The New York Times has published its July, 2021 list of best-selling business books. Yet again, Atomic Habits by James Clear is at the top of the list. I do not remember another book with close to this dominance; this book has been at the top for many, many of the months since the arrival of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Of the 10 books this month (note: there is always a list of ten in these monthly lists), we have presented synopses of seven of them at the First Friday Book Synopsis, our monthly event in Dallas, now in our 24thyear.
I have presented synopses of Atomic Habits, Noise, Dare to Lead, Outliers, and Extreme Ownership. My former colleague, Karl Krayer, presented synopses of Thinking, Fast and Slow, and Grit.
Here’s a note: I decided to re-read the reviews in the New York Times of three books from this month’s list that they have reviewed. The reviewers did not much like, or respect, two of the three. Interesting…. Actually, this is a reminder that some books with great reviews do not sell all that well; and some books that really sell well are not all that well reviewed.
Here is the list of the best-selling business books for July, 2021 from the New York Times. Click over to their site for links to those three reviews.
#1 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#2 – Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein
#3 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#4 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
#5 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
#6 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#7 – Grit by Angela Duckworth
#8 — I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
#9 – Winning by Tim Grover with Share Lesser Wenk
#10 – Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
Each synopsis comes with my comprehensive, multi-page synopsis handout, plus the audio recording of my presentation delivered at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.