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 (tis the season!).
Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson | The Reckoning by John Grisham | The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom | Past Tense (Jack Reacher #23) by Lee Child | Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
|KIDS + TEENS|
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey | The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) by Jeff Kinney | Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey | Crush by Svetlana Chmakova | The Hive Queen (Wings of Fire #12) by Tui T. Sutherland
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich | Kristy’s Big Day (The Babysitter’s Club Graphic Novels #6) by Ann M. Martin and Gale Galligan | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1) by Chris Colfer | Supernova (Amulet #8) by Kazu Kibushi
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales | Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling | Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday (Dork Diaries #13) by Rachel Renee Russell | Coco (Little Golden Book) by Disney
Becoming by Michelle Obama | Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer | Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey | Educated by Tara Westover | Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero | Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza | Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza | The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson
Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond | The Odd 1s Out by James Rallison | Craving: Hungry For More by Chrissy Teigen | Homebody by Joanna Gaines | Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion by Gina McIntyre
G’Morning, G’Night!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonny Sun | The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene | Cook Like A Pro by Ina Garten | Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain | Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
- The Obama family wins December!
- 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.)
- I omitted the poetry list because it didn’t change from February, so it was The Sun and Her Flowers, Pillow Thoughts, Milk and Honey, and 2Fish.