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Monday, October 15, 2018

Hot This Week: October 15

There's a whole lot of new music on this week's list, from the highly anticipated new Carter installment from Lil Wayne to a posthumous collection from Tom Petty's acclaimed career. Four new fiction titles are led by the latest from Jodi Picoult, while non-fiction sees new additions from famous personalities Tucker Carlson, Stormy Daniels, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and Monty Python's Eric Idle.

Movies
  1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Uncle Drew (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Ocean's 8 (Blu-ray)
  5. Tag (Blu-ray)
  6. Deadpool 2 (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Gotti (Blu-ray)
  8. Siberia (Blu-ray)
  9. Hereditary (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Adrift (Blu-ray)
CD
  1. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter V
  2. Cher, Dancing Queen
  3. Drake, Scorpion
  4. Eminem, Kamikaze
  5. Travis Scott, Astroworld
  6. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  7. Tom Petty, An American Treasure
  8. XXXTENTACION, ?
  9. Ariana Grande, Sweetener
  10. Nicki Minaj, Queen
Fiction
  1. A Spark of Light, Jodi Picoult
  2. Red War, Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills
  3. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Hank Green
  4. Alaskan Holiday, Debbie Macomber
  5. Blood Communion, Anne Rice
  6. Juror #3, James Patterson and Nancy Allen
  7. Lethal White, Robert Galbraith
  8. War of the Wolf, Bernard Cornwell
  9. Transcription, Kate Atkinson
  10. Shadow Tyrants, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
Non-Fiction 
  1. Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson
  2. Fear, Bob Woodward
  3. In Pieces, Sally Field
  4. Good and Mad, Rebecca Traister
  5. Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  6. Educated, Tara Westover
  7. Full Disclosure, Stormy Daniels
  8. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
  9. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Eric Idle
  10. Liars, Leakers, and Liberals, Jeanine Pirro

Monday, October 8, 2018

Hot This Week: October 8

The latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise stands strong, while the new Star Wars standalone featuring the youthful adventures of Han Solo breaks onto the movie list. Multiplatinum singer Josh Groban's anticipated new album tops the chart in music, where a posthumous release from Prince shows up as well. Hank Green's debut novel tops the list in fiction, and two new titles break onto the list in non-fiction.

Movies
  1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Uncle Drew (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Ocean's 8 (Blu-ray)
  5. Tag (Blu-ray)
  6. Deadpool 2 (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Gotti (Blu-ray)
  8. Siberia (Blu-ray)
  9. Hereditary (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Adrift (Blu-ray)
CD
  1. Josh Groban, Bridges
  2. Eminem, Kamikaze
  3. Drake, Scorpion
  4. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  5. Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty
  6. Lauren Daigle, Look Up Child
  7. Ariana Grande, Sweetener
  8. Prince, Piano & a Microphone 1983
  9. Nicki Minaj, Queen
  10. XXXTENTACION, ?
Fiction
  1. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Hank Green
  2. Red War, Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills
  3. Juror #3, James Patterson and Nancy Allen
  4. Transcription, Kate Atkinson
  5. Lethal White, Robert Galbraith
  6. Shadow Tyrants, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
  7. In His Father's Footsteps, Danielle Steel
  8. Leverage in Death, J.D. Robb
  9. The Outsider, Stephen King
  10. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
Non-Fiction 
  1. Fear, Bob Woodward
  2. In Pieces, Sally Field
  3. The Dichotomy of Leadership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  4. Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  5. Educated, Tara Westover
  6. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
  7. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  8. How to Be a Good Creature, Sy Montgomery
  9. The Deep State, Jason Chaffetz
  10. The Russia Hoax, Gregg Jarrett

Friday, October 5, 2018

Celebrate 15 Years of The Walking Dead

Written by Jon Williams

On October 8, 2003, The Walking Dead issue #1 hit comic shops everywhere. Coming right on the heels of the acclaimed movie 28 Days Later, it helped start a snowball effect to begin the zombie craze that is still building to this day. Now, The Walking Dead is still going strong as a comic series, with issue #184 coming out earlier this week, and creator Robert Kirkman saying the end is still “far away off.” In conjunction with the fifteenth anniversary of the first issue’s release, October 13 has been designated as Walking Dead Day. To help your library celebrate with your patrons, here’s a look at the pop culture phenomenon that The Walking Dead has become.

