The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Oct. 13, 2021

WhatsOn Oct 13, 2021 by Star Staff Toronto Star

The annual Giller Prize serves as a useful tip sheet for fiction — often books that might not otherwise find their readers. The works tend to be “literary,” as opposed to “popular,” with nary a potboiler in sight. This year’s shortlist was announced just eight days ago and has already made its presence felt at the cash register. Each week BookNet Canada sends a ranking of the top 800-plus books sold in Canada the previous week from which we compile our Top 10 lists. We looked at the Booknet’s ranking of books by Canadians and compared last week’s with today’s list.

Fight Night,” by Miriam Toews, the most recently published off the finalists, ranked No. 5 last week on the Canadian bestseller fiction list. This week it’s No. 3.

What Strange Paradise,” by Omar El Akkad, ranked No. 30 on BookNet Canada’s list last week. This week it’s No. 18.

Meanwhile, “The Listeners,” by Jordan Tannahill, “The Son of the House,” by Cheluchi Onyemeukwe-Onuobia and “Glorious Frazzled Beings,” by Angelique Lalonde did not sell enough books to appear on Booknet’s list of books last week. This week, “The Listeners” ranks No. 29 and “The Son of the House” ranks No. 35. “Glorious Frazzled Beings,” a story collection, did not appear on BookNet’s ranking.

-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.

ORIGINAL FICTION

1. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr, Scribner (2)*

2. The Night She Disappeared, Lisa Jewell, Atria (5)

3. The Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles, Viking (1)

4. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (8)

5. The Butler, Danielle Steel, Delacorte (1)

6. Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen, Bond Street (1)

7. Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty, Henry Holt (4)

8. Three Sisters, Heather Morris, St. Martin’s (1)

9. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, HarperCollins Canada (16)

10. The Paper Palace, Miranda Cowley Heller, Riverhead (12)

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

1. The Storyteller, Dave Grohl, Dey Street (1)

2. Off the Record, Peter Mansbridge, Simon & Schuster (1)

3. Guinness World Records 2022, Craig Glenda, Guinness World Records (4)

4. Indian in the Cabinet, Jody Wilson-Raybould, HarperCollins Canada (4)

5. Peril, Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, Simon & Schuster (3)

6. Taste, Stanley Tucci, Gallery (1)

7. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations (14)

8. Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper (3)

9. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz, Lucy Adlington, Harper Paperbacks (4)

10. The Sisters of Auschwitz, Roxane van Iperen, Harper Paperbacks (5)

CANADIAN FICTION

1. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, HarperCollins Canada

2. The Madness of Crowds, Louise Penny, Minotaur

3. Fight Night, Miriam Toews, Knopf Canada

4. Denial, Beverley McLachlin, Simon & Schuster

5. The Holiday Swap, Maggie Knox, Viking

6. The Strangers, Katherena Vermette, Hamish Hamilton

7. Not a Happy Family, Shari Lapena, Doubleday Canada

8. Binge, Douglas Coupland, Random House Canada

9. The Mystery of Right and Wrong, Wayne Johnston, Knopf Canada

10. Operation Angus, Terry Fallis, McClelland & Stewart

CANADIAN NON-FICTION

1. Off the Record, Peter Mansbridge, Simon & Schuster

2. Indian in the Cabinet, Jody Wilson-Raybould, HarperCollins Canada

3. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

4. The Whisper on the Night Wind, Adam Shoalts, Allen Lane

5. Nothing but the Truth, Marie Henein, Signal

6. Unreconciled, Jesse Wente, Allen Lane

7. An Embarrassment of Critch’s, Mark Critch, Viking

8. All over the Map, Ron James, Doubleday Canada

9. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

10. From the Ashes, Jesse Thistle, Simon & Schuster

CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT

1. Roald Dahl Collection: 16-book boxed set, Roald Dahl, Penguin Random House Canada

2. Kristy and the Snobs (Baby-Sitters Little Sister graphic novel #10), Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau, Graphix

