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The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Jan. 5, 2022

This will be remembered as the week that TikTok culture took over the top half of the bestseller fiction list. Novelist Colleen Hoover dominates, with 2014’s “Ugly Love” in the top spot, 2016’s “It Ends with U” at No. 2 and “Verity,” a psychological thriller published in October, at No. 3.

Ali Hazelwood, who wrote “The Love Hypothesis, No. 4 on this week’s fiction list, is another writer who appeals to the “New Adult” demographic.

Both Hoover and Hazelwood have a huge presence on TikTok.

-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. Ugly Love, Colleen Hoover, Atria (1)*

2. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (18)

3. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central (1)

Verity, by Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, 336 pages, $22.99

4. The Love Hypothesis, Ali Hazelwood, Berkley (1)

5. The Midnight Library, Matt Haig, Harper Avenue (24)

6. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, Diana Gabaldon, Doubleday Canada (5)

7. Wish You Were Here, Jodi Picoult, Random House Canada (4)

8. The Strangers, Katherena Vermette, Hamish Hamilton (9)

9. People We Meet on Vacation, Emily Henry, Berkley (14)

10. The Paper Palace, Miranda Heller Cowley, Riverhead (12)

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

1. Atlas of the Heart, Brené Brown, Random House (4)

2. Will, Will Smith, Mark Manson, Penguin (7)

3. Talking to Canadians, Rick Mercer, Doubleday Canada (8)

4. No One Wins Alone, Mark Messier, Jimmy Roberts, Simon & Schuster (9)

5. The Dawn of Everything, David Graeber, David Wengrow, Signal (2)

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6. Off the Record, Peter Mansbridge, Simon & Schuster (12)

7. Between Two Kingdoms, Suleika Jaouad, Random House (25)

8. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (53)

9. Yearbook, Seth Rogen, Viking (12)

10. The Storyteller, Dave Grohl, Dey Street (12)

CANADIAN FICTION

1. The Strangers, Katherena Vermette, Hamish Hamilton

2. The Apollo Murders, Chris Hadfield, Random House Canada

3. State of Terror, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Louise Penny, Simon & Schuster

4. Lucky, Marissa Stapley, Simon & Schuster

5. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, HarperCollins Canada

6. What Strange Paradise, Omar El Akkad, McClelland & Stewart

7. Fight Night, Miriam Toews, Knopf Canada

8. The Vinyl Cafe Celebrates, Stuart McLean, Viking

9. The Maid, Nita Prose, Viking

The Maid, by Nita Prose, Viking, 304 pages, $24.95

10. The Arrangement, Robyn Harding, Pocket

CANADIAN NON-FICTION

1. Talking to Canadians, Rick Mercer, Doubleday Canada

2. No One Wins Alone, Mark Messier, Jimmy Roberts, Simon & Schuster

3. Off the Record, Peter Mansbridge, Simon & Schuster

4. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay

5. Yearbook, Seth Rogen, Viking

6. Murder, Madness and Mayhem, Mike Browne, Collins

7. Unreconciled, Jesse Wente, Allen Lane

8. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

9. 12 Rules of Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

10. The Whisper on the Night Wind, Adam Shoalts, Allen Lane

CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT

1. Cat Kid Comic Club Perspectives, Dav Pilkey, Graphix.

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

3. Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16), Jeff Kinney, Amulet

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4. Wings of Fire: The Brightest Night, Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes, Graphix

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

6. One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, Delacorte

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

8. The Cruel Prince, Holly Black, Little, Brown for Young Readers

9. Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao, Penguin Teen

10. We Were Liars, E. Lockhart, Ember

MYSTERY

1. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central

2. State of Terror, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Louise Penny, Simon & Schuster

3. The Judge’s List, John Grisham, Doubleday

4. Reacher: Killing Floor (movie tie-in), Lee Child, Berkley

5. Find You First, Linwood Barclay, William Morrow

6. Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon, Marc Cameron, Berkley

7. Before She Disappeared, Lisa Gardner, Dutton

8. All Her Little Secrets, Wanda M. Morris, William Morrow

9. The Night She Disappeared, Lisa Jewell, Atria

10. The Replacement Wife, Darby Kane, William Morrow

* Number of weeks on list

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