The week’s top titles have been selling well all year, and yet still managed to improve their numbers. The #1 book in the country, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, which swept the middle and southern U.S., as well as much of the East Coast, is up 54% compared to the previous week. It’s sold 334K print copies since it pubbed in February.
The conventional edition of Crazy Rich Asians is the country’s #2 book and the favorite in the Northeast, Middle Atlantic, and Pacific regions. Print unit sales—the edition’s best since its 2014 release—are up 18% compared to the previous week, bringing 2018 sales to 229K print units. The movie opened August 15.
Women and Women First
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas debuts at #3 in children’s frontlist fiction. It’s the third entry in the DC Icons series, which pairs big-name YA novelists with DC Comics characters. The first book in the series, 2017’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, arrived on the heels of the blockbuster Wonder Woman movie and had the best first-week sales of the series so far.
New & Notable
#1 Hardcover Fiction, #3 overall
“Brown’s many fans will be pleased,” our review said, with this “suspenseful romantic thriller” in which a pilot teams up with a doctor to guard a black box whose contents several people are willing to kill for.
Everything Trump Touches Dies
#7 Hardcover Nonfiction
The Republican strategist “offers a scathing, profane, unflinching, and laugh-out-loud funny rebuke of Donald Trump and his presidency,” our review said. “Trump supporters may dismiss Wilson’s vitriol as the cathartic screed of a ‘Never Trump’ Republican dinosaur, but those who share his views will find this rewarding.”
#12 Hardcover Nonfiction
Our starred review said that the journalist “potently mixes statistics and hard data with tragic stories of individual sufferers, as well as those who love and attempt to treat them,” in a “forceful and comprehensive overview [that] makes clear the scale and complexity of America’s opioid crisis.”
Top 10 Overall
|1||Girl, Wash Your Face||Rachel Hollis||Nelson||46,889|
|2||Crazy Rich Asians||Kevin Kwan||Anchor||25,390|
|3||Tailspin||Sandra Brown||Grand Central||18,943|
|5||You Will Pay||Lisa Jackson||Zebra||16,846|
|6||The President Is Missing||Clinton/Patterson||Little, Brown/Knopf||15,931|
|7||The Russia Hoax||Gregg Jarrett||Broadside||15,924|
|8||Liars, Leakers, and Liberals||Jeanine Pirro||Center Street||15,318|
|9||Magnolia Table||Joanna Gaines||Morrow||15,169|
|10||You Are a Badass||Jen Sincero||Running Press||14,540|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.