Friday, January 13, 2017

Water Street Bookstore's Bestselling Books of 2016

Check out Water Street Bookstore's bestselling books for 2016, broken out by category. #1 with a bullet goes to The Fireman by Joe Hill! Thanks Joe!

Fiction- Hardcover
1. The Fireman by Joe Hill*
2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 
3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
5. My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
6. Storm Cell by Brendan DuBois*
7. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
8. LaRose by Louise Erdrich
9. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 
10. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Fiction- Paperback    
1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
2. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 
3. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
5. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman 
6. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
7. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
8. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
9. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
10. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 

Nonfiction- Hardcover
1. Belichick and Brady by Michael Holley
2. The Penny Poet of Portsmouth by Katherine Towler*
3. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
4. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
7. Black Trumpet by Evan Mallett*
8. Tribe by Sebastian Junger
9. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo 
10. The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Nonfiction- Paperback
1. Waking Up White by Debby Irving
2. Glorify by Emily C. Heath*
3. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2017 
4. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
5. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
6. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
7. H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
8. Hope and Healing for Transcending Loss by Ashley Davis Bush*
9. Exeter, Historically Speaking by Barbara Rimkunas*
10. Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Children's- Hardcover
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne
2. The Luck Uglies #3: Rise of the Ragged Clover by Paul Durham*
3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
4. Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
5. The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems 
6. Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11) by Jeff Kinney
7. When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
8. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems
9. The Trials of Apollo #1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan 
10. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Children's- Paperback
1. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
2. The Luck Uglies #1 by Paul Durham*
3. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
4. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
5. Apollo by George O'Connor
6. The Luck Uglies #2: Fork Tongued Charmers by Paul Durham*
7. Science Comics: Coral Reefs by Maris Wicks
8. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
9. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
10. Zeus by George O'Connor 

* connotes a local author (way to go local authors!)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Books to Anticipate! YAAAA!

So many great books are being published in 2017. These are just the ones I have ARCs for or have noticed in catalogs while ordering. So I know there are many more, many that I have missed. It's an embarrassment of riches, friends. Getting reading (and pre-ordering)! 

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran (Putnam) (Already read this one-- it's INCREDIBLE)
Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan (Tin House)
Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron)
Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin (Riverhead) (So good, so trippy)
The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder by Claudia Rowe (Dey St.)
4321 by Paul Auster (Henry Holt)
A Word for Love by Emily Robbins (Riverhead)
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich (Random House)
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus by Lisa Wade (WW Norton)
The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead by Chenelle Benz (Ecco)
Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson (Ecco)
The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kingsley (Liveright)
Thirteen Shells by Nadia Bozak (House of Anansi)
Always Happy Hour: Stories by Mary Miller (Liveright)
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton (Spiegel & Grau)
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson (Simon & Schuster)
Once We Were Sisters by Sheila Kohler (Penguin)
What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America edited by Denis Johnson and Valerie Merians (Melville House)

300 Arguments: Essays by Sarah Manguso (Graywolf)
Autumn by Ali Smith (Pantheon)
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez (Hogarth)
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (Tin House)
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (Dutton)
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill (Riverhead)
A Separation by Katie Kitamura (Riverhead)
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central) (Read it already-- WOW. It is magnificent.)
Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz (Random House)
Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School by Carla Shalaby (New Press)
Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation by Sunaura Taylor (New Press)

Follow Me into the Dark by Felicia Sullivan (Feminist Press)
Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato (St. Martin's)
All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg (HMH)
Wait Till You See Me: Stories by Deb Olin Unferth (Graywolf)
The Impossible Fairy Tale by Han Yujoo (Graywolf)

The One-Eyed Man by Ron Currie (Viking)
Sonora by Hannah Lillith Assadi (Soho)
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy (Random House)
Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein (Algonquin)
Ill Will by Dan Chaon (Ballantine)
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (Putnam)
The Idiot by Elif Batuman (Penguin Press)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead)
The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler (Ecco)
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel (Knopf)
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett (Tin House)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Dial)
How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood by Peter Moskowitz (Nation Books) 
South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion (Knopf)
The Vine That Ate the South by J.D. Wilkes (Two Dollar Radio)
For Love of the Dollar by J.M Servin (Unnamed Press)

Kingdom of the Young: Stories  by Edie Meidav (Sarabande)
Underground Fugue by Margot Singer (Melville House)
The Givers: Money, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age by David Callahan (Knopf)
Unreliable by Lee Irby (Doubleday)
Rebel Mother by Peter Andreas (Simon & Schuster) 
The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch (Harper)
Marlena by Julie Buntin (Henry Holt)
American War by Omar El Akkad (Knopf)
No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts (Ecco)
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Riverhead)
Sunshine State: Essays by Sarah Gerard (Harper Perennial)

Fen: Stories by Daisy Johnson (Graywolf) 
Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton and Cari Lynn (New Press) 
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki (Hogarth)
Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny (Knopf)
The Leavers by Lisa Ko (Algonquin)
Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood (Riverhead)
The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne (Viking)
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (Flatiron) (Reading it now--holy cow)
The Invisible Mile by David Conventry (Europa Editions)
Broken River by J. Robert Lennon (Graywolf)
My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir by Jessica B. Harris (Scribner)
Seeing People Off by Jana Benova (Two Dollar Radio)

Wolf Whistle Politics: Feminists on the Most Misogynistic Presidential Election in American History edited by Sarah Burnes and Kera Bolonik (New Press)
Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy (Riverhead)
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay (Harper)
Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash (Coffee House Press)
Perfect Conditions by Vanessa Blakeslee (Curbside Splendor)
Fingerprints of Previous Owners by Rebecca Entel (Unnamed Press)
Blue Money by Janet Capron (Unnamed Press)

Made for Love by Alissa Nutting (Ecco)
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons (Viking)

Addicted to Reform: A Twelve Step Program to Rescue Public Education by John Merrow (New Press)
Infinite Things All at Once by Rachel Yoder (Curbside Splendor)

The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson (Ecco) (reading it now--spectacular)


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)