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 2022!
Verity by Colleen Hoover | A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | November 9 by Colleen Hoover | The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Babel by R.F. Kuang | Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens | Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood | The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Confess by Colleen Hoover | The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood | Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake | The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas | 1984 by George Orwell | Nightcrawling by Leila Mottle
|TEENS + KIDS|
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han | Heartstopper Vol. 4 by Alice Oseman | All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lyn Herman | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman | It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han | We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | The Hawthorne Legacy (Inheritance Games #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | Better Than The Movies by Lynn Painter | Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw
Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | The Bad Guys: Intergalactic Gas by Aaron Blabey | First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg | Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani | Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones | Sharks (National Geographic Kids) | DC League of Super Pets: The Great Mxy-Up: A Graphic Novel by Heath Corson & Bobby Timony | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy | This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine |
- 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.