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Monday, August 24, 2015

Hot This Week: August 24

Insurgent holds onto the top spot in movies for a second week, while the Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation The Longest Ride makes its debut at #2. It was a big week for new music, with the top four spots on the chart being occupied by new albums, including one from Luke Bryan and a long-awaited new disc from rap legend Dr. Dre. The usual suspects stay strong at the top of the fiction list, with new titles from Debbie Macomber and Jennifer Weiner popping in as well. It's a similar story in non-fiction, with the memoir by Felicia Day being the top newcomer at #3.

DVD
  1. Insurgent
  2. The Longest Ride
  3. Get Hard
  4. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  5. Focus
  6. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  7. Unfinished Business
  8. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  9. Every Secret Thing
  10. Run All Night
CD
  1. Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
  2. Dr. Dre, Compton
  3. NOW That's What I Call Music 55
  4. TobyMac, This Is Not a Test
  5. Taylor Swift, 1989
  6. Ed Sheeran, X
  7. Future, DS2
  8. Descendants Soundtrack
  9. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  10. Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Fiction
  1. Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
  2. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  3. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  4. Alert, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  5. Silver Linings, Debbie Macomber
  6. Circling the Sun, Paula McLain
  7. Who Do You Love, Jennifer Weiner
  8. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  9. Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll 
  10. The English Spy, Daniel Silva
Non-Fiction
  1. Plunder and Deceit, Mark R. Levin
  2. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), Felicia Day
  4. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  5. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  6. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  7. Dead Wake, Erik Larson
  8. Barbarian Days, William Finnegan
  9. Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly Madison
  10. The Road to Character, David Brooks

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hot This Week: August 17

The second installment of the dystopic sci-fi adventure Divergent series debuts this week atop the movie list. The music chart sees an interesting mix of new titles and familiar favorites make their way into the mix, including the soundtrack for a new Disney TV movie at #1 and a remastered and reissued Led Zeppelin classic at #9. Popular authors James Patterson, Haruki Murakami, and Sherrilyn Kenyon join this fiction list with new offerings, while three new titles bookend the non-fiction list.

DVD
  1. Insurgent
  2. Get Hard
  3. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  4. Unfinished Business
  5. Focus 
  6. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  7. Run All Night
  8. The Gunman
  9. Jupiter Ascending
  10. Do You Believe?
CD
  1. Descendants Soundtrack
  2. Future, DS2
  3. Taylor Swift, 1989
  4. Ed Sheeran, X
  5. Jill Scott, Woman
  6. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  7. Lil Dicky, Professional Rapper
  8. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
  9. Led Zeppelin, In Through the Out Door
  10. Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Fiction
  1. Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
  2. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  3. Alert, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  4. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  5. Circling the Sun, Paula McLain
  6. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  7. Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll 
  8. Wind/Pinball, Haruki Murakami
  9. The English Spy, Daniel Silva
  10. Dragonbane, Sherrilyn Kenyon
Non-Fiction
  1. Plunder and Deceit, Mark R. Levin
  2. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  4. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  5. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  6. Dead Wake, Erik Larson
  7. Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly Madison
  8. The Road to Character, David Brooks
  9. The Oregon Trail, Rinker Buck
  10. Voices in the Ocean, Susan Casey

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hot This Week: August 10

The new comedy from Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, Get Hard, makes its debut atop this week's movie listing. Four new titles grace the music chart, led by Woman, the latest album from gold-selling Grammy Award winner Jill Scott. Go Set a Watchman remains the top fiction title, joined again by Paula Hawkins and Anthony Doerr to make a formidable trio at the top, but new titles from Paula McLain and C.J. Box make it onto the list just behind them.

