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The gift-buying season is upon us. Sales of adult nonfiction books jumped 44% in the week ended Dec. 8, to 6.6 million units, from 4.6 million the week prior. But whereas most big sales spikes can be attributed to a blockbuster debut or two, all but two of the movers and shakers in the first week of December were books that have been out for a month or more. Here’s a ranking of the 10 nonfiction books with the biggest week-over-week increase.

Things That Matter Charles Krauthammer Crown Forum 37,174 7
The Daniel Plan Rick Warren Zondervan 17,879 1
Killing Jesus O’Reilly/Dugard Holt 16,848 11
Guinness World Records Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 16,629 13
Humans of New York Brandon Stanton St. Martin’s 16,411 8
George Washington’s Secret Six Brian Kilmeade Sentinel 14,858 5
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays Ree Drummond Morrow 10,623 6
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier Ree Drummond Morrow 9,542 91
Jesus Calling Sarah Young Thomas Nelson 9,484 153
Miracles and Massacres Glenn Beck S&S/Threshold 8,563 3


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