Havana Good Week
Chanel Cleeton’s novel Next Year in Havana, which pubbed February 6, was selected as the latest Reese’s Book Club pick on July 2. Print unit sales shot up and, in one week, the book sold as much as it did in its first 11 weeks on sale combined. It debuts on our trade paperback list at #14.
(See all of this week’s bestselling books.)
The Stars Align
Gary John Bishop self-published the self-help title Unfu*k Yourself in 2016; it sold 24K print copies, per BookScan, and was picked up by HarperOne, which rereleased the book in 2017. Print unit sales hummed along, a few thousand a week, helped by media attention from outlets including Bustle, Women’s Health, and Refinery29, as well as a recent moms/dads/grads marketing push. Almost a year after its publication, the book cracks our bestseller list, landing at #20 in hardcover nonfiction. HarperCollins is no stranger to NSFW self-help titles; it also publishes Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
2012’s The Darkest Minds launched Alexandra Bracken’s futuristic YA series about a group of kids targeted for their extraordinary abilities. The film adaptation, starring Amandla Stenberg, opens August 3; the tie-in edition debuts in children’s frontlist fiction at #21. A sequel to the original trilogy, set five years after the events of the third novel, pubs July 31.
#2 Hardcover Fiction, #3 overall
Entry #18 in the Scot Horvath series pits the counterterrorism operative against a secret organization that’s targeting diplomats in Europe.
The Art Science of Respect
#8 Hardcover Nonfiction
The founder of Houston hip-hop label Rap-a-Lot Records writes a memoir of faith amid adversity; Drake contributes the foreword.
Space Boy, Vol. 1
#20 Children’s Frontlist Fiction
The first trade paper collection of this serialized webcomic follows a high school girl who, having grown up on a deep-space mining colony, is adjusting to her new life on Earth.
Top 10 OverallRank Title Author Imprint Units 1 The President Is Missing Clinton/Patterson Little, Brown/Knopf 49,798 2 Things That Matter (trade paperback) Charles Krauthammer Crown Forum 27,026 3 Spymaster Brad Thor Atria/Bestler 25,397 4 The Rooster Bar John Grisham Dell 24,758 5 The Perfect Couple Elin Hilderbrand Little, Brown 21,330 6 The Outsider Stephen King Scribner 19,137 7 Magnolia Table Joanna Gaines Morrow 18,946 8 Things That Matter (hardcover) Charles Krauthammer Crown Forum 17,261 9 Girl, Wash Your Face Rachel Hollis Nelson 15,797 10 Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman Penguin Books 15,417
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.