Reach for the Sky
N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy concludes with The Stone Sky, which debuts at #11 on our Trade Paperback list. The first and second books in the series won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016 and 2017, with the second award coming just days before the new book pubbed. The accolades, which were both well-timed and well-deserved (PW starred all three books) helped the third book garner the best opening-week sales of the trilogy.
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Fortune Favors the Brave
Stella Parks, a James Beard Award–nominated writer for Serious Eats, debuts at #8 on our Hardcover Nonfiction list with her first cookbook, BraveTart. Our starred review praised Parks’s “ingenuity and whimsy,” evident in her homemade recreations of American supermarket treats such as Twinkies and Oreo cookies. “Judge them however you want, but they’re a valid and deeply ingrained part of our culture and our culinary heritage,” Parks recently told PW. “I wanted to reclaim those things.”
The movie tie-in edition of The Mountain Between Us, the 2011 romance-disaster novel by Charles Martin, debuts at #15 on our Mass Market list. The film stars Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as survivors of a plane crash in Utah’s Uinta Mountains. After its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, the movie will open in the U.S. October 6.
Hail to the Chin
#9 Hardcover Nonfiction
The star of the Evil Dead franchise and author of books including 2001’s If Chins Could Kill (164K print copies sold) recently described his dichotomous personality to PW: “I play tough guys, but I also have lavender on my property and I think it smells good.”
A Stranger in the House
#12 Hardcover Fiction
Lapena follows her debut, The Couple Next Door (currently #5 on our Trade Paperback list), with another domestic thriller, which our review called “well-plotted if workmanlike,” with “plentiful plot twists” making for “a diverting page-turner.”
Top 10 OverallRank Title Author Imprint Units 1 Wonder R.J. Palacio Knopf 25,464 2 The Store Patterson/DiLallo Little, Brown 23,366 3 Seeing Red Sandra Brown Grand Central 22,621 4 Two by Two Nicholas Sparks Grand Central 20,343 5 Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur Andrews McMeel 19,186 6 The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware Scout 18,071 7 What Do You Do With a Problem? Kobi Yamada Compendium 17,333 8 The Whistler John Grisham Dell 16,979 9 The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls Scribner 16,405 10 The Award Danielle Steel Dell 14,564
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.