The Bestsellers of 2017 (So Far)
As is tradition, Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! topped the NPD BookScan list of bestselling print books for the January–June period. Much of the rest of the top
20 were topical titles that speak to today’s political climate.
Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, a collection of poetry and prose
examining such topics as femininity and violent abuse, took the
#2 slot; J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, a memoir and case study of
white poverty in Appalachia, was #4.
Relevant backlist dystopian fiction also had a moment. Both
1984 were in the BookScan top 20 and on Amazon’s list of
Kindle e-book bestsellers, where Atwood took the top slot
1. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss (Random House)