3. The Bad Seed Presents: the Good, the Bad, and the Spooky, Jory John, Pete Oswald, HarperFestival

4. Kingdom of the Cursed, Kerri Maniscalco, Jimmy Patterson

5. Dog Man: Mothering Heights, Dav Pilkey, Graphix

6. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry, HMH Books for Young Readers

7. They Both Die at the End, Adam Silvera, Quill Tree

8. There’s a Ghost in This House, Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins Children’s Books

9. InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S., John Patrick Green, First Second

10. Cat Kid Comic Club, Dav Pilkey, Graphix

COOKING

1. Well Seasoned, Mary Berg, Appetite by Random House

2. Joshua Weissman: an Unapologetic Cookbook, Joshua Weissman, Dorling Kindersley

3. Hearth and Home, Lynn Crawford, Lora Kirk, Penguin Canada

4. Beat Bobby Flay, Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas, Sally Jackson, Clarkson Potter

5. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Tieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter

6. Whitewater Cooks Together Again, Shelley Adams, Alicon

7. Once upon a Chef: Weeknight/Weekend, Jennifer Segal, Clarkson Potter

8. Mandy’s Gourmet Salads, Mandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, Meredith Erickson, Appetite by Random House

9. Gastro Obscura, Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura, Workman

10. Yum and Yummer, Greta Podleski, One Spoon Media

* Number of weeks on list

The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Oct. 13, 2021

WhatsOn Oct 13, 2021 by Star Staff Toronto Star

The annual Giller Prize serves as a useful tip sheet for fiction — often books that might not otherwise find their readers. The works tend to be “literary,” as opposed to “popular,” with nary a potboiler in sight. This year’s shortlist was announced just eight days ago and has already made its presence felt at the cash register. Each week BookNet Canada sends a ranking of the top 800-plus books sold in Canada the previous week from which we compile our Top 10 lists. We looked at the Booknet’s ranking of books by Canadians and compared last week’s with today’s list.

Fight Night,” by Miriam Toews, the most recently published off the finalists, ranked No. 5 last week on the Canadian bestseller fiction list. This week it’s No. 3.

What Strange Paradise,” by Omar El Akkad, ranked No. 30 on BookNet Canada’s list last week. This week it’s No. 18.

Meanwhile, “The Listeners,” by Jordan Tannahill, “The Son of the House,” by Cheluchi Onyemeukwe-Onuobia and “Glorious Frazzled Beings,” by Angelique Lalonde did not sell enough books to appear on Booknet’s list of books last week. This week, “The Listeners” ranks No. 29 and “The Son of the House” ranks No. 35. “Glorious Frazzled Beings,” a story collection, did not appear on BookNet’s ranking.

-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.

ORIGINAL FICTION

1. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr, Scribner (2)*

2. The Night She Disappeared, Lisa Jewell, Atria (5)

3. The Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles, Viking (1)

4. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (8)

5. The Butler, Danielle Steel, Delacorte (1)

6. Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen, Bond Street (1)

7. Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty, Henry Holt (4)

8. Three Sisters, Heather Morris, St. Martin’s (1)

9. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, HarperCollins Canada (16)

10. The Paper Palace, Miranda Cowley Heller, Riverhead (12)

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

1. The Storyteller, Dave Grohl, Dey Street (1)

2. Off the Record, Peter Mansbridge, Simon & Schuster (1)

3. Guinness World Records 2022, Craig Glenda, Guinness World Records (4)

4. Indian in the Cabinet, Jody Wilson-Raybould, HarperCollins Canada (4)

5. Peril, Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, Simon & Schuster (3)

6. Taste, Stanley Tucci, Gallery (1)

7. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations (14)

8. Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper (3)

9. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz, Lucy Adlington, Harper Paperbacks (4)

