Sparking a Revolution
For someone who espouses the virtues of minimalism, Marie Kondo sure takes up a lot of real estate. She has the #1 and #2 books in the country this week, with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and its sequel, Spark Joy. Together, the pair sold more than 75K print units this week—laid end to end, all those books would stretch eight and a half miles.
Life-Changing Magic, which has sold more than 1.2 million print units since its October 2014 release, was the fifth highest-selling title of 2015. It got off to a slower start than its successor, selling just 948 print units its debut week. But since the second week of January 2015, weekly print units sales have not dipped below five figures, and this week’s 43K in unit sales represent the book’s second-best week since its release.
A Force to Be Reckoned With
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is #1 at the box office and on our Hardcover Fiction list; the novelization, by Alan Dean Foster, sold 17.3K print units in its first week. It’s the #9 book in the country. Two notches up, a children’s tie-in, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo, sold 17.8K print units.
New & Notable
The Negative Calorie Diet
#4 Hardcover Nonfiction
11.7K print units
DiSpirito spotlights the “10 all-you-can-eat foods”—e.g. almonds, apples, and leafy greens—that he says boost metabolism and support weight loss.
The Lucky Years
David B. Agus
#5 Hardcover Nonfiction
10.6K print units
Celebrity fans of the latest health title from Agus, head of USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, include Howard Stern and Al Gore.
#10 Hardcover Nonfiction
8,671 print units
Ludwig, an endocrinologist and a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, makes a case against cutting calories.
Where We Belong
#22 Hardcover Nonfiction
4,894 print units
The Today show cohost aims to inspire with stories of everyday risk takers and celebrity successes.
#13 Children’s Frontlist Fiction
4,014 print units
This is the sequel to Aveyard’s 2015 debut, Red Queen (#16 in children’s fiction this week), which Universal Pictures optioned more than a year before publication and which has sold more than 157K print units.
Top 10 Overall
|1||The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up||Marie Kondo||Ten Speed||43,352|
|2||Spark Joy||Marie Kondo||Ten Speed||31,887|
|3||Harry Potter Coloring Book||–||Scholastic||31,124|
|4||Last One Home||Debbie Macomber||Ballantine||21,352|
|5||Old School (Wimpy Kid #10)||Jeff Kinney||Abrams/Amulet||20,480|
|6||Lost Ocean||Johanna Basford||Penguin||19,933|
|7||Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary||Pablo Hidalgo||DK||17,763|
|8||New Leaf||Catherine Anderson||Signet||17,431|
|9||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Alan Dean Foster||Del Rey/LucasBooks||17,366|
|10||Enchanted Forest||Johanna Basford||Laurence King||17,251|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.