1 Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee Harper 222,204
2 Grey E.L. James Vintage 65,433
3 Paper Towns John Green Penguin/Speak 48,490
4 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Grand Central 32,484
5 The Isle of the Lost (Descendants) Melissa de la Cruz Disney-Hyperion 29,723
6 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead 29,198
7 Selp-Helf Miranda Sings S&S/Gallery 28,586
8 Paper Towns (movie tie-in) John Green Penguin/Speak 28,403
9 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo Ten Speed 26,519
10 Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates Random/Spiegel & Grau 23,874
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BESTSELLERS JULY 20–26 2015
The Last Ever After, the final book in Soman Chainani’s School
for Good and Evil middle-grade trilogy, debuts at #8 in Children’s Frontlist Fiction, with 6,109 print units sold this week.
That’s a big jump over first-week sales for the previous books:
2013’s The School for Good and Evil sold 2,398 in hardcover its
debut week, and 2014’s A World Without Princes sold 2,656 in
hardcover the week it was published. Combined, the first two
books in the series have sold more than 216K in hardcover and
paperback. Universal Pictures bought the book project outright (rather than simply optioning the rights) the week that
The School for Good and Evil was published; Chainani is coauthoring the script with
Malia Scotch Marmo, who cowrote the screenplay for 1991’s Hook and was Chainani’s
film school professor.
Summertime, and the reading is easy: in the past
few months, books by You Tube personalities have
become ubiquitous on our bestseller pages. This
week, the #1 title in Hardcover Nonfiction—and
the #7 book in the country—is Selp-Helf by Miranda
Sings, a comically untalented wannabe pop star.
Sings is the alter ego of actress and comedian Colleen Ballinger Evans, who, with more than 28.5K
print units sold in her
debut week—and more
than 4. 6 million subscribers to her video
channel—is achieving the
kind of fame that her lip-stick-smeared online persona can only dream of.
A pair of athletically oriented titles make their
debuts this week on our Hardcover Nonfiction
list. In Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, William
Finnegan, a New Yorker staff writer, chronicles
his lifelong obsession with chasing waves, from
his childhood in California and Hawaii to his
adult travels through the South Pacific, Austra-
lia, Asia, and Africa. It’s at
#11 with 5,050 print units sold. Five notches below, Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of
WrestleMania, by popular professional grappler
Daniel Bryan, written with Craig Tello, sold 4,213
print units. Bryan is a three-time WWE World
Heavyweight Champion who wrestled extensively
in Japan; his wife is WWE Diva Brie Bella.
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