The bestselling books of the week: May 6-12, 2018

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje leads the Canadian fiction list this week.

Check out the bestselling Canadian books for May 6 to May 12, 2018.

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Canadian fiction | Canadian nonfiction | Canadian kids


Canadian fiction

Michael Ondaatje is the celebrated author of works such as The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion. (McClelland & Stewart)
  1. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  2. Full Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin                      
  3. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese                        
  4. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
  5. Motherhood by Sheila Heti 
  6. The Boat People by Sharon Bala 
  7. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur     
  8. Glass Houses by Louise Penny      
  9. American War by Omar El Akkad  
  10. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson                                                                                                               

Canadian nonfiction

Forgiveness tells the true story of how Mark Sakamoto's grandparents survived the Second World War. (Mark Sakamoto/HarperCollins)
  1. Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto                           
  2. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson                       
  3. Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga   
  4. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph                              
  5. Embers by Richard Wagamese        
  6. Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot    
  7. Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti                                      
  8. The Power of Kindness by Brian Goldman                           
  9. Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris                                                
  10. Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson                                          

Canadian kids

Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature. (Cherie Dimaline/Dancing Cat Books)
  1. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline                         
  2. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw                           
  3. Narwhal by Ben Clanton                             
  4. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko 
  5. Sparks! by Ian Boothby, illustrated by Nina Matsumoto    
  6. Mortimer by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  7. When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett  
  8. Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel                                              
  9. Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes                     
  10. The Ice Chips and the Magical Rink by Roy MacGregor and Kerry MacGregor, illustrated by Kim Smith                       

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