New Bestsellers, June 27, 2019 | Book Pulse

Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand leads five new titles onto the bestseller lists. The NYT lists picks 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years while The Washington Post picks the best book to read based on your age, from 0-100. Joe Hill has new comics in the works.

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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]

Fiction

Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown: Hachette) debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Random House) opens at No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda (S. & S.) rings the bell at No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Nonfiction

The Hidden Power of F*cking Up by The Try Guys (Dey Street: Harper) offers advice at No. 5 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson (Bloomsbury: Macmillan) looks at aging at No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

USA Today reviews Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (Ballantine: Random House), giving it three stars and writing it is “a nuanced, extraordinarily ordinary adult love story that is as romantic as it is real.”

The Washington Post reviews Evvie Drake Starts Over as well, writing “it’s a love story. The kind you can slip in and out of reading, as you would a pool, and still find yourself totally immersed.”

NPR reviews When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History by Massoud Hayoun (The New Press): “an absorbing family history that spans continents and epochs.”

The NYT reviews Clyde Fans by Seth (Drawn and Quarterly: Macmillan; LJ starred review): “a brilliant trip that also plays tricks on you, slowing down, speeding up, going backward, creating endless loops.” Also, The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler (Penguin; LJ starred review): “What Hessler offers is something that no Egyptian could ever really write, and in that way, he adds alternate dimensions to a story, or the stories, of this place we call home, with all the good intentions of simply his own singular viewpoint and experience.” Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life by Darcey Steinke (Sarah Crichton Books: Macmillan): “It’s in these moments of pared-down honesty [when it] glitters with a startling intimacy.”

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

Briefly Noted

The NYT lists “The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years.” Fierce Attachments: A Memoir by Vivian Gornick (FSG: Macmillan) leads the list. There is also a story on how the paper picked the titles.

The Washington Post picks “Books for the ages … The best books to read at every age, from 1 to 100.”

Book Riot names “The Best Book Series for Adults in Every Genre.”

Paste surveys chooses the best books of June.

EarlyWord’s YA/MG GalleyChat is today.

The Read ‘n’ Rave titles highlighted during Booklist’s ALA Annual program are now online.

Bitch Media writes “2019 Is the Year of the LGBTQ YA Novel.”

Joe Hill is “writing and overseeing a new line of DC horror comics,” reports Entertainment Weekly.

Greg Iles goes “By the Book” for the NYT.

The Atlantic features The Stonewall Reader edited by New York Public Library (Penguin Classics; LJ starred review).

The Washington Post appreciates E.A. Wyke-Smith’s The Marvellous Land of Snergs.

NPR celebrates Judith Krantz.

Entertainment Weekly excerpts The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton (Vintage: Random House) as it gets republished on its 50th anniversary.

LitHub gathers the best book covers of June.

The L.A. Times Book Club launches with stories about libraries headed by Susan Orlean.

The NYT features the Maurice Sendak exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum.

The Guardian reports on Kana, a female-only and ancient script used to write the first novel.

Authors on Air

Hello Kitty is headed to the movies. Deadline Hollywood has details.

PBS NewsHour looks at a book club in a  D.C. jail.

Orange Is The New Black gets a trailer.

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