The school systems’ reading lists were put away in August, but China’s charts continued to turn over slowly. The fastest movers were in fiction.
With the return to school on the horizon, classroom reading lists dominate the mid-summer charts in China for July.
The star of the danmei wuxia television series ‘Word of Honor’ has catapulted a volume of Neil Gaiman stories onto the Chinese bestseller lists.
Recommendations on TikTok and other media push Alex Michaelides’ bestselling debut onto the charts in China in May.
The pandemic ‘year of the backlist’ appears to be still in force in China, the fiction and children’s charts gliding especially slowly.
The children’s book sector of the Chinese market’s bestseller lists is led by the German financial coach Bodo Schäfer.
Even as school reading lists and classics held sway on the charts, some ‘online literature’ also showed its popularity on February’s lists.
In China, an interesting new fiction bestseller is mixed with nonfiction—and become a point of debate among Chinese readers.
A mix of classics and newcomers structures the lists from December in China, with the approach of the Lunar New Year.
Major seasonal sales impacted the bestseller charts in China in November, as illustrated books saw strong performances from two children’s book series.