I like to glance over the New York Times Best Sellers list frequently, just to make sure I’m not missing out on the next great book. I love knowing what books are popular!
So, with that in mind, once a month I receive a list of the books that you all have requested the most. Wondering what was popular in Cobb County in July? (Me, too!) Here’s that list. If you’d like to request the book – and I’m sure the list will be long, so please keep that in mind – just click on the title and it will take you to the catalog. If you have any questions, just call your favorite local library.
Backfire by Catherine Coulter
San Francisco Judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, is presiding over the trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill – accused in a string of murders – when the proceedings take a radical turn. Federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless style, becomes suddenly tentative in his opening statement, leading Hunt to suspect he’s been threatened – suspicions that are all but confirmed when Hunt is shot in the back.
Savich and Sherlock receive news of the attack as an ominous note is delivered to Savich at the Hoover Building: YOU DESERVE THIS FOR WHAT YOU DID. Security tapes fail to reveal who delivered the tapes. Who is behind the shooting of Judge Ramsey Hunt? Who sent the note to Savich? And what does it all mean? Savich and Sherlock race to San Francisco to find out…watching their backs all the while.
Criminal: a novel by Karin Slaughter
Slaughter’s new novel is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses 40 years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man’s deepest secrets. “Karin Slaughter is one of the best crime novelists in America.”–”The Washington Post.”
Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl‘s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.
A South American crime lord has brought New York the worst lawlessness and violence the city has ever seen. Police shot in the street. Judges murdered in the courtroom. Mayhem is unleashed–and the mayor demands that Detective Michael Bennett find a way to stop it.
The innocent by David Baldacci
Effective hitman Will Robie may have made the first mistake of his career by stepping in to rescue a wayward teenaged girl who may be at the center of a vast coverup in this new lethal blockbuster thriller.
Spring fever: a novel by Mary Kay Andrews
Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back. But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town. On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.
…and yes, I know there are 6 titles, not 5, on this list. But “Top 6 Books” didn’t have the same ring to it.
Which one(s) are you excited to read? I put Gone Girl on hold – can’t wait to read it!
All blurbs courtesy of the publisher.