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Monday, September 28, 2020

Hot This Week: September 28

We wind down the month of September with a slew of new titles, including two in movies. Music superstars Alicia Keys and Keith Urban debut new albums on the music chart, which is still topped by Taylor Swift's ultra-popular Folklore album. A whopping six new novels make the list in fiction, including the latest addition to Ken Follett's Kingsbridge series. The latest book on the Trump presidency by award-winning journalist Bob Woodward leads six new titles in nonfiction.

Movies

  1. Irresistible (Blu-ray)
  2. Rogue (Blu-ray)
  3. The King of Staten Island (Blu-ray)
  4. Scoob! (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. The Bay of Silence
  6. Z (Blu-ray)
  7. The Outpost (Blu-ray)
  8. You Should Have Left
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Taylor Swift, Folklore
  2. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  3. Alicia Keys, Alicia
  4. Keith Urban, The Speed of Now, Part 1
  5. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  6. Lil Baby, My Turn
  7. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  8. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  9. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  10. The Weeknd, After Hours
Fiction
  1. The Evening and the Morning, Ken Follett
  2. Vince Flynn: Total Power, Kyle Mills
  3. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Christopher Paolini
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  5. Shadows in Death, J.D. Robb
  6. One by One, Ruth Ware
  7. All the Devils Are Here, Louise Penny
  8. Anxious People, Fredrik Backman
  9. Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi
  10. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
Nonfiction
  1. Rage, Bob Woodward
  2. Blackout, Candace Owens
  3. Killing Crazy Horse, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  4. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  5. Compromised, Peter Strzok
  6. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  7. Live Free or Die, Sean Hannity
  8. Speaking for Myself, Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  9. Everything Beautiful in Its Time, Jenna Bush Hager
  10. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hot This Week: September 14

We have plenty of new titles for you this week! There are three new movies on the list, including the top two, plus the movie 21 Bridges as viewers celebrate the life and work of Chadwick Boseman. Metallica's follow-up of their popular collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony debuts on the music chart, as does the new album from Katy Perry. Five new fiction titles include new novels from Louise Penny and Elena Ferrante, as well as a Star Wars novel from fan favorite author Timothy Zahn. And in nonfiction, three additions are led by a look at the First Lady from someone who knows her well.

Movies

  1. Irresistible (Blu-ray)
  2. Rogue (Blu-ray)
  3. The King of Staten Island (Blu-ray)
  4. The Outpost (Blu-ray)
  5. Scoob! (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. You Should Have Left
  7. Trolls World Tour (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. 21 Bridges (Blu-ray)
  9. Blood Quantum (Blu-ray)
  10. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Taylor Swift, Folklore
  2. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  3. Metallica, S&M2
  4. Katy Perry, Smile
  5. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  6. Lil Baby, My Turn
  7. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  8. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  9. The Weeknd, After Hours
  10. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
Fiction
  1. All the Devils Are Here, Louise Penny
  2. The Lying Life of Adults, Elena Ferrante
  3. Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  5. Squeeze Me, Carl Hiaasen
  6. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  7. Thrawn Ascendency: Chaos Rising, Timothy Zahn
  8. Royal, Danielle Steel
  9. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  10. The Last Story of Mina Lee, Nancy Jooyoun Kim
Nonfiction
  1. Melania and Me, Stephanie Winston Walkoff
  2. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  3. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  4. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump
  5. How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  6. Live Free or Die, Sean Hannity
  7. Hoax, Brian Stelter
  8. The Dynasty, Jeff Benedict
  9. I Have Something to Tell You, Chasten Buttigieg
  10. Blitz, David Horowitz

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hot This Week: September 7

We hope everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! The King of Staten Island leads two new movies on this week's list. Three new albums on the music chart include additions from the Killers, Tim McGraw, and blackbear, while both audiobook lists hold steady from last week.

