Built to Spill

One-quarter of the books on our hardcover nonfiction list mention the president by name in the title or subtitle, including two books that are new to our lists. The #3 book in the country, Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Newman, is a “venomous tell-all,” our review said, in which “the Trump presidency resembles the reality show that birthed it.”

At #10 in hardcover nonfiction, House of Trump, House of Putin by Craig Unger follows in the mold of 2004’s House of Bush, House of Saud, which has sold 98K print copies. Unger’s new book, our review said, makes a “colorful but unconvincing case against Trump” with “plenty of supposition, innuendo, and guilt by association—but no smoking gun.”

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Movie Watch

Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth debuts at #18 in trade paper. Niche press Police and Fire originally published the book in 2014 and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Shaun Redick, one of the executive producers of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, brought the book to the attention of Peele and others involved in that movie. The group teamed up with director Spike Lee, and the movie opened August 10.

Seconds and Thirds

Debuting at #4 in hardcover nonfiction, and #7 in the country overall, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is by Olympic silver medalist and 2017 N.Y.C. Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan and chef and nutrition coach Elyse Kopecky. It’s the follow-up to 2016’s Run Fast. Eat Slow., which has sold 106K print copies.

At #17 in hardcover nonfiction, 100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget is the third cookbook by blogger Lisa Leake, following 2014’s 100 Days of Real Food (123K print copies sold) and 2016’s 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous (70K print copies).

New & Notable

Texas Ranger
James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
#1 Hardcover Fiction, #4 overall
Patterson’s first western sees the lawman of the title investigating his ex-wife’s murder.

Nico Walker
#18 Hardcover Fiction
The author of this buzzy debut, a book whose gender politics our review found “frustrating,” is an Iraq War veteran currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for bank robbery.

The Lightning Thief (illus. ed.)
Rick Riordan, illus. by John Rocco
#25 Children’s Frontlist Fiction
Rocco, the cover artist for the Percy Jackson series since 2005, returns to the book that launched the middle grade fantasy franchise with a hardcover edition featuring full-color artwork throughout.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 Girl, Wash Your Face Rachel Hollis Nelson 58,676
2 Crazy Rich Asians Kevin Kwan Anchor 35,351
3 Unhinged Omarosa Manigault Newman Gallery 33,484
4 Texas Ranger Patterson/Bourelle Little, Brown 31,125
5 The Russia Hoax Gregg Jarrett Broadside 20,835
6 You Are a Badass Jen Sincero Running 15,156
7 Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Flanagan/Kopecky Rodale 14,852
8 Origin Dan Brown Anchor 14,506
9 Magnolia Table Joanna Gaines Morrow 14,008
10 Past Perfect Danielle Steel Dell 13,513

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.