Nick Chiles

Author & Journalist

The Rejected Stone Makes “The Power List”

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

I am pleased to announce that “The Rejected Stone” debuts at # 4 on the hardcover non-fiction list for Fall 2013.

The Power List is a quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans. The Power List is a joint project of AALBC.com, Cushcity.com and Mosaicbooks.com, three Web sites which have promoted African-American literature for more than a decade.

The Power List is compiled by collecting data from online book sellers, random samples on relevant Facebook pages, and a quarterly survey of 1,200 African-American book clubs. The list is released on the fourth Monday in the month following each calendar quarter.

Here is the full list. (Note that “Act Like a Lady,” the book my wife Denene Millner wrote with Steve Harvey, is still on the paperback non-fiction list, nearly three years after its release.)


Fall 2013 – Paperback – Fiction

#1 – A Family Affair by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

#2 – Animal by K’Wan

#3 – Destiny’s Surrender by Beverly Jenkins

#4 – Flippin’ the Hustle by Trae Macklin

#5 – Home by Toni Morrison

#6 – Murderville 2 by Ashley & Jaquavis

#7 – Murderville 3: The Black Dahlia by Ashley & Jaquavis

#8 – Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

#9 – The Family Business by Carl Weber

#10 – I Dreamt I Was in Heaven – The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter

Fall 2013 – Paperback – Non-Fiction

#1 – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander

#2 – The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

#3 – Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey with Denene Millner

#4 – America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great by Ben Carson

#5 – Brainwashed by Tom Burrell

#6 – Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

#7 – Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

#8 – Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil  by Angela Stanton

#9 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

#10 – A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Fall 2013 – Hardcover – Fiction

#1 – The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

#2 – Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan

#3 – Claire Of The Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

#4 – A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story  by Sister Souljah

#5 – A House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby

#6 – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

#7 – Americanah by Chinamanda Ngozi Adichae

#8 – Decadence by Eric Jerome Dickey

#9 – Honor Thy Thug by Wahida Clark

#10 – Little Green by Walter Mosley

Fall 2013 – Hardcover – Non-Fiction

#1 – The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood

#2 – Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove by Ahmir Thompson

#3 – High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society by Carl Hart

#4 – The Rejected Stone by Al Sharpton with Nick Chiles

#5 – Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

#6 – Mom & Me and Mom by Maya Angelou

#7 – It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell

#8 – Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed by Tyrese Gibson, Rev Run

#9 – Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes by Ian K. Smith

#10 – The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires  by Dennis Kimbro