Best-selling books in Canada for the week ending July 20, 2022


It took Ruth Warerecently scrambled by david baldaci as the Agatha Christie of our generation,” to topple TikTok’s powerhouse Colleen Hoover and his “It Ends With Us” from the No. 1 spot on the Original Fiction list. CoHo (as its fans call it) has held the top spot since May 25, an era for fast-paced fiction. Ware’s “The It Girl” hits all the right notes: Oxford; a tight circle of friends; the death of the titular It girl; and a revisit of his murder a decade later. This is Ware’s seventh novel since 2015. Hoover probably isn’t losing sleep; five of his books are in the top 10.

In fact, all but two of the novels on the list are aimed at young women. The exceptions are both detective novels: Baldacci’s last, “The 6:20 Man” (No. 7) and Kathy Reichs“Cold, Cold Bones,” which debuted last week at No. 4 and slipped to No. 10.

-Sarah Murdoch

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


1. The It GirlRuth Ware, Simon & Schuster (1)*

2. It Ends With UsColleen Hoover, earbuds (46)

3. Ugly LoveColleen Hoover, earbuds (19)

4. TruthColleen Hoover, Grand Central (28)

5. Reminders of HimColleen Hoover, Montlake (14)

6. Book LoversEmily Henry, Berkeley (11)

7. The man 6:20David Baldacci, Grand Central (1)

8. Every summer afterCarley Fortune, Viking (5)

9. November 9Colleen Hoover, earbuds (10)

10. Cold and Cold BonesKathy Reichs, Simon & Schuster (2)


1. The Freedom ConvoyAndrew Lawton, Sutherland House (2)

2. 12 rules for lifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House (112)

3. Atlas of the HeartBrené Brown, Random house (31)

4. TanquerayBrandon Stanton, Stephanie Johnson, St. Maarten (2)

5. Sweetgrass braidingRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (80)

6. Find the mother treeSuzanne Simard, Penguin Canada (21)

7. Restraint orderBill Browder, Simon & Schuster (15)

8. We were dreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada (10)

9. Beyond OrderJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada (14)

10. UntamedGlennon Doyle, Dial (74)


1. Every summer afterCarley FortuneViking

2. Five little IndiansMichelle Good, Vivace Harper

3. The Apothecary’s GardenJeanette Lynes, Harper Avenue

4. Good Girl ComplexElle Kennedy, Saint Martin’s Griffon

5. Nosy ParkerLesley CreweNimbus

6. The maidNita ProseViking

7. The Marrow ThievesCherie Dimaline, dancing cat

8. In the dark we forgetSandra Sg Wong, HarperCollins Canada

9. A Town Called SolaceMary Lawson, Vintage Canada

10. Pay attention to herSamantha M. Bailey, Simon & Schuster


1. The Freedom ConvoyAndrew Lawton, Sutherland House

2. 12 rules for lifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

3. Find the mother treeSuzanne Simard, Penguin Canada

4. We were dreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada

5. Beyond OrderJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

6. 21 things you might not know about the Indian ActBob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

7. Inside the Montreal MafiaFelix Seguin, Eric Thibault, ECW

8. AshesJesse Thistle, Simon & Schuster

9. UnreconciledJesse Wente, Penguin Canada

10. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins Canada


1. The Summer I Became PrettyJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Kids

2. It’s not summer without youJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Kids

3. We will always have summerJenny Han, Simon & Schuster Kids

4. Favorite (Vol. 1)Alice Oseman, Graphix

5. Crush (Vol. 2)Alice Oseman, Graphix

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

7. Bad Guys: Open Wide and Say Arrrgh! (The Villains #15)Aaron Blabey, scholastic

8. They both die at the endAdam Silvera, Harper Collins

9. Heartbreak (Vol. 3)Alice Oseman, Graphix

10. Crush (Vol. 4)Alice Oseman, Graphix


1. What to expect when you are pregnantHeidi Murkoff, worker

2. When the body says noGabor Mate, Vintage

3. Come As You Are (revised and updated)Emily Nagoski, Simon & Schuster

4. Good for your gutDesiree Nielsen, Penguin Canada

5. Fast. Feast. RepeatGin Stephens, Saint Martin’s Griffin

6. Glycemic RevolutionJessie Inchauspe, Simon & Schuster

7. The Obesity CodeJason Fung, Timothy Noakes, Greystone

8. Next LevelStacy T. Sims, Selene Yeager, Rodale

9. Cleanse to Heal Medical MediumAnthony William, Hay House

10. The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for BeginnersDorothy Calimeris, Lulu Cook, Rockridge

* Number of weeks on the list


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