The namesake television series The Walking Dead premiered, fittingly enough, on Halloween, October 31, 2010. Like the comic, it centered on Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), a small-town sheriff who awakes from a coma to find the hospital he is in, as well as the world outside, overrun by zombies. His life becomes a fight for survival as he struggles to figure out what’s going on and search for other survivors, particularly his family. The show has been a sensation, breaking viewership records for a cable series, and has gone on through its various seasons to explore the threat posed by other human survivors, personified by such memorable villains as the Governor (David Morrissey) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), as well as the ever-present zombie menace. This Sunday, October 7, the ninth season debuts, with this being notable as Andrew Lincoln’s last, as the show will shift its focus to Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) as they attempt to lead the survivors.

With the show’s success, it’s no surprise that it has spawned a spinoff of its own. Unlike The Walking Dead, which began more or less with the zombie apocalypse already underway, Fear the Walking Dead explores what it was like to experience the world descending into chaos. Debuting in August of 2015, it follows Madison (Kim Dickens) and Travis (Cliff Curtis) as they try desperately to keep their family alive and together. The fourth season, which just concluded on September 30, brought the two shows together with the introduction of Morgan, a character originated by Lennie James in the first season of The Walking Dead and brought back in season 5. Fear the Walking Dead has been picked up for its own fifth season, as it and the original show seem poised to continue far into the future.

The Walking Dead began its life in the comic format, but it has expanded into other areas of publishing as well. In 2011, the novel Rise of the Governor brought the backstory of that intriguing villain to life, and it was followed by The Road to Woodbury and The Fall of the Governor Parts 1 and 2 to round out the story arc. Series creator Robert Kirkman teamed up with writer Jay Bonansinga to tell the Governor’s story, and then Bonansinga continued on with four more novels: Descent, Invasion, Search and Destroy, and Return to Woodbury. Fans of the comic series and the show won’t want to miss these stories that delve into the niches of beloved characters and settings.

With so much content available, and plenty more on the way, fans of The Walking Dead are everywhere, and they’ll be looking for ways to celebrate on October 13. Make sure you have plenty of zombie-related media on your shelves for them to check out. And for those who just can’t wait, point them toward hoopla, where they can find Jay Bonansinga’s audiobooks, as well as the entire comic series, available with no holds and no waiting.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Hot This Week: October 1

Movies
  1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Ocean's 8 (Blu-ray)
  3. Tag (Blu-ray)
  4. Deadpool 2 (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Siberia (Blu-ray)
  6. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Adrift (Blu-ray)
  8. Superfly (Blu-ray)
  9. Hereditary (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Life of the Party (Blu-ray)
CD
  1. Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty
  2. Eminem, Kamikaze
  3. Drake, Scorpion
  4. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  5. Ariana Grande, Sweetener
  6. Paul McCartney, Egypt Station
  7. Nicki Minaj, Queen
  8. Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, Love Is Here to Stay
  9. Mac Miller, Swimming
  10. XXXTENTACION, ?
Fiction
  1. Lethal White, Robert Galbraith
  2. Juror #3, James Patterson and Nancy Allen
  3. Shadow Tyrants, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
  4. Leverage in Death, J.D. Robb
  5. In His Father's Footsteps, Danielle Steel
  6. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  7. Texas Ranger, James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
  8. The Outsider, Stephen King
  9. The Forbidden Door, Dean Koontz
  10. The Labyrinth of the Spirits, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Non-Fiction 
  1. Fear, Bob Woodward
  2. In Pieces, Sally Field
  3. Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
  6. The Deep State, Jason Chaffetz
  7. The Russia Hoax, Gregg Jarrett
  8. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  9. Accessory to War, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
  10. Addicted to Outrage, Glenn Beck

Friday, September 28, 2018

Plenty for Beatles Fans to Be Excited About

Written by Jon Williams

Paul McCartney’s latest album, Egypt Station, came out on September 7. It was his first release of new material since 2013’s NEW. As hard as it may be to believe, based on his iconic career, Egypt Station was Sir Paul’s first solo release to debut at #1 on Billboard’s album chart, and the first to attain that position at all in 36 years, since 1982’s Tug of War got there more than a month after its release.

