Best Selling Books in the US- May 2021- Adult Non-Fiction

As promised, here are the best sellers and reading recs for Adult Non-Fiction for May 2021!!

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Any views or opinions located in the books or suggestions listed below are those of the respective authors and do not represent the Georgetown Public Library.

1. Killing the Mob by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

The 10th book in O’Reilly’s Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century.

Similar Books: The Good Rat by Jimmy Breslin, Cigar City Mafia by Scott M. Deitche and Whitey Bulger by Kevin Cullen.

2. What Happened to You by Bruce D Perry and Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey and a brain development and trauma expert discuss the physical and mental impact of trauma and adversity.

Similar Books: Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown and Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.

4. Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

In her first book, the world’s leading forest ecologist illuminates the intimate world of trees and their complex circle of life.

Similar Books: The Nature of Oaks by Douglas W. Tallamy, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and The Ecological Gardener by Matt Rees-Warren.

5. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes finding her identity after losing her mother to cancer.

Similar Books: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung, Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Tastes like War by Grace M. Chung.

5. The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell examines scorched earth tactics behind the aerial bombing of Tokyo on the deadliest night of WWII.

Similar Books: Airborne in 1943 by Kevin Wilson, The Race of Aces by John R Burning and The Battle of Midway by Craig L. Symonds.

6. Persist by Elizabeth Warren

The senior senator from Massachusetts shares six influential perspectives that shaped her life and advocacy.

Similar Books: The Senator Next Door by Amy Klobuchar, Run to Win by Stephanie Schriock & Christina Reynolds and Broad Influence by Jay Newton-Small.

7. On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

The Pulitzer Prize winner weaves together American history with personal memoir to show the importance of events in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.

Similar Books: Defining Moments in Black History by Dick Gregory, The Fire this Time by Jesmyn Wardand Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Best Selling Books in the US- May 2021- Adult Fiction

As May 2021 comes to a close, let’s look back at some of the top selling books of the month! These books are really hot tickets right now, so if you’re on hold for one through the Delaware Library system you might have to wait a long time for your copy. Never fear!! I’ve done research and found the titles of books similar to the best sellers that you can look into while you wait. Also, stay tuned! I will be posting the best sellers and reading recs for Adult Non-Fiction later on today!

1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Hannah Hall must handle the disappearance of her husband while attempting to bond with her step daughter.

Similar Books: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter, Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben and Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown.

2. 21st Birthday (Women’s Murder Club #21) by James Patterson

Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday.

Similar Books: Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood #1)by Fern Michaels, A Perfect Evil (Maggie O’Dell #1) by Alex Kava and Face of Deception (Eve Duncan #1) by Iris Johansen.

3. Sooley by John Grisham

Samuel Sooleymon is a gifted basketball player who has a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family from war torn South Sudan to America.

Similar Books: Team Seven by Marcus Burke, Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron and What is the What by Dave Eggers.

4. Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

In 1662 Boston, a young Puritan woman seeks to escape from a cruel husband and rumors that might mean her death.

Similar Books: The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown, Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit and Tidelands by Philippa Gregory.

5. A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer #2) by David Baldacci

Aloysius Archer, a World War II veteran, seeks to apprentice with private eye Willie Dash in a corrupt California town.

Similar Books: Fearless Jones (Fearless Jones #1) by Walter Mosley, March Violets (Bernie Gunter #1) by Philip Kerr and The Diggers Rest Hotel (Charlie Berlin #1) by Geoffrey McGeachin.

6. Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

Two estranged sisters, one an author and the other a nun, reconnect as one searches for the child the other gave up.

Similar Books: Leave Me by Gayle Foreman, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and Little Night by Luanne Rice.

7. Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Actress Hadley Baxter immerses herself in the role of Marion Graves, a pioneering aviator who disappeared in Antarctica.

Similar Books: Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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Best Selling Books in the US- April 2021- Adult Non-Fiction

Another month, another best seller list from staff of the Georgetown Public Library!! Along with every title we’ve offered a few reading suggestions you can look into just in case you’re stuck on a long wait list! Enjoy!

1. Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile

Carlile talks about her journey from growing up in poverty, illnesses, and dealing with prejudice to becoming a Grammy award winning artist.

Similar Books: Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust by Loretta Lynn, Cyndi Lauper by Cyndi Lauper, and Sounds Like Me by Sarah Bareilles.

2. Finding Freedom by Erin French

The head chef of The Lost Kitchen in Maine shares the story of how she dealt with anxiety, addiction and being a single parent to become the owner of a world-class restaurant.

Similar Books: Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson, Always Home by Fanny Singer, and Bones, Blood, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton.

3. Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson

The award-winning humorist shares candid reflections on such topics as her experimental treatment for depression, her escape from three bears, and her business ideas for Shark Tank.

Similar Books: Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby, Notes on a Nervous Plant by Matt Haig, and That’s Mental by Amanda Rosenberg.

4. Beautiful Things by Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden recounts his descent into substance abuse and his journey to sobriety.

Similar Books: Stray by Stephanie Danler, Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, and Between Breaths by Elizbeth Vargas.

5. The Light of Days by Judy Batalion

This book presents the untold story of the young Jewish women of Poland who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II.

Similar Books: A House in the Mountains by Caroline Moorehead, Defiance by Nechama Tec, and The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.

6. The Hill we Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman

The poem read on President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.

Similar Books: How to Love a Country by Richard Blanco, The American Spirit by David McCullough, The Soul of America by Jon Meacham.

7. Philip Roth by Blake Bailey

A look at the life and work of the renowned novelist and short-story writer, based on his archive and interviews with his colleagues.

Similar Books: The Selected Letters of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison by Arnold Rampersad, and Alice Walker by Evelyn C. White.

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Best Selling Books in the US- April 2021- Adult Fiction

Here they are, just for you!! The best selling adult fiction books for April! As always, we at the Georgetown Public Library, have picked a few similar books for every title just in case you get stuck on a long hold list from the library waiting for your copy. Enjoy!

1. Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Flora Mancini is happily married, but everything she thought she knew about herself and her marriage is upended when an old friend comes to visit.

Similar Books: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin, Silver Girl by Erin Hilderbrand, and Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery.

2. The Red Book (Black Books series #2)by James Patterson and David Ellis

Chicago detective Billy Harney investigates his own past.

Similar Books: The Tin Collectors (Shane Scully series #1) by Stephen J. Cannell, Alone (Detective DD Warren series #1) by Lisa Gardner, and A Thin Dark Line (Broussard/Fourcade series #1) by Tammi Hoag.

3. Northern Spy by Flynn Berry

Certain that her beloved sister did not join the IRA by choice, a BBC producer confronts impossible decisions that tests her family bonds.

Similar Books: Star of the North by Anna Jacobs, What was Mine by Helen Klein Ross, and What She Knew by Gill MacMillan.

4. Win (Windsor Lockwood series #1)by Harlan Coben

Windsor Horne Lockwood III investigates cold cases connected to his family.

Similar Books: If Tomorrow Comes (Tracy Whitney series #1) by Sidney Sheldon, Annabel Lee (Coffey & Hill series #1) by Mike Nappa, and Vanished (Nick Heller series #1) by Joseph Finder.

5. Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

Three people involved in a love triangle find everything they hold dear is tested as Mussolini’s power grows and laws change in Rome.

Similar Books: Devotion by Louisa Young, Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini, and After the Party by Cressida Connolly.

6. You Love Me (You series #3)by Caroline Kepnes

Joe Goldberg moves from LA and falls in love again. Can Joe really find true love without letting his obsessive tendencies control him?

Similar Books: Jane Doe (Jane Doe series #1) by Victoria Helen Stone, The Night Bird (Frost Easton series #1) by Brian Freeman, and Dangerous Minds (Claire Roget series #1) by Piscilla Masters.

7. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

An aspiring historian in London finds a clue that might put to rest unsolved apothecary murders from 200 years ago.

Similar Books: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish, The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katherine McMahon, and Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan Henry.

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The Most Popular Books in the US- March 2021- Adult Fiction

Stuck on what to read next? Check out these books!! These are some of the most popular adult fiction books in the US right now! If you’re stuck on a long hold list waiting for your copy of one of these, we have done some research to find similar books you can read to pass the time while you wait for your copy. Enjoy!!

1. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family farm and heading west.

Similar Books: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash, and Stormy Weather by Paulette Giles.

2. A Time for Mercy (Jack Brigance series #3) by John Grisham – Jack Brigance puts his life on the line to defend a 16-year-old murder suspect.

Similar Books: Presumed Innocent (Kindle County series #1) by Scott Turow, Compelling Evidence (Paul Midriani series #1) by Steve Martini, and Blood Defense (Samantha Brinkman series #1) by Marcia Clark.

3. The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett – Twin sisters, inseparable as children, ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

Similar Books: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and Just Us by Claudia Rankine.  

4. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – Nora wakes up to discover that she is in the multiverse of the Midnight Library, getting to experience different versions of her life.

Similar Books: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman, Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore, and The Starless Sea by Erin Morganstern.

5. Daylight (Atlee Pine series #3) by Dave Baldacci – F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister overlaps with a military investigator’s hunt for someone involved in a global conspiracy.

Similar Books: What the Night Knows (Jane Hawk series #1) by Dean Koontz, The Hunted (The Profiler series #1) by Elizabeth Heiter, and Strong Enough to Die (Caitlin Strong series #1) by Jon Land.

6. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman – A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an open house.

Similar Books: Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern, Building Stories by Chris Ware, and An Elderly Old Lady is up to No Good by Helene Tursten.

7. The Return by Nicolas Sparks – An Afghanistan veteran falls in love with a guarded sheriff who is investigating a death.

Similar Books: The Summer Hideaway by Susan Wiggs, Angel’s Peak by Robyn Carr, and Dance Away with Me by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

8. The Russian (Michael Bennet series #13) by James Patterson – Michael Bennet must solve a string of murders before walking down the aisle with his soon to be wife.

Similar Books: IQ (IQ series #1) by Joe Ide, Under Currents (Boldt/Matthews series #1) by Ridley Pearson, and The Mermaids Sing (Tony Hill &Carol Jordan series #1) by Val McDermid.

9. Deadly Cross (Alex Cross series #28)by James Patterson – An investigation of a double homicide sends Alex Cross to Alabama.

Similar Books: When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware series #1) by Johnathan Kellerman, The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme series #1) by Jeffery Deaver, and Denial (Frank Clevenger #1) by Keith Ablow.

10. The Law of Innocence (Mickey Haller series #6) by Michael Connelly- Mickey Haller defends himself when police find the body of a former client in his car’s trunk.

Similar Books: Primary Justice (Ben Kinkaid #1) by William Bernhardt, Hostile Witness (Victor Carl series #1) by William Lashner, and The Defense (Joseph Antonelli series #1) by D.W. Buffa.

11. The Sentinel (Jack Reacher series #25) by Lee and Andrew Child  – Jack Reacher’s efforts to help a man land him in the middle of a tangled web of criminal conspiracy at the heart of Pleasantville, Tennessee.

Similar Books: Zero Day (John Puller series #1) by Dave Baldacci, Adrenaline (Sam Capra series #1) by Jeff Abbott, The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck series #1) by Andrew Gross.

12. The Searcher by Tana French – Looking to start a new life in a small Irish village, a former Chicago police officer comes out of retirement to help find a missing kid.

Similar Books: Girls like Us by Cristina Alger, Borderlands (Inspector Devlin #1) by Brian McGilloway, and Haunted Ground (Nora Gavin #1) by Erin Hart.

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Best Selling Books in the US- February 2021- Adult Non-Fiction

Here you are! The country’s top sellers, and the Delaware Library system’s most popular books in adult nonfiction for February 2021! Along with every title I have listed the names of a few similar books just in case you’re stuck on a long wait list for your book. Enjoy!!

Any views or opinions located in the books or the reading suggestions listed below are those of the respective authors and do not represent the Georgetown Public Library.

1. Walk in My Combat Boots by Matt Eversmann, Chris Moone and James Patterson

The decorated war hero who inspired the movie, Black Hawk Down, shares firsthand stories describing the courageous sacrifices of men and women from every branch of the U.S. military.

