Jojo’s Mojo Still Strong
Still Me by Jojo Moyes, the third book to feature heroine Louisa “Lou” Clark, debuts at #2 in hardcover fiction and #8 overall.
Bestseller watchers may recall 2016 as the year of Jojo—the Me Before You movie hit the big screen, and various print editions of that book and the 2015 sequel, After You, sold a combined 1.8 million copies. First-week sales of the new book suggest that fans are eager for more.
(See all of this week’s bestselling books.)
In the Club
At the beginning of the year, the New York Times and PBS launched the online book club Now Read This. The club’s Facebook group, currently 43K members strong, offers readers a space to discuss the book of the month and ask questions of the author. The first pick, Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, was announced January 3, and print unit sales shot up 65% the following week.
The second pick, David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon, was announced January 31. Subsequently, it returns to our hardcover nonfiction list at #11 after a monthlong absence, with print unit sales 79% higher than in the week before.
Just ahead of the February 9 opening of the Fifty Shades Freed movie, the movie tie-in edition debuts at #20 in trade paper. It closes out the original trilogy, but it’s not the end of the story: Darker, which retells the second book from Christian Grey’s perspective, continues to assert itself, and is #10 on our current trade paper list.
#2 Hardcover Nonfiction, #2 overall
Wine expert–turned–entrepreneur Vaynerchuck, whose YouTube channel boasts 1.1 million subscribers, offers readers a pep talk about, as the subtitle puts it, “how great entrepreneurs build their business and influence—and how you can, too.”
#12 Children’s YA Frontlist Fiction
This debut YA fantasy “is rich with references to classic children’s literature,” our starred review said, cautioning sensitive types that “there is no happily-ever-after resolution except this: [main character] Alice’s hard-won right to be in charge of her own story.”
Top 10 OverallRank Title Author Imprint ISBN Units 1 Fire and Fury Michael Wolff Holt 62,090 2 Crushing It! Gary Vaynerchuk Harper Business 34,541 3 Dark in Death J.D. Robb St. Martin’s 34,355 4 12 Rules for Life Jordan B. Peterson Random House Canada 30,185 5 Dog Man and Cat Kid (Dog Man #4) Dav Pilkey Graphix 29,018 6 Air Fry Genius Meredith Laurence Walah 24,022 7 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle Square Fish 21,954 8 Still Me Jojo Moyes Viking/Dorman 20,277 9 The Woman in the Window A.J. Finn Morrow 17,104 10 Against All Odds Danielle Steel Dell 17,040
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.