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South Korea's January Bestsellers

Aggregate data as of the first week of December

 

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Self-development book The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck reigns for fourth straight week

 

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U.S. influencer Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck stayed atop YES24's bestseller list(as of the first week of December) for a fourth consecutive week thanks to its overwhelming popularity. The book has offered a fresh paradigm that has trumped conventional self-help books known for stressing unlimited positivity, resulting in it catapulting in popularity around the world.

 


Novels see fiery demand on new releases from non-Korean authors

 

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With year-end holidays upon readers, novels have found much demand as the gift-giving season has coincided with new releases from bestselling authors from both inside and outside South Korea. Acclaimed Japanese mystery writer Keigo Higashino's latest, Cheers to Your Eyes, found itself in sixth place shortly after its release.

 

French author Guillaume Musso's An Apartment In Paris sat in seventh place while The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown's Origin, divided into two parts, stood at eighth and ninth place. Nam-joo Cho's Ji-young Kim Born in '82 was at fourth place while The Martian author Andy Weir's science fiction thriller Artemis found itself in 13th place on the list.

 


Diverse genres decorate bestseller list

 

Meanwhile, Jun Park's book of prose Although Nothing Will Change If I Cry that appeared in the tvN drama series “Because This is My First Life” shot to second place, while Kiju Lee's Temperature of Language stood one step lower at third. Trend Korea 2018 from Seoul National University's analysis center of consumption trends stayed firm at 5th place with its forecast on trends that will appear in 2018. Getting More by Stuart Diamond, currently teaching negotiation at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, was at 12th place this month.

 

Everything is Your Fault, a collection of poems by Korean actor Jong-suk Lee and poet Tae-ju Na found itself at 10th place after pre-orders began, while Kiju Lee's Dignity of Words shifted down to 14th place. Mom Studying Self Esteem by Mi-kyung Kim sat at 11th place while A Lesson in Latin by Dong-il Han, South Korea's first Vatican attorney, was 15th on the list.

 

 

〈South Korean Top 15 Bestsellers, First Week of December 2017〉

 

No.

Title

Writer

Publisher

Genre

1

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson

Galleon

Self-development

2

Although Nothing Will Change If I Cry

Jun Park

Nanda

Poems/Essay

3

Temperature of Language

Kiju Lee

Malgeulteo

Essay

4

Ji-young Kim Born in '82
(HardcoverEdition)

Nam-joo Cho

Minumsa

Novel

5

Trend Korea 2018

Nan-do Lee

Miraebook Publishing Co

Economics/
Management

6

Cheers to Your Eyes

Keigo Higashino

Hyundae Munhak

Novel

7

An Apartment in Paris

Guillaume Musso

Bright World

Novel

8

Origin 1

Dan Brown

Moonhak Soochup

Novel

9

Origin 2

Dan Brown

Moonhak Soochup

Novel

10

Everything Is Your Fault

Jong-suk Lee,
Tae-ju Na

YG Entertainment

Poems/Essay

11

Mom Studying Self-Esteem

Mi-kyung Kim

21 Century Books

Self-development

12

Getting More

Stuart Diamond

8.0

Self-development

13

Artemis

Andy Weir

RH Korea

Novel

14

Dignity of Words

Kiju Lee

Hwangso Books

Self-development

15

A Lesson in Latin
(For anintellectual, beautiful life)

Dong-il Han

Next Wave Media

Humanities

* Sded by YES24

 

 


Written by Ji-hye Choi(YES24 Branding Team, Marketing Dept)

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Ji-hye Choi(YES24 Branding Team, Marketing Dept)

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