On the Up and Up

Since R.J. Palacio’s middle grade novel Wonder pubbed in 2012, it has sold nearly two million copies in hardcover. The release of the first trailer for the movie adaptation, which opens November 17, spiked sales a few weeks ago; a recent promotion with several online retailers boosted its showing on this week’s list—it’s the #2 book in the country.

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

Movie Watch

With The Beguiled, based on Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 Southern-gothic novel (originally titled A Painted Devil), Sofia Coppola became the second woman to win the best director award at Cannes. A movie-tie-in edition of the book, which had been out of print, pubbed June 13 but didn’t make our list its first week on sale. A week later, it debuts on our Trade Paperback list at #22.

Movers & Shakers

Two books returning to our list after a significant absence may have found favor among those prepping for beach season.

The Lose Your Belly Diet by Travis Stork, last seen five weeks ago, returns to Hardcover Nonfiction at #18, with print unit sales up 281% compared with the week before.

Meredith Laurence’s Air Fry Everything!, with a 329% bump in print unit sales, is back on our Trade Paperback list at #7. It was last on our list in March.

New & Notable

The Silent Corner
Dean Koontz
#2 Hardcover Fiction
The first book in the Jane Hawk series kicks off with the apparent suicide of the heroine’s husband. The sequel, The Whispering Room, pubs in January.

Dangerous Minds
Janet Evanovich
#4 Hardcover Fiction
Evanovich goes solo for the second Knight and Moon novel; the first, 2016’s Curious Minds, was coauthored by Phoef Sutton and has sold 100K copies in hardcover and mass market.

The Force
Don Winslow
#7 Hardcover Fiction
Our starred review compared Winslow’s latest, which focuses on a “supremely skilled and corrupt police officer,” to the works of Don DeLillo, Richard Price, and George Pelecanos.

Kiss Carlo
Adriana Trigiani
#9 Hardcover Fiction
Trigiani’s family epic centers on shenanigans at a rundown theater company that exclusively performs the works of Shakespeare, a risky proposition in 1949 South Philly.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 Camino Island John Grisham Doubleday 55,647
2 Wonder R.J. Palacio Knopf 29,649
3 The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware Scout 21,550
4 Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur Andrews McMeel 19,295
5 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson Norton 18,419
6 Everything, Everything Nicola Yoon Ember 17,088
7 See Me Nicholas Sparks Vision 16,702
8 Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Al Franken Twelve 16,628
9 The Silent Corner Dean Koontz Bantam 16,474
10 Into the Water Paula Hawkins Riverhead 16,365

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.