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Bestselling airport books for your upcoming flights

September 03, 2017
Hudson Booksellers

Before you board that next flight and you’re thinking about a book to take along to keep you entertained for the ride, take into account these most recent bestsellers sold by Hudson Booksellers, one of the largest sellers of books sold at U.S. airports, or download to your mobile device. Here are 10 of Hudson’s bestsellers during the week of August 15-22, 2017.

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? This book tackles these mind-expanding questions.
  • The Store by James Patterson. Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the mega-successful, ultra-secretive store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe.
  • The Late Show by Michael Connelly. Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.
  • Camino Island by John Grisham. Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for — all in one long summer on Camino Island.
  • I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart. Kevin Hart is now a box office star and the highest paid comedian in Hollywood to date. Before he achieved this enviable status, he went through all the challenges and difficulties that an uprising actor and comedian could face.
  • Giant of the Senate by Al Franken. A book about what happens when the nation’s foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate.
  • House of Spies by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge — determined to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin.
  • Use of Force by Brad Thor. Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer?
  • Theft by Finding by David Sedaris. For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print.
  • Woolly by Ben Mezrich. The true story of the quest to revive one of history’s most iconic extinct creatures.

By comparison, here are the top 10 best selling books on Amazon through August.

>> Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
>> Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
>> Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
>> The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
>> The Whole 30 by Melissa Hartwig
>> Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
>> The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
>> First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
>> Wonder by R.J. Palacio
>> 1984 by George Orwell

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