New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
February 10, 2019
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
2. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
3. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.
4. The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.
5. The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.
6. The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer
A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
7. The Library Book
The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.
8. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
9. Churchill: Walking With Destiny
A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.
10. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age
Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.
11. 21 lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari
Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.
13. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
A kaleidoscopic portrait of Native American history from 1890 to the present.
14. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
Secrets and identity in a fast-paced age of science and technology are explored through the story of a woman who discovered her biological father.
15. Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler's inner circle.
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A version of this list appears in the February 10, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending January 26, 2019.