Six of the top 10 bestselling books in the country this week are Colleen Hoover novels, including the #1 title, It Ends with Us. Print sales for the six total more than 331K units this week alone. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens drops to #2 in the country, but nobody’s crying into their sweet tea: adding in sales of the trade paperback tie-in edition, #10 in the country, and the mass market tie-in (#1 on that list), Crawdads moved 125K print copies.
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Blogger and doctor of physical therapy Kat Lieu created the Subtle Asian Baking online community in 2020 as a way to connect with other home bakers and share Asian-inspired recipes. The private Facebook group now has 152.8K members, and its Instagram account has nearly as many followers. Lieu is now a full-time writer and recipe developer, and her debut, Modern Asian Baking at Home, lands at #8 on our hardcover nonfiction list with recipes inspired by SAB members as well as her own creations. Treats include Brazos de Mercedes meringue swirls, pandan chiffon cake, and, for her brownie-loving husband and son, fudgy miso brownies.
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THE BIG LIE
#2 Hardcover Nonfiction
“Politico reporter Lemire debuts with a trenchant analysis of the origins and impact of Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him,” per our starred review. “This dispatch on the state of American politics hits the bull’s-eye.”
THE LAST TO VANISH
#10 Hardcover Fiction
“Miranda is writing at the top of her game,” according to our starred review of her latest, set in a North Carolina mountain town infamous for a string of unsolved missing persons cases. “Evocative descriptions of such activities as hiking and rafting contain an underlying sense of dread, and realistic characters match the tight plotting.”