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.
questsin Rising Bestsellers for the week of June 18, 2018:
1. “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)
2. “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)
3. “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” by Bret Baier (William Morrow) — In this, his first of the “Three Days” series, the Fox News Channel chief political anchor exposes the extraordinary leadership of President Dwight Eisenhower during the opening days of the Cold War. (Non-Fiction)
4. “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis-and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance” by Sen. Ben Sasse (St. Martin's Press) — “In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis,” warns the Nebraska Republican. (Non-Fiction)
5. “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)
6. “Through My Father's Eyes” by Franklin Graham (W Publishing Group) — Although volumes have been written about Billy Graham the evangelist, this one tells the story of Billy Graham, the father, by the one who knew him best and continues his work and his legacy. “My father left behind a testimony to God,” says Franklin, “a legacy not buried in a grave but still pointing people to a heaven-bound destiny.” (Non-Fiction)
7. “George & Barbara Bush: A Great American Love Story” by Elle LaBlond Sosa and Kelly Anne Chase (Down East Books) — Bush granddaughter Sosa asked Barbara Bush for the secret to her and President George H.W. Bush's 77-year-long love affair that began with World War II separation ended with their transition to a “normal” life after their White House years. You’ll find her answer here. (Non-Fiction)
8. “Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense” by Julia Heaberlin (Penguin/Random House) — Just the thing to keep you up at night, it was The Sunday Times’ Thriller of the Month, described as “a rich hybrid work that’s at once . . . a murder mystery, a road novel, a pair of psychological case studies, and a meditation on photography.” (Fiction)
9. “The Outsider” by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster) — When the corpse of an 11-year-old boy is discovered, all evidence points to one of the town’s most popular residents — a Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. But his arrest results in more questions than answers. One of King’s “most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.” (Fiction)
10. “Spymaster: A Thriller” by Brad Thor (Simon & Schuster) — This is No. 17 in Thor’s Scot Harvath series. “In ‘Spymaster,’ Scot Harvath is more cunning, more dangerous, and deadlier than ever before,” reads one review. “If you have never read a Brad Thor novel, this is the place to start!” (Fiction)