Women & Children First’s Bestseller Lists for All of 2019

women and children first bestsellers 2019

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for December 2019

  1. The Dutch House,” by Ann Patchett
  2. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  3. In the Dream House: A Memoir,” by Carmen Maria Machado
  4. The Witches Are Coming,” by Lindy West
  5. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong
  6. The Overstory,” by Richard Powers
  7. The Water Dancer,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  8. Little Weirds,” by Jenny Slate
  9. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth,” by Rachel Maddow
  10. The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for November 2019

  1. The Witches Are Coming,” by Lindy West (Author photo above by Jenny Jimenez)
  2. In the Dream House: A Memoir,” by Carmen Maria Machado
  3. Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger,” by Rebecca Traister
  4. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights,” by Mikki Kendall
  5. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  6. Her Body & Other Parties: Stories,” by Carmen Machado
  7. The Dutch House,” by Ann Patchett
  8. Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion,” by Katie Watson
  9. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  10. The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls,” by Mona Eltahawy

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for October 2019

  1. The Dutch House,” by Ann Patchett
  2. High School,” by Tegan & Sara
  3. Frankissstein,” by Jeanette Winterson
  4. False Bingo,” by Jac Jemc
  5. A Fortune for Your Disaster,” by Hanif Abdurraqib
  6. Right after the Weather,” by Carol Anshaw
  7. Odes to Lithium,” by Shira Ehrlichman
  8. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  9. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  10. The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for September 2019

  1. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You,” by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  2. The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood
  3. Wait! What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up,” by Heather Corinna and Isabella Rotman
  4. On Division: A Novel,” by Goldie Goldbloom
  5. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  6. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  7. A Fortune for Your Disaster,” by Hanif Abdurraqib
  8. Guts,” by Raina Telgemeier
  9. Advantages of Being Evergreen,” by Oliver Baez Bendorf
  10. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion,” by Jia Tolentino

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for August 2019

  1. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  2. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong
  3. Burn the Place: A Memoir,” by Iliana Regan
  4. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  5. God Land,” by Lyz Lenz
  6. The Most Fun We Ever Had,” by Claire Lombardo
  7. Nickel Boys,” by Colson Whitehead
  8. Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance,” by Sandra Ruiz
  9. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion,” by Jia Tolentino
  10. How to Be an Antiracist,” by Ibram X. Kendi

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for July 2019

  1. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  2. Mostly Dead Things,” by Kristen Arnett
  3. Temper,” by Layne Fargo
  4. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong
  5. Burn the Place: A Memoir,” by Iliana Regan
  6. 1919,” by Eve Ewing
  7. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  8. The Overstory,” by Richard Powers
  9. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good,” by adrienne maree brown
  10. Nickel Boys,” by Colson Whitehead

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for June 2019

  1. More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say),” by Elaine Welteroth
  2. The Apology,” by Eve Ensler
  3. My Parents: An Introduction / This Does Not Belong to You,” by Aleksandar Hemon
  4. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong
  5. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  6. Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng
  7. Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through,” by T. Fleischmann
  8. 1919,” by Eve Ewing
  9. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  10. The Mueller Report,” by Robert S. Mueller, III, Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for May 2019

  1. No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir,” by Ani DiFranco
  2. Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng
  3. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good,” by adrienne maree brown
  4. The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays,” by Esme Weijun Wang
  5. Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side,” by Eve L. Ewing
  6. Soft Science,” by Franny Choi
  7. Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir,” by Cherrie Moraga
  8. Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion,” by Katie Watson
  9. Magical Negro: Poems,” by Morgan Parker
  10. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for April 2019

  1. Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward,” by Valerie Jarrett
  2. Women Talking,” by Miriam Toews
  3. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good,” by adrienne maree brown
  4. How Girls Achieve,” by Sally Nuamah
  5. The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me,” edited by Fatimah Asghar & Safia Elhillio
  6. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  7. Library of Small Catastrophes,” by Alison Rollins
  8. Becoming,” by Michelle Obama
  9. Normal People: A Novel,” by Sally Rooney
  10. If They Come for Us: Poems,” by Fatimah Asghar

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for March 2019

  1. Becoming,” by Michelle Obama
  2. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  3. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good,” by Adrienne Maree Brown
  4. The New Me,” by Halle Butler
  5. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” by Trevor Noah
  6. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos,” by Lucy Knisley
  7. The Immortalists,” by Chloe Benjamin
  8. Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side,” by Eve L. Ewing
  9. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  10. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States,” by Samantha Allen

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for February 2019

  1. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos,” by Lucy Knisley
  2. The Immortalists,” by Chloe Benjamin
  3. Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power,” by Ann Russo
  4. Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance,” by Edgar Villanueva
  5. Parkland: Birth of a Movement,” by Dave Cullen
  6. Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice,” by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  7. Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest,” by Hanif Abdurraqib
  8. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  9. An American Marriage,” by Tayari Jones
  10. Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side,” by Eve L. Ewing

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for January 2019

  1. Becoming,” by Michelle Obama
  2. Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality (Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies),” by Jennifer Nash
  3. Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood,” by Karina Longworth
  4. Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side,” by Eve L. Ewing
  5. Shout Your Abortion,” edited by Amelia Bonow
  6. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo
  7. Educated: A Memoir,” by Tara Westover
  8. Asymmetry: A Novel,” by Lisa Halliday
  9. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  10. Everything Under: A Novel,” by Daisy Johnson

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