Books  |  Aug 5, 2020

Moyes' The Giver of Stars takes the number one spot

Jojo Moyes' The Giver of Stars has soared into The Sunday Times Fiction Paperback top spot, selling 25,331 copies through Nielsen in its first full week on the shelves. Published by Michael Joseph in Autumn 2019, the hardback was also a Sunday Times bestseller as well as a Reese Witherspoon book club pick. A hymn to female friendship and books, The Giver of Stars follows a group of horseback librarians amid the Great Depression. This is Moyes' seventh week in the top spot.

Moyes’ novel was one of ten Curtis Brown titles to chart as Sunday Times Bestsellers this week. Bernardine Evaristo is number four in the Fiction Paperback chart with her Booker prize winning Girl, Woman, Other and Santa Montefiore’s The Secret Hours sits at number ten.

In the Non-fiction Paperback charts, Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women is at number three, with Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt and Lady Anne Glenconner’s Lady in Waiting at numbers six and eight respectively. 

Kay’s edited collection of personal stories about the NHS, featuring various Curtis Brown clients, also charts at number two on the Hardback Non-Fiction list while Denise Welch's The Unwelcome Visitor remains at number five.

S.J. Parris’s Elizabethan thriller Execution holds its position at number nine in the Fiction Hardback chart. 

Quick & Easy, the new vegan recipe book by Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella) retains its place in the Manuals chart at number six.