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Monday, July 9, 2018

Hot This Week: July 9

Two new movies make this week's list, while Lara Croft holds strong in the #1 spot for a second week. Five new CDs on the chart are led by a new album from Panic! At the Disco. Emily Giffin's new novel makes its debut at #2 in fiction, while David Sedaris returns to the top in non-fiction.

Movies
  1. Tomb Raider (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Tyler Perry's Acrimony (Blu-ray)
  3. Pacific Rim Uprising (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Escape Plan 2: Hades (Blu-ray)
  5. Death Wish (Blu-ray)
  6. I Can Only Imagine (Blu-ray)
  7. Game Night (Blu-ray)
  8. Sherlock Gnomes (Blu-ray)
  9. Black Panther (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. A Wrinkle in Time (Blu-ray | 4K)
CD
  1. Panic! At the Disco, Pray for the Wicked
  2. XXXTENTACION, ?
  3. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  4. The Carters, Everything Is Love
  5. Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
  6. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  7. 5 Seconds of Summer, Youngblood
  8. Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch
  9. Bebe Rexha, Expectations
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  2. All We Ever Wanted, Emily Giffin
  3. The Outsider, Stephen King
  4. The Perfect Couple, Elin Hilderbrand
  5. Shelter in Place, Nora Roberts
  6. Tom Clancy's Line of Sight, Mike Maden
  7. The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware
  8. There There, Tommy Orange
  9. When Life Gives You Lululemons, Lauren Weisberger
  10. Something in the Water, Catherine Steadman
Non-Fiction 
  1. Calypso, David Sedaris
  2. The Soul of America, Jon Meacham
  3. How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. Trump's America, Newt Gingrich
  6. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  7. Yes We (Still) Can, Dan Pfeiffer
  8. Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston
  9. The Sun Does Shine, Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin
  10. Lincoln's Last Trial, Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hot This Week: July 2

We move into July with two big new movies atop the movie list. Appropriately, 5 Seconds of Summer leap to the top of the music chart, while rapper XXXTENTACION's untimely passing spurs a surge for his recent album. Elin Hilderbrand can't quite beat out James Patterson and Bill Clinton for the top fiction spot, but her new novel does nudge Stephen King to #3. And in non-fiction, a pair of political books from opposite ends of the spectrum bookend the week's list.

Have a wonderful holiday week!

Movies
  1. Tomb Raider (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Pacific Rim Uprising (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. I Can Only Imagine (Blu-ray)
  4. Sherlock Gnomes (Blu-ray)
  5. Death Wish (Blu-ray)
  6. Game Night (Blu-ray)
  7. Black Panther (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. A Wrinkle in Time (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. The Strangers: Prey at Night (Blu-ray)
  10. Red Sparrow (Blu-ray | 4K)
CD
  1. 5 Seconds of Summer, Youngblood
  2. XXXTENTACION, ?
  3. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  4. Christina Aguilera, Liberation
  5. Jason Aldean, Rearview Town
  6. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  7. Jay Rock, Redemption
  8. Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic
  9. Luke Combs, This One's for You
  10. Maroon 5, Red Pill Blues
Fiction
  1. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  2. The Perfect Couple, Elin Hilderbrand
  3. The Outsider, Stephen King
  4. Tom Clancy's Line of Sight, Mike Maden
  5. Shelter in Place, Nora Roberts
  6. The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware
  7. When Life Gives You Lululemons, Lauren Weisberger
  8. There There, Tommy Orange
  9. The Fallen, David Baldacci
  10. Something in the Water, Catherine Steadman
Non-Fiction 
  1. Yes We (Still) Can, Dan Pfeiffer
  2. Calypso, David Sedaris
  3. The Soul of America, Jon Meacham
  4. How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan
  5. Trump's America, Newt Gingrich
  6. Educated, Tara Westover
  7. Lincoln's Last Trial, Dan Abrams and David Fisher
  8. The Sun Does Shine, Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin
  9. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  10. Born Trump, Emily Jane Fox

Monday, June 25, 2018

Hot This Week: June 25

Three new movies this week are led by I Can Only Imagine, the story behind MercyMe's hit song. In music, the Dave Matthews Band's first new release in six years tops the week's chart. The President Is Missing and The Outsider hold strong in the top two fiction spots, with Mike Maden's new installation in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Jr. series debuting at #3, while non-fiction sees just some minor reshuffling.

