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The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending August 17, 2022

I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster.

  • I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster
  • Indian Horse, Richard Wagamese, Douglas and McIntyre
  • There Are Moms Way Worse Than You, Glenn Boozan, Workman
It may be August but it’s Bad Mother’s Day on this week’s bestseller list. 

“I’m Glad My Mom Died,” the darkly funny memoir by former child actor Jennette McCurdy, debuts at No. 1 on the Original Non-Fiction list. McCurdy found fame in the Nickelodeon series “iCarly” and its spinoff “Sam & Cat,” thanks to a stage-mother mom who subjected her to starvation diets, endless makeovers and all-round dysfunctional misbehaviour.

And at No. 6, “There Are Moms Way Worse Than You,” a reassuring look at maternal nurturing in the animal kingdom. (Sample: Giraffe mothers kick their newborns until they walk; koala moms feed their offspring her own excrement; and hamster mothers are known to eat their young. It’s written by TV comedy writer Glenn Boozan and illustrated by Priscilla Witte.

Another interesting sidelight: Richard Wagamese, the Ojibwe writer who died in 2017, continues to appear on the bestsellers lists: His 2012 novel, “Indian Horse” returned at No. 8 on the Canadian Fiction list and his 2016 book of Ojibwe meditations, “Embers,” ranks No. 5 on the Canadian Non-Fiction list.

-Sarah Murdoch

The bestseller lists are compiled by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited from information provided by BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service, BNC SalesData.

ORIGINAL FICTION

1. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (50)*

2. The Family Remains, Lisa Jewell, Atria (1)

3. Wrong Place Wrong Time, Gillian McAllister, William Morrow (2)

4. Ugly Love, Colleen Hoover, Atria (23)

5. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central (32)

6. The It Girl, Ruth Ware, Simon & Schuster (5)

7. Reminders of Him, Colleen Hoover, Montlake (18)

8. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, Daniel Silva, Harper (4)

9. November 9, Colleen Hoover, Atria (14)

10. Every Summer After, Carley Fortune, Viking (7)

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

1. I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster (1)

2. Atlas of the Heart, Brené Brown, Random House (35)

3. The Freedom Convoy, Andrew Lawton, Sutherland House (6)

4. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (84)

5. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House (116)

6. There Are Moms Way Worse Than You, Glenn Boozan, Workman (1)

7. Finding the Mother Tree, Suzanne Simard, Penguin Canada (25)

8. Freezing Order, Bill Browder, Simon & Schuster (19)

9. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations (21)

10. The Psychology of Totalitarianism, Mattias Desmet, Chelsea Green (1)

CANADIAN FICTION

1. Every Summer After, Carley Fortune, Viking

2. Things We Do in the Dark, Jennifer Hillier, Minotaur

3. Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, Harper Perennial

4. Nosy Parker, Lesley Crewe, Nimbus

5. The Apothecary’s Garden, Jeanette Lynes, Harper Avenue

6. The Life She Had, K.L. Armstrong, Doubleday Canada

7. The Last Resort, Marissa Stapley, Simon & Schuster

8. Indian Horse, Richard Wagamese, Douglas and McIntyre

9. The Deal, Elle Kennedy, Bloom

10. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood, McClelland & Stewart

CANADIAN NON-FICTION

1. The Freedom Convoy, Andrew Lawton, Sutherland House

2. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

3. Finding the Mother Tree, Suzanne Simard, Penguin Canada

4. 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

5. Embers, Richard Wagamese, Douglas and McIntyre

6. The Shortest History of War, Gwynne Dyer, Cormorant

7. Our Voice of Fire, Brandi Morin, House of Anansi

8. We Were Dreamers, Simu Liu, HarperCollins Canada

9. 22 Murders, Paul Palango, Random House Canada

10. The Castleton Massacre, Sharon Anne Cook, Margaret Carson, Dundurn

CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT

1. The Summer I Turned Pretty, Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

2. Ruby Finds a Worry, Tom Percival, Bloomsbury Children’s

3. The Inheritance Games, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little Brown for Young Readers

4. It’s Not Summer Without You, Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Children’s

5. The Hawthorne Legacy, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

6. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson, Ember

7. The Bad Guys: Open Wide and Say Arrrgh! (The Bad Guys #15), Aaron Blabey, Scholastic

8. Heartstopper (Vol. 1), Alice Oseman, Graphix

9. Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Skinnamarink, Sharon Hampson, Lois Lillienstein, Bram Morrison, Qin Leng, Tundra

10. Girl in Pieces, Kathleen Glasgow, Ember

SELF-IMPROVEMENT

1. The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene, Joost Elffers, Penguin

2. 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think, Brianna Wiest, Thought Catalog

3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson, Harper

4. The Mountain is You, Brianna Wiest, Thought Catalog

5. How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie, Pocket

6. Living Untethered, Michael A. Singer, New Harbinger

7. When You’re Ready, This Is How You Heal, Brianna Wiest, Thought Catalog

8. The Silva Mind Control Method, Jose Silva, Philip Miele, Gallery

9. The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills, Amber-Allen

10. Think Like a Monk, Jay Shetty, Simon & Schuster

* Number of weeks on list

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