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 2023!
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone | Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Icebreaker by Hannah Grace | Twisted Love by Ana Huang
Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin | Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi | The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus | Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro | Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea by Dav Pilkey | Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tola Okogwu | When You Trap A Tiger by Tae Keller | Bluey 5-Minute Stories
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan | Holes by Louis Sachar | Feeling Grateful: How to Add More Goodness to Your Gladness by Kobi Yamada | The Tryout by Christina Soontorvat & Joanna Cacao | Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate | How to Babysit A Grandpa by Jean Reagan & Lee Wildish | How to Eat A Book by Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod | Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter | Matilda by Roald Dahl
All About Love by bell hooks | Atomic Habits by James Clear | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin | I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | Solito by Javier Zamora | The Secret by Rhonda Byrne | You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
- 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.