Bestseller Stat Shot
At a time of year when New Year’s resolutions typically seem like a distant memory, U.S. readers are showing a penchant for self-improvement—spiritual, organizational, even culinary. Three of this week’s regional nonfiction bestsellers will be familiar to readers of our lists, and two are new this week from religion houses: Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy (Baker) encourages readers to create a life plan and embark on a methodical path to success, and (Un)Qualified by Steven Furtick (Multnomah) explains why embracing weakness is in keeping with God’s love of the imperfect.
Northeast: When Breath Becomes Air
Middle Atlantic: Cravings
East North Central: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
West North Central: Living Forward
South Atlantic: (Un)Qualified
South Central: Living Forward
Mountain: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
New & Notable
#13 Hardcover Nonfiction
Harvard sociologist and MacArthur fellow Desmond investigates the impact of eviction on eight families. PW starred this book, which is based on years of fieldwork in the poorest neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
#15 Hardcover Nonfiction
In this “enchanting” book (in the words of our review), an Italian theoretical physicist “looks at physics as a continually changing quest for understanding of our universe, instead of as immutable laws of nature.”
The Midas Touch
Even before the statues are handed out, the Oscars can mean publishing gold for books whose adaptations get an Academy nod. Now that the curtain has closed on another award season, here’s a look at the weekly jump in print-unit sales for the winning titles (both the conventional and the movie tie-in versions), from the week before the Oscars to the week after.
Top 10 Overall
|1||Green Eggs and Ham||Dr. Seuss||Random House||40,257|
|2||One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish||Dr. Seuss||Random House||29,847|
|3||The Liar||Nora Roberts||Jove||28,369|
|4||The Cat in the Hat||Dr. Seuss||Random House||28,118|
|6||Memory Man||David Baldacci||Hachette/Vision||23,322|
|8||The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up||Marie Kondo||Ten Speed||19,801|
|9||Fox in Socks||Dr. Seuss||Random House||19,610|
|10||Cravings||Chrissy Teigen||Clarkson Potter||19,408|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.