New Books, DVDs & Audiobooks - Place a Hold, Pickup on Friday!

The new acquisitions lists for July are now available for you to browse our most recent book, audiobook, DVD, and e-book arrivals. Visit the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new items by subject or format. Use the library’s new contactless pickup service to place holds on the items you want to borrow and then pick them up at the library on Friday from noon-4:00 p.m. Please view the contactless pickup details and instructions before visiting.

Downloadable ebooks and digital audiobooks are available via our OverDrive collection, and you now have a choice of OverDrive apps to use – the original OverDrive app and/or the new Libby app. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

New e-Books and Audiobooks Acquired in June

Another month has passed without access to our physical stacks, but we are continuing to add new content to our digital collections for you to enjoy! The new acquisitions lists for June are now available for you to browse and borrow our most recent e-book and digital audiobook arrivals. You’ll find a mix of academic books and popular reading titles, offered on a variety of platforms including eBook Central (ProQuest) and OverDrive.

Go to the New Books & DVDs page and use the “ALL NEW BOOKS” link to see the new e-book acquisitions. To view new audiobooks, use the “AUDIOBOOKS” link. Please note that due to differences in the way that e-books are currently cataloged, the “Subject” lists are not active and will not display our most recent digital acquisitions.

Bentley Library Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks of 2019/20

It’s time for the 11th annual Bentley Library Top 10! 

At the end of every academic year we tabulate the library’s most popular books, audiobooks, DVDs, and OverDrive downloadable ebooks and audiobooks based on the number of times they have been borrowed (excluding items placed on reserve for a class). These are our very own “Bentley Bestsellers” lists!

This year, the results for physical materials (books, DVDs, and CD audiobooks) are based on circulation data ending on March 17, the last the day the library was open before the COVID-19 shutdown. We hope that our doors will be open again soon, but in the meantime please explore the OverDrive e-book and audiobook options we offer!

This is your chance to see what Bentley students, faculty and staff have been reading, watching, and listening to. We hope you enjoy this annual tradition as much as we do, and that the lists help you find new books to explore.

Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2019-2020 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks (compact disc), Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloaded eBooks and OverDrive Downloaded Audiobooks.

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

1. BECOMING by Michelle Obama [check availability]

2. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett [check availability]

3. (tie) CHANCES ARE… by Richard Russo [check availability]

3. (tie) EDUCATED: A MEMOIR by Tara Westover [check availability]

3. (tie) INVESTED: HOW WARREN BUFFETT AND CHARLIE MUNGER TAUGHT ME TO MASTER MY MIND, MY EMOTIONS, AND MY MONEY (WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY DAD) by Danielle Town [check availability]

3. (tie) OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout [check availability]

3. (tie) THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King [check availability]

3. (tie) THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King [check availability]

9. (tie) BLOWOUT: CORRUPTED DEMOCRACY, ROGUE STATE RUSSIA, AND THE RICHEST, MOST DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRY ON EARTH by Rachel Maddow [check availability]

9. (tie) CATCH AND KILL: LIES, SPIES, AND A CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT PREDATORS by Ronan Farrow [check availability]

9. (tie) CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert [check availability]

9. (tie) DISAPPEARING EARTH by Julia Phillips [check availability]

9. (tie) GOOD RIDDANCE by Elinor Lipman [check availability]

9. (tie) LOONSHOTS: HOW TO NURTURE THE CRAZY IDEAS THAT WIN WARS, CURE DISEASES, AND TRANSFORM INDUSTRIES by Safi Bahcall [check availability]

9. (tie) ME by Elton John [check availability]

9. (tie) ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS by Ocean Vuong [check availability]

9. (tie) OUTFOX by Sandra Brown [check availability]

9. (tie) SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid [check availability]

9. (tie) THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS by Bill Bryson [check availability]

9. (tie) THE CEO NEXT DOOR: THE 4 BEHAVIORS THAT TRANSFORM ORDINARY PEOPLE INTO WORLD-CLASS LEADERS by Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell, with Tahl Raz [check availability]

9. (tie) THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

1. GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN by Roger Fisher and William Ury [check availability]

2.  (tie) HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carneige [check availability]

2. (tie) THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR by Benjamin Graham [check availability]

4. THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen R. Covey [check availability]

5. (tie) LIAR’S POKER: RISING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE ON WALL STREET by Michael Lewis [check availability]

5. (tie) THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]

5. (tie) THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman [check availability]

8. (tie) A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny [check availability]

8. (tie) BAD BLOOD: SECRETS AND LIES IN A SILICON VALLEY STARTUP by John Carreyrou [check availability]

8. (tie) CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC by Claudia Rankine [check availability]

8. (tie) RICH DAD, POOR DAD by Robert Kiyosaki [check availability]

8. (tie) THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE by Mark Manson [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [Compact Disc]

1. (tie) A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny [check availability]

1. (tie) A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David Baldacci [check availability]

1. (tie) BLUE MOON by Lee Child [check availability]

1. (tie) COURT OF LIES by Gerry Spence [check availability]

1. (tie) THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE by David Lagercrantz [check availability]

6. (tie) AMBUSH by James Patterson and James O. Born [check availability]

6. (tie) BECOMING by Michelle Obama [check availability]

6. (tie) DARK SACRED NIGHT by Michael Connelly [check availability]

6. (tie) LADY IN THE LAKE by Laura Lippman [check availability]

6. (tie) OUTFOX by Sandra Brown [check availability]

6. (tie) THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS by Bill Bryson [check availability]

6. (tie) THE CORNWALLS ARE GONE by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois [check availability]

6. (tie) THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

1. YESTERDAY [check availability]

2. ROCKETMAN [check availability]

3. (tie) BOOKSMART [check availability]

