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About Us - Talking Book Services - Digital Bestsellers

The bestseller report compiled monthly by NLS combines information taken from the bestseller lists of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Bestsellers are included in the report when they appear on one of the above bestseller lists for a month or more.

The acronyms used for newspapers and book clubs in the NLS bestseller report are

LAT - Los Angeles Times
NYT - New York Times
WP - Washington Post

The May 2016 Bestsellers List


Fiction Bestsellers

14th Colony, The Berry, Steve LAT/NYT DB 84105
15th Affair Patterson, James WP/NYT DB 84176/BR
Apartment, The Steel, Danielle WP/NYT DB
As Time Goes By Clark, Mary Higgins WP/NYT DB
Because of Miss Bridgerton Quinn, Julia WP/NYT DB 84399
Best of My Love Mallery, Susan NYT DB
Blue Steel, Danielle WP/NYT BR 21467
Doubter's Almanac, A Canin, Ethan LAT DB 84270
Eligible Sittenfield, Curtis WP/LAT/NYT DB 84222
Everybody's Fool Russo, Richard WP/NYT DB 84376/BR
Extreme Prey Sandford, John WP/LAT/NYT DB 84172
Fool Me Once Coben, Harlan WP/LAT/NYT DB 84266
Girl's Guide to Moving On, A Macomber, Debbie WP/NYT BR
Innocents and Others Spiotta, Dana LAT DB
Journey to Munich Winspear, Jacqueline LAT/NYT DB 84293/BR 21462
Last Mile, The Baldacci, David WP/LAT/NYT DB 83898
Lilac Girls Kelly, Martha Hall NYT DB 84356
Little Red Chairs, The O'Brien, Edna LAT DB 84174
Miller's Valley Quindlen, Anna WP/LAT/NYT DB/BR
Morning Star Brown, Pierce NYT DB 84278
Most Wanted Scottoline, Lisa NYT DB 83908
My Struggle: Book Five Knausgaard, Karl Ove LAT DB
Nest, The Sweeney, Cynthis D'Aprix WP/LAT/NYT DB 84406
Obsession, The Roberts, Nora WP/LAT/NYT DB/BR
Off the Grid Box, C.J. LAT/NYT DB 84332
Once a Rancher Miller, Linda Lael NYT DB
One with You Day, Sylvia WP/NYT DB
Only Beloved Balogh, Mary NYT DB
Passenger, The Lutz, Lisa LAT BR 21446
Property of a Noblewoman Steel, Danielle WP/NYT DB 84417
Revenge Jackson, Lisa NYT DB 84313
Submission Houellebecq, Michel LAT DB
Sudden Death Enrigue, Alvaro LAT DB
Survivor, The Flynn, Vince WP/LAT/NYT DB 84187
Travelers, The Pavone, Chris LAT DB 84173
Waiting for Lipchitz at Chateau Mormont Janigian, Aris LAT Pending
Waters of Eternal Youth, The Leon, Donna LAT DB
Widow, The Barton, Fiona NYT BR 21451

Nonfiction Bestsellers

All the Single Ladies Traister, Rebecca NYT DB 84319
And Then All Hell Broke Loose Engel, Richard LAT/NYT DB
At the Existentialist Cafe Bakewell, Sarah LAT DB 84408
Back from the Dead Walton, Bill LAT DB
Becoming Grandma Stahl, Lesley LAT/NYT DB 84228
Devil's Chessboard, The Talbot, David LAT DB 84147
Dream Home Scott, Jonathan LAT DB/BR
First Women Brower, Kate Andersen NYT DB
Five Presidents Hill, Clint NYT DB
Girls and Sex Orenstein, Peggy NYT DB 84315
Grit Duckworth, Angela WP/NYT DB
Hamilton Miranda, Lin-Manuel WP/LAT/NYT DB 84175
Immortal Irishman, The Egan, Timothy NYT DB
King and Queen of Malibu, The Randall, David K. LAT DB
Lab Girl Jahren, Hope NYT DB 84436
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Vowell, Sarah LAT DB 84158/BR 21439
Milk and Honey Kaur, Rupi NYT DB/BR
Name of God Is Mercy, The Pope Francis WP/LAT/NYT BR
Notorious RBG Carmon, Irin WP/LAT/NYT BR 21418
On Fire O'Leary, John LAT DB
Pacific Winchester, Simon LAT DB 84250
Pogue's Basics Pogue, David WP BR
Power of Broke, The John, Daymond LAT DB
Presence Cuddy, Amy LAT DB 84177
Rainbow Comes and Goes, The Cooper, Anderson WP/LAT/NYT DB
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Rovelli, Carlo LAT/NYT BR
Shoe Dog Knight, Phil WP/NYT DB
Sleep Revolution, The Huffington, Arianna LAT/NYT DB 84233
Smarter, Faster, Better Duhigg, Charles NYT DB 84171
Third Wave, The Case, Steve WP/LAT/NYT DB
Wait, The Franklin, DeVon LAT DB

Key to Status   Status Meaning
On Order   The book has been ordered and is under consideration for addition to the collection.
BR and/or DB with no number   The book has been selected for inclusion in the collection and the media for production has been determined: BR denotes braille, DB denotes digital audio
BR and/orDB with a number   The book has been assigned to a producer and the book is on the current copy allotment list or will be on the next copy allotment list. Numbered books on this list will not appear on the next bestseller list.
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