Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bestseller Read-Alikes for the Week of June 11th

Can’t wait to get your hands on the latest best-seller, but the hold list is too long? To tide you over, every week we’ll offer similar titles and authors to the week’s fiction and nonfiction best sellers.


This week's #1 book on the fiction bestsellers list is The Storm by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. The tenth novel in the NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) exploration team series, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala investigate the deaths of an entire NUMA research vessel in the Indian Ocean. A black substance is found at the scene - originally mistaken as an oil spill - but Austin and Zavala uncover a more sinister plan - one that could have devastating effects on the entire world.

Other authors with similar writing styles and themes include:

Jack Du Brul, - A frequent co-author of Cussler, Du Brul also writes his own action-packed series featuring geologist Philip Mercer. Havoc, the most recent of the series, has Philip Mercer following the trail of a secret from the Hindenburg to a remote African village.

James Rollins - Rollins writes thrilling, suspenseful adventure novels set in dangerous far-flung corners of the globe. The first book of his Sigma Force series, Sandstorm, has his independent heroes tracking the location of a lost city and the scientific wonder it contains.

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This week's #1 nonfiction book is The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House by Edward Klein. Klein, former editor of The New York Times Magazine, argues in his book that President Obama he President Obama is arrogant and incompetent and discusses how his wife wields immense control over him, the real reason Rahm Emmanuel left the White House, and how Obama has forgotten and ignored those who helped put him in power.

Klein has previously written about the Kennedy family: Just Jackie: Her Private Years (1998), The Kennedy Curse: Why America's First Family Has Been Haunted by Tragedy for 150 Years (2003), Farewell, Jackie: A Portrait of Her Final Days (2004) and Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died (2009), as well as a biography of Katie Couric (2007).

Other books similar to The Amateur include:

Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America (2012) by Mark Levin (320.973 LEV): The nationally syndicated conservative radio host explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations as well as the crises facing government today.

Throw Them All Out (2011) by Peter Schweitzer (364.1323 SCH) - Schweizer, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, discusses the state of government as he see it and the perceived depths of its political corruption.

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If you'd like more recommendations, stop by the Recommendations Desk on the first floor, check out NoveList Plus on the library's website, or visit W. 11th & Bluff next week for more reading suggestions. Or submit a Personal Recommendations request, and we'll create a reading list just for you!

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