We’re selling a lot of the same books now, and I can’t wait to see new titles.
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 August 2021!
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai | People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | Circe by Madeline Miller | Normal People by Sally Rooney | Dune by Frank Herbert | A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas | One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston | The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton | The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin | We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin | Billy Summers by Stephen King | A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab | All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
|KIDS + TEENS|
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems | Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson | Caraval by Stephanie Garber | Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardguo | Wilder Girls by Rory Power | Scythe by Neal Shusterman | Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin | The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster | I Am Not Your Perfect Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez | Mothering Heights (Dog Man) by Dav Pilkey | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner | Atomic Habits by James Clear | Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz | Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl | Badass Habits by Jen Sincero | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza | To Selena, With Love by Chris Perez | Becoming by Michelle Obama | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
How to Make Money in Stocks by William J. O’Neil | Agent Sonya: The Spy Next Door by Ben Macintyre | This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan | I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker | Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin Diangelo
- 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 year, 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.
No Longer Human surprised me because it’s not a book I’m familiar with. I”ll have to do some research on it !