Movies

  1. The King of Staten Island (Blu-ray)
  2. The Outpost (Blu-ray)
  3. Scoob! (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. You Should Have Left
  5. Trolls World Tour (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. One Night in Bangkok
  7. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Blu-ray)
  8. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Emperor
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Taylor Swift, Folklore
  2. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  3. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  4. Lil Baby, My Turn
  5. The Killers, Imploding the Mirage
  6. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  7. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  8. Tim McGraw, Here on Earth
  9. blackbear, Everything Means Nothing
  10. The Weeknd, After Hours
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Squeeze Me, Carl Hiaasen
  3. Royal, Danielle Steel
  4. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  5. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  6. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand
  7. 1st Case, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
  8. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  9. The Order, Daniel Silva
  10. Near Dark, Brad Thor
Nonfiction
  1. Live Free or Die, Sean Hannity
  2. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  3. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  4. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump
  5. Hoax, Brian Stelter
  6. How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  7. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  8. Educated, Tara Westover
  9. Blitz, David Horowitz
  10. The Answer Is..., Alex Trebek

Friday, September 4, 2020

In Memoriam: Chadwick Boseman

Written by Jon Williams

The entertainment world was stunned last weekend by the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman after a long private battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

Boseman got an early start on a career in film and television. He got a degree in directing from Howard University, where Phylicia Rashad was one of his teachers and Denzel Washington was a benefactor. He began on the small screen with bit parts in shows like Law & Order, CSI:NY, and ER. In 2008 he appeared in his first big-screen role in The Express. However, he stayed mostly on television for the next few years, landing recurring and regular roles on the shows Lincoln Heights and Persons Unknown (both currently unavailable), one more one-shots on shows like Castle and Justified (Season 2 unavailable).

His star rocketed to the top for good with his first starring role. In 2013, he played Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, in 42. (Coincidentally, the day he passed, August 28, was the date MLB celebrated Jackie Robinson Day this year.) He then went on to play other Black icons: James Brown in 2014’s Get on Up, and Thurgood Marshall, the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, in 2017’s Marshall.

While Boseman achieved praise for portraying each of those larger-than-life, real figures from American history, the greatest portion of his fame came from his role as a fictional king. T’Challa, the superhero Black Panther, was created by Marvel Comics in 1966; Boseman brought him to the silver screen in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. The character got his own standalone adventure in 2018’s Black Panther, detailing T’Challa’s coronation as King of Wakanda and the first threat to his rule. Boseman played him again in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Black Panther (#4), Infinity War (#5), and Endgame (#2) are currently three of the top five grossing films of all time at the domestic box office.

Chadwick Boseman’s final film role was in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, based on a play detailing a recording session for blues musician Ma Rainey; release plans for the movie are still up in the air. In the meantime, make sure to have his work available for patrons who want to celebrate this phenomenally talented actor. Click on the links above, or SmartBrowse his name on our website to find more.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Hot This Week: August 31

We bid August a fond farewell with a lineup of five new movies led by The Outpost, starring Orlando Bloom and based on a true story of the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Taylor Swift's juggernaut new album holds onto the top spot in music. New novels from Carl Hiaasen and Danielle Steel crack the list in fiction, while Isabel Wilkerson's examination of division in America leads two newcomers in nonfiction.

Movies

  1. The Outpost (Blu-ray)
  2. Scoob! (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. You Should Have Left
  4. Trolls World Tour (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Blu-ray)
  6. Emperor
  7. Open 24 Hours (Blu-ray)
  8. Survive the Night (Blu-ray)
  9. Archive
  10. The Wretched (Blu-ray)
Music
  1. Taylor Swift, Folklore
  2. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  3. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  4. Lil Baby, My Turn
  5. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  6. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  7. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
  8. The Weeknd, After Hours
  9. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  10. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Squeeze Me, Carl Hiaasen
  3. Royal, Danielle Steel
  4. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  5. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  6. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand
  7. 1st Case, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
  8. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  9. The Order, Daniel Silva
  10. Near Dark, Brad Thor
Nonfiction
  1. Live Free or Die, Sean Hannity
  2. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  3. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  4. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump
  5. Hoax, Brian Stelter
  6. How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  7. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  8. Educated, Tara Westover
  9. Blitz, David Horowitz
  10. The Answer Is..., Alex Trebek

