Winter Bestsellers at Inklings

Wondering what to read next? Go through our Bestseller list for these last few months and see if anything catches our eye!
Here are our 10 Bestsellers this past winter, 8 from in-store sales, and 2 from online sales:

- The Luke McCain Mysteries by Rod Phillips  (Latah Books, $16.75 and $17.75) 
This series has been a Bestseller at Inklings since the day the first book was released. Everyone that has read it only had great things to say about it. To use my own past words: "If you haven't gotten to it yet, the Luke McCain Mystery series is set in the Cascade Mountains and you will recognize many of its settings. The first book, Cascade Killer, has sold over 1000 copies just here at Inklings. This mystery series is entertaining, fast paced, and therefore a delight to read."

- Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown (Random House, $30)

Prolific author Brene Brown is once again a bestseller at Inklings. Atlas of the Heart is not like her other books, it is heavy, big, full of images and diagrams, and it will look lovely on just about anyone's coffee table. It reads like a dictionary on human emotions and experiences, a whole 87 of them! Atlas of the Heart is also a five-part HBO Max docuseries. 

- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons, $18)
Where the Crawdads Sing is "a heartbreaking coming-of-age story about a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents and everyone around her. It is a beautifully written nature and character study with a surprising ending.” — Susan Richmond, Inklings Owner.

- Neon Gods by Katee Robert (Sourcebooks Casablanca, $14.99)

Washington local Katee Robert has gained fame and became a New York Times Bestseller with her Greek Mythology inspired series, Dark Olympus. Neon Gods is the first book in the series and focuses on Hades and Persephone. It is a modern and adults only take on a beloved couple from Greek Mythology.


- Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco, $16.99)
Fiction books inspired by Greek Mythology have taken over the shelves this last year, so it is not surprising this Patroclus and Achilles story keeps making the Bestseller list. From Inklings Bookseller Rachel Fowler: “A beautiful and heartbreaking story based on Greek mythology. I could not put it down, and I read it in two days.”


- People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Berkly, $16)

People We Meet on Vacation follows the story of Alex and Poppy. Two friends that are the opposite on everything but yet somehow have enough in common to take a trip together every summer for a decade. That is until one trip ruins everything. They haven't spoken since... and now we go on a journey with them as they relive their trips and try, with one last holiday together, to fix what went wrong. 


- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk (Penguin, $19)
From Inklings Bookseller Tony Hoffart: "This isn’t a book with exercises and recipes, but it offers something potentially more important because it’s the lasting mindset that turns a new year's resolution into real change for the better.  This book is good enough that it could be used for weight loss but then take the same approach to write a novel or start a business.

- Cooking Healthy by Elaina Moon (Healthy Eats Nutrition, $23.50)
"Moon must be commended for putting together such a simple yet elegant cookbook. The “Cooking Healthy Cookbook” is perfect for individuals or families looking for a cost-conscious way to eat healthy, delicious food. Yakima is fortunate to have her expertise." JT Menard, Inklings Member of Staff. 

Our top 2 Online Bestsellers were:

- Electric Idol by Katee Robert (Sourcebooks Casablanca, $14.99)
This is the second book in the Greek Mythology inspired series Dark Olympus, and focuses on Eros and Psyche. Katee's Psyche is a plus size influencer with a heart of gold that you can't help but love. Definitely a modern day Psyche personified. Eros is sweet and kind. Apparently he is also a murderer, but who cares... that minor detail was easily forgotten.

- The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera (Levine Querido, $17.99)
This book has won one of the most prestigious awards in Children's Literature, the Newbery Medal. And best yet, Donna Bara Higuera is local to our state. "The Last Quentista by Donna Barba Higuera is science fiction for middle-grade and adult readers, too! Just before Earth is destroyed by a comet, Petra and her family are chosen to be among those who start anew on a distant planet. The Collective attempts to erase all memory, but Petra discovers she still carries the stories of the past." Amy Miller, Inklings Assistant Manager. 

Have fun reading!