Short King Spring

The #1 book in the country, You Like It Darker, proves that Stephen King is “still a master of short fiction,” per our review. He’s published five short story and novella collections since BookScan began keeping records; after a dip for 2020’s If It Bleeds, released a month into widespread pandemic shutdowns, first-week print unit sales for his new book are back on track, and then some.

Heaven Sent

YA author Sara Wolf makes her traditionally published adult debut with Heavenbreaker, #4 on our hardcover fiction list and #10 in the country overall. It’s a “breathtaking epic,” according to our starred review, “masterfully weaving threads of science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, and mystery into a propulsive coming-of-age story.” BookTok-ready deluxe limited edition packaging includes illustrated endpapers and sprayed edges with stenciled artwork. The novel launches a duology that will conclude with Hellrunner.

Cabin Fever

Well, hello, buddy. If you feel an immediate sense of calm upon reading that phrase, you may already be a fan of Old Time Hawkey, whose 8.7 million TikTok followers tune in for cozy ASMR videos of rustic living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Old Time Hawkey’s Recipes from the Cedar Swamp, which debuts at #5 on our hardcover nonfiction list, includes 100 comfort-food recipes topped with folksy headnotes—for instance, he writes of his Cheesy Sausage Dip, “Dipping into this creamy, hearty dish is like a savory treasure hunt.”


Lies and Weddings
Kevin Kwan
#12 Hardcover Fiction
The latest standalone from the Crazy Rich Asians author is “another irresistible comedy of manners driven by marriage plots,” our review said, with a story line inspired by Anthony Trollope’s Doctor Thorne.

In My Time of Dying
Sebastian Junger
#13 Hardcover Nonfiction
“Junger pieces together fragmented memories, accounts from his healthcare team and family, and scientific research for a mind-bending exploration of his own near-death experience,” according to our starred review. “It’s a riveting and resonant meditation on some of life’s biggest questions.”