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South Korean bestsellers in August

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

 

2019.09.09

 

As of the third week of August 2019, readers' interest in bilateral relations between South Korea and Japan peaked, largely attributed to a diplomatic rift between the two countries. As a result, Anti-Japan Tribalism rose to become the best-selling book at YES24 and second best-selling book at Aladin last month. Essay collection Why Travel ticked down to third and fourth place in the bestseller lists respectively, but it showed sustained popularity. Other genres that made the bestseller lists last month included novels, essay collections, comic books for children and exam preparation books.
Among August bestsellers was a book that was published almost a year ago. Im Hong-taek's 90's Kids Are Coming was released in November last year and despite it not being a new book, it rapidly rose to the higher rungs of the bestseller lists. This was thanks to South Korean President Moon Jae-in handing out copies of the book to workers at his presidential Blue House and the label 'recommended by the president' ended up fueling sales.
When comparing bestsellers between the two bookstores, Jo Jung-rae's latest novel The Question of a Thousand Years 1, Choi Seung-pil's Reading Strategy for Studying and the latest craze among young children Genius Butt Detective 8 showed steady popularity at YES 24. The three books stood at 6th, 7th and 8th place at the online bookstore. At Aladin, Mo Dao Zu Shi 2, Only Han-a on Earth and Laws of Love in the Big City made it to 3rd, 9th and 10th places respectively, reflecting readers' continued preference for novels.

 

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

 

YES24
1

YES241위

 

Anti-Japan Tribalism
Author | Lee Young-hoon
Publisher | Miraesa
Genre | Politics

 

2

YES242위

 

Seol Min-seok's Great Adventure Into Korean History 11
Author | Storybox, Seol Min-seok
Publisher | Human
Genre | Children
3

YES243위

 

Why Travel (Vacance Edition)
Author | Kim Young-ha
Publisher | Munhakdongne
Genre | Essay
4

YES244위

 

90's Kids Are Coming
Author | Im Hong-taek
Publisher | Whale Book
Genre | Economics/Management
5

YES245위

 

European City Travels 1
Author | Rhyu Si-min
Publisher | Saenggakeuigil
Genre | Liberal Arts
6

YES246위

 

The Question of a Thousand Years 1
Author | Jo Jung-rae
Publisher | Hainaim
Genre | Novel
7

YES247위

 

Reading Strategy for Studying
Author | Choi Seung-pil
Publisher | Chaek Guru
Genre | Education
8

YES248위

 

Genius Butt Detective 8
Author | Troll
Publisher | Mirae&Iseum
Genre | Picture Book
9

YES249위

 

Seol Min-seok's Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1
Author | Seol Min-seok
Publisher | Segyesa
Genre | Liberal Arts
10

YES2410위

 

Atomic Habits
Author | James Clear
Publisher | Business Books
Genre | Self-development

 

Aladin
1

Aladin1위

 

2020 Everything in One Notebook
Author | Moon Dong-gyun
Publisher | Korean History is Moon Dong-gyun
Genre | Education
2

Aladin2위

 

Anti-Japan Tribalism
Author | Lee Young-hoon
Publisher | Miraesa
Genre | Politics
3

Aladin3위

 

Mo Dao Zu Shi 2
Author | Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Publisher | B-Lab
Genre | Novel
4

Aladin4위

 

Why Travel (Vacance Edition)
Author | Kim Young-ha 
Publisher | Munhakdongne 
Genre | Essay
5

Aladin5위

 

90's Kids Are Coming
Author | Im Hong-taek
Publisher | Whale Book
Genre | Economics/Management
6

Aladin6위

 

Zombie High School Comics 14
Author | Yoo Dae-young
Publisher | Gametoon
Genre | Comics
7

Aladin7위

 

Seol Min-seok's Great Adventure Into Korean History 11
Author | Storybox, Seol Min-seok
Publisher | iHuman
Genre | Children
8

Aladin8위

 

Parasite (Screenplay Edition)
Author | Bong Joon-ho
Publisher | Plain
Genre | Art
9

Aladin9위

 

Only Han-a on Earth
Author | Jung Se-rang
Publisher | Nanda
Genre | Novel
10

Aladin10위

 

Laws of Love in the Big City
Author | Park Sang-young
Publisher | Changbi
Genre | Novel

 

 


Written by Choi Ha-Yeong

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