October 8, 2020 • Cee • Discussion
September is here, what are the books people bought? 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 September 2020!

Dune by Frank HerbertRed At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson | The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoA Magical Match by Juliet BlackwellThere There by Tommy Orange

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaAll the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny | Demon Slayer Vol. 1 | Money Devils 1 by Ashley & JaQuavisTranscendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

My Hero Academia Vol. 24 | Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieCirce by Madeline MillerThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 


Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav PilkeyLogan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club) by Gale GalliganMidnight Sun by Stephenie MeyerRowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff KinneyThe Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick RiordanSadie by Courtney SummersI Promise by LeBron JamesThe Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn BarnesWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 

They All Die At the End by Adam SilveraPete the Cat: Trick or Pete by James DeanThe One and Only Bob by Katherine ApplegateWe Were Liars by E. LockhartMiles Morales Spider-Man (Little Golden Book)


Disloyal by Michael Cohen | Rage by Bob WoodwardRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. KiyosakiBlackout by Candace Owens | Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizToo Much and Never Enough by Mary L. TrumpUntamed by Glennon DoyleThe 48 Laws of Power by Robert GreeneBecoming by Michelle Obama

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson | How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi | Can’t Hurt Me by David GogginsMelania and Me by Stephanie Winston WolkoffThe Color of Law by Richard Rothstein


  • 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.)
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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