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 22, 2018:
1. “Why We Fight: Defeating America's Enemies - With No Apologies” by Dr. Sebastian Gorka (Regnery Publishing) — "Buy and read ‘Why We Fight’ to find how we win and what it means to be an American hero," said Rush Limbaugh, according to GoodReads, which notes: “To remind us of what the will to win looks like, Dr. Gorka intersperses the stories of four American heroes — Stephen Decatur, Chesty Puller, ‘Red’ McDaniel, and a warrior who never took up arms, Whittaker Chambers — men who believed in their country and put everything on the line for her.” (Non-Fiction)
2. “The Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile” by Steve and Kathy Doocy (William Morrow) — Here’s a collection of those family favorite recipes by Fox News host Steve Doocy and his wife Kathy, whom he describes as “the best cook I’ve ever met.” It also offers stories and recipe favorites from a wide range of personalities, including musician Kid Rock and golfer Greg Norman. “Offering an inside look at the Doocys’ home life — their food, stories, and infectious family spirit — ‘The Happy Cookbook’ is all-American home cooking at its best: nothing fancy, and everything delicious!” according to Amazon. (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. “Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy” by Kurt Schlichter (Center Street) — This book describes the smug, condescending elite spanning both established parties that has gripped the throat of the nation without being accountable for their failures. This gave rise to the awakening of Middle America, described by the author as the Normals, who established the Tea Party movement and eventually elected a non-politician as their president. “Kurt Schlichter’s voice is the unpretentious, plain-spoken voice of ‘Normal’ America — the America who just wants to work, play, live life. and be left alone,” writes one Amazon reviewer. (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. “Tailspin,” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central) — Bestselling novelist Brown tells the story of a no-nonsense “freight dog” pilot caught in a web of suspense and a race against time when he’s commissioned to fly a mysterious black box to a doctor at an isolated landing strip in a small Georgia town — no questions asked. Brown “continues her reign as the queen of romantic suspense — crown firmly fixed upon her head, shining in all its glittery perfection,” writes one GoodReads reviewer. (Fiction)
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