both the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang (Harper) claims No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

NPR reviews Intimacies by Katie Kitamura (Riverhead): “Kitamura's novel has its own appearance of unity, but ultimately illustrates how one's interpretations can fail to help them see the world in which they live.”

The NYT reviews The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration by Sarah Everts (Norton): “an entertaining and illuminating guide to the necessity and virtues of perspiration, the science journalist Sarah Everts points out that plenty of people pay good money to exude sweat while also paying good money to hide it.”  Also, Better to Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Uptopia in Auroville by Akash Kapur (Scribner: S. & S.): “a haunting, heartbreaking story, deeply researched and lucidly told, with an almost painful emotional honesty — the use of present tense weaving a kind of trance.” Songs for the Flames by Juan Gabriel Vasquez (Riverhead): “Vásquez believes in the power of literature to open new spaces in the dialogue about his country’s fraught past and present, something that’s been increasingly on his mind since the 2016 peace agreements between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.”

The Guardian reviews Objects of Desire by Clare Sestanovich (Knopf): “Sestanovich is an extraordinary noticer. Carefully, sparely, she parses layers of feeling and attitude; of the tiny ways we admit or refuse love; of incremental, almost invisible, losses of self.”

Book Marks lists the “ 5 Reviews You Need to Read This Week.”

Briefly Noted

The Agatha Awards are announced

The Ngaio Marsh Awards 2021 finalists are also announced. Book + Publishing has the news.

The Kitschies are announced. Tor.com has the list of winners.

Variety reports on the “buzziest panels” at Comic-Con At Home.

The August Loan Star titles are announced with The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Minotaur) at No. 1.

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (Putnam) is the Late Summer YA book club pick by Reese Witherspoon

LitHub has news about Stacey Abrams’s forthcoming children’s book, Stacey’s Extraordinary Words.

Prince William's Earthshot Prize will publish a book on the 'urgency of the environmental challenges facing our world.' CBC reports. Also, the site has news on Vivek Shraya’s forthcoming People Change (Penguin Canada).

Andy Serkis will read a new audio version of Lord of the Rings

Delia Ephron has a new book out for 2022, Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life. The Bookseller has details.

Gizmodo features Kevin Smith's Secret Stash: The Definitive Visual History (Classic Movies, Film History, Cinema Books) (Insight Editions: S&S).

Jasmine Guillory answers Elle’s Shelf Life literary survey.

Book Riot suggests “ 8 Books About Japanese Culture to Read Before the Tokyo Olympics.”

CrimeReads selects “10 Crime Novels Full of Style, Plot, and Dark Humor.”

San Francisco public libraries loan the most books per capita, pre year world-wide. LitHub explains and lists more cities.

Authors on Air

Netflix will adapt The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk as a series. Also from Netflix, plans are in the works to turn the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina into new comic books and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a new anime series spinning off of the book and TV show gets a trailer. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman is getting a series adaptation by Amazon. Deadline has the scoop on all.

DC plans an animated movie based on the Gods Among Us: Year One comic by Tom Taylor. THR has this news.

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