October 2008 Bestsellers List

This month's ESSENCE Bestsellers List includes a book about brothers on the DL and an autobiography from a former drug kingpin

October 2008 Bestsellers List

1.    Sin No More by Kimberla Lawson Roby (William Morrow, $23.95) (7)
2.    Deliver Me From Evil by Mary Monroe (Dafina, $24) (10)
3.    Something On The Side by Carl Weber (Dafina, $24) (3)
4.    Waking With Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton Adult, $24.95) (1)
5.    Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley (Little, Brown and Company, $25.99)*
6.    Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton, $24.95)  (2)
7.    Them by Nathan McCall (Atria, $25) (4)
8.    Sexcapades by HoneyB (Grand Central Publishing, $19.99)*
9.    Honey Flava by Zane (Atria, $22)*
10.    Blood Colony by Tananarive Due (Atria, $25)*

1.    Dutch 3 by Dutch (Dutch, $15) (5)
2.    The Pastor’s Wife by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Pocket, $14)*
3.    Black Widow by Nikki Turner (One World/Ballantine, $14) (3)
4.    Sweet Dreams by Nikkea Smithers (Nikkea Smithers, $15)*
5.    True to the Game II by Teri Woods (Grand Central Publishing, $14.99) (7)
6.    How to Duck a Suckah by Big Boom (Fireside, $15)*
7.    Payback With Ya Life by Wahida Clark (Grand Central Publishing, $14.99) (1)
8.    Bad Girlz 4 Life by Shannon Holmes (St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.95)*
9.    The Enemy Between My Legs by Stephanie L. Jones (Stephanie L. Jones, LLC, $12.99)*
10.    Single Mama Drama by Kayla Perrin (Mira, $13.95)*

1.    The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (Crown, $25) (1)
2.    Come on People by Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint (Thomas Nelson, $25.99) (4)
3.    Hiding in Hip Hop by Terrance Dean (Atria, $23)*
4.    Letters To A Young Sister by Hill Harper (Gotham, $22.50) (7)
5.    Life Beyond Measure by Sidney Poitier (HarperOne, $25.95)*
6.    Reposition Yourself by T.D. Jakes (Atria, $24) (6)
7.    The Bond by Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins (Penquin, $24.95)*
8.    Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy (Tyndale, $26.99) (9)
9.    PowerNomics by Claud Anderson (Powernomics Corporation of America, $27)*
10.    Life Overflowing by T.D. Jakes (Bethany House, $19.99)*

1.    Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (Crown, $25.95)*
2.    The Willie Lynch Letter by William Lynch and Kashif Malik Hassan-el (Lushena, $3.95) (7)
3.    Game Over by Azie Fiason (Atria, $15) *
4.    The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson (The Book Tree, $17.95)*
5.    The Farrakhan Factor by Amy Alexander (Grove Press, $15)*
6.    We Will Not Quit and We Will Succeed! by Janette Williams-Smith (AuthorHouse, $15)*
7.    Democracy Matters by Cornell West (Penguin, $15)*
8.    Snakes in the Pulpit by Reuben Armstrong (Reuben Armstrong Publishers, $25.99) (1)
9.    Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?  by Charles Barkley (Riverhead, $14)*
10.    How to Eat & Live Longer by Reginald J. Eadie, M.D. (Global Publishing Company, $15.95)*

ABOUT THIS LIST: The Essence Best Sellers List is based on reports of retail sales. Respondents are African-American bookstores. Numbers in parentheses indicate last month’s position. An asterisk indicates a title that did not appear on last month’s list. REPORTING STORES: Precious Memories (Richmond), 804-726-8501; Kana CDs & Books (Columbus, Ohio), 614-577-1897); Pyramid Art, Books, & Custom Framing (Little Rock, Arkansas) 501-372-5824; Underground Books (Sacramento, California), 916-737-3333; Truth Bookstore (Southfield, Michigan), 248-557-4824; Pyramid Books (Boynton Beach, Florida), 561-731-4422; Hood Book Headquarters (Warren, Michigan), 313-515-7961; Knowledge Bookstore (Brampton, Ontario), 905-459-9875; Cushcity (Houston, Texas), 281-444-4265; African-American Images (Chicago), 708-672-4909.

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