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The Usual Suspects: Guaranteed Bestsellers

 

  • Paulo Coelho – Adultery, Books on Tape, read by Susan Denaker
  • Mark Greaney – Tom Clancy’s Support and Defend(Campus series), Books on Tape, read by Scott Brick
  • Greg Iles –The Quiet Game(Penn Cage series, Bk 1),Penguin Audio, read by Tom Stechschulte
  • Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, Books on Tape, read by Jesse Bernstein
  • Jan Karon – Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford series), Penguin Audio, read by John McDonough
  • Debbie Macomber – Love Letters(Rose Harbor series), Books on Tape, read by Lorelei King
  • Margaret Maron –Designated Daughters(Deborah Knott series), Hachette Audio, read by the author
  • James Patterson – Private Down Under, Blackstone Audio, read by Tim Wright
  • Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – The Lost Island(Gideon Crew series), Blackstone, read by David W. Collins
  • Karen Slaughter – Cop Town, Blackstone, read by Kathleen Early
  • Daniel Silva – The Heist(Gabriel Allon), Harper Audio, read by George Guidall
  • Brad Thor – Act of War  (Scot Harvath series), Simon & Schuster Audio, read by Armand Schultz
  • Randy Wayne White – Haunted(Hannah Smith series), Books on Tape, read by Renée Raudman
  • Stuart Woods – Cut and Thrust (Stone Barrington series),Penguin Audio, read by Tony Roberts

 

 

Fiction

 

Amy Bloom – Lucky Us

Books on Tape, read by Alicyn Packard

By the author of Away, which was called a literary triumph by the New York Times. Two young half-sisters in 1940s America travel between Hollywood, Long Island, and London, as one dreams of becoming an actress. Bloom is a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. 125,000 print run. An Amazon Best Book of the Month. Booklist starred review.

 

Charles Cumming – A Colder War

Macmillan Audio – read by Jot Davies

A spy thriller in the vein of John Le Carré. Agent Tom Kell must dig out a mole when three recent recruits by Western intelligence all meet unfortunate fates. 100,000 print run.

 

Lev Grossman – The Magician’s Land

Penguin Audio, read by Mark Bramhall

Critics agree that this final book in Grossman’s trilogy is the best of all. The series has been called Harry Potter for adults, but it’s more than that. It follows the adventures of a richly drawn young group of magicians as they grow from adolescence into adulthood and deal with the questions of humanity and identity. Best Fantasy Books Blog Most Anticipated Books of 2014. io9: All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in 2014. 150,000 print run. Booklist & Kirkus starred reviews.

 

Emma Healey – Elizabeth Is Missing

Harper Audio, read by Davina Porter

Maud Horsham knows that she is slipping into dementia, but when a moving van takes away her best friend’s belongings and Maud can’t contact her, she is forced into the role of detective because no one will listen to her insistence that something has happened to her friend. Flavorwire: 25 Women Poised to Lead the Culture in 2014. An Amazon Best Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Book of the Month. BookPage Best Books of the Month. Booklist starred review.

 

Colleen McCullough – Bittersweet

Blackstone Audio, read by Cat Gould

McCullough’s first epic romantic novel since The Thorn Birds. Set in 1920s and 30s Australia. Four sisters—two sets of twins—enroll in a training program to become nurses at a time when most women were limited to the role of wives, and mothers.

 

Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Oblivion

Simon & Schuster Audio, read by Phoebe Strole

Third in the bestselling new adult Maddox Brothers series. Trenton Maddox, the king of Eastern State University, comes home after a tragic accident to try to come to grips with his guilt. Fiercely independent Camille Camlin is sure she can keep their relationship platonic, since after all, she grew up as the baby sister of four rowdy boys and knows how to handle men. 600,000 print run. An Amazon Best Romance of the Month. The beautiful cover will help this book.

