Remember My Name
Colleen Hoover has the #1 book in the country with Reminders of Him, her first new novel since her popularity exploded on TikTok last year. Hoover self-published Slammed, her debut, in 2012, and has since released about two dozen self- and traditionally published titles. In 2020, sales of her books totaled almost 238K print copies; in 2021, she sold nearly 1.9 million print copies. This week, four of the top 10 books in the country were written by Hoover, and her new book’s opening sales eclipse those of her earlier works.
In the Club
Three years after Reese Witherspoon launched her book club (in May 2017, with Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman), she began making periodic YA picks, starting with Leah Johnson’s novel You Should See Me in a Crown. Her latest, Anatomy: A Love Story, by Noble Blood history podcaster Dana Schwartz, lands at #4 on our children’s fiction list. “With an elegantly macabre touch,” our review said, “Schwartz (And We’re Off) stitches a haunting romance with the gritty realities of corpse-related medical practices in 19th-century Edinburgh.” The author is also the creator of the Twitter parody account @GuyInYourMFA.
Electric Idol by Katee Robert debuts at #7 on our trade paperback list. “Robert’s sensational second Dark Olympus romance pairs social media influencer Psyche Dimitriou with hired gun Eros,” our starred review said, “in a thrilling struggle against the forces that rule the futuristic, dystopian city of Olympus.” It follows 2021’s Neon Gods, which also received a starred review and has sold 77K print copies; that title returns to our trade paper list at #16. Book two sold almost four times as many print copies in its first week as book one.
NEW & NOTABLE
ONE STEP TOO FAR
#1 Hardcover Fiction
The “gripping sequel to 2021’s Before She Disappeared,” per our review, sees missing person cold case investigator Frankie Elkin join a search party for a groom who went missing on his bachelor party weekend trek in Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest.
#1 Hardcover Nonfiction
“In a series of brutally frank essays,” our starred review said, “Bertinelli, host of the Food Network show Valerie’s Home Cooking, looks back on the emotional struggles and triumphs of her life.”
* self-published; reissued by Grand Central in 2021