Canada’s bestselling books for the week ending June 22, 2022

There’s a raft of interesting new fiction and non-fiction on this week’s Bestseller lists.

Notable new fiction includes “The Hotel Nantucket,” this year’s entry in Elin Hilderbrand‘s reliably immersive summer series. It arrives on the list at No. 2. The other big debut this week is “Long Gone Missing,” a new thriller from fiona barton (“The Girl on the Train”), at No. 9.

The big Canadian non-fiction newcomer is “Rehearsals for Living,” a provocative dialogue about Black and Indigenous lives by Robyn Maynard (“Policing Black Lives”) and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (“Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies”). The book is No. 4 on the Canadian list.

And from the Department of Big Ideas comes “The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization,” by corporate strategist peter zehan (“The Absent Superpower”). He argues that America’s pre-eminence is over, and that the future will see the regions of the world turning inward, responsible for their own services, products and food — all with shrinking and aging populations. Doesn’t sound good. It debuts at No. 8 on the Original 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.


1. It Ends with UsColleen Hoover, Atria (42)*

2. The Hotel NantucketElin Hilderbrand, Little Brown (1)

3.Ugly LoveColleen Hoover, Atria (15)

4. Sparring PartnersJohn Grisham, Doubleday (3)

5. VerityColleen Hoover, Grand Central (24)

6. Nov 9Colleen Hoover, Atria (6)

7. Book LoversEmily Henry, Berkley (7)

8. Reminders of HimColleen Hoover, Montlake (10)

9. Local Gone MissingFiona Barton, Penguin Canada (1)

10.Five Little IndiansMichelle Good, Harper Perennial (25)


1.Freezing OrderBill Browder, Simon & Schuster (11)

2. 1972: The Series That Changed Hockey ForeverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster (7)

3. Atlas of the HeartBrené Brown, Random House (27)

4. Braiding SweetgrassRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (76)

5. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins (8)

6. I’d Like to Play Alone, PleaseTom Segura, Grand Central (1)

7. We Were DreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada (6)

8. The End of the World Is Just the BeginningPeter Zeihan, Harper Business (1)

9. The Palace PapersTina Brown, Doubleday Canada (9)

10. James Patterson by James PattersonJames Patterson, Little Brown (2)


1.Five Little IndiansMichelle Good, Harper Perennial

2. Every Summer AfterCarley Fortune, Viking

3. Take Your Breath AwayLinwood Barclay, William Morrow

4. Watch Out for HerSamantha M. Bailey, Simon & Schuster

5. The Madness of CrowdsLouise Penny, Minotaur

6. Bloomsbury GirlsNatalie Jenner, St. Martin’s

7. A Rip Through TimeKelley Armstrong, Minotaur

8.BreathlessAmy McCulloch, Viking

9. The Embroidered BookKate Heartfield, Harper Voyager

10. The Marrow ThievesCherie Dimaline, Dancing Cat


1. 1972: The Series That Changed Hockey ForeverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster

2. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins Canada

3. We Were DreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada

4. Rehearsals for Living, Robyn Maynard, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Knopf Canada

5. 12 Rules for LifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

6. What WE LostTawfiq S. Rangwala, Optimum

7. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian ActBob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

8. 22 MurdersPaul Palango, Random House Canada

9.UnreconciledJesse Wente, Penguin Canada

10. Son of ElsewhereElamin Abdelmahmoud, McClelland & Stewart


1. The Summer I Turned PrettyJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

2.Heart Stopper (Vol.1)Alice Oseman, Graphix

3. Oh the Places You’ll Go!Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers

4. It’s Not Summer Without YouJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

5. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3)Dav Pilkey, Graphix

6. We’ll Always Have SummerJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

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

8. Heart Stopper (Vol. 3)Alice Oseman, Graphix

9. I Love Dad, with the Very Hungry CaterpillarEric Carle, Penguin Young Readers

10. Bloom of the Flower Dragon (Dragon Masters #20), Tracey West, Graham Howells, Scholastic


1. Half Baked Harvest Every DayTieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter

2. As Cooked on TikTokTikTok food creators, Gordon Ramsay, Clarkson Potter

3.PlantYouCarleigh Bodrug, Will Bulsiewicz, Hachette GO

4. The Two Spoons CookbookHannah Sunderani, Penguin Canada

5. The fiber fueled CookbookWill Bulsiewicz, Avery

6.Caesar CountryAaron Harowitz, Zack Silverman, Appetite by Random House

7. Mandy’s Gourmet SaladsMandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, Meredith Erickson, Appetite by Random House

8. Earls the Cookbook (Anniversary Edition)Jim Sutherland, Appetite by Random House

9. Half Baked Harvest Super SimpleTieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter

10. The WokJ. Kenji López-Alt, WW Norton

* Number of weeks on list


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