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 June 2022!
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston | Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin | My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
|TEENS + KIDS|
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han | It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han | We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han | Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau | The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh | I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez | The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
Oddbird by Derek Desierto | On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3) by Dav Pilkey | Cat Ninja by Matthew Cody & Yehudi Mercado | Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey | The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan
The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani | Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur | Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson | Pokemon: Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook | The Furball Strikes Back (Bad Guys # 3) by Aaron Blabey
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | Finding Me by Viola Davis | The Constitution of the United States by the Founding Fathers
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away by Ann Hagedorn | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | All About Love by bell hooks | The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
- 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.