Letter to a Young Feminist
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.
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).
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
#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
#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.
#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
|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.