Monday, August 17, 2020

Hot This Week: August 17

Three new movies make this week's list, headed by the Kevin Bacon/Amanda Seyfried thriller You Should Have Left. Taylor Swift's surprise blockbuster album debuts atop the music chart, which also welcomes a new album from R&B singer-songwriter Brandy. New novels from James Patterson and Karin Slaughter are hot in fiction. In nonfiction, the popular and timely bestseller from Ibram X. Kendi on combating racism, now available on audiobook, makes its first appearance.

Movies

  1. Scoob! (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. You Should Have Left
  3. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Blu-ray)
  4. Survive the Night (Blu-ray)
  5. Trolls World Tour (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Grand Isle (Blu-ray)
  7. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Force of Nature (Blu-ray)
  9. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Taylor Swift, Folklore
  2. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  3. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  4. Lil Baby, My Turn
  5. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  6. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  7. The Weeknd, After Hours
  8. Brandy, B7
  9. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  10. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. 1st Case, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
  3. The Order, Daniel Silva
  4. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  5. Near Dark, Brad Thor
  6. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand
  7. The Silent Wife, Karin Slaughter
  8. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  9. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  10. Sex and Vanity, Kevin Kwan
Nonfiction
  1. Live Free or Die, Sean Hannity
  2. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump
  3. How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  4. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  5. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps, Ben Shapiro
  6. The Answer Is..., Alex Trebek
  7. The Room Where It Happened, John Bolton
  8. Educated, Tara Westover
  9. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  10. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates

Monday, August 3, 2020

Hot This Week: August 3

We charge into August with Scooby-Doo's origin story atop the movie listing. Pop Smoke holds onto #1 on the music chart, followed closely by the first new album from the Chicks in 14 years. A new Scot Harvath novel from bestselling author Brad Thor makes its debut in fiction, while nonfiction sees the addition of the autobiography of beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

Movies
  1. Scoob! (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Survive the Night (Blu-ray)
  3. Trolls World Tour (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Force of Nature (Blu-ray)
  5. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. The Hunt (Blu-ray)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  2. The Chicks, Gaslighter
  3. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  4. Lil Baby, My Turn
  5. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  6. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  7. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  8. The Weeknd, After Hours
  9. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  10. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Near Dark, Brad Thor
  3. The Order, Daniel Silva
  4. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand
  5. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  6. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  7. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  8. Sex and Vanity, Kevin Kwan
  9. A Walk Along the Beach, Debbie Macomber
  10. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
Nonfiction
  1. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump
  2. The Answer Is..., Alex Trebek
  3. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps, Ben Shapiro
  4. The Room Where It Happened, John Bolton
  5. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  6. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  7. Educated, Tara Westover
  8. Blitz, David Horowitz
  9. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  10. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson

Monday, July 27, 2020

Hot This Week: July 27

As we bid farewell to the month of July, the thriller Body Cam is the only newcomer to the movie list. Rapper Pop Smoke's posthumous debut album comes in at #1 following its physical release. Daniel Silva's new novel tops the fiction list, which also sees new entries from David Mitchell and Debbie Macomber, while the nonfiction list is taken over by the record-breaking tell-all from Mary Trump.

Movies
  1. Trolls World Tour (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Force of Nature (Blu-ray)
  4. Body Cam
  5. The Hunt (Blu-ray)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  2. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  3. Lil Baby, My Turn
  4. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  5. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  6. The Weeknd, After Hours
  7. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  8. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  9. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
  10. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Fiction
  1. The Order, Daniel Silva
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand
  4. Sex and Vanity, Kevin Kwan
  5. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  6. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  7. Utopia Avenue, David Mitchell
  8. A Walk Along the Beach, Debbie Macomber
  9. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  10. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
Nonfiction
  1. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump
  2. The Room Where It Happened, John Bolton
  3. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  4. Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
  5. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  6. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  7. Educated, Tara Westover
  8. Big Friendship, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
  9. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  10. Blitz, David Horowitz

