Debuting at #1 on our Hardcover Nonfiction list, and at #5 overall, the cookbook Ready or Not! by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong follows up the married couple’s debut, Nom Nom Paleo, which has sold 149K print copies since its December 2013 release. Both books feature recipes, pantry-stocking tips, and numerous cartoon illustrations of the Tam-Fong family.
The #8 book in the country is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. This is the first time that the title, which has been on our nonfiction list for months, has landed on our top-10 overall list. Manson first saw success as a blogger and as the self-published author of the dating book Models.
In a recent interview with PW, Manson recalled telling HarperOne, the publisher of Subtle Art: “I can guarantee a good 10,000–20,000 in sales. I know my little fan base is going to show up.” The book has sold 349K print copies to date.
Politics & Parody
Jeff Flake, the junior senator from Arizona, lands at #7 in Hardcover Nonfiction with Conscience of a Conservative. The title pays homage to the work and ideas of Barry Goldwater, an Arizona senator of an earlier era, who released a book of the same title in 1960. Flake has also found inspiration in pop culture, self-publishing (via CreateSpace) government spending reports titled Jurassic Pork and Wastebook: Porkémon Go.
New & Notable
What Made Maddy Run
#19 Hardcover Nonfiction
Our review called this book, which delves into the suicide of a college track athlete, “well researched,” and its message “timely and important.”
Top 10 Overall
|1||The Whistler||John Grisham||Dell||23,681|
|2||Two by Two||Nicholas Sparks||Grand Central||21,922|
|3||The Woman in Cabin 10||Ruth Ware||Scout||21,523|
|4||The Late Show||Michael Connelly||Little, Brown||20,249|
|5||Ready or Not!||Tam/Fong||Andrews McMeel||20,247|
|6||Milk and Honey||Rupi Kaur||Andrews McMeel||20,003|
|8||The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck||Mark Manson||HarperOne||17,865|
|9||Echoes in Death||J.D. Robb||St. Martin’s||17,447|
|10||Camino Island||John Grisham||Doubleday||17,082|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.