Girl, Sell Some Books
Rachel Hollis has the #1 book in the country with Girl, Stop Apologizing. It’s the follow-up to Girl, Wash Your Face, which debuted in February 2018 with 11K print copies sold and stayed on our hardcover nonfiction bestseller list longer than any other title in 2018; it was the second-bestselling book of the year, after Michelle Obama’s Becoming. Hollis’s new title debuts with 157K print copies sold.
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid lands at #6 in hardcover fiction. It’s “a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and ’70s,” our starred review said, and Reese Witherspoon seems to agree: she’s coproducing, with Amazon Studios, a 13-episode series based on the book, and she selected it as her latest book club pick. Six just may be Reid’s lucky number.
There’s a new book club in town: on March 6, Jenna Bush Hager launched #ReadWithJenna on Today. Her first pick: The Last Romantics, which our review called an “accomplished second novel” by Tara Conklin. It pubbed February 5 and, after Hager’s announcement, enjoyed its best weekly sales to date, debuting at #8 in hardcover fiction.
New & Notable
The Case for Trump
Victor Davis Hanson
#3 Hardcover Nonfiction, #6 overall
“This enthusiastic apologia” by National Review columnist Hanson, our review said, “is one of the smartest conservative defenses of Trump yet published.”
You Are My Happy
Hoda Kotb, illus. by Suzie Mason
#3 Children’s Picture Books, #8 overall
The second picture book by Today cohost Kotb and illustrator Mason follows 2018’s I’ve Loved You Since Forever, which has sold 147K print copies.
Outer Order, Inner Calm
#4 Hardcover Nonfiction
Rubin plants a flag in Kondo Nation with this decluttering guide. “Getting control of the stuff of life,” she writes, “often makes it easier to feel more in control of our lives.”
Top 10 Overall
|1||Girl, Stop Apologizing||Rachel Hollis||HarperCollins Leadership||156,654|
|2||Green Eggs and Ham||Dr. Seuss||Random House||37,746|
|4||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens||Putnam||30,387|
|5||One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish||Dr. Seuss||Random House||29,377|
|6||The Case for Trump||Victor Davis Hanson||Basic||26,731|
|7||Girl, Wash Your Face||Rachel Hollis||Nelson||25,797|
|8||You Are My Happy||Kotb/Mason||HarperCollins||25,096|
|9||The Cat in the Hat||Dr. Seuss||Random House||24,756|
|10||Brawl of the Wild (Dog Man #6)||Dav Pilkey||Graphix||24,091|
All unit sales per NPD BookScan except where noted.