1 Grey E. L. James Vintage 241,779
2 Truth or Die Patterson/Roughan Little, Brown 34,662
3 Paper Towns John Green Penguin/Speak 34,120
4 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead 32,240
5 The Melody Lingers On Mary Higgins Clark Simon & Schuster 24,353
6 The Isle of the Lost (Descendents) Melissa de la Cruz Disney-Hyperion 23,731
7 Down the Rabbit Hole Holly Madison Morrow/Dey Street 23,387
8 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner 23,134
9 WickedCharms Evanovich/Sutton Bantam 22,308
10 Secret Garden Johanna Basford Laurence King 20,849
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Truth or Die
by James Patterson and
#1 Hardcover Fiction
34,662 print units
Trevor Mann, the hero of this
standalone thriller, shares
(presumably by coincidence)
a given name with profes-
sional wrestler Ricochet.
My Journey Across the
by Michael B. Oren
#12 Hardcover Nonfiction
4,949 print units
Oren, an American by birth,
served as Israel’s ambassador
to the U.S. from 2009–2013.
Here, he offers his perspective on the relationship between the two nations.
by Candace Bushnell
#25 Hardcover Fiction
2,676 print units
The new novel by the Sex
and the City author features
an author who made her
name writing about a young
woman making her way in Manhattan. And now
our heads are spinning.
Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary
Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by, as her bio describes,
“Hugh Hefner’s former #1 girlfriend” Holly Madison,
claims the top spot on our Hardcover Nonfiction list,
with 23K print units sold. It’s also the #6 book on our
Top 10 Overall list and #1 in the Bio/Autobio category
in Apple’s iBooks store (see p. 17). The memoir promises a candid look inside Hef’s Playboy Mansion, the
setting for the reality series The Girls Next Door.
Madison was a central figure on that program for five seasons before landing her own star vehicle, Holly’s World.
The erstwhile lapin isn’t the
only reality celeb with a new book
debuting on our Hardcover Nonfiction list. Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter,
and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment by The Little Couple
stars Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein pubbed May 26
but had its best sales yet this week. It’s at #16 with
4,224 print units sold. A recent episode of the series
brought the family to New York,
where Arnold and Klein met with
And one notch below, at #17, The
Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God:
What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family,
and Forgiveness by Jep and Jessica Robertson sold 4,031
print units. It’s a slow start for a book from a Duck
Dynasty member: In May 2014, Good Call by Jep’s
brother Jase sold 23.5K print units its first week on sale,
and in September 2014, UnPhiltered by patriarch Phil
Robertson sold 18K print units its first week. As an
unrelated duck named Daffy might point out: as far as
reality-show tell-alls go, it’s rabbit season.
Melissa de la Cruz is best
known for her Au Pairs and
Blue Bloods YA series, and
she seems to have another hit
on her hands with The Isle of
the Lost, a prequel to the Disney Channel original movie
Descendants, premiering July
31. The book pubbed May 5
and sold 5,140 print units its first week; since
then, it’s been a fixture in Children’s Frontlist
Fiction, with sales rising steadily every week.
This week, it hits #1 with 24K print units sold
and also takes the #6 spot overall.