Although this is his first new album in five years, he has been anything but idle in the meantime. In that span he released remastered editions of his classic albums Venus and Mars and Wings’ At the Speed of Sound (2014), Pipes of Peace and the aforementioned Tug of War (2015), and Flowers in the Dirt (2017), as well as putting together the post-Beatles career-spanning hits collection Pure McCartney. All of this on top of his constant tour schedule, and it’s hard to believe this man is 76 years old.

Another project McCartney had a hand in is the upcoming 50th anniversary re-release of the Beatles’ seminal self-titled ninth album, familiarly known as “The White Album” due to its plain white album cover with just the band’s name embossed on it. Originally released as a double album on November 22, 1968, the new edition will be available on November 9 in two configurations. A 3-disc set will include the original album plus the “Esher Demos,” a set of 27 songs recorded acoustically at George Harrison’s home (some of which were included on Anthology 3). The 6-disc deluxe edition includes all of that as well as outtakes and demos from the album’s recording sessions, plus a Blu-ray featuring the original mono mix of the album, the new stereo mix, and a 5.1 surround-sound mix. This comes on the heels of last year’s similar anniversary release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

And that’s not all that’s on the horizon for fans of the Beatles and their solo careers. Coming next week, in celebration of what would have been his 78th birthday on October 9, are new Ultimate Editions of John Lennon’s classic 1971 album Imagine. On the strength of its title track, it has proved to be his most popular solo album. The reissue will include a remastered standard edition, a 2-disc edition that includes B-sides and outtakes, and a Super Deluxe version that explores the evolution of each song through four CDs and bonus Blu-ray content. In addition, the films Imagine and Gimme Some Truth have been restored and are being re-released on DVD and Blu-ray at the same time. The project was overseen by Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow and creative partner.

The Beatles’ popularity continues unabated more than 48 years after they broke up, and their music, both as a band and from their individual solo careers, truly is a gift that keeps on giving. Your patrons will be clamoring for the new album from Paul McCartney, as well as these explorations of the Beatles’ and John Lennon’s classic albums. You can get them from the links above, and you can SmartBrowse on our website for more timeless music from these artists (and don’t forget George Harrison and Ringo Starr, who also have plenty of celebrated solo work).

Monday, September 24, 2018

Hot This Week: September 24

The first Hot This Week listing of fall finds new titles at the top in each category. In movies, it's the heist comedy Ocean's 8, joined by the remake of 1972's Super Fly. In music, Sir Paul McCartney brings a new set of timeless songs to the chart, while Mac Miller's untimely passing brings his latest album back into the spotlight as well. In fiction, a new James Patterson collaboration gives the prolific author three titles on the list, and in non-fiction, legendary journalist Bob Woodward's examination of the Trump administration takes the top spot.

Movies
  1. Ocean's 8 (Blu-ray)
  2. Tag (Blu-ray)
  3. Deadpool 2 (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Superfly (Blu-ray)
  5. Adrift (Blu-ray)
  6. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Hereditary (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Life of the Party (Blu-ray)
  9. Book Club (Blu-ray)
  10. Breaking In (Blu-ray)
CD
  1. Paul McCartney, Egypt Station
  2. Eminem, Kamikaze
  3. Lauren Daigle, Look Up Child
  4. Russ, Zoo
  5. Drake, Scorpion
  6. Mac Miller, Swimming
  7. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  8. Ariana Grande, Sweetener
  9. Nicki Minaj, Queen
  10. XXXTENTACION, ?
Fiction
  1. Juror #3, James Patterson and Nancy Allen
  2. Shadow Tyrants, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
  3. Leverage in Death, J.D. Robb
  4. In His Father's Footsteps, Danielle Steel
  5. The Forbidden Door, Dean Koontz
  6. Texas Ranger, James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
  7. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  8. The Outsider, Stephen King
  9. Robert B. Parker's Colorblind, Reed Farrel Coleman
  10. Depth of Winter, Craig Johnson
Non-Fiction 
  1. Fear, Bob Woodward
  2. The Restless Wave, John McCain and Mark Salter
  3. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. Unhinged, Omarosa Manigault Newman
  6. The Russia Hoax, Gregg Jarrett
  7. Accessory to War, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
  8. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  9. Every Day Is Extra, John Kerry
  10. The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

Friday, September 21, 2018

American Horror Story Brings the Chills

Written by Jon Williams

Fall begins this weekend. As we close the book on summer and inch closer to October and the spooky season, it’s entirely fitting that the new season of American Horror Story is now in full swing. Subtitled Apocalypse, the acclaimed show’s eighth season began with a widespread nuclear attack wiping out much of the world’s population, and then focused in on a small group of survivors brought together by a mysterious “Cooperative.”