Similar Books: Service by Marcus Luttrell, Thirteen Soldiers by John McCain and Thank you for your Service by David Finkel.

2. Just as I Am by Cicely Tyson

In this autobiography published just before her death, the award winning actor and trailblazer tells her stunning story, looking back at her career and life.

Similar Books: Cloris by Cloris Leachman, The Legs are the Last to Go by Diahann Carroll and The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jennifer Lewis.

3. Think Again by Adam Grant

Adam Grant examines the critical art of rethinking and questioning our own opinions to achieve greater person and professional success.

Similar Books: Presence by Amy Cuddy, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman and Atomic Habits by James Clear.

4. Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

A collection featuring 90 writers covering 400 years of African-American history.

Similar Books: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois, Being Again by Eddie S. Glaude Jr and May we Forever Stand by Imani Perry.

5. Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

A writer and activist describes the harrowing years she spent in early adulthood fighting leukemia and how she learned to live again while forging connections with other survivors.

Similar Books: Everybody’s got Something by Robin Roberts, I’ll be Seeing You by Elizabeth Berg and The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan.

6. This is How They Tell Me the World Ends by Nicole Perlroth

The untold story of the cyberweapons market – the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth – and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.

Similar Books: Cyber War by Richard A. Clarke, The Dawn of the Code War by John P. Carlin and The Art of Invisibility by Kevin D. Mitnick.

7. Unfinished by Priyanka Chopra Jonas

The actor and producer describes her childhood in India, winning international beauty competitions and contending with loss.

Similar Books: We’re Going to Need more Wine by Gabrielle Union, Inside Out by Demi Moore and Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham.

I hope you enjoy these!!

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Best Selling Books in the US- February 2021- Adult fiction

Here they are!! Hot off the presses! The best selling books for February! As always, we have picked a few similar books just in case you get stuck on a long hold list from the library waiting for your copy.

1. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

As endless dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family farm and heading West.

Similar Books: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen, Promise by Minrose Gwin and I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows.

2. Faithless in Death (In Death series #52) by J.D. Robb

Eve Dallas investigates the murder of Ariel Byrd, young sculptor in the West Village. Is there more to this case than meets the eye?

Similar Books: Dial M for Mischief by Kasey Michaels (Sunshine Girls series #1), The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters series #1) by Suzeanne Brockman and Black Ice (Ice series #1) by Anne Stuart.

3. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Elin Warner must find her estranged brother’s fiancée, who goes missing as a storm approaches a hotel that was once a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps.

Similar Books: Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz, The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon and One by One by Ruth Ware.

4. The Russian (Michael Bennet series #13) by James Patterson and James O. Born

Michael Bennet races to solve a string of violent and gruesome murders before walking down the aisle with his soon to be wife.

Similar Books: Love Kills (Max Segal series #1) by Dan Grennburg, New York Dead (Stone Barrington series #1) by StuartWoodsand Plum Island (John Corey series #1) by Nelson DeMille.

5. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

In this fictitious novel, based on a true story, a 1980s teenager befriends an elderly neighbor and uncovers her past as a librarian at the American Library in Paris who joined the Resistance when the Nazis arrived.

Similar Books: The Lions of 5th Avenue by Fiona Davis, The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel and Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland.

6. Rafael (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series #28) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Beautiful and lethal Anita Blake, vampire hunter and supernatural detective for hire, fights the forces of evil to protect her city.

Similar Books: Night Pleasure (Dark Hunter series #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine series #1) by Lilith Saintcrow and Mind over Monsters (F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigations series #1) by Jennifer Harlow.

7. The Girl from the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat

A Jewish woman living as a translator to Germans on one of the Channel Islands in 1940 develops a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer.

Similar Books: All the Light There Was by Nancy Kricorian, The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards and The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff.

Have fun with these and be sure to keep an eye out for my next post all about the best selling nonfiction books of February 2021!

