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, 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 May. Let’s take a look.
Spymaster (Scot Harvath #17) by Brad Thor | Less by Andrew Sean Greer | Brave New World by Aldous Huxley | Brief Cases (Dresden Files series) by Jim Butcher | Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
|KIDS + TEENS|
The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus | The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire #11) by Tui T. Sutherland | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli | Sisters by Raina Telgemeir
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | Llama Llama Loves To Read by Anna Dewdney | Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Subtle Art of Not Give A F*ck by Mark Manson | Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA by Luis J. Rodriguez | You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero | Made Whole by Cristina Curp | 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz | Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | Calypso by David Sedaris | Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari | The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman | Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom | The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry | Shoe Dog: A Memoir of the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight
- 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.