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The best selling books in Canada this week

The best selling books in Canada this week

The best selling books in Canada this week

Now here’s an audacious title for a memoir: “James Patterson by James Patterson.” It’s by James Patterson (surprise!). The subtitle: “The Stories of My Life,” which is too clever by half, given that Patterson is probably the most prolific storyteller alive, a writer who has published in every possible genre, including children’s books and nonfiction. The memoir joins the Original Nonfiction list at No. 9.

On the Children and Young Adult list, Korean-American writer Jenny Han‘s early work is having a moment, probably because three Netflix adaptations based on her 2014 young adult romance “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” have sparked interest in her. And because they’re all about summer. This week’s list includes 2009’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” 2010’s “It’s Not Summer Without You” and 2011’s “We’ll Always Have Summer.”

-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 (41)*

2. Ugly LoveColleen Hoover, Atria (14)

3. VerityColleen Hoover, Grand Central (23)

4. Sparring partnersJohn Grisham, Doubleday (2)

5 November 9Colleen Hoover, Atria (5)

6. Book LoversEmily Henry, Berkley (6)

7. Reminders of HimColleen Hoover, Montlake (9)

8. Every Summer AfterCarley Fortune, Viking (1)

9. Meant to BeEmily Griffin, Doubleday Canada (2)

10. The Diamond EyeKate Quinn, William Morrow (12)


1. What WE LostTawfiq S. Rangwala, Optimum (2)

2. Atlas of the HeartBrene Brown, Random House (26)

3. The Palace PapersTina Brown, Doubleday Canada (8)

4. Freezing orderBill Browder, Simon & Schuster (10)

5. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins (7)

6. We Were DreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada (5)

7. 1972: The Series that Changed Hockey ForeverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster (6)

8. Braiding SweetgrassRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (75)

9. James Patterson by James PattersonJames Patterson, Little Brown (1)

10. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian ActBob Joseph, Indigenous


1. Every Summer AfterCarley Fortune, Viking

2. Take Your Breath AwayLinwood Barclay, William Morrow

3. Five Little IndiansMichelle Good, Harper Perennial

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

5. The Madness of CrowdsLouise Penny, Minotaur

6. The Embroidered BookKate Heartfield, Harper Voyager

7. Bloomsbury GirlsNatalie Jenner, St. Martin’s

8. A Rip Through TimeKelley Armstrong, Minotaur

9. The MaidNita Prose, Viking

10. Looking for JaneHeather Marshall, Simon & Schuster


1. What WE LostTawfiq S. Rangwala, Optimum

2. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollinsCanada

3. We Were DreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollinsCanada

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

5. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian ActBob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

6. 22 MurderersPaul Palango, Random House Canada

7. 12 Rules for LifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

8. Son of ElsewhereElamin Abdelmahmoud, McClelland & Stewart

9. Run towards the dangerSarah Polley, Hamish Hamilton

10. From the AshesJesse Thistle, Simon & Schuster


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

4. Heartstopper (Vol. 1)Alice Oseman, Graphix

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

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

7. It’s Not Summer Without YouJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

8. Remarkably RubyTerri Libenson, HarperCollins

9. We’ll Always Have SummerJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

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


1. Next levelStacy T Sims, Selene Yeager, Rodale

2. When the body says noGabor Maté, Vintage

3. Good for your goodDesiree Nielsen, Penguin Canada

4. Come as You Are (revised and updated)Emily Nagoski, Simon & Schuster

5. What to Expect When You’re ExpectingHeidi Murkoff, Workman

6. Glucose RevolutionJessie Inchauspe, Simon & Schuster

7. LifeForceTony Robbins, Peter H. Diamandis, Robert Hariri, Simon & Schuster

8. The Obesity CodeJason Fung, Timothy Noakes, Greystone

9. The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for BeginnersDorothy Calimeris, Lulu Cook, Rockridge

10. Almost. party RepeatGin Stephens, Saint Martin’s Griffin

* Number of weeks on list


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