The Most Viewed Books of the Week

1. Rage by Bob Woodward. Based on a series of exclusive interviews with the president and hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses, Woodward explores how the patterns Trump developed in his first three years in the Oval Office shaped his responses to the multiple crises of 2020.

2. A Promised Land by Barack Obama. Hot off the press! A new post-White House memoir, A Promised Land by former President Barack Obama will go on sale November 17th and is currently available for pre-order. While you’re waiting for the story to arrive, check out some of Obama’s earlier autobiographies, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope (and Michelle Obama’s Becoming, too!).

3. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Yaa Gyasi wowed us with her debut novel and prior Discover Pick Homegoing and is back with a raw, intimate and deeply moving portrait about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.  The push and pull of science and faith paint a breathtaking portrait of a family colliding with addiction and grief.  Dubbed “a book of blazing brilliance” by The Washington PostTranscendent Kingdom is a powerful look at how we process and seek to contain the suffering around us. Transcendent Kingdom is our September Book Club pick, and our virtual Book Club will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 7PM ET.

4. The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett. Ken Follett’s long-awaited prequel to The Pillars of the Earth takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate – told through the eyes of a boatbuilder, a noblewoman and a monk.

5. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Mystery, romance, ghosts – this bewitching debut that centers around an aspiring brujo checks all the boxes.  Part paranormal fantasy, part mystery, part slow-burn romance, Cemetery Boys is a must-read for lovers of all genres.  Our Book Club discussion with author Aiden Thomas and Leigh Bardugo, will be held at 7PM ET, Thursday, October 29th, live on Facebook and YouTube.

6. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher PaoliniThe author of Eragon is back with an epic story of discovery, transformation and how the search for alien life can teach us what it means to be human.  This transcendent space opera is one for the ages.

7. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. A return to the world of Twilight is here with the release of Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale takes on a new twist when we read it from Edward’s point of view, as we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past, we understand why meeting Bella is the defining struggle of his life.

8. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. The fourth highly-anticipated book in A Court of Thorns and Roses series is coming January 26th, 2021. Follow along with Nesta, Feyre’s sister, as she works to maintain peace among the Continent.

9. Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie. A staggering exploration of colorism and acceptance that spotlights honor, familial bonds and finding your place in the world.  This is a sweeping saga that takes readers from Kyoto and Tokyo to Paris and London and back and will have your holding your breath through its stunning conclusion. It’s also our September Discover Pick of the Month!

10. Blackout by Candace Owens. In her first published book, political activist and social media influencer Candace Owens brings to light issues of racism in the Democrat Party and the policies it supports. With racial equality on everyone’s minds this election year, Blackout is considered a must-read for those wanting a fresh perspective of how politics affects the African American community.


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