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The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: week of Aug. 9

What cracked the top of our fiction list? As if you can’t guess. Meanwhile, Paul Kalanithi still rules the non-fiction world.


 

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FICTION 

BOOK NAME Author Last week (Weeks on list)

    1. HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne 1 (2)
    2. THE GIRLS Emma Cline 2 (10)
    3. TRULY MADLY GUILTY Liane Moriarty (1)
    4. FIRST COMES LOVE Emily Giffin 4 (5)
    5. THE BLACK WIDOW Daniel Silva 3 (3)
    6. THE NEST Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 6 (19)
    7. BEFORE THE FALL Noah Hawley 5 (3)
    8. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Colson Whitehead (1)
    9. END OF WATCH Stephen King 8 (9)
    10. HEROES OF THE FRONTIER Dave Eggers (1)

NON-FICTION 

BOOK NAME Author Last week (Weeks on list)

    1. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR Paul Kalanithi 1 (30)
    2. SHOE DOG Phil Knight 5 (15)
    3. TRIBE Sebastian Junger 9 (9)
    4. FREEDOM Jaycee Dugard 7 (2)
    5. THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt 8 (16)
    6. BOBBY KENNEDY Larry Tye (1)
    7. GRIT Angela Duckworth 2 (13)
    8. VAN GOGH’S EAR Bernadette Murphy 3 (4)
    9. WHITE TRASH Nancy Isenberg 10 (4)
    10. THE GENE Siddhartha Mukherjee 6 (11)

For book reviews, feature articles, interviews and recommended reading by celebrities, check out our books coverage at macleans.ca/books.


 

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