Praise for American Horror Story began in 2011 with its first season. Murder House dealt with a troubled family trying to make a new start by moving to the West Coast; unfortunately, the house they bought for a steal had a troubled history of its own, with its victims (both old and new) being quite a bit livelier than you might expect. The star-studded cast featured Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and Kate Mara, as well as Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare, and Lily Rabe.

Although each season tells its own self-contained story, many of these stars (and others) would become familiar faces in different roles as the show progressed. The second season, Asylum, added Chloe Sevigny into the mix, and also featured James Cromwell (who won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor) and Joseph Fiennes. The third season, Coven, added Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, and Emma Roberts to the rotation of regulars, and starred Gabourey Sidibe as well, as it detailed the exploits surrounding a school for young witches. Freak Show took on a circus sideshow act, adding Finn Wittrock and John Carroll Lynch (in a memorable role as Twisty the Clown), as well as Michael Chiklis. Then came Hotel, about a group of vampires living in a haunted hotel, led by Lady Gaga’s Countess, and starring Wes Bentley, Alexandra Daddario, and Cheyenne Jackson. The sixth season, Roanoke, tells of a reality show and documentary taking place on the site of a famous mass disappearance, and adds Andre Holland and Cuba Gooding Jr. to the cast. Then last season, Cult, took on the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, with Alison Pill joining the fray.

With Apocalpyse, American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are in the midst of their eighth season of acclaimed, award-winning television, and the show has already been renewed to run at least through its tenth season. Even outside of this show, they are no stranger to good, popular television. Murphy created the show Nip/Tuck in 2003, and met Falchuk while working on it. When it ended, they joined forces to create the musical sensation Glee, which ran for six seasons. They created the two-season series Scream Queens, and they also serve as executive producers for another anthology series, American Crime Story, whose first season focused on the O.J. Simpson trial and whose second season, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, took home five trophies at this week’s Emmy Awards. They also created the series 9-1-1 focusing on first responders, currently in its second season.

Television lovers are always looking for good new shows to binge-watch, and with Halloween right around the corner, American Horror Story is a can’t-miss. The varied storylines and incredible performances are sure to keep viewers coming back for more. Find all previous seasons on our website so your patrons can get caught up with all the horrific happenings that have led into this season as well as whatever the show has in store for the future.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hot This Week: September 17

Last week's top two movies hold onto their spots, followed by the two new movies on this week's list. Eminem's new album release may have been a surprise, but its position atop the chart is not. In fiction, new novels from J.D. Robb and Danielle Steel top the list, while four new titles in non-fiction are headlined by a new book from Yuval Noah Harari, the author of Sapiens and Homo Deus.

Movies
  1. Deadpool 2 (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Tag (Blu-ray)
  3. Hereditary (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Adrift (Blu-ray)
  5. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Book Club (Blu-ray)
  7. Life of the Party (Blu-ray)
  8. Rampage (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Breaking In (Blu-ray)
  10. Overboard (Blu-ray)
CD
  1. Eminem, Kamikaze
  2. Drake, Scorpion
  3. Troye Sivan, Bloom
  4. Ariana Grande, Sweetener
  5. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  6. Nicki Minaj, Queen
  7. BTS, Love Yourself: Answer
  8. Why Don't We, 8 Letters
  9. XXXTENTACION, ?
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. Leverage in Death, J.D. Robb
  2. In His Father's Footsteps, Danielle Steel
  3. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  4. Texas Ranger, James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
  5. Depth of Winter, Craig Johnson
  6. The Outsider, Stephen King
  7. Dark Sentinel, Christine Feehan
  8. Tailspin, Sandra Brown
  9. Pieces of Her, Karin Slaughter
  10. There There, Tommy Orange
Non-Fiction 
  1. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
  2. The Restless Wave, John McCain and Mark Salter
  3. The Russia Hoax, Gregg Jarrett
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. Every Day Is Extra, John Kerry
  6. Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  7. Unhinged, Omarosa Manigault Newman
  8. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  9. Liars, Leakers, and Liberals, Jeanine Pirro
  10. The Good Neighbor, Maxwell King

Friday, September 14, 2018

Jack Ryan Returns to the Screen

Written by Jon Williams

On August 31, the entire eight-episode first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan became available for streaming. This new iteration brings the character to life for the first time since 2014, and to the small screen for the first time ever. Positive critical and viewer reactions are already rolling in, and the series has already been renewed for a second season.

