The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending March 30, 2022

Never underestimate the power of the reprint. Case in point: The paperback of Jann Arden‘s 2020 bestselling memoir “If I Knew Then” is No. 1 on the Canadian Non-fiction list. But even that top rank doesn’t reflect just how great it’s doing.

It was the top-selling non-fiction book sold in Canada last week, including all original and reprint titles. You don’t see it listed on the Original Non-fiction because that list is reserved for books that have just been published as “original” hardbacks or paperbacks.

And it was the 25th most-bought book overall, including all fiction and non-fiction. by contrast sarah polley‘s well-received hardcover “Run Towards the Danger” (No. 2 on both non-fiction lists) ranks No. 81. (It’s numbers will no doubt bounce when it comes out in paperback, too). “Crossroads,” by Kaleb Dahlgren, is, like Arden’s book, another memoir with a big sprinkling of life advice. It is also enjoying a robust second life: the reprint ranks No. 8 on the Canadian non-fiction list.

-Sarah Murdoch

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

ORIGINAL FICTION

1.The Diamond EyeKate Quinn, William Morrow (1)*

2. It Ends with UsColleen Hoover, Atria (30)

3. The Paris ApartmentLucy Foley, William Morrow (5)

4. VerityColleen Hoover, Grand Central (13)

5. Run, Rose, RunJames Patterson, Dolly Parton, Little Brown (3)

6. Looking for JaneHeather Marshall, Simon & Schuster (4)

7.Ugly LoveColleen Hoover, Atria (6)

8. One Italian SummerRebecca Serle, Atria (4)

9. The Love HypothesisAli Hazelwood, Berkley (13)

10. The War of Two QueensJennifer L. Armentrout, Blue Box (2)

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

1. Atlas of the HeartBrené Brown, Random House (15)

2.Run Towards the DangerSarah Polley, Hamish Hamilton (3)

3. The Betrayal of Anne FrankRosemary Sullivan, HarperCollins (9)

4. From the AshesJesse Thistle, Simon & Schuster (59)

5. Life in the City of Dirty WaterClayton Thomas-Muller, Allen Lane (11)

6. Braiding SweetgrassRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (64)

7. Finding the Mother TreeSuzanne Simard, Allen Lane (16)

8. Burning QuestionsMargaret Atwood, McClelland & Stewart (3)

9. WillWill Smith, Mark Manson, Penguin (17)

10. The StorytellerDave Grohl, Dey Street (15)

CANADIAN FICTION

1. Looking for JaneHeather Marshall, Simon & Schuster

2.Five Little IndiansMichelle Good, Harper Perennial

3. The MaidNita Prose, Viking

4. The Circus TrainAmita Parikh, HarperCollins Canada

5. Daughters of the DeerDanielle Daniel, Random House

6.ScarboroughCatherine Hernandez, Arsenal Pulp

7. Her Last GoodbyeRick Mofina, LOOK

8.State of TerrorHillary Rodham Clinton, Louise Penny, Simon & Schuster

9. Good Girl ComplexElle Kennedy, Saint Martin’s

10. What Strange ParadiseOmar El Akkad, McClelland & Stewart

CANADIAN NON-FICTION

1. If I Knew ThenJann Arden, Vintage Canada

2.Run Towards the DangerSarah Polley, Hamish Hamilton

3. The Betrayal of Anne FrankRosemary Sullivan, HarperCollins Canada

4. From the AshesJesse Thistle, Simon & Schuster

5. Life in the City of Dirty WaterClayton Thomas-Muller, Allen Lane

6.Finding the Mother TreeSuzanne Simard, Allen Lane

7. Burning QuestionsMargaret Atwood, McClelland & Stewart

8.CrossroadsKaleb Dahlgren, Collins

9. 305 Lost Buildings of CanadaRaymond Biesinger, Alex Bozikovic, Goose Lane

10. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian ActBob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT.

1. The Good Egg Presents: the Great Eggscape!Jory John, Pete Oswald, HarperCollins

2. Good-Bye Stacey, Good-Bye (Baby-Sitters Club #7, adapted edition)Ann M. Martin, Gabriela Epstein, Graphic

3. Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives (Cat Kid Comic Club #2)Dav Pilkey, Graphix

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

5. Those Who Run in the SkyAviaq Johnston, Toma Feizo Gas, Inhabit

6. Karen’s School Picture (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #5, adapted edition)Ann M. Martin, Katy Farina, Graphic

7. A Bunch of Munsch!Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko, Jay Odjick, North Winds

8. Big Nate: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins (Big Nate #26)Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel

9. InvestiGators: Braver and Boulder (InvestiGators #4), John Patrick Green, First Second

10. They Both Die at the EndAdam Silvera, Quill Tree

SELF IMPROVEMENT

1. 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You ThinkBrianna Wiest, Thought catalog

2. The Gifts of ImperfectionBrené Brown, Hazelden

3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark MansonHarper

4. The Secret to Love, Health and MoneyRhonda Byrne, Atria

5. Think Like a MonkJay Shetty, Simon & Schuster

6. You are the MedicineAsha Frost, Hay House

7. When You’re Ready, This Is How You HealBrianna Wiest, Thought catalog

8. The 48 Laws of PowerRobert Greene, Joost Elffers, Penguin

9. The Mountain is YouBrianna Wiest, Thought catalog

10. Happy DaysGabrielle Bernstein, Richard C. Schwartz, Hay House

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