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.
In the past, we’ve covered two-word titles, but this week, we’re counting the beats with a focus on two-syllable titles. Hopefully with just two sounds per title, they’re easy to remember when you go to ask for them at an independent bookstore.
Tom Lake Ann Patchett (#1 Hardcover fiction)
Fourth Wing Rebecca Yarros (#2 Hardcover fiction)
Sun House David James Duncan (#4 Hardcover fiction)
Outlive Peter Attia, M.D., Bill Gifford (#4 Hardcover nonfiction)
Pageboy Elliot Page (#13 Hardcover nonfiction)
The Skull Jon Klassen (#1 Early & Middle Readers)
Odder Katherine Applegate (#3 Early & Middle Readers)
Swim Team Johnnie Christmas (#10 Early & Middle Readers)