New Bestsellers, May 30, 2019 | Book Pulse

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris and Unfreedom of the Press by Mark R. Levin lead the bestseller lists today. Multiple book lists arrive, for summer, June, and more. The Best Translated Book Awards are announced as are the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. BookExpo begins.

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New to the Bestseller Lists

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








Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central: Hachette) arrives at No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.


Unfreedom of the Press by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions: S. & S.) debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations by William H. McRaven (Grand Central: Hachette) weighs anchor at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 7 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide by Anthony William (Hay House: Penguin) opens at No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy by Dan Abrams and David Fisher (Hanover Square Press: Harper) makes its case at No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide by Tony Horwitz (Penguin) goes undercover at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Dungeons & Dragons Ghosts of Saltmarsh Hardcover Book (D&D Adventure) by Wizards RPG Team (Wizards of the Coast: Random House) plays it out at No. 14 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.


NPR reviews The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra, translated by Natasha Wimmer (Transit Books): "a seamless blend of art, politics, and private life." Also, Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (Balzer + Bray: Harper; LJ starred reviews): "a story about imperfect, loving families. About seeing others clearly as you learn to see yourself clearly. A story with humor. A story with trouble."

The Washington Post digs into Michael Wolff's Siege: Trump Under Fire (Henry Holt: Macmillan) and is less than impressed. Also, The Naked Truth: A Memoir by Leslie Morgan (S. & S.): "screams “stunt book.” But aren’t you just a little intrigued?" The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern by Robert Morrison (W.W. Norton): "Given such plenty, what more could one ask from a work of cultural history?" Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer (Catapult): "myth melts into and is enlivened by the teeming, sometimes petty details of life itself."

USA Today reviews Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark (Forge Books: Macmillan): "a strange hybrid of a book, part joint autobiography, part self-help manual, entirely profane and funny." Also, How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper (G.P. Putnam's Sons). It gets 3 stars and the paper writes "admirably tackles a painful subject with goodhearted characters it’s easy to root for."

Briefly Noted

Vanity Fair reports on Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff (Henry Holt, Macmillan). The NYT has an interview with Wolff.

The NYT issues "An Antiracist Reading List." Also, the newest Otherworldly column and the Children's Books column. The paper suggests "What to Read by Tony Horwitz."

Entertainment Weekly issues its May romance column.

Time picks "32 Books You Need to Read This Summer." has "All the New Sci-Fi Books Coming Out in June."

Wired has "14 Must-Read Books Of Summer."

Electric Lit considers "New Comics That Reboot Your Favorite Childhood Franchises."

Paste has "10 Must-Listen Audiobooks for Wedding Season."

Bustle gathers "20 New Graphic Novels & Memoirs To Pack In Your Carry-On This Summer" and picks "21 New Rom-Com Novels To Spice Up Your Summer Reading."

The 2019 Best Translated Book Awards are announced. The Millions has details.

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are announced.

BookMarks has "5 Reviews You Need To Read This Week."

The NYT features Elizabeth Gilbert.  The paper also spotlights Nicole Dennis-Benn, Patsy (Liveright: W. W. Norton; LJ starred review).

Entertainment Weekly interviews Jasmine Guillory, The Wedding Party (Berkley: Penguin).

NPR interviews Mary Miller, Biloxi (Liveright: W. W. Norton).

Entertainment Weekly excerpts Followers by Megan Angelo (Graydon House), also an excerpt of House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury: Macmillan).

Slate excerpts Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems by Stephanie Burt (Basic Books: Hachette; LJ starred review.)

In forthcoming book news, new nonfiction Harry Potter ebooks are launching this summer. Details at Pottermore. Also, Debbie Harry is writing an autobiography. It will be titled Face It (Dey Street Books: Harper) and will publish this October.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Moby has canceled his book tour and apologizes again for his writing about Natalie Portman.

O Magazine considers a new survey commissioned by Kindle that finds reading makes people happy.

The Washington Post considers "How Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go became a graduation-gift cliche."

Tom Beer, the books editor at Newsday, will be the next editor-in-chief at Kirkus. He announced the news as well as forecasting "Some editorial changes" on Twitter.

BookExpo opened yesterday. PW has running coverage.

CrimeReads picks the "Best Book Covers of May."

Authors on Air

Nancy Pearl interviews Neal Stephenson on Book Lust with Nancy Pearl. His Fall; or, Dodge in Hell (William Morrow: Harper; LJ starred reviewed) publishes on June 4.

Screen rights have been sold for The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix. Deadline Hollywood has details.

Vanity Fair digs into Big Little Lies and reports on Meryl Streep's arrival on set.

The Goldfinch gets a trailer.

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