Elin Hilderbrand’s new summer story, The Hotel Nantucket, is the #1 book in the country, topping the New England and Middle Atlantic regions. The #2 title, Battle for the American Mind by Fox & Friends weekend cohost Pete Hegseth, won over much of the rest of the country, with the exception of the West North Central region, where Colleen Hoover’s It Ends with Us, #3 in the country, bested the rest. Hoover, a TikTok sensation, has two additional novels in the top 10.
A Wild Ride
Geraldine Brooks lands at #3 on our hardcover fiction list with Horse, “a fascinating saga,” our review said, “based on the true story of a famous 19th-century racehorse.” Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for her second novel, 2005’s March, and sales of her next book, 2008’s People of the Book, soared. Other novels followed in 2011 and 2015, and now her newest title is enjoying first-week print unit sales not seen since immediately post-Pulitzer.
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HOW TO RAISE AN ANTIRACIST
Ibram X. Kendi
#10 Hardcover Nonfiction
“Historian Kendi lays out an antiracism plan for caregivers in this knockout combination of memoir and parenting guide,” per our starred review. “This will be an invaluable resource for any parent or teacher who wants to set kids on the path to antiracism early.”
#14 Hardcover Nonfiction
In this “thrilling ride,” our starred review said, “MSNBC journalist Tur returns with a high-flying account of her unconventional, globe-trotting life in journalism.” She tracks her growth as an anchor and an individual, the review noted, “in writing that’s by turns introspective and bitingly funny.”