Monday, July 20, 2020

Hot This Week: July 20

The ever-popular Trolls bring their World Tour to our list this week, fronting a group of three new movies to make it. The musical Hamilton's streaming debut propels the soundtrack back to the top of the music chart. In fiction, a new novel from the author of Crazy Rich Asians makes the list, while journalist Jacob Soboroff's examination of U.S. border policy joins in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Trolls World Tour (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Force of Nature (Blu-ray)
  3. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. The Hunt (Blu-ray)
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Proximity (Blu-ray)
  8. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  2. Lil Baby, My Turn
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. The Weeknd, After Hours
  5. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  6. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  7. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  8. Lady Gaga, Chromatica
  9. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand
  3. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  4. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  5. Sex and Vanity, Kevin Kwan
  6. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  7. The Summer House, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
  8. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  9. Fair Warning, Michael Connelly
  10. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
Nonfiction
  1. The Room Where It Happened, John Bolton
  2. Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
  3. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  4. Separated, Jacob Soboroff
  5. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  6. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  7. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  8. Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss
  9. Educated, Tara Westover
  10. Blitz, David Horowitz

Monday, July 6, 2020

Hot This Week: July 6

The first list for the month of July sees the timely film Burden join in movies. The music chart features new albums from iconic musicians Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The fiction list remains largely the same, while nonfiction sees new political entries from John Bolton and David Horowitz.

Movies
  1. The Hunt (Blu-ray)
  2. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Impractical Jokers: The Movie (Blu-ray)
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Burden
  10. Birds of Prey (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. Bob Dylan, Rough and Rowdy Ways
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. Lady Gaga, Chromatica
  5. The Weeknd, After Hours
  6. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  7. Lamb of God, Lamb of God
  8. Neil Young, Homegrown
  9. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  10. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
Fiction
  1. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  4. The Summer House, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
  5. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  6. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  7. Fair Warning, Michael Connelly
  8. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  9. Deacon King Kong, James McBride
  10. Hideaway, Nora Roberts
Nonfiction
  1. The Room Where It Happened, John Bolton
  2. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  3. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  4. Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
  5. Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss
  6. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  7. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  8. Educated, Tara Westover
  9. Blitz, David Horowitz
  10. United States of Socialism, Dinesh D'Souza

Monday, June 29, 2020

Hot This Week: June 29

There are several new titles your patrons will be looking for as we head into the holiday week, beginning with the Impractical Jokers, who bring their antics to their first big-screen feature. In music, K-pop sensation NCT 127 brings their latest album back to the list for the first time since March. A new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand top's this week's fiction list, while a look at First Lady Melania Trump debuts in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. The Hunt (Blu-ray)
  2. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Impractical Jokers: The Movie (Blu-ray)
  4. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Birds of Prey (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Fantasy Island (Blu-ray)
  10. 2 Minutes of Fame
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. Lady Gaga, Chromatica
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. The Weeknd, After Hours
  5. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  6. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  7. NCT 127, NCT #127: Neo Zone, the 2nd Album
  8. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  9. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  4. The Summer House, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
  5. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  6. Deacon King Kong, James McBride
  7. Fair Warning, Michael Connelly
  8. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  9. Tom Clancy: Firing Point, Mike Maden
  10. Daddy's Girls, Danielle Steel
Nonfiction
  1. Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss
  2. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  3. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  4. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  5. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  6. Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
  7. Educated, Tara Westover
  8. The Art of Her Deal, Mary Jordan
  9. United States of Socialism, Dinesh D'Souza
  10. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw

Monday, June 22, 2020

Hot This Week: June 22

Welcome to summer! This week's list sees the horror satire The Hunt take over the top spot. In music, Lil Baby bumps Lady Gaga to return to #1. Three new titles in fiction include new novels from James Patterson and Danielle Steel, while nonfiction gains entries from Chris Wallace and Stacey Abrams.

