South Korean bestsellers in October

Bestsellers at South Korea's biggest online bookstores, Aladin and YES24

2019.11.04

In the third week of October, essay collections that can help make the chillier weather feel a bit warmer found themselves on bestseller lists at Aladin and YES24. Recently in South Korea, essay collections have seen sustained popularity as readers seek them out for comfort in their busy and tiring lives. <From a Lone Person to a Lone Person> by Lee Byung-ryul and Geulbaewoo's <Either Tired or Nothing You Like> both made it to bestseller lists with their empathy-filled sentences and words of support for readers.
Meanwhile, as the end of the year nears, readers have been paying attention to books that look forward to 2020. At Aladin, <Trend Korea 2020> by Kim Nan-do and Seoul National University's research center for life sciences was the seventh bestselling book, and at YES24, Park Jong-hoon's <2020 Changes in Wealth> was the sixth bestseller. These books showed growing momentum for economics and management books that forecast what's coming ahead.
Data from the two bookstores showed both limited edition, and regular edition of <Mo Dao Zu Shi 3> at No.1 and 3 at Aladin whereas at YES24, Cho Nam-joo's <Ji-young Kim Born in '82> enjoyed its consistent popularity thanks to a film adaptation that recently opened in theaters. Aside these, comics for children, exam study materials, liberal arts and politics found themselves on bestseller lists in October.

 

* The following lists were provided from the official websites of Aladin and YES24 based on data from the second week of October.

 

Aladin
1

Aladin1위

Mo Dao Zu Shi 3 (Limited Edition)
Author | Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Publisher | B-Lab
Genre | Novel
2

Aladin2위

From a Lone Person to a Lone Person
Author | Lee Byung-ryul
Publisher | Dal
Genre | Essay
3

Aladin3위

Mo Dao Zu Shi 3
Author | Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Publisher | B-Lab
Genre | Novel
4

Aladin4위

2019 Kim Seung-ok Literary Award
Recipient Collection

Author | Yoon Seong-hee, Kwon Yeo-seon, Pyun Hye-young, Cho Hae-jin, Hwang Jeong-eun, Choi Eun-mi and Kim Geum-hee
Publisher | Munhakdongne
Genre | Novel
5

Aladin5위

Why Travel
Author | Kim Young-ha
Publisher | Munhakdongne
Genre | Essay
6

Aladin6위

Roman Law Class
Author | Han Dong-il
Publisher | Munhakdongne
Genre | Liberal Arts
7

Aladin7위

Trend Korea 2020
Author | Kim Nan-do, SNU Life Sciences Research Center
Publisher | Miraebook
Genre | Economics/Management
8

Aladin8위

Normal Siblings 2
Author | Baek Nan-do
Publisher | Iseum
Genre | Children's comics
9

Aladin9위

Either Tired or Nothing You Like
Author | Geulbaewoo (Kim Dong-hyuk)
Publisher | Ganghanbyul
Genre | Essay
10

Aladin10위

2019 H2 Hackers GSAT
Global Samsung Aptitude Test Practice Exams

Author | Hackers Employment Education Research Center
Publisher | Champ Study
Genre | Education

 

YES24
1

yes24_1위

Normal Siblings 2
Author | Baek Nan-do
Publisher | Iseum
Genre | Children's comics
2

yes24_2위

Normal Siblings 1
Author | Baek Nan-do
Publisher | Iseum
Genre | Children's comics
3

yes24_3위

Either Tired or Nothing You Like
Author | Geulbaewoo (Kim Dong-hyuk)
Publisher | Ganghanbyul
Genre | Essay
4

yes24_4위

From a Lone Person to a Lone Person
Author | Lee Byung-ryul
Publisher | Dal
Genre | Essay
5

yes24_5위

Rhyu Si-min, Lee Jae-myung
Author | Kim In-sung
Publisher | Holokkaedareum
Genre | Essay
6

yes24_6위

2020 Changes in Wealth
Author | Park Jong-hoon
Publisher | 21st Century Books
Genre | Economics/Management
7

yes24_7위

2019 H2 Hackers GSAT
Global Samsung Aptitude Test Practice Exams

Author | Hackers Employment Education Research Center
Publisher | Champ Study
Genre | Education
8

yes24_8위

Ji-young Kim Born in '82
Author | Cho Nam-joo
Publisher | Bukeureom
Genre | Essay
9

yes24_9위

2019 H2 Latest Weport GSAT
Global Samsung Aptitude Test Practice Exams

Author | Weport Research Center
Publisher | Weport
Genre | Children's comics
10

yes24_10위

Sapiens
Author | Yuval Harari
Publisher | Gimmyoungsa
Genre | Liberal Arts

 

 


Written by Choi Ha-Yeong

 

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