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Monday, June 26, 2017

Hot This Week: June 26

Keanu Reeves's second turn as hitman John Wick takes over the top spot on this week's movie list. Four hot new CDs are led by the new album from pop diva Katy Perry at #1. John Grisham holds onto his spot in fiction, with the new novel from Elin Hilderbrand coming in as the top newcomer at #2. In non-fiction, a book about the president and a memoir from Roxane Gay join the fray.

DVD
  1. John Wick Chapter 2
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Fist Fight
  4. A Dog's Purpose
  5. Fifty Shades Darker
  6. The Shack
  7. Split
  8. The Space Between Us
  9. The Great Wall
  10. Sleepless
CD
  1. Katy Perry, Witness
  2. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
  3. SZA, Ctrl
  4. Lady Antebellum, Heart Break
  5. Ed Sheeran, Divide
  6. Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
  7. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
  8. Rise Against, Wolves
  9. Post Malone, Stoney
  10. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Fiction
  1. Camino Island, John Grisham
  2. The Identicals, Elin Hilderbrand
  3. Tom Clancy: Point of Contact, Mike Maden
  4. Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
  5. Dragon Teeth, Michael Crichton
  6. Come Sundown, Nora Roberts
  7. Nighthawk, Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
  8. The Fix, David Baldacci
  9. 16th Seduction, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  10. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Non-Fiction
  1. Understanding Trump, Newt Gingrich
  2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Al Franken
  3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  4. I Can't Make This Up, Kevin Hart and Neil Strauss
  5. Theft by Finding, David Sedaris
  6. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War, David Fisher
  7. Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  8. Hunger, Roxane Gay
  9. Option B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
  10. Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hot This Week: June 19

It's a big week for new movies with four of them making the list, led by the Ice Cube comedy Fist Fight. Pop singer-songwriter Halsey's follow-up to her platinum-selling debut lands at #1 on the music chart. Four new titles on the fiction list are headed up by perennial favorite John Grisham, while comedian Kevin Hart's memoir is tops in non-fiction.

DVD
  1. Fist Fight
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Fifty Shades Darker
  4. A Dog's Purpose
  5. The Shack
  6. The Great Wall
  7. Split
  8. Aftermath
  9. xXx: Return of Xander Cage
  10. Sleepless
CD
  1. Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
  2. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
  3. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  4. Luke Combs, This One's for You
  5. Ed Sheeran, Divide
  6. All Time Low, Last Young Renegade
  7. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
  8. Roger Waters, Is This the Life We Really Want?
  9. Post Malone, Stoney
  10. Bryson Tiller, True to Self
Fiction
  1. Camino Island, John Grisham
  2. Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
  3. Come Sundown, Nora Roberts
  4. Dragon Teeth, Michael Crichton
  5. Love Story, Karen Kingsbury
  6. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy
  7. Nighthawk, Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
  8. The Fix, David Baldacci
  9. Indecent Exposure, Stuart Woods
  10. 16th Seduction, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Non-Fiction
  1. I Can't Make This Up, Kevin Hart and Neil Strauss
  2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Al Franken
  3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  4. Theft by Finding, David Sedaris
  5. Option B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
  6. Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  7. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War, David Fisher
  8. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?, Alan Alda
  9. The Vanishing American Adult, Ben Sasse
  10. Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hot This Week: June 12

Two new titles land at the top of this week's movie listing. Bryson Tiller debuts at #1 on the music chart, which also sees the return of a classic Beatles album fifty years after its release. Bestselling authors Nora Roberts and Clive Cussler bring new novels to the fiction list, while comedian/politician Al Franken's new memoir takes over in non-fiction.

DVD
  1. The Shack
  2. A Dog's Purpose
  3. The Great Wall
  4. Split
  5. xXx: Return of Xander Cage
  6. Sleepless
  7. Hidden Figures
  8. Why Him?
  9. Rock Dog
  10. Sing
CD
  1. Bryson Tiller, True to Self
  2. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
  3. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  4. Lil Yachty, Teenage Emotions
  5. Ed Sheeran, Divide
  6. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
  7. Chris Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1
  8. Harry Styles, Harry Styles
  9. Post Malone, Stoney
  10. Migos, Culture
Fiction
  1. Come Sundown, Nora Roberts
  2. Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
  3. Dragon Teeth, Michael Crichton
  4. Nighthawk, Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
  5. 16th Seduction, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  6. The Fix, David Baldacci
  7. Same Beach, Next Year, Dorothea Benton Frank
  8. Testimony, Scott Turow
  9. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
  10. Golden Prey, John Sandford
Non-Fiction
  1. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Al Franken
  2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  3. Theft by Finding, David Sedaris
  4. Option B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
  5. Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  6. The American Spirit, David McCullough
  7. The Vanishing American Adult, Ben Sasse
  8. Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann
  9. Shattered, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
  10. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah

Monday, June 5, 2017

Hot This Week: June 5

The Matt Damon action hit The Great Wall takes over this week's movie list. Rockers Linkin Park land their new album at #1 in music, joined by fellow newcomers Rascal Flatts. A recently found novel from Michael Crichton, the late author of Jurassic Park, joins the fiction list at #2, while a dual biography of a pair of British icons debuts in non-fiction.

DVD
  1. The Great Wall
  2. Split
  3. xXx: Return of Xander Cage
  4. Sleepless
  5. Hidden Figures
  6. Rock Dog
  7. Why Him?
  8. Sing
  9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  10. Moana
CD
  1. Linkin Park, One More Light
  2. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
  3. Harry Styles, Harry Styles
  4. Chris Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1
  5. Ed Sheeran, Divide
  6. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2
  8. Migos, Culture
  9. Rascal Flatts, Back to Us
  10. Post Malone, Stoney
Fiction
  1. Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
  2. Dragon Teeth, Michael Crichton
  3. 16th Seduction, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  4. The Fix, David Baldacci
  5. Same Beach, Next Year, Dorothea Benton Frank
  6. Testimony, Scott Turow
  7. The Frozen Hours, Jeff Shaara
  8. Golden Prey, John Sandford
  9. Against All Odds, Danielle Steel
  10. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
Non-Fiction
  1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  2. Option B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
  3. The Vanishing American Adult, Ben Sasse
  4. Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  5. Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann
  6. Shattered, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
  7. The American Spirit, David McCullough
  8. This Fight Is Our Fight, Elizabeth Warren
  9. The Operator, Robert O'Neill
  10. Churchill and Orwell, Thomas E. Ricks

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Come See Us at ALA in Chicago

Written by Jon Williams

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is on the horizon, taking place in Chicago June 22-27. We’ve made our travel plans, and we’re looking forward to connecting with our many library partners. So come see us! You can get all the latest information on Midwest Tape, hoopla digital, and Dreamscape Media at Booth #4420. Our booth hours are as follows:

Friday, June 23:  5:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, June 24:  9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, June 25:  9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, June 26:  9:00am – 2:00pm

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

Sarah Beth Durst has written several novels for young adults, and burst onto the adult fantasy fiction scene in 2016 with The Queen of Blood, winner of a 2017 Alex Award from ALA/YALSA. The second book in the Queens of Renthia series, The Reluctant Queen, will be released on July 4. She will be at our booth on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00pm.

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 latest outing is the graphic novel Summer Olympus, featuring Wonder Woman! You’ll find her at our booth on Sunday from 10:00 to 11:00am.

Kate White is a bestselling author of mystery and thriller novels whose most recent release, The Secrets You Keep, released in March of this year. This fall she’ll release Even if It Kills Her, the first new installment in her popular Bailey Weggins mystery series in five years. She will be at our booth on Sunday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

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. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!