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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

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hot This Week: July 20

The action-adventure starring Colin Firth and newcomer Taron Egerton debuts atop this week's movie list. It was a rare week of no debut titles on the music chart, just last week's familiar favorites doing a bit of shuffling, with Meek Mill holding onto the #1 spot. Paula Hawkins and Anthony Doerr are back on top of the fiction list, joined there by new titles from Brad Thor and Catherine Coulter. In non-fiction, we have debuts from a former president and from a presidential hopeful.

DVD
  1. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  2. Focus
  3. Jupiter Ascending
  4. Maggie
  5. American Sniper
  6. Chappie
  7. Last Knights
  8. The Duff
  9. The Loft
  10. Fifty Shades of Grey
CD
  1. Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money
  2. Taylor Swift, 1989
  3. Miguel, Wildheart
  4. Ed Sheeran, X
  5. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  6. James Taylor, Before This World
  7. Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn
  8. Magic Mike XXL Soundtrack
  9. X Ambassadors, VHS
  10. Maroon 5, V
Fiction
  1. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  2. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  3. Code of Conduct, Brad Thor
  4. The English Spy, Daniel Silva 
  5. Nemesis, Catherine Coulter
  6. Truth or Die, James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  7. Finders Keepers, Stephen King
  8. Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll
  9. The Rumor, Elin Hilderbrand
  10. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
Non-Fiction
  1. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  2. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  3. Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly Madison
  4. A Full Life, Jimmy Carter
  5. Dead Wake, Erik Larson
  6. A Time for Truth, Ted Cruz
  7. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  8. The Road to Character, David Brooks
  9. The Oregon Trail, Rinker Buck
  10. The Quartet, Joseph J. Ellis

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hot This Week: July 13

Four new titles grace this week's movie listing, led by the Will Smith drama Focus and the sci-fi spectacle Jupiter Ascending, which knock American Sniper down to #3. Meek Mill and Miguel take over the music chart with their new releases. In fiction, Daniel Silva's latest thriller bumps The Girl on the Train down a notch, while a handful of new non-fiction titles come in on the second half of the list.

DVD
  1. Focus
  2. Jupiter Ascending
  3. American Sniper
  4. Chappie
  5. Last Knights
  6. The Loft
  7. While We're Young
  8. Survivor
  9. Fifty Shades of Grey
  10. Black or White
CD
  1. Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money
  2. Miguel, Wildheart
  3. Taylor Swift, 1989
  4. Ed Sheeran, X
  5. James Taylor, Before This World
  6. Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn
  7. X Ambassadors, VHS
  8. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  9. August Burns Red, Found in Far Away Places
  10. Magic Mike XXL Soundtrack
Fiction
  1. The English Spy, Daniel Silva
  2. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  3. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  4. Truth or Die, James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  5. Finders Keepers, Stephen King
  6. The Rumor, Elin Hilderbrand
  7. In the Unlikely Event, Judy Blume
  8. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  9. The Melody Lingers On, Mary Higgins Clark
  10. Tom Clancy's Under Fire, Grant Blackwood
Non-Fiction
  1. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  2. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  3. Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly Madison
  4. Dead Wake, Erik Larson
  5. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  6. The Road to Character, David Brooks
  7. Ally, Michael B. Oren
  8. The Quartet, Joseph J. Ellis
  9. The Oregon Trail, Rinker Buck
  10. It's a Long Story, Willie Nelson and David Ritz

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hot This Week: July 6

We hope everyone had a safe and happy long weekend! American Sniper retains the top spot on this week's movie list, appropriate for the Independence Day holiday, joined by two new titles. Five new CDs break onto the music chart, including the top three. The usual suspects atop the fiction list are joined by new novels from James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, and Janet Evanovich. In non-fiction, Holly Madison's memoir of life in the Playboy Mansion breaks in at #2.

DVD
  1. American Sniper
  2. Chappie
  3. The Loft
  4. Survivor
  5. Black or White
  6. Fifty Shades of Grey 
  7. The Duff 
  8. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  9. The Boy Next Door
  10. Project Almanac
CD
  1. Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn
  2. Tori Kelly, Unbreakable Smile
  3. Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
  4. Taylor Swift, 1989
  5. James Taylor, Before This World
  6. Leon Bridges, Coming Home
  7. Ed Sheeran, X
  8. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  9. Maroon 5, V
  10. Teen Beach 2 Soundtrack
Fiction
  1. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  2. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  3. Truth or Die, James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  4. Finders Keepers, Stephen King
  5. In the Unlikely Event, Judy Blume 
  6. The Melody Lingers On, Mary Higgins Clark
  7. Wicked Charms, Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
  8. Tom Clancy's Under Fire, Grant Blackwood
  9. The Rumor, Elin Hilderbrand
  10. The President's Shadow, Brad Meltzer
Non-Fiction
  1. The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  2. Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly Madison
  3. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  4. Dead Wake, Erik Larson
  5. The Road to Character, David Brooks
  6. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies, Bill O'Reilly and David Fisher
  7. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  8. It's a Long Story, Willie Nelson and David Ritz
  9. Primates of Park Avenue, Wednesday Martin
  10. Elon Musk, Ashlee Vance