The top selling print book in the first quarter of 2019, according to NPD BookScan, was Michelle Obama’s Becoming. Released in early November, Becoming sold about 629,000 copies through outlets that report to BookScan in the period ended March 30.
Only three of the top 20 BookScan print bestsellers in the first quarter were published this year: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis was #5 in the quarter (one spot below Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face), selling nearly 314,000 copies; The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff was #16, selling about 122,00 copies; and, at #20, was Andrew McCabe’s The Threat, which sold more than 109,000 copies.
Following Becoming at the top of the list was Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey, which sold about 374,000 copies; Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, with 367,000 copies sold; and Hollis’s Girl, Wash Your Face, with329,000 copies sold.
Rounding at the top 10 were: Educated by Tara Westover (215,000 copies); The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (206,000 copies); Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (180,000 copies); The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (178,000 copies); and It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst (158,000 copies).