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 January 2020—the brand new year!
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | One Day in December by Josie Silver | The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald | The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin | The Lady of the Lake (The Witcher #7) by Andrezj Sapkowski
|KIDS + TEENS
FGTeeV Presents Into the Game! by FGTeeV | One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus | Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi | An Elephant & Piggie Biggie Volume 2! by Mo Willems | Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14) by Jeff Kinney
Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof by Kobe Bryant and Ivy Claire | Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison | The Cabin by Natasha Preston | The Baddest Day Ever (The Bad Guys #10) by Aaron Blabey | Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei | Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonning | You Were Born For This by Chani Nicholas
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell | The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson | Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Every bookstore’s top-selling books will be different from each other. This list is just for my store.
- There’s nothing like death (Kobe) and controversy to sell books (*ahem* American Dirt, which I hate that I’m seeing this book at work.)
- 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, and Milk and Honey.