Posts tagged ‘bestsellers’

January 3, 2018

December’s bestsellers – and a Happy New Year!

by Team Riverside

Thanks to all the customers who helped us have a great December.  Our bestsellers for the month were:Robert Sears BEAUTIFUL POETRY OF DONALD TRUMP

  1. The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump – Robert Sears
  2. The Power – Naomi Alderman
  3. Women and Power: A Manifesto – Mary Beard
  4. La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust v. 1 – Philip Pullman
  5. Swing Time – Zadie Smith
  6. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
  7. Private Eye Annual – Ian Hislop
  8. How to Swear – Stephen Wildish
  9. Perpetual Disappointments Diary – Nick Asbury
  10. Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Hariri
  11. Paddington Pop Up London
  12. The Things You Can Only See When You Slow Down – Haemin Sunim and Chi-Young Kim
  13. Autumn – Ali Smith
  14. Uncommon Type: Some Stories – Tom Hanks
  15. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor – Adam Kay
  16. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  17. A Short History of Drunkenness – Mark Forsyth
  18. Not Working – Lisa Owens
  19. Imaginary Friends – Philip Pullman
  20. Faber and Faber Poetry diary 2018 – Poets!

We are especially delighted that we continue to sell many copies of Gwendoline Riley’s excellent First Love, and also Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba.  We are also really looking forward to reading Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde (with a new introduction by Sara Ahmed and a preface by Reni Eddo-Lodge) – our customers are ahead of us on this, having bought many copies before Christmas!

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September 5, 2017

Bestsellers in July and August

by Team Riverside

Excellent fiction, a good dose of feminism and fun children’s books make up our top 20 Jennifer Bell THE SMOKING HOURGLASS.pngfrom the last two months.  In reverse order:

Jennifer Bell – The Smoking Hourglass

Jennifer Bell – The Crooked Sixpence

Noam Chomsky – Optimism over Despair

J K Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Emma Cline – The Girls

Matt Haig – How to Stop Time

Elizabeth Strout – My Name is Lucy Barton

Sam Bourne – To Kill the President

Paul Beatty – The Sellout

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – We should all be Feminists

Haruki Murakami – Desire (Vintage Minis)

Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale

David Szalay – All that Man Is

Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens

Deborah Levy – Hot Milk

Lisa Owens – Not Working

Zadie Smith – Swing Time

Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad

Naomi Alderman – The Power

… and at number one, we are proud to announce:

Peppa goes to London!

We predict that this month several new things will fly off the shelves – including Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir I am, I am, I am and John le Carré’s A Legacy of Spies.

 

 

January 8, 2017

Riverside bestsellers of 2016

by Team Riverside

We’re quite impressed with the books we’ve sold this year… Among our top 30 were:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J K Rowling

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

The Vegetarian – Han Kang

The Sellout – Paul Beatty

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

We Should all be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back – Neil Gaiman

The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics – Tim Marshall

The Green Road – Anne Enright

The Crooked Sixpence – Jennifer Bell

Number 11 – Jonathan Coe

Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

Sweet Caress – William Boyd

The Silk Roads: a New History of the World – Peter Frankopan

The Dog Who Dared to Dream – Sun-mi Hwang

Trump and Me – Mark Singer

Politics and the English Language – George Orwell

Black Holes – the Reith Lectures – Stephen Hawking

Several of these are Team Riverside favourites so we’re feeling pretty chipper about it all. What will be the surprise hits of 2017?