Bestseller Stat Shot

YA and children’s books’ movie adaptations are driving overall sales across the country, with If I Stay, The Fault in Our Stars, The Giver, and books in the Divergent series dominating most regions. Although readers of all ages are flocking to those titles, we were curious how adult novels are faring in these waning weeks of summer. Haruki Murakami’s latest, a new release for the week ended August 17, is tops for adult fiction in the Middle Atlantic, and To Kill a Mockingbird is the best-performing adult novel in the South Central region, which includes Harper Lee’s home state of Alabama. The paperback of Gone Girl and Sue Grafton’s mass-market W Is for Wasted divvy up the rest of the country, with the alphabet mystery besting the teen and tween books in some areas. Here’s how it all breaks down.

Region Title Author Unit Sales
Northeast Gone Girl Gillian Flynn 1,980
Middle Atlantic Colorless Tsukuru Tazakia and His Years of Pilgrimage Haruki Murakami 4,146
East North Central W Is for Wasted Sue Grafton 3,574
West North Central W Is for Wasted Sue Grafton 1,832
South Atlantic* Gone Girl Gillian Flynn 3,858
South Central To Kill a Mockingbrid Harper Lee 3,467
Mountain W Is for Wasted Sue Grafton 3,263
Pacific W Is for Wasted Sue Grafton 6,932

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