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 December 2023!
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride | Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros | Icebreaker by Hannah Grace | Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus | Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcettt
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas | House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas | Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam | Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
No Brainer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney | Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel – Winter Turning by Tui T. Sutherland | The Chalice of the Gods (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #6) by Rick Riordan | Cat Kid Comic Club: Influencers by Dav Pilkey | Claudia and the Bad Joke (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel) by Ann M. Martin & Arley Nopra
Taylor Swift: Little Golden Book by Wendy Loggia | Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan | Where’s Spot by Eric Hill |
Hooky Volume 3 by Miriam Bonastre Tur | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault | Spy School by Stuart Gibbs | Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems | Baby Signs by Joy Allen
The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann | Snoop Dogg Presents Goon with the Spoon by Snoop Dogg and Earl “E-40” Stevens | Atomic Habits by James Clear | Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann | Oath and Honor by Liz Cheney
The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl | The Creative Act by Rick Rubin | Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant | The Woman in Me by Britney Spears | Murdle Volume 1 by G.T. Karber
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | From Crook to Cook by Snoop Dogg | The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson | Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry | The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
- 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.