10. The Sisters of Auschwitz, Roxane van Iperen, Harper Paperbacks (5)

CANADIAN FICTION

1. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, HarperCollins Canada

2. The Madness of Crowds, Louise Penny, Minotaur

3. Fight Night, Miriam Toews, Knopf Canada

4. Denial, Beverley McLachlin, Simon & Schuster

5. The Holiday Swap, Maggie Knox, Viking

6. The Strangers, Katherena Vermette, Hamish Hamilton

7. Not a Happy Family, Shari Lapena, Doubleday Canada

8. Binge, Douglas Coupland, Random House Canada

9. The Mystery of Right and Wrong, Wayne Johnston, Knopf Canada

10. Operation Angus, Terry Fallis, McClelland & Stewart

CANADIAN NON-FICTION

1. Off the Record, Peter Mansbridge, Simon & Schuster

2. Indian in the Cabinet, Jody Wilson-Raybould, HarperCollins Canada

3. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

4. The Whisper on the Night Wind, Adam Shoalts, Allen Lane

5. Nothing but the Truth, Marie Henein, Signal

6. Unreconciled, Jesse Wente, Allen Lane

7. An Embarrassment of Critch’s, Mark Critch, Viking

8. All over the Map, Ron James, Doubleday Canada

9. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

10. From the Ashes, Jesse Thistle, Simon & Schuster

CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT

1. Roald Dahl Collection: 16-book boxed set, Roald Dahl, Penguin Random House Canada

2. Kristy and the Snobs (Baby-Sitters Little Sister graphic novel #10), Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau, Graphix

3. The Bad Seed Presents: the Good, the Bad, and the Spooky, Jory John, Pete Oswald, HarperFestival

4. Kingdom of the Cursed, Kerri Maniscalco, Jimmy Patterson

5. Dog Man: Mothering Heights, Dav Pilkey, Graphix

6. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry, HMH Books for Young Readers

7. They Both Die at the End, Adam Silvera, Quill Tree

8. There’s a Ghost in This House, Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins Children’s Books

9. InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S., John Patrick Green, First Second

10. Cat Kid Comic Club, Dav Pilkey, Graphix

COOKING

1. Well Seasoned, Mary Berg, Appetite by Random House

2. Joshua Weissman: an Unapologetic Cookbook, Joshua Weissman, Dorling Kindersley

3. Hearth and Home, Lynn Crawford, Lora Kirk, Penguin Canada

4. Beat Bobby Flay, Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas, Sally Jackson, Clarkson Potter

5. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Tieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter

6. Whitewater Cooks Together Again, Shelley Adams, Alicon

7. Once upon a Chef: Weeknight/Weekend, Jennifer Segal, Clarkson Potter

8. Mandy’s Gourmet Salads, Mandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, Meredith Erickson, Appetite by Random House

9. Gastro Obscura, Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura, Workman

10. Yum and Yummer, Greta Podleski, One Spoon Media

* Number of weeks on list

The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Oct. 13, 2021

WhatsOn Oct 13, 2021 by Star Staff Toronto Star

The annual Giller Prize serves as a useful tip sheet for fiction — often books that might not otherwise find their readers. The works tend to be “literary,” as opposed to “popular,” with nary a potboiler in sight. This year’s shortlist was announced just eight days ago and has already made its presence felt at the cash register. Each week BookNet Canada sends a ranking of the top 800-plus books sold in Canada the previous week from which we compile our Top 10 lists. We looked at the Booknet’s ranking of books by Canadians and compared last week’s with today’s list.

Fight Night,” by Miriam Toews, the most recently published off the finalists, ranked No. 5 last week on the Canadian bestseller fiction list. This week it’s No. 3.

What Strange Paradise,” by Omar El Akkad, ranked No. 30 on BookNet Canada’s list last week. This week it’s No. 18.

Meanwhile, “The Listeners,” by Jordan Tannahill, “The Son of the House,” by Cheluchi Onyemeukwe-Onuobia and “Glorious Frazzled Beings,” by Angelique Lalonde did not sell enough books to appear on Booknet’s list of books last week. This week, “The Listeners” ranks No. 29 and “The Son of the House” ranks No. 35. “Glorious Frazzled Beings,” a story collection, did not appear on BookNet’s ranking.

-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.

