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.
|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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