1 Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee Harper 46,879
2 It ‘Is’ About Islam Glenn Beck S&S/ Threshold 44,649
3 Gray Mountain John Grisham Dell 40,396
4 For the Love Jen Hatmaker Thomas Nelson 33,801
5 The Day the Crayons Came Home Daywalt/Jeffers Philomel 32,210
6 The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin CreateSpace 29,115
7 Grey E. L. James Vintage 28,643
8 What Pet Should I Get? Dr. Seuss Random 24,660
9 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead 23,532
10 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo Ten Speed Press 22,695
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BESTSELLERS AUGUST 17–23, 2015
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall
by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
#2 Children’s Picture Books
29K print units sold
This self-published, self-purported
sleep-guarantee has garnered
plenty of media attention; for PW’s take, see p. 4.
Last Bus to Wisdom
by Ivan Doig
#14 Hardcover Fiction
3,325 print units
The final novel from Doig, who died
in April, follows an 11-year-old
narrator on a road trip through
the post-WWII American West, the
setting for much of Doig’s work.
by Stephanie Clifford
#18 in Hardcover Fiction
2,715 print units
Clifford’s debut novel, set among
the young and glamorous of Manhattan circa 2006, was acquired
in a high-profile seven-figure deal;
Fox 2000 bought the film rights.
Homecoming Court Hatmaker Makes Good
It’s a big week on PW’s children’s book lists, with three new titles that reacquaint young readers with beloved characters and worlds.
At #1 on the picture book list, and at #5 overall, The
Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, sold 32K print units. It’s the sequel
to 2013’s The Day the Crayons Quit, which has sold
827K print units since its release. This week, with
8,155 units sold, Quit is up 35% over last week and is
the #7 picture book.
Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan, illustrated
by John Rocco, sold 14K print units, landing at #2 in children’s frontlist fiction. The book follows 2014’s Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, which has sold almost 197K print units.
All told, print unit sales for the Percy Jackson and the
Olympians books, and other Riordan series,
top 22 million.
And at #4 in children’s frontlist fiction is Augie & Me by R.J.
Palacio, which debuts with 9,058 print units sold. The hardcover title packages three e-story prequels to 2012’s Wonder,
which has sold more than 1. 2 million print units.
Blazing to the Top
At #1 in trade paperback, and #2 overall, is It Is About Islam
by nationally syndicated talk-show host Glenn Beck, which
sold more than 44K print units this week. Beck’s hardcovers
have seen plenty of success, with print units sales of more
than 4 million. S&S/Threshold also publishes a number of
his titles as trade paper originals, including the books in the
Control series, which began with the 2013 book of the same name; 2014’s
Conform followed, and Islam is the third. Together, the first two books have
sold more than 295K print units.
ALL UNIT SALES PER NIELSEN BOOKSCAN EXCEPT WHERE NOTED
Christian blogger Jen Hatmaker has the #1
hardcover nonfiction title this week (and the
#4 title overall), with almost
34K print units sold: For the
Love: Fighting for Grace in a
World of Impossible Standards.
Hatmaker is the author of several faith-based books, including 7: An Experimental Mutiny
Against Excess, which has sold
about 86K print units since its
2012 publication. The self-de-
scribed “hashtag-abusing Jesus girl” main-
tains a strong social media presence—98K Ins-
tagram followers, 76K Twitter followers—and
in 2014 starred with her husband (a pastor) and
their five children on an HGTV reality show,
My Big Family Renovation.