Every Wednesday, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association publishes the regional bestseller list. On Thursdays, we celebrate Thursday Themes to shine a spotlight on some of the books from the list and give our brains a different way of thinking about books.
Not all these covers have a subject looking directly at the reader, but they are a 180 from the “women facing away” cover trend.
You won’t get lonely if you buy all these bestsellers and set them up with the covers facing you.
Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie Garmus (#1 Hardcover fiction)
Yellowface R. F. Kuang (#5 Hardcover fiction)
Lady Tan’s Circle of Women Lisa See (#8 Hardcover fiction)
Hello Beautiful Ann Napolitano (#13 Hardcover fiction)
Pageboy Elliot Page (#2 Hardcover nonfiction)
What an Owl Knows Jennifer Ackerman (#7 Hardcover nonfiction)
I’m Glad My Mom Died Jennette McCurdy (#8 Hardcover nonfiction)
Circe Madeline Miller (#10 Paperback fiction)
[Ed. note: I’ve intentionally not shown Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris, #8 on paperback nonfiction, because that clown creeps me out.]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle (#4 Children’s Illustrated)
Bluey: The Beach Penguin Young Readers (#6 Children’s Illustrated)
Odder Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.) (#3 Early & Middle Readers)
Bea Wolf Zach Weinersmith, Boulet (Illus.) (#7 Early & Middle Readers)
Iron Widow Xiran Jay Zhao (#2 Young Adult)
Warrior Girl Unearthed Angeline Boulley (#5 Young Adult)
Imogen, Obviously Becky Albertalli (#10 Young Adult)