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Most Popular Books of 2020- Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction

Another year at the Georgetown Public Library has come and gone. Take a look at some of the most popular books in various genres that came out last year! As usual, we’ve done some research to find similar titles just in case you get stuck on a long hold list. Enjoy!

1. Adult Fiction- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Nora wakes up to discover that she is in the space between life and death known as The Midnight Library. Here, Nora is allowed to take the paths she didn’t choose and undo her regrets. She travels into the multiverse, getting to experience her other lives.

Similar Books: Life after Life (The Todd Family series #1) by Kate Atkinson and The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer.

2. Mystery- The Guest List by Lucy Foley

A celebrity wedding between a rising television star and an ambitious magazine publisher is thrown into turmoil by an untimely murder. 

Similar Books: The Widow (Kate Waters series #1) by Fiona Barton and In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.

3. Romance- Beach Read by Emily Henry

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a blocked literary writer engage in a summer-long challenge that may upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Similar Books: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn and The Rumor by Erin Hilderbrand.

4. Romance/Fantasy- From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash series #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Poppy, a.k.a. The Maiden is a warrior destined by the gods to live a life of chastity and solitude. When Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor-bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life he tempts her with the forbidden. 

Similar Books: The Shadows between Us by Tricia Levenseller and Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy series #1) by Emily A Duncan.

5. Fantasy- House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City series #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Stitched through with threads of romance and suspense, this novel follows complex heroine Bryce Quinlan and fallen angel Hunt Athalar as they track a lethal demon through the city.

Similar Books: Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family series #1) by Melissa de la Cruz and Darkfever (Fever series #1) by Karen Marie Moning.

6. Science Fiction- To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

While scouting an uncolonized planet, scientist Kira Navárez discovers an alien relic that will change the fate of Earth and its colonies.

Similar Books: The Engines of God (The Academy series #1) by Jack McDevitt and The Wrong Stars (Axiom series #1) by Tim Pratt.

Keep reading to see the most popular Non-Fiction books of 2020!!

Please note that any opinions or views located within the following non-fiction books are those of the respective authors and do not represent the Georgetown Public Library.

1. Adult Nonfiction- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

This book takes a closer look at the history of feminism, and how modern feminism has been twisted into an elite club focused on furthering the privilege of a few. 

Similar Books: A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.

2. Memoir- A Promised Land by Barack Obama

An intimate look back at Obama’s historic journey from young community organizer to 44th president of the United States.

Similar Books: The Dead are Rising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Everything Beautiful in its Time by Jenna Bush Hager.

3. Biography- The Answer is… by Alex Trebek

The longtime Jeopardy host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.

Similar Books: I Must Say by Martin Short and No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J. Fox.

4. History- The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

This book draws on personal diaries, archival documents and declassified intelligence in a portrait of Winston Churchill during WWII that explores his day-to-day experiences during the Blitz and his role in uniting England.

Similar Books: Their Finest Hour by Winston Churchill and The Miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord.

5. Science- A Life on our Planet by David Attenborough

In this scientifically informed account of the environmental changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future.

Similar Books: The Human Age by Diane Ackerman and The Human, The Orchid, and The Octopus by Jacques Yves Cousteau.

6. Food and Cookbooks- Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten

Author and Food Network star Ina Garten takes readers through a collection of recipes perfect for the quarantined lifestyle of 2020.

Similar Books: Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines and Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond. 

2020 Didn’t have much going for it, but there were at least some good books to be found!! I hope you enjoy these!!

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Bestselling Books in the US- December 2020- Adult Non-Fiction

Below you will find the top 7 best selling adult non-fiction book in the US right now. Due to the popularity of these books there may be long wait lists for them in the Delaware library system. Under each book I’ve researched the titles of similar books you can read just in case you get stuck on a long hold list. Enjoy!

Any Views or Opinions Found in the Following Books are those of The Respective Authors and Do Not Represent the Georgetown Library.

1. Saving Freedom by Joe Scarborough

The MSNBC host and former congressman describes the struggles Harry Truman faced before and during his time as president.

Similar Books: Three Days in January by Bret Baier, The Accidental President by A.J Baime and The Year of Indecision, 1946 by Kenneth Weisbrode.

