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 October 8, 2018:
1. “Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists,” by Chris Stirewalt (Twelve) — This humor-filled book, the title of which is taken from the campaign slogan of Louisiana politician Huey Long Jr., is a quick read by popular Fox News politics editor Stirewalt. It’s described as “a rollicking history of an American attitude that has shaped not only our current moment, but also the long struggle over who gets to define the truths we hold to be self-evident,” by GoodReads. (Non-Fiction)
2. “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations,” by John McCain (Simon & Schuster) — The late U.S. senator from Arizona wrote this "inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir" while battling glioblastoma, a death sentence barring major advances in oncology. In “The Restless Wave,” McCain “tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service,” writes GoodReads, noting the book “is John McCain at his best.” (Non-Fiction)
3. "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)
4. “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)
5. “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)
6. “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)
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. “Juror #3,” by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company) — Mega-bestselling novelist Patterson invades the territory previously claimed by John Grisham — a legal thriller. In “Juror #3,” a new member to the Mississippi bar has been assigned to represent the defendant in a racially charged murder case, where the victim is a woman from one of the town's oldest families. This is a page-turner bound to keep the reader up all night. (Fiction)
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