 

Haruki Murakami – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Books on Tape, read by Bruce Locke

Tsukuru Tazaki is one of a group of university friends who get together at every holiday. Suddenly, the others say they never want to see him again and he knows why. But Tsukuru doesn’t know why. Over the years he tries to make new friends and wonders what happened, but he finally decides to seek the truth when he turns 35. The Millions’ Great 2014 Preview. Sold a million copies in Japan in its first week. The Atlantic: Books to Read in 2014. Huffington Post: 30 Books You Need to Read in 2014. 250,000 print run. Kirkus starred review.

 

Susan Elizabeth Phillips – Heroes Are My Weakness

Harper Audio, read by Erin Bennett

A down-on-her-luck actress arrives at cottage on a secluded island in the middle of a snowstorm only to find that the occupant of the main house which overlooks the cottage is the writer of horror fiction who betrayed her when she was just a teenager. He knows a dozen ways to kill people with his bare hands. Can she trust him? Has he changed? 200,000 print run. Romantic Times: Book Hankering 2014 – Romance. Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist & Library Journal starred reviews.

 

Susan Vreeland – Lisette’s List

Books on Tape, read by Kim Bubbs

By the author of The Girl in Hyacinth Blue, this is the story of Lisette Roux, who along with her husband, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for his grandfather. Lisette regrets giving up the chance to be an art gallery apprentice in Paris, but discovers the beauty of provincial life. She begins a list of vows to herself, and when war breaks out, she hides paintings to keep them from the Nazis.

 

 

Nonfiction

 

John W. Dean – The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

Penguin Audio, read by Joe Barrett

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation,John Dean, Nixon’s legal counsel who testified against him at the Watergate hearings, puts together a chronology to show what Nixon knew and when—and says he has the answer to what was on the eighteen and a half minutes of missing tape recordings. 100,000 print run.

 

Roxane Gay – Bad Feminist: Essays

Harper Audio, read by Bahni Turpin

Gay, author of the acclaimed novel An Untamed State, is an up and coming young cultural critic. Here, in a collection of essays, she takes on topics like the trivialization of literature written by women, her love/hate reaction to Fifty Shades of Grey, and the complexities of race and gender in pop culture.

 

Kirsten Gillibrand – Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

Books on Tape, read by the author

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has made a name for herself ever since replacing Hilary Clinton as senator when Clinton became Secretary of State. The daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists, Gillibrand believes that if women’s voices were heard in the political arena we would shift our national priorities.

 

Ronald Kessler – The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

Books on Tape, read by Michael Bybee

 

Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn – A Path Appears: Enriching the Lives of Others—and Ourselves

Books on Tape, read by Olivia Wilde

This acclaimed husband and wife team wrote the bestselling Half the Sky, and are now back with scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting to show us how particular people have made a difference in the world, evaluate the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, and what we can do to support the best of them.

 

Ben Macintyre – A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Books on Tape, read by John Lee

2013 marked the 50th anniversary of British spy Kim Philby’s defection to Moscow, and resulted in the release of many new documents. Macintyre made good use of those newly available files to tell the story of Philby, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy. An Amazon Best Biography & Memoir of the Month. 250,000 print run.

 

Paul Ryan – The Way Forward

Hachette Audio, read by the author

Ryan, the Republican candidate for Vice President in the last election, outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond, beginning with an analysis of the 2012 election and dissecting the challenges faced by the Republican Party in the future. Also includes a critique of President Obama and the progressive movement as a whole. 150,000 print run.

 

Hampton Sides – In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

Books on Tape, read by Arthur Morey

In 1879, the steamship USS Jeannette, on an attempt to reach the North Pole, became trapped in ice for two years, and then when it was suddenly released, it was crushed by the ice pack and sank. George W. De Long and his crew quickly abandoned ship and began a horrible 1,000 mile trek over the ice toward Siberia. Highlighted in a USA Today article asking booksellers for great books of summer. 150,000 print run. Kirkus & Publishers Weekly starred reviews.

 

Oprah Winfrey – What I Know for Sure

Macmillan Audio, read by the author

Don’t miss this blockbuster! These essays written by Oprah Winfrey herself offer a glimpse into the mind of one of the world’s most extraordinary and successful women. Taken from columns that were originally written for O Magazine, this collection has been revised and updated, and offers inspiring words of wisdom.

 

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