Sunday, September 19, 2010

New York Times Bestsellers: Hardcover Non-Fiction

I thought I would add in the Non-Fiction selections for some variety for those of us who have an interest in reading beyond just the novel.  Notice towards the bottom of the top ten is Bob Dylan in America has broken into the bestsellers just after its release.  Don't forget to look back in the Book Nerd Archives for the review!

This Week
Last WeekWeeks on List
1THE GRAND DESIGN, by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. (Bantam, $28.) Central questions of philosophy and science, from the author of “A Brief History of Time.”1
2CRIMES AGAINST LIBERTY, by David Limbaugh. (Regnery, $29.95.) A political indictment of the Obama presidency. (†)13
3A JOURNEY, by Tony Blair. (Knopf, $35.) A memoir by the former British prime minister.32
4_____ MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern. (It Books/HarperCollins, $15.99.) A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the author’s father.219
5THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS, by Isabel Wilkerson. (Random House, $30.) The Great Migration of blacks who fled the South, starting in 1915.1
6OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunity — from the author of “Blink.” Excerpt594
7THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight. Excerpt926
8EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S. C. Gwynne. (Scribner, $27.50.) The story of Quanah Parker, the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Excerpt812
9BOB DYLAN IN AMERICA, by Sean Wilentz. (Doubleday, $28.95.) Dylan’s music in the context of its time. Excerpt1
10THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot. (Crown, $26.) The story of a woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951. Excerpt629

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