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 September 2021!
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas | No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover | Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
Dune by Frank Herbert | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Verity by Colleen Hoover | People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry | Beach Read by Emily Henry
Circe by Madeline Miller | The Secret History by Donna Tartt | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton | The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir | Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney | My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
|KIDS + TEENS|
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera | Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | Friends Forever by Shannon Hale | Scythe by Neal Shusterman | Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur | Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
Mothering Heights (Dog Man) by Dav Pilkey | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal | Spy School at Sea by Stuart Gibbs | Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner | Sacred Woman by Queen Afua | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk |
Perfect Day to Boss Up: A Hustler’s Guide to Building Your Empire by Rick Ross | Mastery of Love by Don Migue Ruiz | For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguezby | To Selena, With Love by Chris Perez | Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Atomic Habits by James Clear | The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham | 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson
- 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.
Jess C says
I always really enjoy seeing lists of books people are *actually* buying. I’m not at all surprised to see Penelope Douglas on the list but Gideon The Ninth did surprise me–it’s been out for a while.