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The best selling books in Canada for the week ending June 1, 2022

The best selling books in Canada for the week ending June 1, 2022

The best selling books in Canada for the week ending June 1, 2022

“The Whisper of the Night Wing” debuts this week at No. 10 on the Original Non-Fiction list and No. 5 on the Canadian Non-Fiction list. This latest wilderness adventure from Adam Shoalts Concerns Traverspine, a Labrador settlement. At the beginning of the 20th century, Travertine was the scene of terrifying spectral encounters — dogs went missing, children said they were stalked by strange grinning creatures. Shoalts journeys to the foot of the Mealy Mountains to investigate the compelling evidence that something was afoot. His last book, “Beyond the Trees,” was no. 14 on 2019’s list of best-selling non-fiction.

Our biggest clue that summer reading season is upon us is the number of novels that contain the word “summer” in their titles. “The Summer Place,” Jennifer Weiner‘s latest, is enjoying its third week on the Original Fiction list, at No. 6, and “Every Summer After,” by Carley Fortune, has been on the Canadian Fiction list for two weeks, this week at No. 3. Karen Swan‘s “The Last Summer,” meanwhile, has left the top 10 but is still selling briskly.

Other “summer” books on Booknet Canada’s list of most-bought books last week include “One Italian Summer,” by Rebecca Serle“It Happened One Summer,” by Tessa Bailey“Summer at Firefly Beach,” by Mary Kay Andrews.

-Sarah Murdoch

The bestseller lists are compiled by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited from information provided by BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service, BNC SalesData.


1. It Ends with UsColleen Hoover, Atria (39)*

2. Book LoversEmily Henry, Berkley (4)

3. Ugly LoveColleen Hoover, Atria (12)

4. Night workNora Roberts, St Martin’s (1)

5 November 9Colleen Hoover, Atria (3)

6. The Summer PlaceJennifer Weiner, Atria (3)

7. Take Your Breath AwayLinwood Barclay, William Morrow (2)

8. VerityColleen Hoover, Grand Central (21)

9. The Diamond EyeKate Quinn, William Morrow (10)

10. The Paris ApartmentsLucy Foley, William Morrow (14)


1. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins (5)

2. Atlas of the HeartBrene Brown, Random House (24)

3. We Were DreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada (3)

4. Freezing orderBill Browder, Simon & Schuster (8)

5. The Palace PapersTina Brown, Doubleday Canada (6)

6. 1972: The Series that Changed Hockey ForeverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster (4)

7. Braiding SweetgrassRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (73)

8. Finding MeViola Davis, HarperOne (4)

9. Son of ElsewhereElamin Abdelmahmoud, McClelland & Stewart (2)

10. The Whisper of the Night WingAdam Shoalts, Penguin Canada (1)


1. Take Your Breath AwayLinwood Barclay, William Morrow

2. Watch Out for HerSamantha M. Bailey, Simon & Schuster

3. Every Summer AfterCarley Fortune, Viking

4.Bloomsbury GirlsNatalie Jenner, St. Martin’s

5. All the Seas of the WorldGuy Gavriel Kay, Viking

6. The Embroidered BookKate Heartfield, Harper Voyager

7. The Madness of CrowdsLouise Penny, Minotaur

8. Five Little IndiansMichelle Good, Harper Perennial

9. Looking for JaneHeather Marshall, Simon & Schuster

10.Never Coming HomeHannah Mary McKinnon, MIRA


1. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollinsCanada

2. We Were DreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollinsCanada

3. 1972: The Series that Changed Hockey ForeverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster

4. Son of ElsewhereElamin Abdelmahmoud, McClelland & Stewart

5. The Whisper on the Night WindAdam Shoalts, Penguin Canada

6. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian ActBob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

7. 22 MurderersPaul Palango, Random House Canada

8. 12 Rules for LifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

9. Run towards the dangerSarah Polley, Hamish Hamilton

10. From Showing Off to Showing UpNancy Regan, Nimbus


1. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3)Dav Pilkey, Graphix

2. Heartstopper (Vol. 4)Alice Oseman, Graphix

3. Remarkably RubyTerri Libenson, HarperCollins

4. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2023 (Canadian edition)National Geographic, National Geographic Society

5. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson, Ember

6. Heartstopper (Vol. 3)Alice Oseman, Graphix

7. InvestiGators: Braver and Boulder (InvestiGators #4)John Patrick Green, First Second

8. Bloom of the Flower Dragon (Dragon Masters #20), Tracey West, Graham Howells, Scholastic

9. The Dinky Donkey: a Board BookCraig Smith, Katz Cowley, Cartwheel

10. Oh the Place’s You’ll Go!, dr Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers


1. Atomic HabitsJames Clear, Avery

2. The Psychology of MoneyMorgan Housel, Harriman House

3. Rich Dad Poor DadRobert T. Kiyosaki, Plata

4. EnduranceCameron Hanes, St Martin’s

5. Principles for Dealing with the Changing World OrderRay Dalio, Avid Read

6. The Daily StoicRyan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman, Portfolio

7. The Intelligent Investor (Revised Edition)Benjamin Graham, Harper Business

8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen R. Covey, Sean Covey, Jim Collins, Simon & Schuster

9. Alphabet SoupMichael Bach, Page Two

10. Leaders Eat LastSimon Sinek, Portfolio

* Number of weeks on list


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