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 January 2023!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus | Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi | Road of Bones by Christopher Golden | The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood
|TEENS + KIDS|
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith | Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford | The Hawthorne Legacy (Inheritance Games #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau | Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson | Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations by Dav Pilkey | Moon Rising (Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel) by Tui T. Sutherland | Mary Anne’s Bad Luck Mystery (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel) by Ann M. Martin & Cynthia Yuan Cheng | Diper Overlode (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17) by Jeff Kinney | Pokemon: Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston | Odder by Katherine Applegate | It’s Chinese New Year, Curious George | I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home by Kathryn Cristaldi & Kristyna Litten | Dog Man and Cat Kids (Dog Man #4) by Dav Pilkey
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier | Llama Llama Red Pajamas by Anna Dewdney | Little Blue Truck’s Valentine by Alice Schertle | Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova | Animal Crossing: New Horizons Vol 1: Deserted Island Diary
The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin | How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie | Never Finished: Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within by David Goggins | The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner | The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | Straight Shooter by Stephen A. Smith
- 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 year, we’ve been selling a lot of manga—so much that it exceeds the different subjects of books we sell. That will be in its own post.