For the second consecutive week, declines in the four children’s categories were enough to drop unit sales of books 4.7% last week from the week ended July 1, 2022, at outlets that report to Circana BookScan. The largest decline came in young adult fiction, where sales tumbled 23.2%.
Jennie Han was once again responsible for the decline in the category. Last year at this time, five of Han's books tied to the Prime series The Summer I Turned Pretty combined to sell about 163,000 copies, led by It's Not Summer Without You, which sold more than 50,000 copies. The number one title in the category last week was If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin, which sold just over 14,000 copies.
A revised edition of Colleen Hoover’s Too Late landed in the top spot in the adult fiction category, selling over 61,000 copies, which helped the category achieve a 0.4% increase over the comparable week in 2022. Two other Hoover titles were in second and third place on the category list, with It Ends with Us and It Starts with Us selling about 29,000 and 25,000 copies, respectively.
Sales in both juvenile fiction and nonfiction fell by just over 7% last week. Dog Man: Twenty Fleas Under the Sea by Dav Pilkey was on top in juvenile fiction, selling nearly 24,000 copies. The juvenile nonfiction bestseller was My Magical Feelings by Becky Cummings, which sold over 12,000 copies in it first week.