ORIGINAL FICTION

1. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr, Scribner (2)*

2. The Night She Disappeared, Lisa Jewell, Atria (5)

3. The Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles, Viking (1)

4. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (8)

5. The Butler, Danielle Steel, Delacorte (1)

6. Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen, Bond Street (1)

7. Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty, Henry Holt (4)

8. Three Sisters, Heather Morris, St. Martin’s (1)

9. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, HarperCollins Canada (16)

10. The Paper Palace, Miranda Cowley Heller, Riverhead (12)

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

1. The Storyteller, Dave Grohl, Dey Street (1)

2. Off the Record, Peter Mansbridge, Simon & Schuster (1)

3. Guinness World Records 2022, Craig Glenda, Guinness World Records (4)

4. Indian in the Cabinet, Jody Wilson-Raybould, HarperCollins Canada (4)

5. Peril, Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, Simon & Schuster (3)

6. Taste, Stanley Tucci, Gallery (1)

7. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations (14)

8. Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper (3)

9. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz, Lucy Adlington, Harper Paperbacks (4)

10. The Sisters of Auschwitz, Roxane van Iperen, Harper Paperbacks (5)

CANADIAN FICTION

1. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, HarperCollins Canada

2. The Madness of Crowds, Louise Penny, Minotaur

3. Fight Night, Miriam Toews, Knopf Canada

4. Denial, Beverley McLachlin, Simon & Schuster

5. The Holiday Swap, Maggie Knox, Viking

6. The Strangers, Katherena Vermette, Hamish Hamilton

7. Not a Happy Family, Shari Lapena, Doubleday Canada

8. Binge, Douglas Coupland, Random House Canada

9. The Mystery of Right and Wrong, Wayne Johnston, Knopf Canada

10. Operation Angus, Terry Fallis, McClelland & Stewart

CANADIAN NON-FICTION

1. Off the Record, Peter Mansbridge, Simon & Schuster

2. Indian in the Cabinet, Jody Wilson-Raybould, HarperCollins Canada

3. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

4. The Whisper on the Night Wind, Adam Shoalts, Allen Lane

5. Nothing but the Truth, Marie Henein, Signal

6. Unreconciled, Jesse Wente, Allen Lane

7. An Embarrassment of Critch’s, Mark Critch, Viking

8. All over the Map, Ron James, Doubleday Canada

9. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

10. From the Ashes, Jesse Thistle, Simon & Schuster

CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT

1. Roald Dahl Collection: 16-book boxed set, Roald Dahl, Penguin Random House Canada

2. Kristy and the Snobs (Baby-Sitters Little Sister graphic novel #10), Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau, Graphix

3. The Bad Seed Presents: the Good, the Bad, and the Spooky, Jory John, Pete Oswald, HarperFestival

4. Kingdom of the Cursed, Kerri Maniscalco, Jimmy Patterson

5. Dog Man: Mothering Heights, Dav Pilkey, Graphix

6. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry, HMH Books for Young Readers

7. They Both Die at the End, Adam Silvera, Quill Tree

8. There’s a Ghost in This House, Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins Children’s Books

9. InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S., John Patrick Green, First Second

10. Cat Kid Comic Club, Dav Pilkey, Graphix

COOKING

1. Well Seasoned, Mary Berg, Appetite by Random House

2. Joshua Weissman: an Unapologetic Cookbook, Joshua Weissman, Dorling Kindersley

3. Hearth and Home, Lynn Crawford, Lora Kirk, Penguin Canada

4. Beat Bobby Flay, Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas, Sally Jackson, Clarkson Potter

5. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Tieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter

6. Whitewater Cooks Together Again, Shelley Adams, Alicon

7. Once upon a Chef: Weeknight/Weekend, Jennifer Segal, Clarkson Potter

8. Mandy’s Gourmet Salads, Mandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, Meredith Erickson, Appetite by Random House

9. Gastro Obscura, Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura, Workman

10. Yum and Yummer, Greta Podleski, One Spoon Media

* Number of weeks on list