February 4, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

2021 started, and now we’re already in February. How did that happen?

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 January 2021!


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Demon Slayer Vol. 1 | The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettDune by Frank HerbertI Want To Eat Your Pancreas

Circe by Madeline MillerLight of the Jedi (Star Wars: The High Republic) by Charles SouleThe Promised Neverland Vol. 5 | Home Body by Rupi Kaur | The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Macksey

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune | A Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaPride & Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. SchwabUzumaki by Junji Ito


Karen’s Worst Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister) by Katy FarinaConcrete Rose by Angie Thomas | The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire #4) by Tui T. SutherlandLogan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club) by Gale Galligan | We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Claudia and the New Girl (The Baby-Sitters Club #9) by Gabriela Epstein | They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera | Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav PilkeyCat Kid Comic Club by Dav PilkeySix of Crows by Leigh Bardguo

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15) by Jeff KinneyThe Cruel Prince by Holly BlackWho Is Kamala Harris?Lore by Alexandra Bracken


The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer by Steven KotlerAlways Running by Luis J. RodriguezA Promised Land by Barack Obama | Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action by David Fajgenbaum | The Full Plate by Ayesha Curry

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizKeep Sharp: Build A Better Brain At Any Age by Sanjay Gupta, MDRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | World of Wonders by Aimee NezhukumatathilJust As I Am by Cicely Tyson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson | The Greatest Secret by Rhonda Byrne | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Untamed by Glennon Doyle The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris |


  • 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.)
Were there any surprises? What did you think would be a top-selling book? What books from this list have you read? 


One Response to “BOOKS IN HAND • What Customers Bought in January 2021”

  1. Breana M. says:

    This is a great selection of books. I haven’t read any of the books from the list except for The Cruel Prince. The ones I have my eye on are Demon Slayer, The Vanishing Half, The Truths We Hold, and A Promised Land.

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