February 3, 2023

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The best-selling books of the week, by all lists

This is the weekly feature where we look at the biggest bestseller lists – the New York Times, both combined print and ebook fiction and combined print and ebook nonfiction lists; Amazon charts, fiction and non-fiction; and Publishers Weekly – and combine the results for a snapshot of the best-selling books of the moment. Each list uses its own criteria and dates. So by looking at the overlaps, we can get a better picture of the bestsellers overall.

December is a slow month for new releases, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that exactly zero of the books listed are new releases from that week. The only book that hasn’t made the lists for the past few weeks is Atomic Habits, presumably because people are trying to kickstart their New Year’s resolutions, but this is far from a brand new release. This list is also dominated by white authors, with the exception of Michelle Obama’s memoirs.

For some new releases that deserve a lot more attention, see How to Turn Into a Bird by María José Ferrada and Ace Voices by Eris Young.

Books on all three bestseller lists:

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama (NYT #1, Publishers Weekly #1, Amazon #1)

It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover (NYT #1, Publishers Weekly #2, Amazon #1)

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (NYT #2, Publishers Weekly #3, Amazon #2)

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (NYT #3, Publishers Weekly #5, Amazon #3)

The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham (NYT #5, Publishers Weekly #6, Amazon #4)

Verity by Colleen Hoover (NYT #4, Publishers Weekly #8, Amazon #5)

Fairy Tales by Stephen King (NYT #6, Publishers Weekly #10, Amazon #6)

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