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 November. Let’s take a look. (Hint: it’s a very Michelle Obama month!!)
Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson | Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty | The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris | Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan | Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
|KIDS + TEENS|
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) by Jeff Kinney | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling | Crush by Svetlana Chmakova | Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey
Kristy’s Big Day (The Babysitter’s Club Graphic Novels #6) by Ann M. Martin and Gale Galligan | Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday (Dork Diaries #13) by Rachel Renee Russell | Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch: The Deluxe Junior Novelization | Supernova (Amulet #8) by Kazu Kibushi | Be Bold, Baby!: Michelle Obama by Alison Oliver
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich | The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1) by Chris Colfer | Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Becoming by Michelle Obama | Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey | Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA by Luis J. Rodriguez| Dare of Lead by Brene Brown | The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson | Homebody by Joanna Gaines | Cook Like A Pro by Ina Garten | The Odd 1s Out by James Rallison | Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza | The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene | Born A Crime by Trevor Noah | Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza | G’Morning, G’Night!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonny Sun
- Michelle Obama is winning this month!!!!
- 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.