Hoovering It Up

The #1 book in the country, It Starts with Us, is Colleen Hoover’s “stunning sequel,” per our starred review, to 2016’s It Ends with Us. Hoover took spots 1–4 on our trade paper list; she has four novels among the 10 bestselling titles of the week, and six of the 10 bestselling books of the year to date.

It Starts with Us by the numbers:

#1 Debut week position
#1 ​Rank among all 2022 debuts, by first-week print unit sales
#8 Rank among the bestselling books of the year to date
809,355 Debut week print unit sales

Magic Men

Tom Felton, best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, has the #1 book on our hardcover non-
fiction list (and fifth bestselling book in the country) with Beyond the Wand, “his charming debut memoir,” according to our review, and one of four celeb narratives on this week’s nonfiction list. At #5, Madly, Deeply collects journals kept by Alan Rickman—whose numerous roles included the Harry Potter universe’s Severus Snape—from 1993 until his death in 2016. Paul Newman’s posthumous The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man lands at #8; “with equal parts grounded authenticity and inviting charm,” per our review, “this candid memoir captures the life of a legend.” And our review said of Waxing On, #11, that The Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio “produces another feel-good hit with this breezy

Feeding Frenzy

A pair of new cookbooks put the imperative right in the title.

Feed These People, #4 on our hardcover nonfiction list, is the first book of recipes by blogger and Christian living author Jen Hatmaker. Aside from a handful of winking references to faith, Hatmaker here keeps her focus on food and the folks she shares it with.

Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal debuts at #7 with Somebody Feed Phil the Book, based on the eponymous travel docuseries. “Taking fans on an all-consuming tour through the first four seasons of his Netflix show,” our review said, “Rosenthal serves up a combination companion volume, cookbook, and travelogue.”


Barbara Kingsolver
#3 Hardcover Fiction
Our starred review called Kingsolver’s latest “a deeply evocative story of a boy born to an impoverished single mother” in southern Appalachia’s Lee County, Va. It’s “brilliant in its many social messages regarding foster care, child hunger, and rural struggles, and breathless in its delivery.”

Jon Meacham
#3 Hardcover Nonfiction
“Pulitzer winner Meacham more than justifies yet another Lincoln biography in this nuanced and captivating look at the president’s ‘struggle to do right as he defined it within the political universe he and his country inhabited,’ ” per our starred review. “Richly detailed and gracefully written, this is an essential reminder that “ ‘progress can be made by fallible and fallen presidents and peoples.’ ”