Our starred review called Blue Moon by Lee Child “riveting” and a “nail-biter,” adding that “Child is at the top of his game.” He’s at the top of our charts, too—#1 in the country, with almost 32K more print units sold than the #2 title, John Grisham’s The Guardians, which pubbed two weeks earlier. Yet Grisham bested Child in the East South Central states, and across the country, other regions saw different books claim the top spot.
Lost and found
André Aciman’s Find Me debuts at #6 in hardcover fiction. It’s “the elegant sequel,” our review said, to 2007’s Call Me by Your Name, and “revisits his best-known characters some 20 years later.” Fans will need to read the new novel to learn whether the years have been kind to Elio and Oliver, but there’s little doubt that time has had a positive effect on sales of the first book. Boosted by the popularity of the 2017 film adaptation, Call Me by Your Name has sold 103K copies of the conventional trade paperback and another 212K copies of the movie tie-in edition.
New and Notable
The Beautiful Ones
#2 Hardcover Nonfiction, #4 overall
Dan Piepenbring, then an editor at the Paris Review, began collaborating with the musician on a memoir before his death in 2016. The completed book includes Prince’s handwritten recollections and more than 100 photos.
Half Baked Harvest: Super Simple
#6 Hardcover Nonfiction, #10 overall
Food blogger Gerard follows 2017’s Half Baked Harvest, which has sold 74K print copies, with a second batch of recipes cooked up in her Colorado barn.
The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek
Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal
#4 Hardcover Fiction
This novel from the YouTube duo follows the humor title Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality, which has sold 114K print copies since its 2017 publication.
All unit sales per NPD BookScan except where noted.