Women & Children First’s Bestseller Lists for September & October

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Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for October 2018

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  1. Start Now! You Can Make a Difference,” by Chelsea Clinton
  2. She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy,” by Jill Soloway
  3. Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President,” by Rebecca Sive
  4. The Lake on Fire,” by Rosellen Brown
  5. The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago,” by Daniel Kay Hertz
  6. The Fourteenth of September,” by Rita Dragonette
  7. Citizen Illegal,” by Jose Olivarez
  8. Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger,” by Rebecca Traister
  9. Black Queer Hoe,” by Britteney Black Rose Kapri
  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 September 2018

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  1. Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements,” by Charlene Carruthers
  2. Night Moves,” by Jessica Hopper
  3. The Wildlands,” by Abby Geni
  4. Fear: Trump in the White House,” by Bob Woodward
  5. Citizen Illegal,” by Jose Olivarez
  6. To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults,” by Jess T. Dugan
  7. The Caregiver,” by Samuel Park
  8. Semi Queer: Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers,” by Anne Balay
  9. The Incendiaries: A Novel,” by R.O. Kwon
  10. The Fourteenth of September,” by Rita Dragonette

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for August 2018

  1. If They Come for Us: Poems,” by Fatimah Asghar
  2. If You Leave Me,” by Crystal Hana Kim
  3. The Air You Breathe,” by Frances de Pontes Peebles
  4. Crazy Rich Asians,” by Kevin Kwan
  5. Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear,” by Kim Brooks
  6. Citizen Illegal,” by Jose Olivarez
  7. Less,” by Andrew Sean Greer
  8. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  9. Fruit of the Drunken Tree,” by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  10. The Book of Unknown Americans,” by Cristina Henriquez

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for July 2018

  1. My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” by Ottessa Moshfegh
  2. An American Marriage,” by Tayari Jones
  3. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  4. Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward
  5. Less,” by Andrew Sean Greer
  6. Calypso,” by David Sedaris
  7. Eileen,” by Ottessa Moshfegh
  8. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,” by Roxane Gay
  9. Manhattan Beach: A Novel,” by Jennifer Egan
  10. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” by Samantha Irby [Read Jera Brown’s interview with Samantha]

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for June 2018

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  1. The Great Believers,” by Rebecca Makkai
  2. The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir,” by Yrsa Daley-Ward
  3. Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches,” by John Hodgman
  4. Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s),” by Sophie Lucido Johnson
  5. Calypso,” by David Sedaris
  6. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,” by Roxane Gay
  7. Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward
  8. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” by Samantha Irby [Read Jera Brown’s interview with her here]
  9. Meaty: Essays,” by Samantha Irby
  10. Crazy Rich Asians,” by Kevin Kwan

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for May 2018

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  1. Meaty: Essays,” by Samantha Irby
  2. Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist,” by Franchesca Ramsey
  3. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” by Austin Channing Brown
  4. The Pisces,” by Melissa Broder
  5. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” by Samantha Irby [Read Jera Brown’s interview with Samantha here]
  6. The Displaced Children of Displaced Children,” by Faisal Mohyuddin 
  7. The Female Persuasion,” by Meg Wolitzer
  8. Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward
  9. Pachinko,” by Min Jin Lee
  10. Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo,'” by Zora Neale Hurston

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for April 2018

  1. Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead–My Life Story,” by Cecile Richards
  2. Meaty: Essays,” by Samantha Irby
  3. We Ate Wonder Bread,” by Nicole Hollander
  4. The Female Persuasion,” by Meg Wolitzer
  5. True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age,” by Christina Lahti
  6. My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel,” by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
  7. Beyond Measure: Essays,” by Rachel Z. Arndt
  8. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” by Samantha Irby [Read Jera Brown’s interview with her here]
  9. Pachinko,” by Min Jin Lee
  10. The Comedown,” by Rebekah Frumkin

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for March 2018

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  1. The List: A Week-By-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year,” by Amy Siskind
  2. They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” by Hanif Abdurraqib
  3. Bizarre Romance,” by Audrey Niffenegger, Eddie Campbell (Illustrator)
  4. This Far Isn’t Far Enough: Stories,” by Lynn Sloan
  5. Unaccompanied,” by Javier Zamora
  6. Pachinko,” by Min Jin Lee
  7. Electric Arches,” by Eve Ewing
  8. Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders
  9. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” by Samantha Irby [Read Jera Brown’s interview with her here]
  10. Her Body & Other Parties: Stories,” by Carmen Machado

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for February 2018

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  1. This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America,” by Morgan Jerkins [Check out Jera Brown’s Q&A with Morgan here.]
  2. This Far Isn’t Far Enough: Stories,” by Lynn Sloan
  3. You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!: And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education,” by Bill Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers
  4. Apocalypse, Darling (Machete),” by Barrie Jean Borich
  5. Reasons for Smoking,” by Xandria Phillips
  6. Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders
  7. They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” by Hanif Abdurraqib
  8. When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  9. Pachinko,” by Min Jin Lee
  10. Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng

Women & Children First’s Bestseller List for January 2018

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  1. When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  2. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff
  3. Pachinko,” by Min Jin Lee
  4. The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation,” by Natalie Moore
  5. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” by Samantha Irby [Read Jera Brown’s interview with her here]
  6. Her Body & Other Parties: Stories,” by Carmen Machado
  7. Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife,” by Pamela Bannos
  8. Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward
  9. The Power,” by Naomi Alderman
  10. The Immortalists,” by Chloe Benjamin

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