April was full of the same books as the previous months (no new releases), and that’s okay.
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 April 2021!
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas | A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas |
|KIDS + TEENS|
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney | Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey | Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin | Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
Grime and Punishment (Dog Man) by Dav Pilkey | Claudia and the New Girl (The Baby-Sitters Club #9) by Gabriela Epstein | The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire #14) by Tui T. Sutherland | Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill | The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson | Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | This Is the Fire by Don Lemon | Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle by Rob Kenner
- Every bookstore’s top-selling books will be different from each other. This list is just for my store.
- These books seem to be forever on the top-selling list: The Alchemist, anything Dog Man or Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, You Are A Badass, The Four Agreements, the 5 Love Languages, and Milk and Honey. (Don’t be surprise if you see these books here or in future “Books in Hand” posts. People love these books.)
- For the past nine months, we’ve been selling a lot of manga—so much that it exceeds the different subjects of books we sell. I might give manga its own separate section next month.