Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was the top-selling print book in the first half of 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The novel, published by Putnam in August 2018, sold over 907,000 copies in 2019 and more than 1.1 million copies since its release.
Michelle Obama’s Becoming, published in November by Crown, was the #2 most popular print title in the first six months of 2019, selling over 888,000 copies and about 4.5 million copies at outlets that report to BookScan since its release.
Among the top 25 print bestsellers in the first six months of 2019, eight were published this year. The top-selling book released this year was Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis, which sold nearly 506,000 copies since it was published by HarperCollins in March. Girl, Stop Apologizing was in the fourth spot among the bestselling print titles so far this year, while Hollis’s Girl, Wash Your Face was #6, selling over 490,000 copies this year and more than 1.8 million since its release in February 2018.
Other books in the top 5 sellers were Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey, which was #3, selling nearly 525,000 copies, and Jeff Kinney’s Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, which sold over 493,000 copies since its publication in early April.
Some other sales performances of note include that of Scribner’s edition of The Mueller Report, which sold just over 243,000 copies since its release in late April, putting it in 14th place among the 2019 bestsellers. (Skyhorse’s edition sold over 98,000 copies.)
Rounding out the top 10 bestsellers through the end of June were Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss (484,000 copies sold); Educated by Tara Westover (455,000 copies); The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (365,000 copies); and The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith (278,000 copies).
Overall, Penguin Random House and HarperCollins both had seven titles among the top 25 print bestsellers so far in 2019, while Simon & Schuster was next, with three books.
Top 20 Overall
|1.||Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Putnam)||907,192|
|2.||Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown)||888,611|
|3.||Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey (Graphix)||524,849|
|4.||Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (HarperCollins Leadership)||505,809|
|5.||Diary of An Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)||493,154|
|6.||Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson)||490,019|
|7.||Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss (Random House Books For Young Readers)||483,478|
|8.||Educated by Tara Westover (Random House)||454,989|
|9.||The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Paperbacks) by Heather Morris (Harper)||365,246|
|10.||The Wonky Donkey (Paperbacks) by Craig Smith (Scholastic)||272,182|
|11.||Unfreedom of the Press by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions)||267,751|
|12.||Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern (Simon & Schuster)||265,295|
|13.||You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero (Running Press)||250,048|
|14.||The Mueller Report by the Washington Post (Scribner)||243,007|
|15.||Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books For Young Readers)||237,239|
|16.||StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)||235,821|
|17.||It’s Not Supposed to To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst (Thomas Nelson)||232,932|
|18.||The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)||231,149|
|19.||The Woman In the Window by A. J. Finn (William Morrow)||230,098|
|20.||The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed)||229,730|