Victoria Aveyard closes out her Red Queen YA fantasy series with War Storm, the #3 book in the country. Her popularity has been building with each installment, as first-week print unit sales suggest, and together the four novels in the series have sold more than one million print copies.
The Penderwicks at Last, debuting at #4 in Children’s Frontlist Fiction, finishes Jeanne Birdsall’s middle grade series about the Penderwick family. Birdsall won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for the first book, 2005’s The Penderwicks. Her first week print unit sales, too, have increased with each title, and the series has toped 816K print copies for the five books.
Say My Name
The memoir I’m Keith Hernandez by the retired MLB first baseman debuts at #15 in hardcover nonfiction. The book covers his early life and his career through his co-MVP season with the St. Louis Cardinals, but the book sold best in the hometown of the Mets, where he played from 1983–1989: 67% of print unit sales were in NYC.
Jessica Knoll’s The Favorite Sister lands at #14 in hardcover fiction. Our starred review called it “a razor-sharp, darkly comic thriller” that “explores the blurry line between a reality show and real life.”
It follows Knoll’s 2015 debut, Luckiest Girl Alive, which has sold 319K copies in hardcover and trade paper. The mass market edition released in April and is up six spots to #15 on our current list.
New & Notable
How to Change your Mind
#3 Hardcover Nonfiction, #6 overall
Our starred review said this “brilliant history of psychedelics across cultures and generations,” which includes accounts of the author’s own experimentation, is a “nuanced and sophisticated exploration.”
Three Days in Moscow
#4 Hardcover Nonfiction, #7 overall
Our review said of the Fox anchor’s account of the end of the Cold War, “Readers who hold Reagan in high regard will likely appreciate Baier’s burnishing of the myths surrounding him, but those interested in a rigorous historical investigation will be disappointed.”
Men In Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica
Roger Bennett and Michael Davies
#10 Hardcover Nonfiction
This satirical guide to soccer includes entries on fake injuries, Cockney rhyming slang, and a fantasy lineup of “the best bald team of all time.”
Top 10 Overall
|1||Magnolia Table||Joanna Gaines||Morrow||69,497|
|2||Oh, the Places You’ll Go!||Dr. Seuss||Random House||43,821|
|3||War Storm||Victoria Aveyard||HarperTeen||28,181|
|4||The Cast||Danielle Steel||Delacorte||26,148|
|5||The Soul of America||Jon Meacham||Random House||25,163|
|6||How to Change Your Mind||Michael Pollan||Penguin Press||22,947|
|7||Three Days in Moscow||Bret Baier||Morrow||19,657|
|8||A Higher Loyalty||James Comey||Flatiron||16,451|
|9||The Midnight Line||Lee Child||Dell||15,439|
|10||The 17th Suspect||Patterson/Paetro||Little, Brown||15,063|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.