August 4, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

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, 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 May. Let’s take a look.


Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan | 1984 by George Orwell

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin KwanThe Outsider by Stephen King | All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThere There by Tommy OrangeSharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Spymaster (Scot Harvath #17) by Brad ThorLess by Andrew Sean GreerBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyBrief Cases (Dresden Files series) by Jim ButcherEleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasPhoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson | PopularMMOs Presents A Hole New World by PopularMMOsPositively Izzy  by Terri Libenson | Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff KinneyOne of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManusThe Lost Continent (Wings of Fire #11) by Tui T. Sutherland | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli | Sisters by Raina Telgemeir

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. SanchezHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. RowlingLlama Llama Loves To Read by Anna Dewdney | Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


The Subtle Art of Not Give A F*ck by Mark Manson | Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA by Luis J. Rodriguez | You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero | Made Whole by Cristina Curp12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz | Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesCalypso by David SedarisBad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari | The 5 Love Languages by Gary ChapmanTuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom | The Plant Paradox by Steven R. GundryShoe Dog: A Memoir of the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight


  • 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 FlowersPillow ThoughtsMilk and Honey, and 2Fish.
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 July 2018”

  1. I’m super happy to see Crazy Rich Asians series on this list- this series is finally getting the recognition it deserves!

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