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This Week’s Bestsellers: September 18, 2023

In this week’s bestselling book list, published on September 18, 2023, there are several notable entries that are sure to catch the attention of readers. From Lucy Score’s highly popular contemporary romance novel, “Things We Left Behind,” to Joe Posnanski’s engaging exploration of baseball history, “Why We Love Baseball,” these books have earned their spots on the bestseller list with stellar reviews. Additionally, two new cookbooks, “Let’s Eat!” and “Cook It Up,” offer readers a delightful culinary experience with their family-inspired recipes. And, not to be missed, Stephen King’s latest thriller, “Holly,” has claimed the top spot on the fiction list. With a diverse range of genres and compelling narratives, this week’s bestsellers are sure to captivate readers of all interests.

This Weeks Bestsellers: September 18, 2023

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This Week’s Bestsellers: September 18, 2023

TikTok Boom

Lucy Score’s book “Things We Left Behind” is currently the second best-selling book in the country. This book is the third in her Knockemout contemporary romance series. Interestingly, Score self-published the first book in the series, “Things We Never Got Over,” in January 2022, and it gained popularity on BookTok. Later that year, Bloom Books re-released the book, and it has been a hit ever since. The second book in the series, “Things We Hide from the Light,” was published after the success of the first two books. Together, the first two books have sold an impressive 1 million print units.

This Weeks Bestsellers: September 18, 2023

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Star Turns

As fall begins, new releases are hitting the shelves, and some of them have already made it onto the bestseller lists. These books have all received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, making them noteworthy additions to any reader’s collection.

  • “Why We Love Baseball” by Joe Posnanski is ranked at number two on the Hardcover Nonfiction list. This book is a celebration of 50 key moments in baseball history and is sure to delight any baseball fan.

  • “Necessary Trouble” by Drew Gilpin Faust is ranked at number eight on the Hardcover Nonfiction list. Faust, the former president of Harvard, delivers an affecting memoir of her mid-century youth, offering readers a glimpse into her personal experiences and reflections.

  • “The Fraud” by Zadie Smith is ranked at number eleven on the Hardcover Fiction list. This is Smith’s first novel in seven years and is hailed as a triumph of historical fiction. With her captivating storytelling and well-researched historical backdrop, Smith has created a memorable work of fiction.

  • The cookbooks “Let’s Eat!” and “Cook It Up” are also making waves on the bestseller lists. “Let’s Eat!” by Dan Pelosi is ranked at number six on the Hardcover Nonfiction list. It is a cheerful love letter to Italian American cuisine, infused with Pelosi’s personality and family memories. “Cook It Up,” coauthored by Alex Guarnaschelli and her daughter Ava Clark, is ranked at number eleven. It is a bighearted collection of their favorite family recipes that is sure to inspire chefs of all ages.

NEW & NOTABLE

In the “New & Notable” section, two books stand out as must-reads this week:

  • “HOLLY” by Stephen King has claimed the top spot as the best-selling Hardcover Fiction book and is also the overall best-seller. This thrilling novel sees the return of PI Holly Gibney as she faces off against two wicked predators. Although the narrative may feel slow-paced at times, the gripping conclusion is worth the wait.

  • “LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUY!” by Scott Lang is ranked at number four on the Hardcover Fiction list. This fictional memoir is penned by Marvel superhero Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd in the movies. Lang’s unique storytelling style appeals to fans of the superhero genre.

This Weeks Bestsellers: September 18, 2023

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Summary

In conclusion, this week’s bestsellers feature a mix of romance, memoirs, historical fiction, and cookbooks. Lucy Score’s “Things We Left Behind” continues to capture readers’ attention, while new releases by Joe Posnanski, Drew Gilpin Faust, Zadie Smith, and cookbook authors Dan Pelosi, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Ava Clark are making their mark on the bestseller lists. Additionally, Stephen King’s “HOLLY” and Scott Lang’s “LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUY!” stand out as notable new releases. Publishers Weekly offers a wide range of content, including fiction and nonfiction debuts, writing advice, and homages to celebrated authors like Jane Austen. Be sure to explore our website for more information on our offerings and stay up to date with the latest book news.

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