"Ranked 2" Week in Review — March 12, 2018

Editor's Note: When I first started thinking about SilverMedals.net, along with feature stories and shorter blog posts about second-ranked superlatives, I envisioned there being a digest of current "second-ranked" events, lists, and stories on the site that would be updated periodically — somewhat of an anti-Harpers Index, which is about as high as I could aspire to in this case. A weekly digest seemed a good thing not only for editorial reasons, but it's also easier to compile on a weekly basis than, say, a daily one.

This list will change likely from week to week depending on the data available and what's going on in the world. Some of data can be pulled electronically from sources on the web (easy peasy) while other data require more massaging, which to be perfectly honest is pushing my coding skills into a new realm full of annoyance and hair-pulling. Technical hurdles notwithstanding, here for the second time (no this isn't a clever "second" attempt for the sake of it, I genuinely messed up on the first go-round and didn't have time to fix it) is the official SilverMedals.net Ranked 2 Week in Review. I hope you find it to be an interesting and informative feature on this very odd, very focused, and very obsessive web location.

Second-Ranked Books on the New York Times Best-Seller Lists

Combined Print and E-Book FictionHello Stranger — A book by Lisa Kleypas

HELLO STRANGER by Lisa Kleypas

Book 4 of the Ravenels series.

Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

SKIN IN THE GAME by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

An argument for taking on risk.

Hardcover Fiction

FIFTY FIFTY by James Patterson and Candice Fox

Detective Harriet Blue tries to clear her brother's name and save a small Australian town from being massacred.

Hardcover Nonfiction

I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK by Michelle McNamara

The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."

Paperback Nonfiction

BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.Turtles All The Way Down — A book by John Green

Young Adult Hardcover

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green

Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000.

Childrens Middle Grade Hardcover

AUGGIE & ME by RJ Palacio

A collection of three stories from the “Wonder” series.

Series Books

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID by Jeff Kinney

The travails and challenges of adolescence.

Picture Books

HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN by Adam Wallace

This is the year you'll finally catch a leprechaun.

New York Times Best-Seller Lists ©2018 The New York Times Company. All Rights Reserved.

Music

Psycho (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) by Post MaloneSpotify — Number 2 Song (03/12/2018)

Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) by Post Malone

Itunes — Number 2 Song (03/12/2018)

The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

 

Media

Last Week's Second-Most Widely Read Article on the Wall Street Journal (week ending March 7)

"Next Up For Amazon: Checking Accounts" — Amazon.com is in talks with big banks about building a checking-account-like product the e-commerce giant could offer customers.

Number-2-Ranked Primetime Broadcast Program (week of February 26, 2018 — most recent)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), 8.3 rating

Number-2-Ranked Primetime Broadcast Program (week of February 26, 2018 — most recent)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC), 2.2 ratingFIFA 18 video game by EA Sports

Number-2-Ranked "Console and PC Video Game to Buy Next) (week of March 3, 2018 — most recent)

FIFA 18

 

Economics

Second-Richest Person in the World

Bill Gates — total net worth: $92.9 billion

Country with the Second-Highest Unemployment Rate (3/9/2018)

Greece, 20.9%

Country with the Second-Lowest Unemployment Rate (3/9/2018)

Ukraine, 1.4%

 

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