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South Korea's June Bestsellers

Bestselling books at Aladin and YES24, the country's top online bookstores

 

2019.07.08

 

The top two bestselling books in the fourth week of June at South Korea's biggest online bookstores were both essay collections - author Kim Young-ha's Why Travel (Munhakdongne) and Tottenham Hotspur footballer Son Heung-min's Thoughts While Playing Football (Brainstore). Kim's Why Travel topped the charts thanks to a cover re-design just in time for the summer holidays. The book, released roughly two months ago, has been enjoying steady popularity since. Son's Thoughts While Playing Football is thought to have received a boost after Son recently played in several football matches as a national representative.These two books weren't the only essay collections on the bestseller list for June. According to Aladin, Youtubers Park Mak-rye and Kim Yura's Park Mak-rye, Can't Die Like This (Wisdom House) was the fifth bestselling book in June while in 8th place stood Sallie Tisdale's Advice For Future Corpses (Being). At YES24, K-pop boy band NU'EST's NU'EST ROAD, The Road We Go (Woozoo Books) jumped to third place in June.
In addition to essay collections, novels were also in demand among readers. Jeon Min-hee's Children of the Rune - Winterer Set (Elixir) was the third bestselling book at Aladin while following that was Kim Ae-ran's A Good Name to Forget (Yollimwon). Jeon was featured in last month's K-Book Trends under KOREAN AUTHORS. In seventh place on Aladin's bestseller list was Jo Jung-rae's The Question of a Thousand Years 1 (Hainaim). The Question of a Thousand Years 1, 2 (Hainaim)stood at fifth and tenth place on YES24's bestseller chart in June.
Both bookstore chains projected the popularity of essays and novels would go on for the foreseeable future as few other books on their bestseller lists were of different genres.

* The following bestseller lists were comprised from data taken from websites of YES24 and Aladin as of the fourth week of June.

 

 

〈South Korea's June Bestsellers〉

Aladin
1

알라딘1위

 

Why Travel (Vacation edition) 
Author | Kim Young-ha
Publisher | Munhakdongne
Genre | Essay

2

알라딘2위

 

Thoughts While Playing Football
Author | Son Heung-min
Publisher | Brainstore
Genre | Essay

3

알라딘3위

 

Children of the Rune - Winterer Set (7 Books)
Author | Jeon Min-hee
Publisher | Elixir
Genre | Fantasy

 

4

알라딘4위

 

A Good Name to Forget
Author | Kim Ae-ran
Publisher | Yollimwon
Genre | Novel

5

알라딘5위

 

Park Mak-rye, Can't Die Like This
Author | Park Mak-rye, Kim Yu-ra
Publisher | Wisdom House
Genre | Essay

6

알라딘6위

 

Zombie High School Comics 13
Author | Yoo Dae-young (Written by), Lime Studio (Illustrations)
Publisher | Gametoon
Genre | Comics

7

알라딘7위

 

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

8

알라딘8위

 

Advice For Future Corpses
Author | Sallie Tisdale
Publisher | Being
Genre | Essay

9

알라딘9위

 

Depuis l'au-dela 1
Author | Bernard Werber
Publisher | Open Books
Genre | Novel

10

알라딘10위

 

Depuis l'au-dela 2
Author | Bernard Werber
Publisher | Open Books
Genre |Novel

 

YES24
1

예스1위

 

Why Travel (Vacation edition) 
Author | Kim Young-ha
Publisher | Munhakdongne
Genre | Essay

2

예스2위

 

Thoughts While Playing Football
Author | Son Heung-min
Publisher | Brainstore
Genre | Essay

3

예스3위

 

NU'EST ROAD, The Road We Go
Author | NU'EST
Publisher | Woozoo Books
Genre | Essay

 

4

예스4위

 

How Not to Hurt Children's Feelings
Author | Lee Da-rang
Publisher | Gilbut
Genre | Education

5

예스5위

 

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

6

예스6위

 

Depuis l'au-dela 1
Author | Bernard Werber
Publisher | Open Books
Genre | Novel

7

예스7위

 

Depuis l'au-dela 2
Author | Bernard Werber
Publisher | Open Books
Genre | Novel

8

예스8위

 

Genius Butt Detective and the Curry Mystery
Author | Troll
Publisher | Mirae&Iseum
Genre | Picture Book

9

예스9위

 

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

10

예스10위

 

The Question of a Thousand Years 2
Author | Jo Jung-rae
Publisher | Hainaim
Genre |Novel

 

 


Written by Choi Ha-Yeong

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