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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

USAT - USA Today (Source added with the September 2018 List)

The May 2021 Bestsellers List


Fiction Bestsellers

21st Birthday Patterson, James NYT/USAT DB
Court of Silver Flames, A Maas, Sarah J. NYT/USAT BR
Dark Sky Box, C. J. NYT/USAT BR
Eternal Scottoline, Lisa NYT DB 103254
Finding Ashley Steel, Danielle NYT/USAT DB 103260
Gambling Man, A Baldacci, David NYT/USAT DB 103093
Girl from the Channel Islands, The Lecoat, Jenny NYT DB
Good Company Sweeney, Cynthia D'Aprix NYT DB 103082
Good Sister, The Hepworth, Sally USAT DB 102888
Last Thing He Told Me, The Dave, Laura NYT/USAT DB
Later King, Stephen NYT/USAT BR
Neighbors Steel, Danielle NYT/USAT BR
Ocean Prey Sandford, John NYT/USAT DB 102887/BR
Project Hail Mary Weir, Andy NYT/USAT DB
Shuggie Bain Stuart, Douglas NYT BR
Sooley Grisham, John NYT/USAT DB 102991

Nonfiction Bestsellers

Bomber Mafia, The Gladwell, Malcolm NYT DB
Broken Lawson, Jenny NYT DB 102814
Broken Horses Carlile, Brandi NYT DB 102961
Crying in H Mart Zauner, Michelle NYT DB
Empire of Pain Keefe, Parick Radden NYT DB 102965
Forgiving What You Can't Forget TerKeurst, Lysa USAT DB
Four Hundred Souls Kendi, Ibram X. NYT BR
Killing the Mob O'Reilly, Bill NYT/USAT DB
On the House Boehner, John NYT DB 102914
Out of Many, One Bush, George W. NYT DB
Premonition, The Lewis, Michael NYT/USAT DB/BR
Swim in a Pond in the Rain, A Saunders, George NYT DB
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Acho, Emmanuel NYT/USAT DB
What Happened to You? Winfrey, Oprah NYT/USAT DB
World Travel Bourdain, Anthony USAT 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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