New year, new books? Eh, you’ll see very familiar covers and authors.
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 2022!
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller |
|KIDS + TEENS|
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo | Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Dav Pilkey |
Cat Kid Comic Club #2: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey | The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones | The Brightest Night (Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel #5) by Tui T. Sutherland | Heartstopper Vol. 4 by Alice Oseman | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman | Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown | Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
Sacred Woman by Queen Afua | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur | The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
- 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.