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!


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | Circe by Madeline Miller | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry | No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai | Normal People by Sally RooneyThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern | The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Once Upon A Time in Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino | Project Hail Mary by Andy WeirA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. SchwabAll The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


They Both Die At The End by Adam SilveraWe Were Liars by E. LockhartSix of Crows by Leigh Bardguo |

Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph

Serpent & Dove by Shelby MahurinHoles by Louis SacharCaraval by Stephanie GarberDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia LevensellerThese Violent Delights by Chloe Gong


The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel RuizI Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig & Philip RuckerThe Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir by Michele Harper | Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert GreeneTo Selena, With Love by Chris Perez | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | Sacred Woman by Queen AfuaThe Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der KolkCaste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson | The Hill We Climb by Amanda GormanLandslide by Michael WolffAtomic Habits by James Clear


  • 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.
Were there any surprises? What did you think would be a top-selling book? What books from this list have you read? 


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