You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one! 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 ten selling books of September 2019.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood | The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Institute by Stephen King | It by Stephen King | There There by Tommy Orange
Guts by Raina Telgemeier | Dog Man: From Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey | Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitter’s Club Graphic Novel #7) by Ann M. Martin & Gale Galligan | Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera | Best Friends by Shannon Hale
Pete the Cat: Trick of Pete by Kimberly & James Dean | The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade by Max Brallier | The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan | Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor & Rafael Lopez | The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo #4) by Rick Riordan
How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi | How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie | Hurricanes: A Memoir by Rick Ross | The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg | Burn After Writing by Sharon Jones
- Every bookstore’s top-selling books will be different from each other. This list is just for my store.
- The color reign of the top five fiction books have ended!
- 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.)
- I omitted the poetry list because it didn’t change from February, so it was The Sun and Her Flowers, Pillow Thoughts, and Milk and Honey.