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.

(See all of this week's bestselling books.)

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

Rocco DiSpirito
#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.

Always Hungry?

David Ludwig
#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

Hoda Kotb
#22 Hardcover Nonfiction
4,894 print units

The Today show cohost aims to inspire with stories of everyday risk takers and celebrity successes.

Cruel Crown

Victoria Aveyard
#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

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
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.