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.

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]

 

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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.

New Arrivals: Oscar Nominated Films, Bestsellers and More!

Take a look at the award-winning films, bestsellers, and notable nonfiction we acquired last month! Go to 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. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

New Books, DVDs & Audiobooks for the New Year!

Kick off the new year with a new book, audiobook, movie or TV series! We’ve just posted our new acquisitions lists for December. Go to 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. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

November's New Acquisitions: Books, Movies & More.

Take a look at the new books, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and ebooks that we added to our collection last month! Go to 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. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

October's Arrivals: New Books, DVDs and Audiobooks

Looking for something new to read, watch, or listen to? Our new acquisitions lists are a great place to start browsing! Go to 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. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.