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 May 2019.
Fall, or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson | The Outsider by Stephen King | The Overstory by Richard Powers | Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng | Supermarket by Bobby Hall (Logic) | The Mister by EL James
Just Jaime by Terri Libenson | Kristy’s Big Day (The Babysitter’s Club Graphic Novels #6) by Ann M. Martin and Gale Galligan | Minecraft: Guide to Creative | Big Nate: Payback Time! by Lincoln Pierce | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Pokemon’s Detective Pikachu: Case Files | Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson | Toy Story 4 (Little Golden Book) | Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau | Warriors: Ravenpaw’s Path: Shattered Peace, A Clan in Need, The Heart of a Warrior by Erin Hunter
Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money by Ken Honda | Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez | The Sixth Man by Andre Iguodala | Becoming by Michelle Obama | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah | Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark | Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson | The Odd 1s Out by James Rallison | The Mueller Report
- 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 Flowers, Pillow Thoughts, Milk and Honey, and 2Fish.