Memorial Hall Library

New York Times Best Sellers

Hardcover Fiction

New York Times Fiction Best SellersFebruary 5, 2023
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The 21st book in the Pendergast series. Constance Greene travels back in time to prevent the deaths of her siblings.
The House of Wolves by James Patterson and Mike Lupica
After her father is murdered, Jenny Wolf becomes the head of a powerful family in California.
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
After her parents die, Louise encounters more than she expected in dealing with the family home.
Seven years after witnessing her best friend drop dead, Maya returns to her Berkshires hometown to piece together what happened.
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
The second book in the Alex Stern series. Alex risks her future at Lethe and Yale to get Darlington out of purgatory.
The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham
Two childhood friends follow in their fathers’ footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
A reimagining of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee’s son gets accused of killing his crush.
The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis
In Los Angeles in 1981, a prep school senior becomes obsessed with a new student at the same time he and his circle of friends are taunted by a serial killer.
Without a Trace by Danielle Steel
Charles Vincent meets someone who ignites his passion and must decide whether to walk away from his perfect-from-the-outside life.
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersFebruary 5, 2023
Spare by Prince Harry
The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle.
The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.
The Nazi Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
The story of a Nazi plot to kill President Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill.
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.
Straight Shooter by Stephen A. Smith
The ESPN analyst recounts the highs and lows of his life and career.
The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.
In 1848, Ellen Craft, disguised as a disabled white man, and her husband, William, posing as that man’s slave, achieved freedom only to have to flee again.
An Immense World by Ed Yong
The Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer explains the sensory perceptions and ways of communication used by a variety of animals.
Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles Jim O’Connell’s work to provide medical care to Boston’s unhoused population.
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.
The Song of the Cell by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the discovery of cells and describes how modern medicine uses them.
The Myth of Normal by Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté
The potential ways in which trauma and stress from modern-day living can affect our physical health.
And There Was Light by Jon Meacham
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer portrays the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Surrender by Bono
The lead singer of the Irish rock band U2 offers details of his life, career and activism.
Myth America by edited Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer
A collection of essays by historians who separate fact from fiction as they detail our nation’s past.