This time around Ryan is played by John Krasinski, as the series focuses on the early days of the burgeoning CIA agent’s career. Krasinski has been in the pop culture spotlight lately as the star, director, and co-writer of the hit horror flick A Quiet Place, which came out earlier this year. He is probably even better known for his breakout role as Jim Halpert on The Office, which he played for the entirety of the comedy series’ nine-season run. The rest of Jack Ryan’s main cast is rounded out by Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman, and Dina Shihabi.

The show may be new, but the character of Jack Ryan is anything but. He originally came to be in Tom Clancy’s 1984 The Hunt for Red October. The novel tells how Jack Ryan, at this point a young CIA analyst, helps to ensure the defection of a grizzled Soviet navy captain with a devastating new submarine. The book became a bestseller following huge critical reaction, including an endorsement from President Ronald Reagan. Ryan has since featured in more than twenty novels, including such titles as Clear and Present Danger, Executive Orders, Command Authority, the recently released Line of Sight, and the forthcoming Oath of Office. Sadly, author Tom Clancy passed away in 2013, but the mantle of writing the Ryan character has been taken on by fellow authors Mark Greaney, Mike Maden, and Marc Cameron.

Jack Ryan remained as words on a page until 1990. That was the year The Hunt for Red October made him a big-screen sensation as well, bringing in over $120 million at the domestic box office. The movie featured a star-studded cast that included Sean Connery, Sam Neill, and James Earl Jones, as well as Alec Baldwin as Ryan himself. It was followed in 1992 with Patriot Games, with Harrison Ford taking over as Jack Ryan, a role he reprised in 1994’s Clear and Present Danger. The series was rebooted with 2002’s The Sum of All Fears, with Ben Affleck in the main character’s role. That movie took Clancy’s novel of the same name from 1991 and updated it for a 2002 setting. The series was then rebooted again in 2014 with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, an original origin story not based on any specific Clancy book, this time with Chris Pine starring.

And that’s where Jack Ryan’s screen presence left off, until the new streaming series debuted two weeks ago. As more and more people discover the show, Tom Clancy’s audiobooks and the past movies are sure to be in demand. Use the links above to find the materials, or SmartBrowse ‘Jack Ryan’ on our website for a full list of audiobooks we carry in the series.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Hot This Week: September 10

With Infinity War still going strong, Marvel lands atop the movie list once again, with the highly anticipated Deadpool sequel providing a lighter alternative. The highly popular K-pop group BTS takes over the music chart again with their new album. New fantasy novels from Sherrilyn Kenyon and Ilona Andrews debut in fiction, while the funeral of Senator John McCain brings his recent memoir The Restless Wave back to the forefront in non-fiction.

Movies
  1. Deadpool 2 (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Tag (Blu-ray)
  3. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Book Club (Blu-ray)
  5. Life of the Party (Blu-ray)
  6. Upgrade (Blu-ray)
  7. Breaking In (Blu-ray)
  8. Rampage (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Overboard (Blu-ray)
  10. Ready Player One (Blu-ray | 4K)
CD
  1. BTS, Love Yourself: Answer
  2. Drake, Scorpion
  3. Ariana Grande, Sweetener
  4. Nicki Minaj, Queen
  5. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  6. XXXTENTACION, ?
  7. Alice in Chains, Rainier Fog
  8. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  9. Luke Combs, This One's for You
  10. Ed Sheeran, Divide
Fiction
  1. Texas Ranger, James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
  2. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  3. The Outsider, Stephen King
  4. Tailspin, Sandra Brown
  5. Pieces of Her, Karin Slaughter
  6. Circe, Madeline Miller
  7. Stygian, Sherrilyn Kenyon
  8. There There, Tommy Orange
  9. Magic Triumphs, Ilona Andrews
  10. The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn
Non-Fiction 
  1. The Restless Wave, John McCain and Mark Salter
  2. The Russia Hoax, Gregg Jarrett
  3. Educated, Tara Westover
  4. Unhinged, Omarosa Manigault Newman
  5. Liars, Leakers, and Liberals, Jeanine Pirro
  6. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  7. House of Trump, House of Putin, Craig Unger
  8. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  9. Dopesick, Beth Macy
  10. Indianapolis, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hot This Week: September 4

