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!
|TEENS + KIDS
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han | It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera | Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon | Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch | Loveless by Alice Oseman | We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur | On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3) by Dav Pilkey | The Flames of Hope (Wings of Fire #15) by Tui T. Sutherland | Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang | Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16) by Jeff Kinney
Remarkably Ruby by Terri Libenson | Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye (The Baby-Sitters Club) by Ann M. Martin & Gabriela Epstein | The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan | The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson #5) by Rick Riordan | Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris | Atomic Habits by James Clear | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | Finding Me by Viola Davis | Heart of Gold: The Golden State Warriors’ Remarkable Run to the 2022 Title
One Piece: Pirate Recipes | The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy | Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown | How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie | Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | Maus 1 by Art Spiegelman
- 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.