2. Modern Warriors by Pete Hegseth

The Fox News host and former combat veteran interviews soldiers about the different kinds of battles they encountered.

Similar Books: What was asked of Us by Trish Wood, This We’ll Defend by Paul Crenshaw and Seal Team Six by Howard E. Wasdin.

3. A Promised Land by Barack Obama

In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.

Similar Books: We were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates, My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor and Becoming by Michelle Obama.

4. Dolly Parton, Songteller: My life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton and Robert K. Oermann

Legendary singer-songwriter Dolly Parton brings you behind the lyrics of 175 of her songs to reveal the personal stories and vibrant memories that have inspired sixty years of songwriting.

Similar Books: Unlikely Angel by Lydia Hamessley, Johnny Cash by Robert Hilburn and Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon.

5. No Time like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J. Fox

The actor discusses the challenges he has faced with Parkinson’s disease and other setbacks that caused him to reassess his outlook.

Similar Books: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, The Vow by Kim Carpenter and The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe.

6. Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond

The Food Network star and author of the best-selling Pioneer Woman cookbook series shares heartwarming, laugh-out-loud stories and reflections about her life in the country with her four children and rancher husband.

Similar Books: Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon, Kitchen Yarns by Ann Hood and Chickens in the Road by Suzanne McMinn.

7. The Answer is…: Reflections in My Life by Alex Trebek

The late Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.

Similar Books: Up Till Now by William Shatner, Answers in the Form of Questions by Claire McNear and Who is Alex Trebek? By Lisa Rogak.

Best Selling Books in the US- December 2020- Adult Fiction

Below you’ll find the seven biggest selling adult fiction titles in the US right now!! We’ve also done some research and found a few similar titles, just in case you get stuck on a long hold list. **** With the Holidays approaching some of these books might make good presents for any bookworms in your family****

1. Ready Player Two (Ready Player One series #2) by Ernest Cline

Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.

Similar Books: Press Start to Play by Daniel H. Wilson, Soda Pop Soldier by Nick Cole and Reamde by Neal Stephenson.

2. Deadly Cross (Alex Cross series #28)by James Patterson

An investigation of a double homicide sends Alex Cross to Alabama.

Similar Books: Privileged Information (Alan Gregory series #1) by Stephen White, Dark of the Moon (Louis Kincaid series #1) by P.J. Parrish and Special Circumstances (Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez series #1) by Sheldon Seigel.

3. The Awakening (Dragon Heart Legacy series #1) by Nora Roberts

The first book in the Dragon Heart Legacy series. Breen Kelly travels through a portal in Ireland to a land of faeries and mermaids.

Similar Books: The Late Great Wizard (Wayward Mages series #1) by Sara Hanover, Darkfever (Fever series #1) by Karen Moening and Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwater series #1) by Juliet Marillier.

4. Daylight (Atlee Pine series #3) by Dave Baldacci

The F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister overlaps with a military investigator’s hunt for someone involved in a global conspiracy.

Similar Books: The 7th Victim (Karen Vail series #1) by Alan Jacobson, Unsub (The Unsub series #1) by Meg Gardiner and Blood Runs Cold (Ren Bryce series #1).

5. Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive series #4) by Brandon Sanderson

The fourth book in the Stormlight Archive series. Technological discoveries and an ensuing arms race change how a war is fought.

Similar Books: Dune (Dune series #1) by Frank Herbert, Dawn of War (Blood War series #1)by Tim Marquitz and The Judging Eye (Aspect Emperor series #1) by R. Scott Bakker.

6. The Law of Innocence (Mickey Haller series #6) by Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller defends himself when police find the body of a former client in his car’s trunk.

Similar Books: Bear is Broken (Leo Maxwell series #1) by Lachlan Smith, Dead Irish (Dismas Hardy series #1) by John Lescroart and The Hidden Man (Jason Kolarich series #1) by David Ellis.

7. All that Glitters by Danielle Steele

Just as Coco is about to graduate from Columbia, tragic events in her family send her on a journey of self-discovery.

Similar Books: A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber, First Comes Love by Emily Giffin The Friendship List by Susan Mallery.

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