December 6, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

We’re selling a lot of the same books now, and I can’t wait to see new titles.

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 November 2021!

FICTION

 Dune by Frank Herbert | No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai | Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerCloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony DoerrThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood | Crossing by Alex Landragin | The Secret History by Donna Tartt | A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik | A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Vicious by V.E. Schwab | Circe by Madeline Miller | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | The Judge’s List by John GrishamHawkeye: The Saga of Barton and Bishop by Matt Fraction & David AjaOne Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

KIDS + TEENS

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Dav Pilkey | They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera | Heartstopper: Volume 1 by Alice OsemanWe Were Liars by E. LockhartDaughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen | Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson | The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15) by Jeff Kinney | Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman

Shatter Me by Tahereh MafiThese Violent Delights by Chloe GongHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated minalima) by J.K. RowlingChicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John ArchambaultSquad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Lisa Sterle

NONFICTION

Will by Will Smith | The Age of AI and Our Human Future by Henry A. Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, & Daniel Huttenlocher | The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der KolkAll About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizCan’t Hurt Me by David Goggins | Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley TucciA History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom StandageMy Body by Emily Ratajkowski

Mastery of Love by Don Migue Ruiz | Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom by Tabitha Brown | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai WeiweiCrying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner |

NOTES:

  • 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.
Were there any surprises? What did you think would be a top-selling book? What books from this list have you read? 

 


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