We hope everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! We come back to the daily grind with three new movies, all on the lower half of the list. Pop sensation Ariana Grande's new album tops the week's music chart, with new music from Cole Swindell and Death Cab for Cutie also debuting. In fiction, a new thriller from Karin Slaughter comes in behind two James Pattersons, while a political guide from a popular podcast joins the non-fiction list.

Movies
  1. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Life of the Party (Blu-ray)
  3. Breaking In (Blu-ray)
  4. Overboard (Blu-ray)
  5. Rampage (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Show Dogs (Blu-ray)
  7. Ready Player One (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Bleeding Steel (Blu-ray)
  9. I Feel Pretty (Blu-ray)
  10. Action Point
CD
  1. Ariana Grande, Sweetener
  2. Nicki Minaj, Queen
  3. Drake, Scorpion
  4. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  5. Cole Swindell, All of It
  6. XXXTENTACION, ?
  7. Death Cab for Cutie, Thank You for Today
  8. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  9. Luke Combs, This One's for You
  10. Ed Sheeran, Divide
Fiction
  1. Texas Ranger, James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
  2. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  3. Pieces of Her, Karin Slaughter
  4. Tailspin, Sandra Brown
  5. The Outsider, Stephen King
  6. The Other Woman, Daniel Silva
  7. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
  8. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
  9. The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn
  10. Feared, Lisa Scottoline
Non-Fiction 
  1. Unhinged, Omarosa Manigault Newman
  2. The Russia Hoax, Gregg Jarrett
  3. Educated, Tara Westover
  4. House of Trump, House of Putin, Craig Unger
  5. Liars, Leakers, and Liberals, Jeanine Pirro
  6. The Chapo Guide to Revolution, Various Authors
  7. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
  8. Dopesick, Beth Macy
  9. The Soul of America, Jon Meacham
  10. Everything Trump Touches Dies, Rick Wilson

Monday, August 27, 2018

Hot This Week: August 27

There's just one new movie on this week's list, but it's a big one: the game-changing latest installment in Marvel's Avengers franchise, Infinity War. In music, Nicki Minaj's new album bumps Drake from the top spot he's held for several weeks. James Patterson now occupies the top two spots in fiction, with a new Lisa Scottoline thriller also making its debut, while two new political examinations make the list in non-fiction.

Movies
  1. Life of the Party (Blu-ray)
  2. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Breaking In (Blu-ray)
  4. Overboard (Blu-ray)
  5. Rampage (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Ready Player One (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. I Feel Pretty (Blu-ray)
  8. Super Troopers 2 (Blu-ray)
  9. A Quiet Place (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Blockers (Blu-ray)
CD
  1. Nicki Minaj, Queen
  2. Drake, Scorpion
  3. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  4. Jason Mraz, Know.
  5. XXXTENTACION, ?
  6. Luke Combs, This One's for You
  7. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  8. YG, Stay Dangerous
  9. Taylor Swift, Reputation
  10. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Soundtrack
Fiction
  1. Texas Ranger, James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
  2. The President Is Missing, James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  3. Tailspin, Sandra Brown
  4. The Outsider, Stephen King
  5. Feared, Lisa Scottoline
  6. The Other Woman, Daniel Silva
  7. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
  8. Cottage by the Sea, Debbie Macomber
  9. Paradox, Catherine Coulter
  10. All We Ever Wanted, Emily Giffin
Non-Fiction 
  1. Unhinged, Omarosa Manigault Newman
  2. The Russia Hoax, Gregg Jarrett
  3. Liars, Leakers, and Liberals, Jeanine Pirro
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. House of Trump, House of Putin, Craig Unger
  6. Everything Trump Touches Dies, Rick Wilson
  7. Dopesick, Beth Macy
  8. Death of a Nation, Dinesh D'Souza
  9. The Soul of America, Jon Meacham
  10. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson