Bestsellers: National nonfiction

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August 12, 2018
August 12
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from Nielsen Bookscan and — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Post.
19 weeks on list
#1 last week
Girl, Wash Your Face
By Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis, founder of, on how to live a meaningful, truthful life. (Thomas Nelson, $22.99)
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3 weeks on list
#2 last week
The Russia Hoax
By Gregg Jarrett
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett argues that people within the FBI and Obama administration conspired to get Hillary Clinton elected. (Broadside, $28.99)
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Everything Trump Touches Dies
By Rick Wilson
The strategist and Daily Beast contributor offers a darkly comic analysis of Donald Trump's campaign and presidency. (Free Press, $27)
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33 weeks on list
#6 last week
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
By Mark Manson
A blogger counters the positive attitude of self-help books. (HarperOne, $24.99)
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21 weeks on list
#4 last week
By Tara Westover
A memoir by a self-educated girl from a survivalist family who earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge. (Random House, $28)
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4 weeks on list
#3 last week
Liars, Leakers, and Liberals
By Jeanine Pirro
The Fox News host and judge provides a counterpoint to accusations against the Trump administration. (Center Street, $27)
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16 weeks on list
#5 last week
Magnolia Table
By Joanna Gaines
A cookbook from Joanna Gaines of HGTV's "Fixer Upper." (William Morrow Cookbooks, $29.99)
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33 weeks on list
#8 last week
You Are a Badass
By Jen Sincero
Advice, inspiring stories and exercises to lift self-confidence. (Running, $16)
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Unshakable Hope
By Max Lucado
The pastor describes how faith can help people overcome the challenges and uncertainty of the modern world. (Thomas Nelson, $22.99)
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28 weeks on list
#10 last week
12 Rules for Life
By Jordan B. Peterson
A psychologist shares tips on how to transform your life. (Random House Canada, $25.95)
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2 weeks on list
#11 last week
Death of a Nation
By Dinesh D'Souza
D'Souza argues that Democrats are turning America into a state modeled after the Southern plantation system. (All Points, $29.99)
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21 weeks on list
#14 last week
The 5 Love Languages
By Gary Chapman
A guide to improving communication in romantic relationships. (Northfield, $15.99)
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8 weeks on list
#15 last week
By Yuval Noah Harari
An examination of the creation of humanity and evolution. (Harper Perennial, $22.99)
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4 weeks on list
Four Agreements
By Don Miguel Ruiz
The self-help classic reveals four principles to follow for a happier life. (Amber-Allen, $12.95)
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8 weeks on list
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
By Stephen R. Covey
How to become a more effective person. (Simon & Schuster, $17)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended August 12, 2018.
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Amazon Most Read lists rank titles by the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners each week. Categories not ranked on Most Read charts include dictionaries, encyclopedias, religious texts, daily devotionals and calendars. All data is supplied by Amazon Charts and not edited by The Washington Post. The Post has no editorial influence on these lists.
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