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September 10, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

BOOKS IN HAND—a blog feature where I show the top-selling books at my bookstore!

In the past 12 months, my bookstore has been selling an insaneeeee amount of manga, and what do I do with that knowledge? See which ones customers are asking for!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling mangas of August 2021! (There was no post for June because I forgot to look up the information.)

MANGA

Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 11 | Demon Slayer Vol. 23 | Toilet-bound Hanako-Kun Vol. 1 |
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Vol. 1 | Soul Eater Vol. 1

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September 6, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

We’re selling a lot of the same books now, and I can’t wait to see new titles.

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of August 2021!

FICTION

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August 23, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

BOOKS IN HAND—a blog feature where I show the top-selling books at my bookstore!

In the past 12 months, my bookstore has been selling an insaneeeee amount of manga, and what do I do with that knowledge? See which ones customers are asking for!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling mangas of July 2021! (There was no post for June because I forgot to look up the information.)

MANGA

Chainsaw Man Vol. 1 | I Want To Eat Your Pancreas | Hunter x Hunter Vol. 1 |
Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 11 | Horimiya Vol. 1

 Attack on Titan Vol. 1 | Wotakoi: Life is Hard for Otaku Vol. 4 | Fruit Basket Vol. 1 |
Nichijou: My Ordinary Life Vol. 1 | Attack on Titan Vol. 2

Death Note: Black Edition Vol. 1 | Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair Vol. 1 |
Demon Slayer Vol. 14 | Demon Slayer Vol. 15 | Shiver

Wotakoi: Life is Hard for Otaku Vol. 2 | Blue Flag Vol. 1 | Rent-A-Girlfriend Vol. 1 |
Uzumaki | The Promised Neverland Vol. 4

Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 1 | Demon Slayer Vol. 13 | Black Clover Vol. 1 | Tomie | The Promised Neverland Vol. 3

Dr. Stone Vol. 1 | The Promised Neverland Vol. 9 | Fruits Basket Another Vol. 1 |
Horimiya Vol. 2 | Horimiya Vol. 3

What mangas are you reading?

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August 8, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

We’re selling a lot of the same books now, and I can’t wait to see new titles. During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of July 2021!

FICTION

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July 26, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

What common things do all these books have in common in this post? They’re written by Asian authors, and they’re books I want to read (and you should too!).

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to see so many intriguing books by Asian authors that are out this year. I may not have read any it, but I desperately want to, and I sure hope everybody is taking note and putting these books on their TBR list.

These are books that feature LBGTQ+ characters and retells history or a classic with a different spin. Let’s see what these books, shall we?

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness…

In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected.

When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother’s identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate.

After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu uses the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother’s abandoned greatness.

Why would I want to read She Who Became the Sun? It’s pretty bold of the publisher to market this as “Mulan meets The Song of Achilles” when this book is probably even more than those two stories. This sounds like a fantastic epic rooted down in history that features LGBTQ+ characters, which is everything I ever want in a book. I don’t read historical fiction fantasy, but that will change with She Who Became the Sun.

I imagine if people enjoyed the historical fantasy of The Poppy War, they will enjoy this too.

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July 5, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

Half the year has gone by, and fuck, man.

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of June 2021!

FICTION

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Half the year has gone by, and fuck, man.

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of June 2021!

FICTION

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