The bestselling books in Canada this week

Well, here’s a bold title for a memoir: “James Patterson by James Patterson.” It’s over James Patterson (Surprise!). The subtitle: “The Stories of My Life,” which is halfway too clever considering Patterson is probably the most prolific storyteller alive, an author who has published in every imaginable genre, including children’s books and nonfiction. The memoirs rank 9th on the list of original non-fiction books.

On the Children and Young Adults List, Korean-American writer Jenny Han‘s early work is having a moment, likely because three Netflix adaptations based on her 2014 teenage romance To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sparked interest in her. And because it’s about summer. This week’s list includes 2009’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” 2010’s “It’s Not Summer Without You,” and 2011’s “We’ll Always Have Summer.”

– Sarah Murdoch

The bestseller lists are compiled by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited from information provided by BNC SalesData, BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service.


1. It ends with usColleen Hoover, Courts (41)*

2. Ugly loveColleen Hoover, Courtyards (14)

3. truthColleen Hoover, Grand Central (23)

4. Sparring partnerJohn Grisham, double day (2)

5 November 9Colleen Hoover, Courtyards (5)

6. Book loverEmily Henry, Berkley (6)

7. Memories of HimColleen Hoover, Montlake (9)

8. Every summer thereafterCarley Fortune, Viking (1)

9. Should beEmily Griffin, Doubleday Canada (2)

10. The Diamond EyeKate Quinn, William Morrow (12)


1. What WE have lostTawfiq S. Rangwala, Optimum (2)

2. Atlas of the HeartBrene Brown, Random House (26)

3. The Palace PapersTina Brown, Doubleday Canada (8)

4. Arrangement for freezingBill Browder, Simon & Schuster (10)

5. The boy in the forestMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins (7)

6. We were dreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada (5)

7. 1972: The series that changed hockey foreverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster (6)

8. Braid sweet grassRobin Wall Kimmerer, Spurge (75)

9. James Patterson by James PattersonJames Patterson, Little Brown (1)

10. 21 Things You Might Not Know About Indian LawBob Joseph, native

Canadian fiction

1. Every summer thereafterCarley Fortune, Vikings

2. Take your breath awayLinwood Barclay, William Morrow

3. Five Little IndiansMichelle Gut, Harper Perennial

4. Take care of themSamantha M. Bailey, Simon & Schuster

5. The madness of the massesLouise Penny, Minotaur

6. The Embroidered BookKate Heartfield, Harper Voyager

7. Bloomsbury GirlsNatalie Jenner, St. Martin

8. A jerk through timeKelley Armstrong, Minotaur

9. The maidNita Prosa, Vikings

10. Looking for JaneHeather Marshall, Simon & Schuster

Canadian non-fiction book

1. What WE have lostTawfiq S. Rangwala, Optimum

2. The boy in the forestMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins Canada

3. We were dreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada

4. 1972: The series that changed hockey foreverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster

5. 21 Things You Might Not Know About Indian LawBob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

6. 22 murdersPaul Palango, Random House Canada

7. 12 rules for lifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

8th son from elsewhereElamin Abdelmahmoud, McClelland & Stewart

9. Run to meet dangerSarah Polley, Hamish Hamilton

10. From the AshesJesse Thistle, Simon & Schuster


1. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3)Dav Pilkey, Graphix

2. Oh the places you’ll go!dr Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers

3. The summer I got prettyJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children

4. Heartstopper (Vol. 1)Alice Oseman, Graphix

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

6. Heartstopper (Vol. 3)Alice Oseman, Graphix

7. It’s not summer without youJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children

8. Remarkable RubyTerri Libenson, HarperCollins

9. We will always have summerJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children

10. Blossom of the Flower Dragon (Dragon Masters #20), Tracey West, Graham Howells, Scholastic


1. Next levelStacy T. Sims, Selene Jaeger, Rodale

2. When the body says noGabor Mate, vintage

3. Good for your gutDesiree Nielsen, Penguin Canada

4. Come as you are (revised and updated)Emily Nagoski, Simon & Schuster

5. What to expect when you are pregnantHeidi Murkoff, worker

6. Glucose RevolutionJessie Inchauspe, Simon & Schuster

7. VitalityTony Robbins, Peter H. Diamandis, Robert Hariri, Simon & Schuster

8. The Obesity CodeJason Fung, Timothy Noakes, Greystone

9. The complete anti-inflammatory diet for beginnersDorothy Calimeris, Lulu Cook, Rockridge

10. Fast. Firmly. To repeatGin Stephens, Saint Martin’s Griffin

* Number of weeks on the list


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