New Bestsellers, Jul. 25, 2019 | Book Pulse

The New Girl by Daniel Silva leads eight new books onto the bestseller lists. In award news, the Ripped Bodice bookstore creates a romance novel award and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature announces its nominees. John Grisham’s The Confession is headed to the movies while the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is set for a series on Hulu.

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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

The New Girl by Daniel Silva (Harper) debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday: Random House) earns raves at No. 3 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch (First Second: Macmillan) continues the series at No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine: Random House) opens its doors at No. 5 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list and No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews (NYLA) meets a vampire at No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Shamed: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo (Minotaur: Macmillan) explores family secrets at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Red Metal by Mark Greaney, LtCol H. Ripley Rawlings IV, USMC (Berkley: Penguin) fights the Russians at No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Nonfiction

American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump by Tim Alberta (Harper) reveals the state of a political party at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Reviews

The Washington Post reviews Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski (Harper Voyager): “harrowing.”

The NYT reviews Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann, Philip Boehm, Rachel Kushner (New Directions): “very much a war story, if not in conventional ways … psychological thriller of a tormented, existential sort. And it’s a love triangle.” Also, Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West by John Taliaferro (Liveright: W.W. Norton): “with this book, he is given the fresh look that he deserves.”

USA Today reviews The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal (Pamela Dorman Books: Penguin), giving it a perfect four stars and writing “a great read … delightfully intoxicating.”

NPR reviews We Love Anderson Cooper: Short Stories by R.L. Maizes (Celadon Books: Macmillan): “[an] admirable achievement … charmingly offbeat stories.”

Briefly Noted

Paste surveys “The Best Books of July 2019.”

Bea and Leah Koch, the owners of The Ripped Bodice romance bookstore and the force behind the diversity in the Romance genre survey, have begun a new romance book award, the Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romance Fiction. The winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day 2020. Two librarians are among the judges: Robin Bradford of the Timberland Regional Library and Jessica Pryde, Pima County Public Library.  

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature announces its nominees. The award, which calls itself the “American Nobel, … recognizes significant contributions to world literature and has a history as a lead-up to the Nobel Prize in Literature.”

The NYT offers “The Manson Murders: What to Read, Watch and Listen To.” The L.A. Times has a reading list too.

The Washington Post rounds up a collection of novels focused on “The post-apocalyptic road trip.”

Book Riot picks “5 Must-Reads of Philippine Literature” and “50 Must-Read Fantasy Books by Women.”

Tor.com provides a reading list to get up to speed with the new wave of Marvel films and characters.

Entertainment Weekly excerpts The Whisper Man by Alex North (Celadon Books: Macmillan).

In forthcoming book news, the NYT reports that Megan Rapinoe scores a book deal, with Penguin, due out in 2020. Entertainment Weekly reports that Lois Lowry will publish On the Horizon (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 2020, ISBN 978-0358129400), a “book written in verse. Drawn from her WWII-era childhood memories in Japan and Hawaii.” Orbit announces a new Norse epic fantasy series by John Gwynne.

USA Today writes about Bella Thorne’s new poetry collection, The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray (Rare Bird Books).

Elle digs into My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams (Gallery Books: S. & S.).

LitHub offers an essay on “On Breaking Down the Barrier Between YA and Adult Fiction What Makes a Novel "For Grown-Ups" Anyway?

The NYT explores Birchbark Books & Native Arts, the store owned by Louise Erdrich.

The French army is hiring Science Fiction authors to help “imagine future threats” reports The Telegraph.

Authors on Air

John Grisham’s The Confession is headed to the big screen. Elizabeth Massie’s Ameri-Scares series is headed to TV. Barkskins, the adaptation of Annie Proulx’s novel, casts up. Deadline Hollywood has details.

The Hollywood Report writes that the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is set for a series on Hulu. Also, a deep dirve into Marvel’s Shang-Chi.

Senator Bernie Sanders, Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance (A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin: Macmillan), will be on with Jimmy Kimmel.

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Neal Wyatt

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Neal Wyatt is LJ’s readers’ advisory columnist, contributing The Reader’s Shelf, Book Pulse, and Wyatt’s World columns. She is the coauthor of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, 3d ed. (ALA Editions, 2019). Contact her at nwyatt@mediasourceinc.com

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