Movies
  1. The Hunt (Blu-ray)
  2. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Birds of Prey (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Fantasy Island (Blu-ray)
  8. The Way Back (Blu-ray)
  9. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. Lady Gaga, Chromatica
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. The Weeknd, After Hours
  5. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  6. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  7. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  8. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  9. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  3. The Summer House, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
  4. Daddy's Girls, Danielle Steel
  5. Fair Warning, Michael Connelly
  6. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  7. Tom Clancy: Firing Point, Mike Maden
  8. Hideaway, Nora Roberts
  9. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  10. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
Nonfiction
  1. Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss
  2. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  3. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  4. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  5. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  6. Our Time Is Now, Stacey Abrams
  7. Educated, Tara Westover
  8. United States of Socialism, Dinesh D'Souza
  9. Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
  10. My Vanishing Country, Bakari Sellers

Monday, June 15, 2020

Hot This Week: June 15

This week's movie list adds Robert the Bruce, which sees Angus Macfadyen return to the role of the titular Scottish hero he first played in 1995's Braveheart. New albums from Lady Gaga and Jimmy Buffett take over the week's music chart. In fiction, new novels from Lucy Foley and Emily Giffin make the list. Nonfiction sees debuts from political commentator Dinesh D'Souza and journalist Rutger Bregman, along with the return of Ta-Nehisi Coates's popular racial treatise, Between the World and Me.

Movies
  1. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Birds of Prey (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Fantasy Island (Blu-ray)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. The Way Back (Blu-ray)
  9. Robert the Bruce (Blu-ray)
  10. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lady Gaga, Chromatica
  2. Jimmy Buffett, Life on the Flip Side
  3. Lil Baby, My Turn
  4. The Weeknd, After Hours
  5. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  6. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  7. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  8. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  9. Mac Miller, Circles
  10. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  3. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  4. The Lies That Bind, Emily Giffin
  5. Fair Warning, Michael Connelly
  6. Hideaway, Nora Roberts
  7. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  8. Big Summer, Jennifer Weiner
  9. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  10. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates
  3. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  4. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  5. Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
  6. United States of Socialism, Dinesh D'Souza
  7. Educated, Tara Westover
  8. My Vanishing Country, Bakari Sellers
  9. Humankind, Rutger Bregman
  10. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell

Monday, June 8, 2020

Hot This Week: June 8

Two new movies bookend this week's list, with the new horror adaptation of The Invisible Man at the top and the new Disney Pixar animated hit Onward at #10. The new release from the 1975 debuts at #2 on the music chart, which also sees the entry of If I Know Me, the debut album from country singer Morgan Wallen, more than two years after its initial release. New novels from Nora Roberts and Michael Connelly join the list in fiction, with three new entries making it in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. The Invisible Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Birds of Prey (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. The Way Back (Blu-ray)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Fantasy Island (Blu-ray)
  8. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Brahms: The Boy II (Blu-ray)
  10. Onward (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. The 1975, Notes on a Conditional Form
  3. The Weeknd, After Hours
  4. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  5. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  6. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  7. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  8. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  9. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Hideaway, Nora Roberts
  3. Fair Warning, Michael Connelly
  4. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  5. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  6. Big Summer, Jennifer Weiner
  7. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  8. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  9. The 20th Victim, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  10. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  3. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. Hollywood Park, Mikel Jollett
  6. Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
  7. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  8. My Vanishing Country, Bakari Sellers
  9. The Lincoln Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
  10. The Rural Diaries, Hilarie Burton Morgan

Monday, June 1, 2020

Hot This Week: June 1

Welcome to June! It's a pretty calm week in terms of movement on our weekly hot list. The most action came in movies, which sees two new titles make the list, led by the Ben Affleck drama The Way Back. In music, the new album from Jason Isbell debuts at #4, while both audiobook lists are made up of popular titles from recent weeks.

