12 Bestselling Nonfiction Books for July/August - 2019
Fiction: Bestselling fiction is led by the short story collection Evil Never Sleeps: Tales of Light and Darkness by Robert Fleming an accomplished yet under recognized talent and the new novel from Kalisha Buckhanon, Speaking of Summer.
Nonfiction: Always a good mix of interesting titles this period’s list reveals a theme of overcoming struggle with grace and dignity as illustrated by Fifty-Five Unemployed and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better
Retirement Life and After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom.
Children’s Books: Children’s books outsold all other genres this period. Sales were led by books on our “Top 150 Recommended African-American Children’s Books” list.
Poetry: One book made our list this period, Rock And Fire - Love Poetry From The Core by Marc Lacy.
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