You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one!
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 ten selling books of January 2019. It’s a brand new year. Are there any brand new books on this list?
A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron | Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman | If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin | The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict | Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
|KIDS + TEENS|
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey | The Hive Queen (Wings of Fire #12) by Tui T. Sutherland | Crush by Svetlana Chmakova | Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey | Kristy’s Big Day (The Babysitter’s Club Graphic Novels #6) by Ann M. Martin and Gale Galligan
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) by Jeff Kinney | Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan | I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez | Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
Kristy’s Great Idea (The Babysitter’s Club Graphic Novels #1) by Ann M. Martin and Gale Galligan | Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10) by Jeff Kinney | Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus | Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Becoming by Michelle Obama | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson | Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez | What To Eat When | Ninja Future by Gary Shapiro
- 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.)
- I omitted the poetry list because it didn’t change from February, so it was The Sun and Her Flowers, Pillow Thoughts, Milk and Honey, and 2Fish.