3. (tie) THE FAREWELL [check availability]

5. (tie) AMAZING GRACE [check availability]

5. (tie) US [check availability]

5. (tie) ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD [check availability]

5. (tie) THE GODFATHER, PART 2 [check availability]

9. (tie) JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM [check availability]

9. (tie) THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO [check availability]

 

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks [OverDrive]

1. TALKING TO STRANGERS: WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]

2. (tie) THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes [check availability]

2. (tie) OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout [check availability]

4. (tie) THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham [check availability]

4. (tie) THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King [check availability]

6. (tie) THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett [check availability]

6. (tie) THE NIGHT FIRE by Michael Connelly [check availability]

6. (tie) THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood [check availability]

9. (tie) THE BOY FROM THE WOODS by Harlan Coben [check availability]

9. (tie) ROYAL HOLIDAY by Jasmine Guillory [check availability]

 

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks [OverDrive]

1. TALKING TO STRANGERS: WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]

2. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett [check availability]

3. THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes [check availability]

4. (tie) RED AT THE BONE by Jacqueline Woodson [check availability]

4. (tie) THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood [check availability]

6. A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny [check availability]

7. (tie) AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins [check availability]

7. (tie) THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS by Bill Bryson [check availability]

7. (tie) THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham [check availability]

7. (tie) THE INFINITE GAME by Simon Sinek [check availability]

7. (tie) THE MAN WHO SOLVED THE MARKET: HOW JIM SIMONS LAUNCHED THE QUANT REVOLUTION by Gregory Zuckerman [check availability]

7. (tie) THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow [check availability]

 

View previous Bentley Library Top 10 lists:

New Acquisitions: E-Books & Audiobooks Added in May

The library’s doors remain closed and staff are working from home, which means that new print materials are not currently being added to the shelves. However, you can browse and borrow our most recent electronic books and digital audiobook arrivals! You’ll find a mix of academic books and popular reading titles, offered on a variety of platforms including eBook Central (ProQuest) and OverDrive.

Go to the New Books & DVDs page and use the “ALL NEW BOOKS” link to see May’s e-book acquisitions – including popular and academic titles. To view new audiobooks, use the “AUDIOBOOKS” link. Please note that due to differences in the way that e-books are currently cataloged, the “Subject” lists are not active and will not display our most recent digital acquisitions.

Familiar Tales

June is Audiobook Month. It is a time to celebrate the spoken tale. Give your weary screen focused eyes a break and sit back and relax while someone reads to you for a change.

We have put together a collection of familiar and/or classic stories for you to enjoy. Included is some “comfort food” such as J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Plus some with a new twist on an old classic. For example, And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness evokes the images of Moby Dick but from the whales’ point of view. In addition, Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld and Longbourn by Jo Baker told from the staffs’ perspective, both extend enjoyment of the original tale. 

Need more selections? Check out the 2020 Audie Award Winners available in the collection. The Audies – the Oscars of the audiobook industry – are awarded annually by the Audio Publishers Association.

So much content so little time. In addition to listening in the car, here are some suggested activities that pair nicely with an audiobook.

  • Take a walk (Watching out for traffic of course!)
  • Sitting in the sun (Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen, safety first!)
  • Folding laundry or other important household tasks.
  • Gardening (Not recommended when using power tools!)
  • Tuning out other members of the household and finding a happy place. (Oh, did I think that aloud?)

Where do you enjoy the audio versions? Is there a particular author, narrator, title that you really enjoy? Please share by posting a comment below or shooting us a message through social media. We love to hear from you.

New to OverDrive? Check out our Getting Started page or contact a librarian for help.

Happy Listening.

April's Digital Arrivals! New E-books and Audiobooks

Take a look at the digital e-books and audiobooks that we aquired last month! You’ll find a mix of academic books and popular reading titles, offered on a variety of platforms including eBook Central (ProQuest) and OverDrive.

Go to the New Books & DVDs page and use the “ALL NEW BOOKS” link to see April’s e-book acquisitions. To view new audiobooks, use the “AUDIOBOOKS” link. Please note that due to differences in the way that e-books are currently cataloged, the “Subject” lists are not active and will not display our most recent digital acquisitions.

Click to browse all of April’s new e-book arrivals.

You can also browse OverDrive downloadable e-books and digital audiobooks directly via our OverDrive site. Bentley users now have a choice of OverDrive apps to use – the original OverDrive app and/or the new Libby app. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Staff Picks: E-books & Digital Audiobooks

Click to browse Staff Picks on OverDrive

One of the questions librarians hear a lot is, “What should I read next?” We all read book reviews but know that our best advice happens when we actually have read the book from cover to cover. I put the call out and the Library Staff responded with the following recommendations from our Overdrive Collection.

Ebook recommendations:

Audiobook recommendations:

If you would like a recommendation, tailored to your specific reading tastes, reach out to us and identify a few titles, authors or genres you enjoy and we will be happy to recommend similar titles to explore. If you think we are missing something, please suggest a purchase.

Happy reading.

Just Posted: New Books & Audiobooks to Borrow or Download for Spring Break!

The new acquisitions lists for February are now available, just in time for Spring Break! Find something fun to read, listen to, or watch while you enjoy some time off from classes and group projects. Visit the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Downloadable ebooks and digital audiobooks are available via our OverDrive collection, and you now have a choice of OverDrive apps to use – the original OverDrive app and/or the new Libby app.

You can find new films and documentaries to stream online for free from our four streaming films databases.

For help finding items in the library, downloading OverDrive books or using the streaming films collections, please contact the Reference Desk.