December 3, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

Where did the time go? November passed by so fast, and here we are in December. But we aren’t talking about December, we’re talking about November and the books that people bought. 

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 November 2020!

FICTION

Rhythm of War by Brandon SandersonDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol. 18 | My Hero Academia Vol. 1 | The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerMiss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettA Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Circe by Madeline MillerThe Witch Hunter by Max SeeckThe Sentinel (Jack Reacher #25) by Lee Child & Andrew Child

Dungeons & Dragons: Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything | Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search There There by Tommy OrangeThe Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmanDune by Frank Herbert

KIDS + TEENS

The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15) by Jeff Kinney | Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light by Apryl StottDog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav PilkeyLogan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club) by Gale Galligan | The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo #5) by Rick Riordan

Unlocked (Keeper Lost Cities #8.5) by Shannon Messenger | Twins by Varian Johnson & Shannon Wright   | Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes & Laura FreemanI Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

They All Die At the End by Adam SilveraThe Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier | Becoming A Good Creature by Sy Montgomery & Rebecca Green | A Girl Like You by Frank Murphy, Carla Murphy, & Kayle Harren | Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi & Ashley Lukashevsky

NONFICTION

A Promised Land by Barack ObamaEat A Peach by David Chang | Humans by Brandon Stanton | Always Running by Luis J. RodriguezRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Greenlights by Matthew McConaugheyObama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete SouzaCaste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizThe Best of Me by David Sedaris

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness by Gucci ManeThe Full Plate by Ayesha CurryThe Truths We Hold by Kamala HarrisI Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey

NOTES:

  • 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.)
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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