The Night Window, #3 in hardcover fiction, brings to a close the Jane Hawk thriller series by Dean Koontz, which was published on a stepped-up schedule that delivered five books in two years. The finale’s first-week print unit sales were surpassed only by those of the series launch.
The self-help title Everything Is F*cked, #3 in hardcover nonfiction, follows author Mark Manson’s hit The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which has sold 1.4 million copies in hardcover since its 2016 publication. Our review favorably compares his new book with Subtle Art, calling it an “equally irreverent and inspiring work on hopefulness.” Manson’s debut, the self-published relationship guide Models: Attract Women with Honesty, is a staple on our monthly Smashwords bestseller list.
The #1 book in the country is Howard Stern Comes Again, the eponymous shock jock’s first since the 1990s titles Private Parts and Miss America, which he disavows in the new book’s intro. “I’m not proud of my first two books,” he writes. “I think of them, and of the interviews I did with my guests during those first couple decades of my career, and I cringe.” The new collection, by contrast, represents “my best work and show[s] my personal evolution,” he writes, as well as “the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.”
New & Notable
The British Are Coming
#6 Hardcover Nonfiction
Atkinson, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and historian, launches a trilogy about the American Revolution with a book that our starred review called “a superlative treatment of the period.”
The Never Game
#14 Hardcover Fiction
“Fans of twisty suspense that pushes the envelope of plausibility without inviting disbelief will be enthralled,” our starred review said of this series starter.
#19 Hardcover Fiction
The Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker author’s new novel, our review said, “offers an intimate and historically sound exploration of the years leading up to and through WWII.”
Top 10 Overall
|1||Howard Stern Comes Again||Howard Stern||Simon & Schuster||147,285|
|2||Oh, the Places You’ll Go!||Dr. Seuss||Random House||50,529|
|3||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens||Putnam||37,794|
|4||Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid||Jeff Kinney||Amulet||28,419|
|6||The 18th Abduction||Patterson/Paetro||Little, Brown||19,451|
|7||Educated||Tara Westover||Random House||19,222|
|8||Everything Is F*cked||Mark Manson||Harper||18,779|
|9||The Pioneers||David McCullough||Simon & Schuster||18,741|
|10||The Mueller Report||–||Scribner||18,401|
All unit sales per NPD BookScan except where noted.