The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Oct. 12, 2022

Two anticipated books involving conflict in high places debut on the Original Non-Fiction bestseller list this week. In the top spot is “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” by the New York Times reporter and veteran Trump-watcher Maggie Haberman. And at No. 9 is “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors,” by Tom Bower, the British journalist known for his unauthorized biographies, including ones about Boris Johnson, Conrad Black and Robert Maxwell.

The third Original Non-Fiction book debuting this week, at No. 6, is “An Encyclopedia of Tolkien,” by veteran Middle-earth scholar David Day. Published in 2019, it is selling briskly as a result of Amazon Prime’s new Tolkien-inspired series, “The Rings of Power.”

— 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. Fairy Tale, Stephen King, Scribner (5)*

2. The Winners, Fredrik Backman, Simon & Schuster (2)

3. Mad Honey, Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Random House Canada (1)

4. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (58)

5. Dreamland, Nicholas Sparks, Doubleday Canada (3)

6. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central (41)

7. Next in Line, Jeffrey Archer, HarperCollins (2)

8. Our Missing Hearts, Celeste Ng, Viking (1)

9. Healing Through Words, Rupi Kaur, Simon & Schuster (2)

10. Reminders of Him, Colleen Hoover, Montlake Romance (25)

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

1. Confidence Man, Maggie Haberman, Penguin (1)

2. I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster (8)

3. Guinness World Records 2023, Guinness World Records (6)

4. Live Wire, Kelly Ripa, Dey Street (2)

5. A Little Bit Broken, Roz Weston, Doubleday Canada (2)

6. An Encyclopedia of Tolkien, David Day, Canterbury Classics (1)

7. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada (121)

8. The Daughter of Auschwitz, Tova Friedman, Malcolm Brabant, Hanover Square (5)

9. Revenge, Tom Bower, Atria (1)

10. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (92)

CANADIAN FICTION

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

2. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, Harper Perennial

3. Secret Path, Gord Downie, Jeff Lemire, Simon & Schuster

4. The Witches of Moonshyne Manor, Bianca Marais, MIRA

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

6. We Spread, Iain Reid, Simon & Schuster

7. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood, McClelland & Stewart

8. The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline, Dancing Cat

9. Bad Girl Reputation, Elle Kennedy, Saint Martin’s Griffin

10. Every Summer After, Carley Fortune, Viking

CANADIAN NON-FICTION

1. A Little Bit Broken, Roz Weston, Doubleday Canada

2. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

3. Ducks, Kate Beaton, Drawn & Quarterly

4. The Future Is Now, Bob McDonald, Viking

5. Namwayut: We Are All One, Chief Robert Joseph, Page Two

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

7. Battle of the Atlantic, Ted Barris, Patrick Crean

8. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

9. The Series, Ken Dryden, McClelland & Stewart

10. Laughing with the Trickster, Tomson Highway, House of Anansi

CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT

1. Narwhalicorn and Jelly (Book #7), Ben Clanton, Tundra

2. InvestiGators: Heist and Seek, John Patrick Green, First Second

3. Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry, Clarion

4. The Babysitters Club: Jessi’s Secret Language, Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau, Graphix

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

6. Leaves!, Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko, Scholastic

7. The Final Gambit, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

8. Busy Betty, Reese Witherspoon, Xindi Yan, Flamingo

9. Kingdom of the Feared, Kerri Maniscalco, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

10. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry, Clarion

MYSTERY

1. Fairy Tale, Stephen King, Scribner

2. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central

3. Next in Line, Jeffrey Archer, HarperCollins

4. The Family Remains, Lisa Jewell, Atria

5. The Judge’s List, John Grisham, Anchor

6. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides, Celadon

7. The Coast-To-Coast Murders, James Patterson, J.D. Barker, Grand Central

8. Oath of Loyalty, Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Atria/Emily Bestler

9. Fear No Evil, James Patterson, Grand Central

10. The Rising Tide, Ann Cleeves, Macmillan

* Number of weeks on list

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