The gift-buying season is upon us. Sales of adult nonfiction books jumped 44% in the week ended Dec. 8, to 6.6 million units, from 4.6 million the week prior. But whereas most big sales spikes can be attributed to a blockbuster debut or two, all but two of the movers and shakers in the first week of December were books that have been out for a month or more. Here’s a ranking of the 10 nonfiction books with the biggest week-over-week increase.
|Things That Matter||Charles Krauthammer||Crown Forum||37,174||7|
|The Daniel Plan||Rick Warren||Zondervan||17,879||1|
|Guinness World Records||Guinness World Records||Guinness World Records||16,629||13|
|Humans of New York||Brandon Stanton||St. Martin’s||16,411||8|
|George Washington’s Secret Six||Brian Kilmeade||Sentinel||14,858||5|
|The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays||Ree Drummond||Morrow||10,623||6|
|The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier||Ree Drummond||Morrow||9,542||91|
|Jesus Calling||Sarah Young||Thomas Nelson||9,484||153|
|Miracles and Massacres||Glenn Beck||S&S/Threshold||8,563||3|
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