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Thankfully, no one is looking at your online receipts (that would be really creepy), but the same logic can be used to look at the best-selling books on Amazon.
There are books below that have sold more copies on Amazon this year than any other.
If you read between the lines, you can find some interesting glimpses of humanity in the list. Some of us are getting ready to teach a baby, while others are getting ready to send their child to college. This is how it works: Some people want to change their eating habits, others want to change their outlook, and still others just want to calm down a little bit and not be so stressed. There is no doubt in my mind that we all love Harry Potter.
It might be fun to pick up a book to read this summer.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by Jack Thorne
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is the first official play in the Potterverse by J.K. Rowling. It’s about Harry Potter’s seven years at Hogwarts, and it’s the first in the series to be shown on stage, too. Those who can’t wait to see the play have pushed the script to the top of the Amazon best-selling list last year.
“StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath
Gallup made this print version of its successful online assessment to help people find out what they’re good at. The book is full of ideas for how to use your strengths in your daily life and change how you think about yourself.
“First 100 Words” by Roger Priddy
These 100 words and pictures are meant to help your new human learn the English language. With sturdy pages and a soft cover, it’s a great way for your child to learn.
“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’ book is always a good graduation gift. Seuss uses colorful rhymes and wacky drawings to show people the ups and downs of life, as well as the beauty and wonder of the world around us.
“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo
Many of us live in a mess. Marie Kondo, a Japanese cleaning expert, is the author of this best-selling book. She tells people how to simplify and organize their homes.
“When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi
Paul Kalanithi tells the story of how he went from being a neurosurgeon to being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Through his memoir, Kalanithi tries to answer some of the most important questions in the world: What makes life worth living in the face of death? People deal with their own death in real time.
“The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts” by Gary Chapman
Another NYT Best Seller, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven method for showing and receiving love should help you have a deeper and richer relationship with your partner.
“The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom” by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig
According to the description, “TheWhole30 is a step by step guidebook that will help millions of people change their entire lives in just one month. It has recipes and instructions for everything you need to do.”
“How to Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie
“How to Win Friends & Influence People” is one of the most popular self-help books ever written. It shows how to use other people’s egotistical traits to your advantage. You should put this book on your shelf next to “The Art of War.” If you want to rise up the corporate ladder, you should read this book.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
As time goes on, Harper Lee’s book is going to be on best-seller lists for a long time to come. Americans should read the story of Atticus Finch and Boo Radley as well as the story of Scout and Jem.
“Official SAT Study Guide (2016 Edition)” by The College Board
A lot of people buy SAT test prep online because high school juniors across the country prepare for their exams as they think about going to college every year. If you or someone you know is taking the SAT this fall, this could be a great help.
“Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck
As a parenting book, “Mindset” looks at what makes people successful through the lens of parenting, business, and more. Carol Dweck, a world-renowned Stanford psychologist, wrote the book, which says that “praising intelligence and ability doesn’t build self-esteem and lead to success, but may actually hurt your chances of success.”
The Constitution of the United States
After Khizr Khan said he’d let Donald Trump borrow his copy of the Constitution at the Democratic National Convention this summer, this item shot to the top of the best-seller list. The version of the Constitution that rose to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list is thought to have been heavily annotated with religious quotes that aren’t in the text itself, which many Amazon customers have found offensive. If you want to buy a copy of the Constitution, this one might be better for you.
“Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association”
This publication manual is great for any non-fiction writer who wants to stay up to date with the rules of the game when it comes to publishing and presenting their work. The word “psychological” is in the title. APA style guide: As long as there are college papers to cite, there will be stressed out college students hunched over their APA style guide, trying to not lose points on the easy things.
“The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz
A look at the description: “In his best-selling book, The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz talks about the source of the self-limiting beliefs that keep us from having fun and causing us to be unhappy. Four Agreements are based on Toltec wisdom and can help us quickly change our lives to a new way of living that is free, happy, and love.”