The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending August 10, 2022

“Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet” by George Monbiot / “Our Voice of Fire” by Brandi Morin / “Wrong Place Wrong Time” by Gillian McAllister
“Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet” by George Monbiot / “Our Voice of Fire” by Brandi Morin / “Wrong Place Wrong Time” by Gillian McAllister

We seldom see such rapturous reviews for a thriller as “Wrong Place Wrong Time” by UK writer Gillian McAllister is receiving from her fellow genre A-listers: “It’s perfection … a masterpiece,” blurbs Lisa Jewell; “mind-twisting,” says Ruth Ware (Ware’s “The It Girl” is at No. 3 this week; McAllister debuts at No. 5); “virtuoso storytelling,” says A.J. Finn. Plus it’s August’s Reese Witherspoon pick. This is McAllister’s seventh novel, and it looks like her breakthrough on this side of the pond. (I haven’t seen this level of enthusiasm since the publication of “Gone Girl” by that other Gillian — Gillian Flynn.)

The prize for biggest jump in a single week goes to “Our Voice of Fire,” a memoir by Indigenous activist Brandi Morin. It debuted last week at No. 10 on the Canadian Non-fiction list and is No. 4 this week on the Original list, a leap that represents the sale of several hundred books.

Another noteworthy debut on the Original Non-fiction list is “Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet,” in which climate activist George Monbiot argues that the technology is already available to conquer climate change while ending global hunger. Monbiot is the winner of the 2022 Orwell Prize for Journalism.

-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. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (49)*

2. Ugly Love, Colleen Hoover, Atria (22)

3. The It Girl, Ruth Ware, Simon & Schuster (4)

4. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central (31)

5. Wrong Place Wrong Time, Gillian McAllister, William Morrow (1)

6. Reminders of Him, Colleen Hoover, Montlake (17)

7. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, Daniel Silva, Harper (3)

8. November 9, Colleen Hoover, Atria (13)

9. Book Lovers, Emily Henry, Berkley (14)

10. Every Summer After, Carley Fortune, Viking (6)

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

1. The Freedom Convoy, Andrew Lawton, Sutherland House (5)

2. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (83)

3. Atlas of the Heart, Brené Brown, Random House (34)

4. Our Voice of Fire, Brandi Morin, House of Anansi (1)

5. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House (115)

6. Finding the Mother Tree, Suzanne Simard, Penguin Canada (24)

7. Freezing Order, Bill Browder, Simon & Schuster (18)

8. We Were Dreamers, Simu Liu, HarperCollins Canada (13)

9. Regenesis, George Monbiot, Allen Lane (1)

10. The Boy in the Woods, Maxwell Smart, HarperCollins Canada (11)

CANADIAN FICTION

1. Every Summer After, Carley Fortune, Viking

2. Things We Do in the Dark, Jennifer Hillier, Minotaur

3. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, Harper Perennial

4. The Life She Had, K.L. Armstrong, Doubleday Canada

5. The Apothecary’s Garden, Jeanette Lynes, Harper Avenue

6. Nosy Parker, Lesley Crewe, Nimbus

7. The Maid, Nita Prose, Viking

8. The Orphan Girl, Kurt Palka, McClelland & Stewart

9. The Deal, Elle Kennedy, Bloom

10. A Town Called Solace, Mary Lawson, Vintage Canada

CANADIAN NON-FICTION

1. The Freedom Convoy, Andrew Lawton, Sutherland House

2. Our Voice of Fire, Brandi Morin, House of Anansi

3. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

4. Finding the Mother Tree, Suzanne Simard, Penguin Canada

5. We Were Dreamers, Simu Liu, HarperCollins Canada

6. The Boy in the Woods, Maxwell Smart, HarperCollins Canada

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

8. The Next Age of Uncertainty, Stephen Poloz, Allen Lane

9. 22 Murders, Paul Palango, Random House Canada

10. Beyond Order, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT

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

2. It’s Not Summer Without You, Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

3. The Hawthorne Legacy, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

4. The Bad Guys: Open Wide and Say Arrrgh! (The Bad Guys #15), Aaron Blabey, Scholastic

5. The Inheritance Games, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little Brown for Young Readers

6. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson, Ember

7. We’ll Always Have Summer, Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

8. Heartstopper (Vol. 1), Alice Oseman, Graphix

9. Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Skinnamarink, Sharon Hampson, Lois Lillienstein, Bram Morrison, Qin Leng, Tundra

10. They Both Die at the End, Adam Silvera, Quill Tree

BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FINANCE

1. Atomic Habits, James Clear, Avery

2. The Psychology of Money, Morgan Housel, Harriman House

3. Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Plata

4. Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, Ray Dalio, Avid Reader

5. The Intelligent Investor (Rev. Ed.), Benjamin Graham, Harper Business

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey, Sean Covey, Jim Collins, Simon & Schuster

7. Strengthfinder 2.0, Tom Rath, Gallup

8. The End of the World is Just Beginning, Peter Zeihan, Harper Business

9. Traction, Gino Wickman, BenBella

10. The 5AM Club, Robin Sharma, HarperCollins Canada

* Number of weeks on list

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