January 30, 2023

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

What are the great books of the time? We can look at bestseller lists to get an idea, but they all use their own criteria. So once a week we look at the overlap between them to get an overall picture of which books are currently selling.

To get these numbers, let’s look at the New York Times, both the Combined Print & E-Book Fiction and Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction lists; Amazon charts, fiction and non-fiction; publishers weekly; and indie bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction, both paperback and hardcover.

This week we finally have some new additions to the list! (They’re the ones in bold.) Of course, it won’t surprise you that Spare tops every bestseller list, but there are a few other new titles worth checking out. Although some black authors are listed here, the vast majority are white authors, showing how far publishing has to go to be truly fair.

A few other best-selling titles that narrowly missed being included in this round-up that may also interest you are Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner (#7 indie bestseller) and The Book of Delights by Ross Gay (#11 indie bestseller).

Books on all four bestseller lists:

Spare by Prince Harry (#1 NYT, #1 Publishers Weekly, #1 Amazon, #1 Indie Best Seller)

It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover (#1 NYT, #2 Publishers Weekly, #2 Amazon, #4 Indie Best Seller)

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

Verity by Colleen Hoover (NYT #4, Publishers Weekly #5, Amazon #4, Indie Best Seller #5)

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama (NYT #2, Publishers Weekly #10, Amazon #4, Indie Best Seller #3)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (#7 NYT, #8 Publishers Weekly, #9 Amazon, #1 Indie Best Seller)

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Books on three bestseller lists:

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Chemistry Lessons by Bonnie Garmus (#6 NYT, #1 Amazon, #1 Indie Best Seller)

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo (NYT #5, Publishers Weekly #7, Indie Best Seller #4)

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (NYT #9, Amazon #6, Indie Best Seller #3)

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (NYT #3, Amazon #6, Indie Best Seller #2)

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (NYT #4, Amazon #7, Indie Best Seller #3)

Atomic Habits by James Clear (Publishers Weekly #4, Amazon #2, Indie Best Seller #5)

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