Movies
  1. I Can Only Imagine (Blu-ray)
  2. Death Wish (Blu-ray)
  3. Sherlock Gnomes (Blu-ray)
  4. A Wrinkle in Time (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Game Night (Blu-ray)
  6. The Strangers: Prey at Night (Blu-ray)
  7. Black Panther (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Red Sparrow (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. The Hurricane Heist (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Annihilation (Blu-ray)
CD
  1. Dave Matthews Band, Come Tomorrow
  2. Dierks Bentley, The Mountain
  3. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  4. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  5. Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
  6. Sugarland, Bigger
  7. Luke Combs, This One's for You
  8. Maroon 5, Red Pill Blues
  9. Post Malone, Stoney
  10. Dance Gavin Dance, Artificial Selection
Fiction
  1. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  2. The Outsider, Stephen King
  3. Tom Clancy's Line of Sight, Mike Maden
  4. The Pharaoh Key, Dougles Preston and Lincoln Child
  5. Shelter in Place, Nora Roberts
  6. The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware
  7. The Fallen, David Baldacci
  8. The Gray Ghost, Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
  9. When Life Gives You Lululemons, Lauren Weisberger
  10. There There, Tommy Orange
Non-Fiction 
  1. Calypso, David Sedaris
  2. The Soul of America, Jon Meacham
  3. Trump's America, Newt Gingrich
  4. The Sun Does Shine, Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin
  5. The Restless Wave, John McCain and Mark Salter
  6. How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan
  7. Lincoln's Last Trial, Dan Abrams and David Fisher
  8. Three Days in Moscow, Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney
  9. The World as It Is, Ben Rhodes
  10. A Higher Loyalty, James Comey

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Come See Us at ALA in New Orleans

Written by Jon Williams

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is on the horizon, taking place in New Orleans June 21-26. We’ve made our travel plans, and we’re looking forward to connecting with our many library partners. So come see us! We’ll be at Booth #2852. You can get all the latest information on Midwest Tape, hoopla digital, and Dreamscape Media, including enhancements to our patented SoundSafe™ audiobook cases, our customized processing services, updates to our website, and more!

We’ll have a few special guests making appearances at our booth as well. Stop by and have a book signed!

Andrea Beaty is an acclaimed children’s author with a number of books to her name. Her recent books Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck, Architect are all perfect for STEAM programming, and are available in both audiobook and read-along video format from Dreamscape Media. She’ll be at our booth on Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Shea Fontana has written for the animated children’s TV show Doc McStuffins and the movie Twinkle Toes Lights Up New York, among many others. One other project she’s been involved with is DC Super Hero Girls, and her upcoming outing is the graphic novel Search for Atlantis, featuring the Teen Titans! You’ll find her at our booth on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Emma Wunsch made her debut in 2016 with the hit young adult novel The Movie Version. Now she’s getting ready to release The Princess and the Absolutely Not a Princess, the first in her Miranda and Maude chapter book series about two unlikely friends! Stop by to meet her at our booth on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Jonathan Auxier won two prestigious Canadian children’s literary awards for his first novel, The Night Gardner. He has published two books and won more awards since then, and his new book, Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, will be out this fall. He will be at our booth on Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dates and times for these author appearances are subject to change, so be sure to stop by our booth ahead of time to make sure they still hold and find out about all the other fun and informative things we have going on. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Hot This Week: June 18

This is a big week for new titles. The remake of the 1974 action classic Death Wish leads four new titles on the list, which also include the blockbuster adaptation of the beloved sci-fi novel A Wrinkle in Time. The week's biggest addition is in fiction, where bestselling author James Patterson teams up with former president Bill Clinton for a fascinating new novel. Four new non-fiction titles include a look at the current U.S. president as well as an examination of the former career for one of the most revered past presidents. The only exception is in music, where the lone debut is the new album from heavy metal band Ghost, which comes in at #2.

Movies
  1. Death Wish (Blu-ray)
  2. Game Night (Blu-ray)
  3. Black Panther (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Red Sparrow (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. The Hurricane Heist (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. A Wrinkle in Time (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Annihilation (Blu-ray)
  8. Gringo (Blu-ray)
  9. The 15:17 to Paris (Blu-ray)
  10. Peter Rabbit (Blu-ray | 4K)
CD
  1. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  2. Ghost, Prequelle
  3. Luke Combs, This One's for You
  4. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  5. Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
  6. Jason Aldean, Rearview Town
  7. Maroon 5, Red Pill Blues
  8. J. Cole, KOD
  9. BTS, Love Yourself: Tear
  10. Post Malone, Stoney
Fiction
  1. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  2. The Outsider, Stephen King
  3. Shelter in Place, Nora Roberts
  4. The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware
  5. The Fallen, David Baldacci
  6. The Gray Ghost, Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
  7. When Life Gives You Lululemons, Lauren Weisberger
  8. Us Against You, Fredrik Backman
  9. Turbulence, Stuart Woods
  10. Something in the Water, Catherine Steadman
Non-Fiction 
  1. Calypso, David Sedaris
  2. Trump's America, Newt Gingrich
  3. The Sun Does Shine, Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin
  4. How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan
  5. The Soul of America, Jon Meacham
  6. The World as It Is, Ben Rhodes
  7. The Restless Wave, John McCain and Mark Salter
  8. Lincoln's Last Trial, Dan Abrams and David Fisher
  9. A Higher Loyalty, James Comey
  10. Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston