The questsin Rising Bestsellers list will do more than stimulate your mind. These reads may challenge your beliefs, broaden your perspectives, excite your curiosities, or widen your imagination.
These books may not necessarily appear on the official New York Times list of bestsellers, but they’re the ones our questsin audience is reading, talking about, sharing with friends, and even buying.
Here are the questsin Rising Bestsellers for the week of September 24, 2018:
1. “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture,” by Heather MacDonald (St. Martin's Press) — The left’s emphasis on diversity — the things that separate us — over those things that unite us, is tearing this nation apart, argues MacDonald, based on her own decades of research. But there’s hope. “‘The Diversity Delusion’ calls for a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity,” writes GoodReads. (Non-Fiction)
2. "The Grave Above the Grave" by Bernard Kerik (Humanix Books) — He saw first-hand the 9/11 carnage in New York City, and now the former NY Police Commissioner imagines how the next attack could happen. In this explosive new thriller, Kerik tells the story of NYPD Commissioner Rick Raymond who, while battling a cop killer with Islamic terror ties, uncovers a plot to launch another devastating attack on the city. As he races against the clock, Raymond also must juggle the pressures of a grandstanding mayor, a disreputable reporter, and a secret love — who just happens to be the district attorney. (Fiction)
3. “Gold Is a Better Way: A Self-Help Book for the Everyday Investor” by Adam Baratta (Morgan James Publishing) — “Gold Is A Better Way” is a metaphor for sound investing. Baratta strips away all the confusion and complexities surrounding investing and breaks down investment concepts and the simple fundamentals driving markets. He provides a roadmap for how to win at the game of investing and, more importantly, explains the “why” so readers can continue to win. (Non-Fiction)
4. “Mad Politics: Keeping Your Sanity in a World Gone Crazy,” by Dr. Gina Loudon (Eagle Publishing Company) — “The media delights in diagnosing President Trump as ‘mad’ — but what if he’s actually the cure for a country who’s been going mad for years?” writes GoodReads. Loudon uses “authority and wit” to argue the time has come for us to reject political correctness and learn to connect and communicate again. (Non-Fiction)
5. “Positive Populism: Revolutionary Ideas to Rebuild Economic Security, Family, and Community in America” by Steve Hilton (Random House) — Per GoodReads: “For too long, populism has been defined by those who despise it. By focusing on what populism is for, and not just what it's against, Hilton provides a coherent philosophy and practical blueprint for how the movement can have an impact beyond one election cycle, and in people's everyday lives.” (Non-Fiction)
6. “Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump” by Dan Bongino (Post Hill Press) — Former Secret Service agent Bongino, who previously wrote “The Fight,” “Protecting the President,” and “Life Inside the Bubble,” teams up with journalist D.C. McAllister in his latest. “An explosive account of the biggest scandal in American history, and the political players that tried to pull it off,” according to Sean Hannity. (Non-Fiction)
7. “The Plot to Destroy Trump: How the Deep State Fabricated the Russian Dossier to Subvert the President” by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch (Skyhorse Publishing) — Ripped from the pages of today’s headlines, with insightful analysis, Malloch weaves the reader through the attempts by members of the entrenched bureaucracy to undermine the agenda of the 45th president. (Non-Fiction)
8. “Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co) — In this latest addition to the meticulously researched “Killing” series, the former Fox titan known for his “No Spin News” tells the story of our nation’s founding through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and England's King George III. (Non-Fiction)
9. “Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump” by Laura Ingraham (St. Martin's Press) — This latest read from the talk radio and TV host describes the revolution Americans participated in on November 8, 2016, that resulted in the surprise election of Donald Trump. But the revolution didn’t begin with Trump — it started 36 years earlier with Ronald Reagan. (Non-Fiction)
10. “Texas Ranger,” by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company) — Rory Yates follows the Ranger creed — to never surrender — on a quest to find his ex-wife’s murderer and clear his own name. “If you took [Patterson’s beloved character] Alex Cross, gave him a Texas Ranger hat and a story that’ll glue your eyeballs to the page, you’d have ‘Texas Ranger,’” the perennial bestselling novelist said. (Fiction)
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