Half the year has gone by, and fuck, man.
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 June 2021!
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry | A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir | The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris | Vicious by V.E. Schwab | Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid | The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
|KIDS + TEENS|
Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson | Karen’s Worst Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novels #3) by Katy Farina & Ann M. Martin | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin | All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman | Steve Kerr: A Life by Scott Howard-Cooper | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | Live Free by DeVon Franklin | The Bomber Mafia: : A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki |
- 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. That will be in its own post.