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Hideaway by Nora Roberts tops eight new bestsellers this week. More antiracist reading lists arrive, including one from NYPL’s Schomburg Center. There are some June booklists too and a new list for Pride Month. The NYT has a report on audiobook narrators of color, the growing diversity of works, and colorblind casting. Snoop Dogg is adapting Joe Ide’s IQ series. Lovecraft County gets a new trailer.

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New Bestsellers

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Hideaway by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s Press: Macmillan) debuts at No. 2 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Fair Warning by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: Hachette) opens at No. 3 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Wrath of Poseidon by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell (G.P. Putnam’s Sons: Penguin) dives in at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 11 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Bombshell by Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall (G. P. Putnam’s Sons: Penguin) holds no. 12 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley (Forever: Hachette) closes the USA Today Best-Selling Books list at No. 13.

Nonfiction

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor (Riverhead: Penguin) opens at No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Hollywood Park: A Memoir by Mikel Jollett (Celadon Books: Macmillan; LJ starred review) takes No. 8 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

My Vanishing Country: A Memoir by Bakari Sellers (Amistad: Harper) Holds No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Antiracist Reading Lists

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYPL: “The Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.”

Autostraddle: “#BlackLivesMatter: A Longform Reading List.”

Nylon: “11 Books On Racial Justice To Read Right Now

Apartment Therapy: “7 Books to Read Right Now to Help Support BIPOC In Your Community and Beyond.”

Publishers Weekly: “A Nonfiction Anti-Racist Reading List.”

Lifehacker: “Read These Books to Learn About Systemic Racism.”

The Strategist: “12 Anti-Racist Books Recommended by Educators and Activists.”

Vogue: “Kalima DeSuze’s Black Feminist Reading List Is the Resource We Need Right Now.”

Electric Lit: “10 Nonfiction Books on Why We Need to Defund the Police;” “Fiction By Contemporary Black Authors About Navigating White Supremacy;”

Literary Hub: “Readings on Racism, White Supremacy, and Police Violence in America.”

The Guardian: “‘No reader is too young to start’: anti-racist books for all children and teens.”

BuzzFeed: “A Teacher Tweeted Her Favorite Children's Books On Racism And It Went Viral.”

Elle: “30+ Books to Educate Kids and Teens about Race.”

Reviews

Entertainment Weekly reviews The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Riverhead: Penguin), giving it an A- and calling it “timeless – and urgent.”

NYT reviews Surviving Autocracy: A Status Report by Masha Gessen (Riverhead: Penguin): “There isn’t anything mysterious about this. We should stop searching for an enigma that doesn’t exist, Gessen says, and pay closer attention to the world as it is.” Also, Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Nicholas A. Basbanes (Knopf): “a rehab mission of sorts, and seeks to restore Longfellow in our present eyes mostly just by reminding us how important he was back in his own day.”

The L.A. Times reviews Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan (Ecco: Harper): “engaged with the ways class, inequality and politics manifest in social life.”

HuffPost reviews Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino (FSG: Macmillan; LJ starred review): “dazzling.”

Literary Hub has an antiracist “5 Reviews You Need To Read This Week.”

Briefly Noted

The NYT has a report on audiobook narrators of color, the growing diversity of works, and colorblind casting. Also, a piece on The New Woman's Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book edited by Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie (Primary Information: D.A.P. ARTBOOK).

Tor.com runs a short story by Rivers Solomon “Blood Is Another Word for Hunger.” The site also asks, “Where Are Our Black Boys on Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel Covers?

The Washington Post appreciates Wadsworth and Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Nicholas A. Basbanes (Knopf).

Tana Wojczuk, Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America's First Celebrity (Avid Reader Press/ S. & S.), writes about “How Shakespeare Paperbacks Made Me Want to Be a Writer.”

People features He's Making You Crazy: How to Get the Guy, Get Even, and Get Over It by Kristen Doute, with Michele Alexander (Chicago Review Press).

Parade interviews Christina Anstead, The Wellness Remodel: A Guide to Rebooting How You Eat, Move, and Feed Your Soul (HarperWave).

The NYT “Inside the List” column features Hilarie Burton Morgan, The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm (HarperOne).

Electric Lit excerpts Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier (Doubleday: Random House).

CrimeReads has “My First Thriller: Tess Gerritsen.”

Literary Hub suggests “8 New Books To Read in June.”

BookPage features Romance novels for June.

Vogue UK suggests “13 Necessary Queer Literary Classics For Every Bookshelf.”

Book Riot offers “45 Upcoming Books By Black Authors You Can Preorder Right Now.”

BuzzFeed focuses on YA with “15 YA Books We Can't Wait For This Summer” and “21 Exceptional And Unputdownable YA Books To Read During Pride.”

LJ has a report on this year’s virtual Thrillerfest.

The Leon Levy Center for Biography names its 2020-2021 Fellows. New books are in the works about James Baldwin, Peter Matthiessen, and Gertrude Stein

Novelist Bruce Jay Friedman has died. He was also a writer of screenplays, including Splash. The NYT has an obituary.

Authors on Air

Snoop Dogg is adapting Joe Ide’s IQ series. The Bookseller Reports.

NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Wes Moore, Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City (One World: Random House).

The Today show features Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD (Viking: Penguin).

Lovecraft Country has a new trailer. It is based on the book by Matt Ruff and will debut on HBO in August.

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