Letter to a Young Feminist

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

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, debuts at #13 on our hardcover nonfiction list. It’s Adichie’s best first week to date, in what’s also been a great year for sales of her earlier books. We’ll be on the lookout for another boost in a couple of weeks: on March 16, Americanah (2013) was selected for the inaugural One Book, One New York citywide read.

Seeking Refuge

In Exit West, debuting at #5 in hardcover fiction, Mohsin Hamid’s takes a somewhat magical-realist look at the refugee crisis. He’s known for tackling big, timely issues in his novels: Pakistan’s nuclear tests (Moth Smoke, 2000), post-9/11 Islamophobia, (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2007), and the economic ascendancy of Asia (How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, 2013).

Faith Focus

Several new titles on our lists put the authors’ relationships with God front and center. They span four imprints and a range of categories: self-help, memoir, inspiration, and spiritual growth.

#6 Hardcover Nonfiction
The Little Things by Andy Andrews

#9 Hardcover Nonfiction
Between Heaven and the Real World by Steven Curtis Chapman

#16 Hardcover Nonfiction
Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford

#22 Trade Paperback
Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

New & Notable

You Are Here

Jenny Lawson

#3 Trade Paperback

Two previous books by the irreverent author otherwise known as the Bloggess have together sold 437K print copies.

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden

Erin Benzakein

#14 Hardcover Nonfiction

Farmer-florist Benzakein, who has 394K Instagram followers, demonstrates how to grow, harvest, and arrange blooms. For more books on greening up the great indoors, check out our home and garden feature.

South and West

Joan Didion

#22 Hardcover Nonfiction

Unedited excerpts from notebooks the essayist kept in the 1970s have a “raw immediacy,” our review said, and “an urgency that more polished works often lack.”

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 Unshakeable Tony Robbins Simon & Schuster 39,278
2 Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss Random House 31,162
3 Portraits of Courage George W. Bush Crown 30,297
4 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Piggyback 28,009
5 Dangerous Games Danielle Steel Delacorte 27,622
6 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss Random House 24,553
7 The Obsession Nora Roberts Berkley 22,593
8 The Shack (movie tie-in) Wm. Paul Young Windblown 22,587
9 A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Washington Square 22,303
10 The Shack Wm. Paul Young Windblown 22,092

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.