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The best selling books in Canada for the week ending June 8, 2022

The best selling books in Canada for the week ending June 8, 2022

The best selling books in Canada for the week ending June 8, 2022

Back in publishing’s Before Times, a new novel by John Grisham would be guaranteed to debut at No. 1 on the Original Fiction Bestsellers list. But Grisham’s latest courtroom drama, “Sparring Partners,” had to settle this week for No. 2, thanks largely to #BookTok, a well-subscribed corner of TikTok. Colleen Hoover, a #BookTok superstar, currently has five novels on the Original Fiction Top 10. At No. 1 is “It Ends with Us,” which was published in 2016 and last year sold a dizzying 768,700 copies, according to the Washington Post, mostly because of the social media platform.

On the Non-Fiction lists, memoirs are having quite a moment, with five out of 10 titles on the Canadian list. The most recent success is the intriguingly titled “Half-Bads in White Regalia,” in which author Cody Caetano recount growing up with his sibs in Happyland, a town west of Lake Couchiching after their parents — a Portuguese-immigrant dad and a Sixties Scoop mom — embark on their own journeys of self-realization. It arrives on the list at No. 6.

And speaking of memoir, David Sedaris continues to excavate his quirky existence. This week, his 14th essay collection, “Happy-Go-Lucky,” debuts at No. 7 on the Original Non-Fiction list.

-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 (40)*

2. Sparring partnersJohn Grisham, Doubleday (1)

3. Ugly LoveColleen Hoover, Atria (13)

4. Book LoversEmily Henry, Berkley (5)

5. VerityColleen Hoover, Grand Central (22)

6. Meant to BeEmily Griffin, Doubleday Canada (1)

7 Nov 9Colleen Hoover, Atria (4)

8. Reminders of HimColleen Hoover, Montlake (8)

9. Night workNora Roberts, St. Martin’s (2)

10. The Diamond EyeKate Quinn, William Morrow (11)


1. We Were DreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada (4)

2. Atlas of the HeartBrene Brown, Random House (25)

3. Freezing orderBill Browder, Simon & Schuster (9)

4. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins (6)

5. The Palace PapersTina Brown, Doubleday Canada (7)

6. 1972: The Series that Changed Hockey ForeverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster (5)

7. Happy-Go-LuckyDavid Sedaris, Little, Brown (1)

8. Braiding SweetgrassRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (74)

9. Finding MeViola Davis, HarperOne (5)

10. 12 Rules for LifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House (109)


1. Every Summer AfterCarley Fortune, Viking

2. Take Your Breath AwayLinwood Barclay, William Morrow

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

4. The Madness of CrowdsLouise Penny, Minotaur

5. Five Little IndiansMichelle Good, Harper Perennial

6.Bloomsbury GirlsNatalie Jenner, St. Martin’s

7. The Embroidered BookKate Heartfield, Harper Voyager

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

9. A Rip Through TimeKelley Armstrong, Minotaur

10. Looking for JaneHeather Marshall, Simon & Schuster


1. We Were DreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollinsCanada

2. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollinsCanada

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

4. 12 Rules for LifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

5. 22 MurderersPaul Palango, Random House Canada

6. Half-Bads in White RegaliaCody Caetano, Hamish Hamilton

7. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian ActBob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

8. Son of ElsewhereElamin Abdelmahmoud, McClelland & Stewart

9. The Power of TeamworkBrian Goldman, Collins

10. Run towards the dangerSarah Polley, Hamish Hamilton


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

2. Oh the Places You’ll Go!, dr Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers

3. A Good Girl’s Guide to MurderHolly Jackson, Ember

4. Remarkably RubyTerri Libenson, HarperCollins

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

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

7. The Summer I Turned PrettyJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

8. Rise of the School for Good and EvilSoman Chainani, HarperCollins

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

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


1. 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You ThinkBrianna Wiest, Thought Catalog

2. Living UntetheredMichael A. Singer, New Harbinger

3. The Mountain is YouBrianna Wiest, Thought Catalog

4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson, Harper

5. The 48 Laws of PowerRobert Greene, Joost Elffers, Penguin

6. Get UntamedGlennon Doyle, Clarkson Potter

7. EnduranceCameron Hanes, St Martin’s

8. Burn after Writing (Pink cover)Sharon Jones, TarcherPerigee

9. The Four AgreementsDon Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills, Amber Allen

10. How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale Carnegie, Pocket

* Number of weeks on list


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