Movies
  1. The Way Back (Blu-ray)
  2. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Birds of Prey (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Fantasy Island (Blu-ray)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Brahms: The Boy II (Blu-ray)
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. The Weeknd, After Hours
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Reunions
  5. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  6. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  7. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  8. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  9. Taylor Swift, Lover
  10. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  3. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  4. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  5. Big Summer, Jennifer Weiner
  6. The 20th Victim, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  7. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  8. The Last Trial, Scott Turow
  9. The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  10. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  3. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  6. The Lincoln Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
  7. The Rural Diaries, Hilarie Burton Morgan
  8. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  9. The House of Kennedy, James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen
  10. Pelosi, Molly Ball

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Hot This Week: May 25

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We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Three new movies on our weekly list are led by the DC Comics extravaganza Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Hayley Williams, best known for her work with the band Paramore, lands on the music chart with her debut solo album. In fiction, the latest novel from bestselling author Scott Turow makes the list, while new biographies of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and baseball legend Willie Mays do the same in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Birds of Prey (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Fantasy Island (Blu-ray)
  4. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Gretel & Hansel (Blu-ray)
  8. I Still Believe (Blu-ray)
  9. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. The Weeknd, After Hours
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  6. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  7. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  8. Hayley Williams, Petals for Armor
  9. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  3. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  4. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  5. The 20th Victim, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  6. Big Summer, Jennifer Weiner
  7. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  8. The Last Trial, Scott Turow
  9. The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  10. The Book of Lost Friends, Lisa Wingate
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  3. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. The Lincoln Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
  6. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  7. The Rural Diaries, Hilarie Burton Morgan
  8. Pelosi, Molly Ball
  9. Incomparable, Brie and Nikki Bella
  10. 24, Willie Mays and John Shea

Monday, May 18, 2020

Hot This Week: May 18

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Four new movies make this week's list, led by the comics adaptation Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel. Country music superstar Kenny Chesney's new album debuts atop the music chart. New novels from James Patterson, Jennifer Weiner, and Mary Kay Andrews light up the fiction list, while a memoir from actress Hillarie Burton Morgan leads four new titles in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Gretel & Hansel (Blu-ray)
  5. I Still Believe (Blu-ray)
  6. The Gentlemen (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Arkansas (Blu-ray)
  9. Like a Boss (Blu-ray)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Kenny Chesney, Here and Now
  2. Lil Baby, My Turn
  3. The Weeknd, After Hours
  4. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  5. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  6. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  7. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  8. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  9. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  4. The 20th Victim, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  5. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  6. Big Summer, Jennifer Weiner
  7. The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  8. Hello, Summer, Mary Kay Andrews
  9. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  10. The Wedding Dress, Danielle Steel
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  3. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. The Rural Diaries, Hilarie Burton Morgan
  6. The Lincoln Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
  7. The House of Kennedy, James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen
  8. Incomparable, Brie and Nikki Bella
  9. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  10. Resistance, Tori Amos

Monday, May 11, 2020

Hot This Week: May 11

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This week's movie listing is led by the blockbuster debut of Sonic the Hedgehog on the big screen. The music chart stays largely the same but welcomes Travis Scott's Astroworld back nearly two years after its release. New novels from bestselling authors John Grisham and Danielle Steel debut in fiction, and a book on social connection from former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy does so in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. The Gentlemen (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Like a Boss (Blu-ray)
  6. The Rhythm Section (Blu-ray)
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Underwater (Blu-ray)
  9. Just Mercy (Blu-ray)
  10. The Turning (Blu-ray)
Music
  1. The Weeknd, After Hours
  2. Lil Baby, My Turn
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Travis Scott, Astroworld
  6. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  7. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  8. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  9. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  10. Harry Styles, Fine Line
Fiction
  1. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  2. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  4. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  5. The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  6. The Wedding Dress, Danielle Steel
  7. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  8. Masked Prey, John Sandford
  9. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  10. The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  3. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. The House of Kennedy, James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen
  6. More Myself, Alicia Keys and Michelle Burford
  7. The Last Book on the Left, Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski
  8. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  9. Together, Vivek H. Murthy
  10. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell