Guts and Glory
Eisner Award–winner Raina Telgemeier has the #1 book in the country with the middle grade graphic memoir Guts, which our starred review said is rendered “with disarming candor and in her now instantly recognizable panel artwork.” Her earlier books include two graphic memoirs and two graphic novels, which, as with Guts, she wrote as well as illustrated. Those four titles together have sold 3.8 million print copies.
Jacqueline Woodson was already an acclaimed children’s and YA author when she published her first adult novel, Autobiography of a Family Photo, in 1995. The bulk of her work since has been for young readers, including her 2014 National Book Award–winning middle grade novel Brown Girl Dreaming. Two years later, her second adult novel, Another Brooklyn, was a finalist for the 2016 NBA. Now comes Red at the Bone, which our starred review called “wise, powerful, and compassionate.” It debuts at #9 in hardcover fiction, selling as many print units in one week as her previous adult novel did in its first three.
Game of Thrones fans who weren’t turned off by the HBO finale still have to wait an undetermined amount of time for George R.R. Martin’s next A Song of Ice and Fire installment, Winds of Winter. In the meantime, another big name in grimdark, Joe Abercrombie, has released A Little Hatred, which debuts at #11 in hardcover fiction and launches the Age of Madness series. It expands his First Law universe and, our starred review said, “lays the groundwork for another thrilling trilogy.”
New & Notable
Shut Up and Listen!
#2 Hardcover Nonfiction, #6 overall
The owner of the Golden Nugget Casinos and the Houston Rockets, among other ventures, shares his recipe for success with would-be entrepreneurs.
#3 Hardcover Nonfiction, #8 overall
“The notorious and celebrated whistleblower,” our review said, delivers a “well-observed portrait of intelligence work,” though “his somewhat paranoid brief against the surveillance state is less convincing.”
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 3: Hotel Oblivion
Gerard Way, illus. by Gabriel Bá
#1 Trade Paperback
Volumes one and two of Way and Bá’s Eisner-winning series pubbed in 2008 and 2009. The new volume is the first since Netflix began airing the TV adaptation in February.
Top 10 Overall
|2||The Institute||Stephen King||Scribner||49,893|
|3||For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man #7)||Dav Pilkey||Graphix||44,863|
|4||Talking to Strangers||Malcolm Gladwell||Little, Brown||44,464|
|5||The Testaments||Margaret Atwood||Doubleday/Talese||44,171|
|6||Shut Up and Listen!||Tilman Fertitta||HarperCollins Leadership||35,282|
|7||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens||Putnam||27,800|
|8||Permanent Record||Edward Snowden||Metropolitan||23,767|
|9||The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade||Brallier/Holgate||Viking||17,750|
|10||Call Sign Chaos||Mattis/West||Random House||16,673|
All unit sales per NPD BookScan except where noted.