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Hardcover Fiction: August 21, 2021

RankTitleAuthorPublisherList PriceLast week's rankWeeks on List
1Billy SummersStephen KingScribner$39.9912
2Not a Happy FamilyShari LapenaDoubleday Canada$24.9523
3People We Meet on VacationEmily HenryBerkley$22.0044
4Five Little IndiansMichelle GoodHarperCollins Canada$22.9936
5The Perfect FamilyRobyn HardingSimon & Schuster$24.99-1
6It Ends with UsColleen HooverAtria Books$22.9992
7The Last Thing He Told MeLaura DaveSimon & Schuster$24.99615
8Malibu RisingTaylor Jenkins ReidDoubleday Canada$24.95511
9The Midnight LibraryMatt HaigHarper Avenue$21.99102
10The Paper PalaceMiranda Cowley HellerRiverhead Books$24.0076

Hardcover Non-Fiction: August 21, 2021

RankTitleAuthorPublisherList PriceLast Week's rank
1The Body Keeps the ScoreBessel Van Der KolkPenguin Books$25.002
2Braiding SweetgrassRobin Wall KimmererMilkweed Editions$26.951
3What Happened to You?Oprah Winfrey; Bruce D. PerryFlatiron Books$36.994
4Sisters and Spies: Two Remarkable Sisters Who Risked Everything As WWII Special AgentsSusan OttawayHarperElement$12.995
5How to Do the WorkNicole LePeraHarper Wave$23.996
6On Hitler's MountainIrmgard A. HuntWilliam Morrow$12.998
7I Alone Can Fix ItCarol Leonnig; Philip RuckerPenguin Press$40.003
8Between Two KingdomsSuleika JaouadRandom House$24.009
9The Menopause ManifestoJen GunterRandom House Canada$26.9510
10UntamedGlennon DoyleThe Dial$37.007

Paperback Fiction: August 21, 2021

RankTitleAuthorPublisherList PriceLast Week's rank
1A Time for MercyJohn GrishamDell$12.992
2BlindsideJames Patterson and James O. BornGrand Central$12.993
3RoyalDanielle SteelDell$11.991
4Deliver Us from EvilDavid BaldacciGrand Central Publishing$22.996
5Fair WarningMichael ConnellyGrand Central$12.994
6Where the Crawdads SingDelia OwensG.P. Putnam's Sons$24.008
7You Betrayed MeLisa JacksonZebra Books$12.997
8Faithless in DeathJ.D. RobbSaint Martin's Paperbacks$12.995
9Loved You FirstNora RobertsSilhouette$11.999
10The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins ReidWashington Square Press$23.00-

Canadian Fiction: August 21, 2021

RankTitleAuthorPublisherList PriceLast Week's rank
1Not a Happy FamilyShari LapenaDoubleday Canada$24.951
2Five Little IndiansMichelle GoodHarperCollins Canada$22.992
3The Perfect FamilyRobyn HardingSimon & Schuster$24.9910
4Dark RoadsChevy StevensSt. Martin's Press$24.993
5Tuscan DaughterLisa RochonHarper Avenue$24.996
6Cul-De-sacJoy FieldingDoubleday Canada$23.95-
7Every Step She TakesK. L. ArmstrongSeal Books$11.994
8The Winter WivesLinden MacIntyreRandom House Canada$34.95-
9All the Devils Are HereLouise PennyMinotaur Books$12.995
10The PushAshley AudrainViking$24.957

Canadian Non-Fiction: August 21, 2021

RankTitleAuthorPublisherList PriceLast Week's rank
1The Menopause ManifestoJen GunterRandom House Canada$26.951
2The Bomber MafiaMalcolm GladwellLittle Brown$34.002
312 Rules for LifeJordan B. PetersonRandom House Canada$34.954
4From the AshesJesse ThistleSimon & Schuster$24.995
5YearbookSeth RogenViking$35.003
6Finding the Mother TreeSuzanne SimardAllen Lane$34.956
7Call Me IndianFred Sasakamoose; Bryan TrottierViking$32.007
8The Crochet CrowdMichael Sellick; Daniel ZondervanMacIntyre Purcell Publishing$22.95-
9Beyond OrderJordan B. PetersonRandom House Canada$39.9510
10Wilful BlindnessSam Cooper; Charles Burton; Teng BiaoOptimum Publishing International$28.958

Juvenile: August 21, 2021

RankTitleAuthorPublisherList PriceLast Week's rank
1Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen's Kittycat ClubAnn M. Martin; Katy FarinaGraphix$13.991
2Dog man: Mothering HeightsDav PilkeyGraphix$15.992
3They Both Die at the EndAdam SilveraQuill Tree$14.993
4The Night Before KindergartenNatasha Wing; Julie DurrellGrosset & Dunlap$6.99-
5We Were LiarsE. LockhartEmber$14.995
6The Very Hungry CaterpillarEric CarlePenguin Young Readers Group$14.999
7The Cruel PrinceHolly BlackLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers$16.99-
8Big Nate: Top DogLincoln PeirceAndrews McMeel Publishing$19.99-
9Six of CrowsLeigh BardugoSquare Fish$16.50-
10On the Night You Were BornNancy TillmanFeiwel & Friends$9.99-

Self-Improvement: August 21, 2021

RankTitleAuthorPublisherList PriceLast Week's rank
1The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ckMark MansonHarperCollins Canada$23.991
2Rich Dad Poor DadRobert T. KiyosakiPlata$11.992
3The 48 Laws of PowerRobert Greene; Joost ElffersPenguin$35.003
4How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale CarnegiePocket$22.995
5Think Like a MonkJay ShettySimon & Schuster$34.999
6The Power of NowEckhart TolleNew World Library$23.958
7The Comfort BookMatt HaigHarper Avenue$24.997
8The Gifts of ImperfectionBrené BrownHazelden$22.9510
9What to Expect When You're ExpectingHeidi MurkoffWorkman Publishing$22.95-
10Mind over Mood, Second EditionDennis Greenberger; Christine A. Padesky; Aaron T. BeckThe Guilford Press$33.60-

Cooking: August 21, 2021

RankTitleAuthorPublisherList Price
1Mandy's Gourmet SaladsRebecca Wolfe; Meredith Erickson; Mandy WolfeAppetite by Random House$35.00
2Whitewater Cooks Together AgainShelley AdamsAlicon Holdings$37.34
3Bernardin Complete Book of Home PreservingJudi Kingry; Lauren DevineRobert Rose$29.95
4Yum and YummerGreta PodleskiOne Spoon Media$34.95
5Salt, Fat, Acid, HeatSamin Nosrat and Wendy MacNaughtonSimon & Schuster$50.50
6Sheet Pan EverythingRicardo LarriveeAppetite by Random House$30.00
7Half Baked Harvest Super SimpleTieghan GerardClarkson Potter$39.99
8The Oh She Glows CookbookAngela LiddonPenguin Canada$32.00
9Cook This BookMolly BazClarkson Potter$42.50
10The New Mediterranean Diet CookbookMartina Slajerova; Thomas DeLauer; Nicolas Norwitz; Rohan KashidFair Winds Press$35.99

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