April was full of the same books as the previous months (no new releases), and that’s okay. 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 May 2021!
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens | Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid | The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
|KIDS + TEENS|
The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire #14) by Tui T. Sutherland | Claudia and the New Girl (The Baby-Sitters Club #9) by Gabriela Epstein | Wings of Fire: Forge Your Dragon World by Tui T. Sutherland | Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | What Happened to You?: : Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis | To Selena, With Love by Chris Perez | Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner | Sacred Woman by Queen Afua | World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain
- 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.