DVD
  1. Get Hard
  2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  3. The Gunman
  4. Run All Night
  5. Unfinished Business
  6. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  7. Focus
  8. Ex Machina
  9. Jupiter Ascending
  10. The Lazarus Effect
CD
  1. Jill Scott, Woman
  2. Future, DS2
  3. Lamb of God, VII: Sturm und Drang
  4. Taylor Swift, 1989
  5. Southpaw: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
  6. Ed Sheeran, X
  7. Bea Miller, Not an Apology
  8. Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money
  9. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  10. Tyrese, Black Rose
Fiction
  1. Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
  2. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  3. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  4. Circling the Sun, Paula McLain
  5. Badlands, C.J. Box
  6. The English Spy, Daniel Silva
  7. Code of Conduct, Brad Thor
  8. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  9. Armada, Ernest Cline
  10. Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll
Non-Fiction
  1. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  2. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  3. A Full Life, Jimmy Carter
  4. Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly Madison
  5. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  6. Dead Wake, Erik Larson
  7. The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks
  8. The Oregon Trail, Rinker Buck
  9. The Road to Character, David Brooks
  10. A Time for Truth, Ted Cruz

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hot This Week: August 3

The first week of August sees the movie list remain largely the same, with the Robert Duvall feature Wild Horses being the only newcomer at #9. The music chart, on the other hand, lists four new releases, including rapper Future at the very top. A new suspense novel from bestselling author Kathy Reichs debuts on the fiction list, while the popular favorites on the non-fiction list just undergo a slight shuffling of positions.

DVD
  1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  2. Run All Night
  3. Unfinished Business
  4. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  5. Focus
  6. Ex Machina
  7. Jupiter Ascending
  8. The Lazarus Effect
  9. Wild Horses
  10. American Sniper
CD
  1. Future, DS2
  2. Taylor Swift, 1989
  3. Tyrese, Black Rose
  4. Tame Impala, Currents
  5. Alan Jackson, Angels and Alcohol
  6. Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free 
  7. Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money
  8. Ed Sheeran, X
  9. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  10. Kidz Bop Kids, Kidz Bop 29
Fiction
  1. Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
  2. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  3. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  4. The English Spy, Daniel Silva
  5. Code of Conduct, Brad Thor
  6. Armada, Ernest Cline
  7. Speaking in Bones, Kathy Reichs
  8. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  9. The Rumor, Elin Hilderbrand
  10. Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll
Non-Fiction
  1. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  2. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  3. Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly Madison
  4. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  5. The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks
  6. Dead Wake, Erik Larson
  7. A Full Life, Jimmy Carter 
  8. The Oregon Trail, Rinker Buck
  9. The Road to Character, David Brooks
  10. A Time for Truth, Ted Cruz

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hot This Week: July 27

New movies dominate this week's listing - you'll find six of them, and four in the top five. Black Rose, the latest album from Tyrese, leads three new titles making their debuts on the music chart. To no one's surprise, Harper Lee's second novel takes top honors on the fiction list, joined there by Ernie Cline and Stuart Woods. In non-fiction, just one new title cracks a tough top ten.

DVD
  1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  2. Run All Night
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  4. Unfinished Business
  5. Ex Machina
  6. Focus
  7. Jupiter Ascending
  8. The Lazarus Effect
  9. It Follows
  10. American Sniper
CD
  1. Tyrese, Black Rose
  2. Taylor Swift, 1989
  3. Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money
  4. Kidz Bop Kids, Kidz Bop 29
  5. Ed Sheeran, X
  6. R5, Sometime Last Night
  7. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  8. Meghan Trainor, Title
  9. Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late
  10. Maroon 5, V
Fiction
  1. Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
  2. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  3. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  4. Armada, Ernest Cline
  5. The English Spy, Daniel Silva
  6. Code of Conduct, Brad Thor
  7. Naked Greed, Stuart Woods
  8. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  9. The Rumor, Elin Hilderbrand
  10. Nemesis, Catherine Coulter
Non-Fiction
  1. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  2. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  3. Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly Madison
  4. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  5. Dead Wake, Erik Larson
  6. A Full Life, Jimmy Carter
  7. A Time for Truth, Ted Cruz
  8. The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks
  9. The Road to Character, David Brooks
  10. The Quartet, Joseph J. Ellis
  11. The Oregon Trail, Rinker Buck