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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 December 2016 Bestsellers List


Fiction Bestsellers

Baxter Family Christmas, A Kingsbury, Karen NYT DB
Chaos Cornwell, Patricia WP/NYT DB/BR 21770
Chemist, The Meyer, Stephenie NYT DB
Commonwealth Patchett, Ann WP/LAT/NYT DB 86217/BR 21711
Cross the Line Patterson, James WP/NYT DB 86305
Faithful Hoffman, Alice LAT DB/BR 21764
Girl from Venice, The Smith, Martin Cruz LAT DB
Home Coben, Harlen WP/LAT/NYT DB 86335
Leopard's Fury Feehan, Christine NYT Pending
Moonglow Chabon, Michael WP/LAT/NYT DB
Mothers, The Bennett, Britt LAT DB 86020
Night School Child, Lee WP/LAT/NYT DB 86175/BR 21749
No Man's Land Baldacci, David WP/LAT/NYT DB 81697
Obsidian Chamber, The Preston, Douglas LAT/NYT DB 86193/BR 21732
Odessa Sea Cussler, Clive NYT DB 86196
Precious and Grace Smith, Alexander McCall LAT DB
Stories of Your Life and Others (AKA Arrival) Chiang, Ted NYT DB/BR
Surrender, New York Carr, Caleb LAT DB
Swing Time Smith, Zadie WP/LAT DB 86304
Terranauts, The Boyle, T.C. LAT DB
Trespasser, The French, Tana WP/LAT/NYT BR
Turbo Twenty-Three Evanovich, Janet WP/LAT/NYT DB 86177
Vince Flynn: Order to Kill Mills, Kyle WP/NYT DB
Whistler, The Grisham, John WP/LAT/NYT BR 21746
Whole Town's Talking, The Flagg, Fannie NYT DB
Woman of God Patterson, James WP/NYT DB 86191
Wrong Side of Goodbye, The Connelly, Michael WP/NYT DB 86195

Nonfiction Bestsellers

All the Gallant Men Stratton, Donald NYT DB
Born a Crime Noah, Trevor WP/LAT/NYT DB
Born to Run Springsteen, Bruce WP/LAT/NYT DB 86228/BR
Daily Show, The Smith, Chris LAT/NYT DB
Field of Fight, The Flynn, Michael T. WP DB 86179
Filthy Rich Patterson, James NYT DB 86246
Hidden Life of Trees, The Wohlleben, Peter LAT/NYT DB/BR 21761
I Am Brian Wilson Wilson, Brian LAT DB
Life in Parts, A Cranston, Bryan LAT DB 86373
Magnolia Story, The Gaines, Chip WP/LAT/NYT DB
Making of Donald Trump, The Cay, David NYT DB
My Own Words Ginsburg, Ruth Bader LAT DB
Our Revolution Sanders, Bernie LAT/NYT DB
Pigeon Tunnel, The le Carre, John LAT DB
Scrappy Little Nobody Kendrick, Anna NYT DB
Settle for More Kelly, Megyn LAT/NYT DB
Shaken Tebow, Tim NYT DB 86286
Talking as Fast as I Can Graham, Lauren NYT DB
Thank You for Being Late Friedman, Thomas L. WP/NYT DB
Torch Kept Lit, A Buckley, Jr., William F. NYT DB
Truth about Cancer, The Bollinger, Ty M. LAT DB
Upstream Oliver, Mary LAT/NYT 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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