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The 20th Victim by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro leads the new bestseller lists. The cast is announced for the Audible adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. James McAvoy will voice the lead. Sally Rooney’s “At The Clinic,” a short story featuring Marianne and Connell that first published in 2016, gets re-printed online. AMC has bought rights to Anne Rice’s “major literary works,” from vampires to witches. Barnes & Noble is slowly reopening. Tributes mount for Carolyn Reidy, President and CEO of S. & S.

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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

The 20th Victim by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown: Hachette) debuts at No. 1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list and No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

All Adults Here by Emma Straub (Riverhead: Penguin) holds No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 14 the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Shadow Flight by Christine Feehan (Berkley: Penguin) takes No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner (Atria: S. & S.; LJ starred review) claims No. 7 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews (St.Martin’s Press: Macmillan) settles in at No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury (Atria: S. & S.) wraps up the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 15.

Nonfiction

The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm by Hilarie Burton (HarperOne) opens at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot To Kill America’s 16th President—and Why It Failed by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch (Flatiron: Macmillan) claims No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Incomparable by Brie and Nikki Bella (Gallery Books: S. & S.) fights for No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science by Judy Mikovits, Kent Heckenlively (Skyhorse) holds No. 12 on both the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage by Tori Amos (Atria: S. & S.) closes the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list at No. 13.

Audiobooks

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, read by Jennifer Lim (Penguin Audio) tops the May NYT Audio Fiction Best Sellers list while Untamed, written and read by Glennon Doyle (Books on Tape) tops the May NYT Audio Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The Washington Post reviews Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State by Barton Gellman (Penguin): “illuminating … stands out from all the other accounts … adds newsworthy detail.”

The NYT looks at books about fashion, including The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir by André Leon Talley (Ballantine: Random House): “a book full of monstrous personalities whose demands are excused by their talent.”

NPR reviews Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth by Benjamin Taylor (Penguin): “temporarily eases the loss by giving us more of Roth's voice in conversation: brilliant, profane, and so very funny.”

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

Briefly Noted

The cast is announced for the Audible adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. James McAvoy will voice the lead but an all-star cast is also on board. Entertainment Weekly reports.

The Guardian picks “The best books and audiobooks of 2020 so far.”

O: The Oprah Magazine names “28 of the Best Books to Read this Spring.”

CrimeReads suggests “Eight Novels For The Eerie Days Of Summer.”

Bustle picks “23 Debut Books That Are Too Good To Ignore.”

Electric Lit gathers “7 Novels About Grieving a Family Member.”

The Seattle Times suggests “For your crime-fiction reading: a whydunit, a classic and series recommended by readers.”

Barbara Hoffert has new "Prepub Alert" columns in LJ.

In award news, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha wins the 2020 Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction from Lambda Literary. Benjamin Balint wins the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The longlist for the Miles Franklin Award is announced.

Popsugar writes “If the Sweet Magnolias Book Series Makes You Happy, We Have Your Next Read Right Here.”

O: The Oprah Magazine features If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha (Ballantine: Random House). Also, a spotlight on Pelosi by Molly Ball (Holt: Macmillan; LJ starred review) and Rodham Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House). There is a piece on These Women by Ivy Pochoda (Ecco: Harper; LJ starred review), also one on Hollywood Park : A Memoir by Mikel Jollett (Celadon Books: Macmillan; LJ starred review). There is an interview with Emma Straub, All Adults Here (Riverhead: Penguin) and lastly, twenty questions for Elizabeth Gilbert.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Courtney Summers, The Project (Wednesday Books: Macmillan). Also, an interview with Lily Menon, Make Up Break Up (St. Martin’s Griffin: Macmillan). Lastly, one with Susan Choi, Trust Exercise (Henry Holt: Macmillan).

The L.A. Times interviews David Kamp, Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America (S. & S.).

Bitch Media interviews Alison McGhee, The Opposite of Fate (Mariner Books: HMH).

Electric Lit interviews Hilary Leichter, Temporary (Coffee House Press).

Jezebel interviews Tomasz Jedrowski, Swimming in the Dark (William Morrow: Harper; LJ starred review).

John Scalzi answers the NYT’s “By the Book” questions. His newest is The Last Emperox (Tor: Macmillan; LJ starred review). “Inside the List” focuses on how “The Title of Emma Straub’s New Novel Is Mocking Her.”

The White Review re-prints Sally Rooney’s “At The Clinic,” a short story featuring Marianne and Connell that first published in 2016.

Electric Lit runs the short story "Twitchell" by Leah Hampton, as recommended by Deb Olin Unferth.

Tor.com excerpts The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala (Katherine Tegen Books: Harper).

Eater spotlights The Rancho Gordo Heirloom Bean Guide (Omnivore).

Vox features Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) by Hazel Jane Plante (Metonymy Press).

The Strategist gets experts to name “The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks, According to Vegetarian and Vegan Chefs.

In forthcoming book news, Jennifer Lopez’s daughter is publishing a children's book, Lord Help Me by Emme Muñiz, illustrated by Brenda Figueroa (Crown Books for Young Readers). Entertainment Weekly reports

Author Stéphane Bourgoin admits he made up much of his nonfiction work. The Guardian reports.

The Washington Post celebrates poetry, starting with Wordsworth

Publishers Weekly gathers tributes to Carolyn Reidy, President and CEO of S. & S.

COVID-19 Reading and RA/Collection Development Resources

NPR reports on Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City by Fang Fang, translated by Michael Berry (Harper).

The Washington Post has a piece on the poem, “The Great Realisation,” the viral (in a good way) “post-pandemic bedtime tale that has captured the hearts of millions.” Here is the video.

The L.A. Times has “Essential end-of-the-world reading list offers a glimpse of the abyss.”

Bustle suggests “7 Classic Books You Can Complete In One Weekend During Lockdown.”

Shondaland gathers “11 Books That Will Make You Feel Like You're on Vacation.”

The Atlantic focuses on The End of October by Lawrence Wright (Knopf).

Esquire reports “Inside the Book Industry's Battle to Stay Afloat During the COVID-19 Crisis.”

Publishers Weekly reports that Barnes & Noble is slowly reopening.

The Authors Guild and the National Book Critics Circle send an open letter to encourage newspapers and media outlets to keep book reviews and coverage in the face of the pandemic

Authors on Air

AMC has bought rights to Anne Rice’s “major literary works,” from vampires to witches. Vulture reports.

The New Mutants is set to open in theaters on August 28. As Tor.com points out, that is just the latest of a shifting set of debut dates.

HBO Max is adapting Trottle by Stephen King and Joe Hill. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is getting adapted again, this time by the creator of Peaky Blinders. Deadline reports.

Treadstone gets cancelled. The Hollywood Reporter has details.

Fox News features American Crusade: Our Fight to Stay Free by Pete Hegseth (Center Street: Hachette).

Mo Willems, What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) (Hyperion Books for Children: Hachette), will be on with Jimmy Fallon.

Alison Roman, Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over (Clarkson Potter: Random House), will be on with Stephen Colbert.

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