The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Nov. 23, 2022


Our bestseller lists this week is a good tip sheet for the books that will be making their way to prime positions under the tree and into Canadian stockings in December.

The No. 1 book sold across Canada this week is Michelle Obama’s just out “The Light We Carry,” a sequel to her massively popular 2018 “Becoming.” (“The Light We Carry” will appear in our rotating Self-Help category in coming weeks.) With a suggested retail price of $42, it is a solid under-the-tree offering for the women on your list who want to “locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux” (that’s from the publisher’s blurb).

“Guinness World Records,” 2023 edition, has sold steadily in the past few months, this week at No. 1 on the Original Non-Fiction list. Canadian publishers have also brought out paperback editions of past favourites, notably Rick Mercer’s “Talking to Canadians” (at No. 5 on Canadian Non-Fiction), and astronaut-author Chris Hadfield’s “The Apollo Murders” (at No. 6 on Canadian Fiction), both of which were bestsellers in their hardback versions last Christmas.

For children, there are titles new and old. Among the classics is Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” published in 1957 but showing no signs of retiring. It is ranked No. 6 on the Children’s list this week. The Xmas newcomer is “The Christmas Pig,” J.K. Rowling’s inspiring 2021 tale of a young boy and his missing stuffed pig. It is ranked No. 10 this week.

— 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 Starts with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (5)*

2. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (64)

3. A Light in the Flame, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Blue Box (1)

4. The Boys from Biloxi, John Grisham, Doubleday (5)

5. Desert Star, Michael Connelly, Little Brown (2)

6. Fairy Tale, Stephen King, Scribner (11)

7. The Lost Metal, Brandon Sanderson, Tor (1)

8. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central (47)

9. A Heart Full of Headstones, Ian Rankin, Orion (3)

10. No Plan B, Lee Child, Andrew Child, Delacorte (4)


1. Guinness World Records 2023, Guinness World Records (12)

2. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew Perry, Flatiron (3)

3. Surrender, Bono, Doubleday Canada (3)

4. True Reconciliation, Jody Wilson-Raybould, McClelland & Stewart (2)

5. I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster (14)

6. Playing the Long Game, Christine Sinclair, Stephen Brunt, Random House Canada (3)

7. All Roads Home, Bryan Trottier, Stephen Brunt, McClelland & Stewart (4)

8. The Escape Artist, Jonathan Freedland, Harper (5)

9. Prisoners of the Castle, Ben Macintyre, Signal (2)

10. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada (124)


1. The Sleeping Car Porter, Suzette Mayr, Coach House

2. Healing Through Words, Rupi Kaur, Simon & Schuster

3. Snowflakes and Starlight, Debbie Macomber, JoAnn Ross, Jennifer Snow, MIRA

4. Look Both Ways, Linwood Barclay, William Morrow

5. The Last Chairlift, John Irving, Knopf Canada

6. The Apollo Murders, Chris Hadfield, Vintage Canada

7. Fayne, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Knopf Canada

8. The End of Her, Shari Lapena, Seal

9. All I Want for Christmas, Maggie Knox, Viking

10. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, Harper Perennial


1. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew Perry, Flatiron

2. True Reconciliation, Jody Wilson-Raybould, McClelland & Stewart

3. Playing the Long Game, Christine Sinclair, Random House Canada

4. All Roads Home, Bryan Trottier, Stephen Brunt, McClelland & Stewart

5. Talking to Canadians, Rick Mercer, Anchor Canada

6. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

7. Hockey Moms, Theresa Bailey, Terry Marcotte, Collins

8. Hockey Hall of Fame True Stories, Eric Zweig, Firefly

9. Ducks, Kate Beaton, Drawn & Quarterly

10. No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot, Wes Hall, Random House Canada


1. Diper Överlöde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17), Jeff Kinney, Amulet

2. The Sour Grape, Jory John, Pete Oswald, HarperCollins

3. The Bad Guys in the Others?! (Bad Guys #16), Aaron Blabey, Scholastic Paperbacks

4. The Cool Bean Presents: As Cool As It Gets, Jory John, Pete Oswald, HarperCollins

5. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry, Clarion

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers

7. Jessi’s Secret Language (The Babysitter’s Club #12), Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau, Scholastic

8. Construction Site: Farming Strong, All Year Long, A.G. Ford, Sherri Duskey Rinker, Chronicle

9. Stellarlune, Shannon Messenger, Aladdin

10. The Christmas Pig, J.K. Rowling, Jim Field, Scholastic


1. Atomic Habits, James Clear, Avery

2. The Psychology of Money, Morgan Housel, Harriman House

3. Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Plata

4. The LEGO Story, Jens Andersen, Mariner

5. The Intelligent Investor (Rev. Ed.), Benjamin Graham, Harper Business

6. Power and Prediction, Ajay Agrwal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb, Harvard Business Review

7. Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, Ray Dalio, Avid Reader

8. The Coaching Habit, Michael Stanier Bungay, Page Two

9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey, Sean Covey, Jim Collins, Simon & Schuster

10. Traction, Gino Wickman, BenBella

* Number of weeks on list


Conversations are opinions of our readers and are subject to the Code of Conduct. The Star does not endorse these opinions.


Source link

Denial of responsibility! galaxyconcerns is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.