Bestseller Stat Shot

The new Nicholas Sparks novel, The Longest Ride, is the most popular book in the country, with 112,430 print copies sold in its debut week. It’s one of only a few titles to crack six figures out of the gate so far this year. Below is a list of the other members of the 100k+ debut club—all of which, interestingly, are novels.

The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks Grand Central 112,430 Sept. 22
Entwined with You Sylvia Day Berkley 134,697 June 9
Inferno Dan Brown Doubleday 367,545 May 19
A Memory of Light Jordan/Sanderson Tor 155,178 Jan. 13

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