November 5, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

September is here, what are the books 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 October 2020!

FICTION

The Chain by Adrian McKintyThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThings in Jars by Jess Kidd | Dune by Frank HerbertLovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

My Hero Academia Vol. 25 | Violent Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey | The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. SchwabSupermarket by Bobby Hall

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi | Circe by Madeline Miller | Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaRed At The Bone by Jacqueline WoodsonI’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

KIDS + TEENS

Midnight Sun by Stephenie MeyerDog 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 | Class Act by Jerry Craft

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi & Ashley LukashevskyHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. RowlingThey All Die At the End by Adam Silvera | Spy School by Stuart Gibbs | Karen’s Witch (Baby-Sitters Little Sister) by Katy Farina

They All Die At the End by Adam SilveraPete the Cat: Trick or Pete by James DeanThe One and Only Bob by Katherine ApplegateWe Were Liars by E. LockhartMiles Morales Spider-Man (Little Golden Book)

NONFICTION

The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah CareyCaste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel WilkersonWhite Fragility by Robin DiAngelo |The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | Rage by Bob Woodward

Think Like A Monk by Jay ShettyCan’t Hurt Me by David Goggins | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. KiyosakiThe Color of Law by Richard RothsteinDisloyal by Michael Cohen

The Full Plate by Ayesha CurryThe 48 Laws of Power by Robert GreeneRise Up: Confronting A Country at the Crosswords by Al SharptonSacred Woman by Queen AfuaEat A Peach by David Chang

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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