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January 4, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

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 December 2019 (aka the books that people were also getting as gifts).

FICTION

Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle | The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (not pictured b/c I messed up) | The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates | There There by Tommy Orange |  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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December 27, 2019 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one, and I wanted to write about what books customers have been asking for during the holiday season.

All bookstores are different, so the customers coming in ask for different things. These are just the books the customers in my area asked for during the past week leading up to the Holidays in 2019.

This list isn’t a conclusive list; the books here are the ones that I’ve remembered because I’ve been asked about it a bazillion times or I’ve seen customers holding it.

Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin BarryThe Last Wish by Andrzej Sapowski* | The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates | There There by Tommy Orange* | Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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December 26, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one, and I wanted to write about what books customers have been asking for during the holiday season. All bookstores are different, so the customers coming in ask for different things. These are just the books the customers in my area asked for during the past week leading up to Christmas 2018. This list isn’t a conclusive list; the books here are the ones that I’ve remembered because I’ve been asked about it a bazillion times or I’ve seen customers holding it.

The Overstory by Richard Powers* | Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat* |
Becoming by Michelle Obama* | Circe by Madeline Miller*

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January 3, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one, and I wanted to write about what books customers have been asking for during the holiday season. All bookstores are different, so the customers coming in ask for different things. These are just the books the customers in my area asked for. This list isn’t a conclusive list; the books here are the ones that I’ve remembered because I’ve been asked about it a bazillion times or I’ve seen customers holding it.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid* | A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles* |
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth StroutPachinko by Min Jin Lee

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December 22, 2015 • Cee • Lists

Dear Santa, 

A year ago today, I created my Christmas wishlist, and coincidentally, this Top Ten, which is “Top Ten books I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under my my tree this year,” falls on that same day! I’m taking it as a sign of good things are coming my way!

I thought long and hard about the books I hope will be under my tree this year. Making a wishlist is always the hardest—I have to narrow down to things I really really realllllly want—and exciting—so much wonderfulness—thing to do. I’ve tried to narrow the list to ten, but somehow I ended up with twelve. (I cheated a bit too.) :P

Let’s see what books I’m hoping Santa will leave me!

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November 26, 2015 • Cee • Lists

Gobble, gobble, dear friends.

Thanksgiving is upon us, and well, it is a day we give thanks (but mainly it’s to stuff our faces with food and hang out with family).

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