Brand New Bestsellers

All books below placed in the top 15 in the New York Times Bestseller List as of May 23, 2021, and are listed in order of popularity. We have four library branches, and not all books are at all four. A listing of branches that carry each book appears at the end of the description.

Fiction

  • 21st Birthday, by James Patterson. The 21st book in the Women's Murder Club series. New evidence changes the investigation of a missing mother. Georgetown only. 
  • Sooley, by John Grisham. Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan. Georgetown, Waccamaw, and Carvers Bay. 
  • Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir. Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders. Georgetown and Waccamaw. 
  • The Hill We Climb, by Amanda Gorman. The poem read on President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem. Georgetown only. 
  • The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah. As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading west. Georgetown, Andrews, and Waccamaw. 
  • The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig. Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived. Georgetown, Waccamaw, and Southern Georgetown.  
  • A Gambling Man, by David Baldacci. Aloysius Archer, A World War II veteran, seeks to apprentice with Willie Dash, a private eye, in a corrupt California town. Georgetown, Andrews, and Waccamaw. 
  • Finding Ashley, by Danielle Steel. Two estranged sisters, one a former best-selling author, the other a nun, reconnect as one searches for the child the other gave up. Georgetown, Waccamaw, and Carvers Bay. 
  • The Newcomer, by Mary Kay Andrews. After discovering her sister dead, Letty Carnahan drives away with her niece and finds potential trouble with a police detective at a Florida motel. Georgetown and Waccamaw. 
  • Invisible Life of Addie Larue, by V.E. Schwab. A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventures Addie Larue has across centuries. Georgetown, Carvers Bay and Waccamaw
  • Hour of the Witch, by Chris Bohjalian. In 1662 Boston, a young Puritan woman seeks to escape from a cruel husband and rumors that might mean her death. Waccamaw only. 
  • Ocean Prey, by John Sandford. The 31st book in the Prey series. When federal officers are killed, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up to investigate matters. Georgetown and Waccamaw 

Non-Fiction

  • Killing the Mob, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The 10th book in the conservative commentator's Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century. Georgetown and Waccamaw
  • What Happened to You?, by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey. An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it. Carvers Bay only. 
  • The Bomber Mafia, by Malcolm Gladwell. A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II. Carvers Bay only
  • Persist, by Elizabeth Warren. The senior senator from Massachusetts shares six influential perspectives that shaped her life and advocacy. Georgetown only. 
  • Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey. The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years. Georgetown and Waccamaw
  • Untamed, by Glennon Doyle. The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice. Georgetown, Waccamaw, Carvers Bay
  • Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner. The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer. Waccamaw only. 
  • Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today. All Branches
  • Think Again, by Adam Grant. An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Georgetown, Andrews, Waccamaw. 
  • A Promised Land, by Barack Obama. In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term. Georgetown and Waccamaw. 
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