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 November 5, 2018:
1. “The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President,” by Sean Spicer (Regnery Publishing) — “One of the best reads of 2018,” according to Sean Hannity, “The Briefing” describes the pressure cooker atmosphere of the White House daily briefing in President Donald Trump’s administration, as written by his first press secretary. “Spicer’s riveting and personal account makes ‘The Briefing’ the must-read political book of the year,” according to GoodReads. (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 firsthand the 9/11 carnage in New York City, and now the former NYPD 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. “Hold Texas. Hold The Nation: Victory or Death,” by Allen B. West (Brown Books Publishing Group) — “Texas' economic success and welcome mat for businesses and workers has led to those very people . . . bringing along sets of non-Texan values,” writes a GoodReads reviewer. “[Retired Army Col. and Fox News contributor] West calls on all Texans, native or transplant, to recognize and acknowledge what has made Texas an economic powerhouse and to resist the temptation to move Texas away from its conservative roots.” (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 and paired 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 the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.) — The latest and most shocking of O’Reilly’s “Killing” series, this new offering takes the reader on a roller-coaster manhunt for the Third Reich’s most hated war criminals. “Written in the fast-paced style of the ‘Killing’ series, ‘Killing the SS’ will educate and stun the reader,” writes GoodReads. “The final chapter is truly shocking.” (Non-Fiction)
9. "#DoNotDisturb: How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life," by Jedediah Bila (HarperCollins) — If the time you spend on social media, pouring through your email, and playing online games has taken over your life, this may be the book for you. It’s time to get back to those things that really matter. Fox News personality Bila manages to do that without throwing away all her devices. “Through warm anecdotes and cold, hard truths, Bila reveals how she pulled her way out of the tech fog to keep her eyes focused on the life right in front of her,” writes GoodReads. “And how you can too.” (Non-Fiction)
10. “Crazy Rich Asians,” by Kevin Kwan (Anchor Books) — “When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor,” reads a publisher’s summary. “This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun,” according to Entertainment Weekly. (Fiction)
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