A Special Report for Book Lovers
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If you have followed these Fifth Tuesday Reports, you know I enjoy reading Ron Charles’s weekly Book Club in The Washington Post. In his January 6th edition, he talked about bestseller lists and reminded us that there is no single bestseller list. Different publications look at different sales data to create their own unique list. The Washington Post, for example, uses data on sales at indie bookstores. Recently, however, he asked a market information company, the NPD Group, for “raw data on best-selling hardback and paperback print books for 2022, across all U.S. retailers, in all genres.”
Shockingly, he found that he had reviewed NONE of the top 200 best-selling books in 2022! Indeed, “Not a single work of literary fiction published in 2022 appears among the top 200 titles!”
Here are the top 10 best-selling books in 2022. Ron Charles says we should refer to it as “The Year of Colleen Hoover.” Indeed, as you read on, you will see I have reviewed two of “CoHo’s” books from the list.
- “It Ends With Us,” by Colleen Hoover.
- “Verity,” by Colleen Hoover.
- “It Starts With Us,” by Colleen Hoover.
- “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens.
- “Ugly Love,” by Colleen Hoover.
- “Atomic Habits: an Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones,” by James Clear.
- “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
- “Reminders of Him,” by Colleen Hoover.
- “November 9,” by Colleen Hoover.
- “Diper Överlöde: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 17,” by Jeff Kinney.
And now, here are five books I have read in the last several months as taken from the Book Blog section of my website. As a bonus, I have read other books by three of these authors – Emily Henry, Dani Shapiro, and Colleen Hoover. Links to those reviews are also shown.
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Too young for a serious romance when they meet at 18, Fallon & Ben meet up each year on the anniversary of their 1st encounter – November 9.
The Measure by Nikki Erlick
Adults world-wide receive a box with a string inside. The length of the string is the length of their days. Would you open your box?
Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro
A tragic car accident forever impacts the lives of those involved, especially when the incident becomes a “secret” that is never spoken of.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
The author says: “It’s about a disillusioned romance author and a literary fiction writer who make a deal to swap genres for the summer.”
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is a huge success with middle school kids. Learn about the series. Read one to bond with your child
Previous reviews from these authors:
Emily Henry – People We Meet on Vacation
Two people with little in common become friends and then so much more – and it only takes them 12 years to recognize their love!
Dani Shapiro – Inheritance
In this non-fiction book, the author takes a DNA test and is shocked to learn that her father is not her father. Great research skills help her figure out who is.
Colleen Hoover – It Ends with Us
Who is Colleen Hoover and why does she have so many books in the top twenty of USA Today’s Bestsellers list?
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