Capital Gains

Two business books offer different takes on the hows and whys of finacial investments.

Tony Robbins has the #1 hardcover nonfiction title, and #2 book in the country, with The Holy Grail of Investing, which taps the knowledge of what he calls a dozen “titans” of private equity, private credit, private real estate, and venture capital. “It is undeniable,” Robbins writes, “that the smart money uses high-quality alternative investments as the engine for greater diversification and accelerated growth.”

Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger was known for his investing horsesense and pithy aphorisms. A new edition of Poor Charlie’s Almanack, originally released in 2005, pubbed December 5, a week after the death of its author at age 99. Stripe Press has done four printings so far to meet demand, and the book debuts on our hardcover nonfiction list at #7. It collects 11 talks Munger delivered between 1986 and 2007, covering the author’s takes on investment strategy, philanthropy, and living a rational and ethical life.

Meal Ticket

Hugo and Nebula Award winner T. Kingfisher lands at #9 on our hardcover fiction list with What Feasts at Night. Our review encouraged readers to dig in: “Kingfisher’s winning formula of creepy folklore, affable protagonists, familiar Gothic tropes, and truly unsettling horror imagery makes this sing.” It’s the second volume in her Sworn Soldier series, with first-week print unit sales up significantly compared with book #1, What Moves the Dead. That title has sold 109K print copies in hardcover and trade paperback.

Safety in Numbers

Simply the Best, the 10th Chicago Stars football romance by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, enters the field at #15 on our hardcover fiction list. First-week print units sales edged out those of the previous installment, When Stars Collide, which our starred review praised for its “thrilling suspense plot and intoxicating chemistry.” That book marked the first time a Phillips hardcover sported an illustrated
cover, bringing the look of the series in line with the prevailing rom-com uniform.

New & Notable

Do the New You
Steven Furtick
#2 Hardcover Nonfiction

The latest from Furtick, pastor of a multisite megachurch based in Charlotte, N.C., is a “charismatic guide,” per our review, to becoming “one’s truest, most authentic self.” Personal anecdotes illustrate the ongoing nature of this pursuit.

The Farm Table
Julius Roberts
#10 Hardcover Nonfiction

Roberts, a London chef turned Dorset farmer and TikTok personality (407.8K followers), offers 100 simple, seaonal recipes (e.g., squash blossom ravioli for summer; plum and fig leaf jam for fall) and 150 photos depicting rural life.