On Wednesdays, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Bestseller list is published. Every week, we love to see what has been most popular in independent bookstores around our region. As we peruse the list, we ponder patterns. Then we present this weekly feature: Thursday Themes.
Feeling hot and bitter? Maybe some coffee will satisfy.
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (#11 Hardcover fiction)
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree (#9 Paperback fiction)
If you’re feeling extra sassy and not so literal, you might include I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (#5 Hardcover nonfiction) in this category.
How about something sweet?
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan (#12 Paperback nonfiction)
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar (10th Anniversary Edition) by Cheryl Strayed (Yes, this is a stretch, but since Strayed wrote these pieces as Dear Sugar, I’m going to count it.)
If you’re not quite sure what taste you’re in the mood for, why not try a multitude of flavors and textures?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (#4 Children’s Illustrated)