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Fiction Hot Titles

Non-Fiction Hot Titles

  • Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Vance, J. D., author.
  • The girl with the lower back tattoo

    The girl with the lower back tattoo

    Schumer, Amy.
  • Born to run

    Born to run

    Springsteen, Bruce, author.
  • Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan

    Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan

    O'Reilly, Bill, author.
  • Love warrior

    Love warrior

    Melton, Glennon Doyle, 1976- author.
  • American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst

    American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst

    Toobin, Jeffrey, author.
  • Powerhouse : the untold story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency

    Powerhouse : the untold story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency

    Miller, James A. (James Andrew), 1957- author.
  • White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    Isenberg, Nancy, author.
  • Shrill : notes from a loud woman

    Shrill : notes from a loud woman

    West, Lindy.
  • Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life

    Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life

    Burnett, William (Consulting professor of design), author.
  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Harari, Yuval N.
  • You'll grow out of it

    You'll grow out of it

    Klein, Jessi, 1975-
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Chernow, Ron.
  • Grunt : the curious science of humans at war

    Grunt : the curious science of humans at war

    Roach, Mary.
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    Kondō, Marie, author.
  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air

    Kalanithi, Paul, author.
  • Hungry heart : adventures in life, love, and writing

    Hungry heart : adventures in life, love, and writing

    Weiner, Jennifer, author.
  • A life in parts

    A life in parts

    Cranston, Bryan, 1956-
  • Eat dirt : why leaky gut may be the root cause of your health problems and 5 surprising steps to cure it

    Eat dirt : why leaky gut may be the root cause of your health problems and 5 surprising steps to cure it

    Axe, Josh, author.
  • Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

    Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

    Duckworth, Angela.
  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
  • Crisis of character : a White House Secret Service officer discloses his firsthand experience with Hillary, Bill, and how they operate

    Crisis of character : a White House Secret Service officer discloses his firsthand experience with Hillary, Bill, and how they operate

    Byrne, Gary J., author.
  • Based on a true story : a memoir

    Based on a true story : a memoir

    Macdonald, Norm, 1963- author.
  • Cooking for Jeffrey

    Cooking for Jeffrey

    Garten, Ina, author.
  • You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    Sincero, Jen, 1965-
  • Big magic : creative living beyond fear

    Big magic : creative living beyond fear

    Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
  • Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy

    Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy

    Love, Mike, 1941- author.
  • In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox

    In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox

    Burnett, Carol, author.
  • My own words

    My own words

    Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, author.
  • Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Dweck, Carol S., 1946-
  • Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

    Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

    Foer, Joshua, author.
  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

    The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

    Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-
  • Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

    Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

    Lee Shetterly, Margot.
  • The kingdom of speech

    The kingdom of speech

    Wolfe, Tom.
  • The year of voting dangerously : the derangement of American politics

    The year of voting dangerously : the derangement of American politics

    Dowd, Maureen, author.
  • Hero of the empire : the Boer war, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill

    Hero of the empire : the Boer war, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill

    Millard, Candice, author.
  • The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life

    The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life

    Le Carre, John, 1931-
  • Real food fake food : why you don't know what you're eating & what you can do about it

    Real food fake food : why you don't know what you're eating & what you can do about it

    Olmsted, Larry, author.
  • Around the way girl : a memoir

    Around the way girl : a memoir

    Henson, Taraji P.
  • Milk and honey

    Milk and honey

    Kaur, Rupi, author.
  • Avid reader : a life

    Avid reader : a life

    Gottlieb, Robert, 1931- author.
  • But what if we're wrong? : thinking about the present as if it were the past

    But what if we're wrong? : thinking about the present as if it were the past

    Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- author.
  • Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

    Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

    Kondo, Marie, author.
  • Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A.

    Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A.

    Rodriguez, Luis J., 1954-
  • When in French : love in a second language

    When in French : love in a second language

    Collins, Lauren (Journalist).
  • The making of Donald Trump

    The making of Donald Trump

    Johnston, David, 1948-
  • Time travel : a history

    Time travel : a history

    Gleick, James, author.
  • The four agreements : a practical guide to personal freedom

    The four agreements : a practical guide to personal freedom

    Ruiz, Miguel, 1952-
  • The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis

    The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis

    Letts, Elizabeth, author.
  • Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

    Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

    Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980- author, librettist, composer.

YA Hot Titles

Children's Hot Titles

  • Pokémon adventures

    Pokémon adventures

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Harry Potter and the cursed child : parts one and two. a new play by Jack Thorne ; based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling ; John Tiffany & Jack Thorne, writers. The official script book of the

    Harry Potter and the cursed child : parts one and two. a new play by Jack Thorne ; based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling ; John Tiffany & Jack Thorne, writers. The official script book of the

    Thorne, Jack.
  • Babymouse

    Babymouse

    Holm, Jennifer L.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

    Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Pokémon black and white

    Pokémon black and white

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Pokemon adventures. story, Hidenori Kusaka ; art, Satoshi Yamamoto ; [translation, Katherine Schilling]. Diamond and Pearl/Platinum

    Pokemon adventures. story, Hidenori Kusaka ; art, Satoshi Yamamoto ; [translation, Katherine Schilling]. Diamond and Pearl/Platinum

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Green eggs and ham

    Green eggs and ham

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

    Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • The cat in the hat

    The cat in the hat

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Dork diaries 9. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen

    Dork diaries 9. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen

    Russell, Rachel Renee, author.
  • Dog Man. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi. [1]

    Dog Man. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi. [1]

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, illustrator.
  • Dork diaries 8. Rachel Renée Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

    Dork diaries 8. Rachel Renée Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

    Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
  • Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

    Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

    Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Are you my mother?

    Are you my mother?

    Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.).
  • I'm a frog!

    I'm a frog!

    Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
  • Wonder

    Wonder

    Palacio, R. J.
  • Big Nate blasts off

    Big Nate blasts off

    Peirce, Lincoln, author.
  • Pokemon XY

    Pokemon XY

    Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
  • Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

    Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Pokemon adventures. story by Hidenori Kusaka ; art by Satoshi Yamamoto ; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki ; English adaptation, Annette Roman ; touch-up & lettering, Susan Daigle-Leach. Black & White

    Pokemon adventures. story by Hidenori Kusaka ; art by Satoshi Yamamoto ; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki ; English adaptation, Annette Roman ; touch-up & lettering, Susan Daigle-Leach. Black & White

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Dork diaries 10. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

    Dork diaries 10. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

    Russell, Rachel Renee, author.
  • I love my new toy!

    I love my new toy!

    Willems, Mo.
  • Let's go for a drive!

    Let's go for a drive!

    Willems, Mo.
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC.

    Dr. Seuss's ABC.

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Fox in socks

    Fox in socks

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Hop on Pop

    Hop on Pop

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

    Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Big pumpkin

    Big pumpkin

    Silverman, Erica.
  • Tiny titans

    Tiny titans

    Baltazar, Art.
  • The thank you book

    The thank you book

    Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
  • Harry Potter and the deathly hallows

    Harry Potter and the deathly hallows

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel

    Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.

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