Colleen Hoover reigns on the bestseller list with 15 books this week
Arguably “Where the Crawdads Sing” is the book of the summer. Delia Owens’ 2018 novel about a young girl accused of murder continues to reign at No. 1 on USA Today’s best-selling books list for a fifth straight week, for a total of 18 weeks at No. 1 and 204 weeks on the roster since its debut.
But when it comes to author of the summer, Colleen Hoover dominates.
It’s awesome to make a bestseller list. A high ranking on USA TODAY’s list is particularly impressive, as every title competes against every other title, regardless of genre: fiction, nonfiction, kids, cookbooks, and more, all go head-to-head in the literary arena. Having multiple titles on the list for multiple weeks is a tall order. Except, of course, for Hoover.
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This week’s list alone includes 15 of Hoover’s 22 novels and short stories:
- “It Ends With Us”, at No. 2
- “Verity”, at No. 3
- “Ugly Love”, at No. 4
- “Reminders of Him”, at No. 6
- “November 9”, at No. 9
- “All Your Perfects”, at No. 21
- “Maybe One Day”, at No. 23
- “Confessing”, at No. 24
- “Regretting You”, at No. 60
- “Without hope”, at n° 77
- “Heart Bones”, at No. 85
- “Layla”, at No. 95
- “Without Merit”, at No. 115
- “Maybe Not”, at No. 145
- “Losing Hope”, at No. 147
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Hoover, who was a Texas social worker before turning to writing full-time, writes new adult and young adult romances, as well as several series. Its recent surge in sales can be partly attributed to its massive popularity over the past two years on TikTok. Publishers Weekly chronicled the phenomenon when Hoover’s 2016 book “It Ends With Us” began to climb the bestseller lists in 2020. While other authors saw individual titles benefit from TikTok – including ” They Both Die at the End” by Adam Silvera, “Madeline Miller” Song of Achilles” and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkin Reid – but the vast majority of Hoover’s 22 titles saw a sharp increase in sales .
Admittedly, summer is a slow time in the publishing industry and fewer new titles are released. In the weeks to come, Hoover will compete with a slew of highly anticipated books – as well as his own new release. His next book, “It Starts With Us,” will be released on October 18. The sequel “It Ends With Us” tells the fan-favorite version of Atlas.
Fall could also be Hoover season.