The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

September 12, 2018
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 9, 2018). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org

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Debuts for the week:
Hardcover Fiction
#6-Lake Success, by Gary Shteyngart (9780812997415)
#12-Depth of Winter, by Craig Johnson (9780525522478)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#5-21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari (9780525512172)
#8-Small Fry, by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (9780802128232)
#14-The Good Neighbor, by Maxwell King (9781419727726)
Paperback Fiction
#9-The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris (9780062797155)
#11-In the Midst of Winter, by Isabel Allende (9781501178146)
#14-Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks (9781101911945)
Paperback Nonfiction
#10-Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari (9780062464347)
#11-The Woman Who Smashed Codes, by Jason Fagone (9780062430519)
#14-Beautiful Boy, by David Sheff (9781328974716)
Young Adult
#12-Sadie, by Courtney Summers (9781250105714)
#14-Seafire, by Natalie C. Parker (9780451478801)
Children’s Illustrated
#3-Turning Pages, by Sonia Sotomayor, Lulu Delacre (Illus.) (9780525514084)
#5-Corduroy Takes a Bow, by Viola Davis, Jody Wheeler (Illus.) (9780425291474)
#10-Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales (9780823440559)
#13-But Not the Armadillo, by Sandra Boynton (9781481481007)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Fall of Gondolin
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Ed.), Alan Lee (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9781328613042
2. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
3. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
5. Warlight
Michael Ondaatje, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525521198
6. Lake Success- Debut
Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $28, 9780812997415
7. The President Is Missing
Bill Clinton, James Patterson, Little Brown, $30, 9780316412698
8. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
9. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735224292
10. When Life Gives You Lululemons
Lauren Weisberger, S&S, $26.99, 9781476778440
11. French Exit
Patrick deWitt, Ecco, $25.99, 9780062846921
12. Depth of Winter- Debut
Craig Johnson, Viking, $28, 9780525522478
13. The Outsider
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781501180989
14. Texas Ranger
James Patterson, Little Brown, $28, 9780316556668
15. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $26, 9780425284681
On the Rise:
19. The Silence of the Girls
Pat Barker, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385544214
In her new novel, Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. A September 2018 Indie Next List Great Read.
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
3. Calypso
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28, 9780316392389
4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
5. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century- Debut
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780525512172
6. Unfu*k Yourself
Gary John Bishop, HarperOne, $19.99, 9780062803832
7. The Restless Wave
John McCain, Mark Salter, S&S, $30, 9781501178009
8. Small Fry- Debut
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Grove Press, $26, 9780802128232
9. Girl, Wash Your Face
Rachel Hollis, Thomas Nelson, $22.99, 9781400201655
10. The Soul of America
Jon Meacham, Random House, $30, 9780399589812
11. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $28, 9781594204227
12. Unhinged
Omarosa Manigault Newman, Gallery, $28, 9781982109707
13. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780399588174
14. The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers- Debut
Maxwell King, Abrams Press, $30, 9781419727726
15. Fly Girls
Keith O’Brien, Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328876645
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16, 9780525563761
2. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
4. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920
5. China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16.95, 9780804172066
6. The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
7. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
8. Rich People Problems
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525432371
9. The Tattooist of Auschwitz- Debut
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
10. Hope Never Dies
Andrew Shaffer, Quirk Books, $14.99, 9781683690399
11. In the Midst of Winter- Debut
Isabel Allende, Atria, $17, 9781501178146
12. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525563693
13. Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan, Scribner, $17, 9781476716749
14. Uncommon Type- Debut
Tom Hanks, Vintage, $16, 9781101911945
15. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
3. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
4. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $16.99, 9780062300553
5. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
6. Black Klansman
Ron Stallworth, Flatiron, $17.99, 9781250299055
7. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
8. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
10. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow- Debut
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
11. The Woman Who Smashed Codes- Debut
Jason Fagone, Dey Street Books, $16.99, 9780062430519
12. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
13. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Picador, $17, 9781250076229
14. Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction- Debut
David Sheff, Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, $16.99, 9781328974716
15. American Wolf
Nate Blakeslee, Broadway, $16, 9781101902806
 
MASS MARKET
1. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
2. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780525575757
3. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
4. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
5. Enemy of the State
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476783536
6. Camino Island
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781524797157
7. The Midnight Line
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593505
8. The Late Show
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455524228
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. Two by Two
Nicholas Sparks, Vision, $8.99, 9781455520671
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. The House with a Clock in Its Walls
John Bellairs, Edward Gorey (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780451481283
2. Harbor Me
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780399252525
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781524720193
4. The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Puffin, $8.99, 9780147510488
5. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle, Farrar Straus Giroux, $8.99, 9781250153272
6. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
7. Be Prepared
Vera Brosgol, First Second, $12.99, 9781626724457
8. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
9. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
10. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
11. Refugee
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831
12. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $16.95, 9781616205676
13. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278
14. All’s Faire in Middle School
Victoria Jamieson, Dial, $12.99, 9780525429999
15. The War I Finally Won
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Puffin Books, $8.99, 9780147516817
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli, Balzer + Bray, $10.99, 9780062792167
5. The Prince and the Dressmaker
Jen Wang, First Second, $16.99, 9781626723634
6. Everything, Everything (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $10.99, 9781524769604
7. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
9. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
10. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
11. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724
12. Sadie- Debut
Courtney Summers, Wednesday Books, $17.99, 9781250105714
13. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin Books, $12.99, 9780142424179
14. Seafire- Debut
Natalie C. Parker, Razorbill, $18.99, 9780451478801
15. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Mackenzi Lee, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062382818
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Turning Pages: My Life Story- Debut
Sonia Sotomayor, Lulu Delacre (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780525514084
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. Corduroy Takes a Bow- Debut
Viola Davis, Jody Wheeler (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780425291474
6. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
7. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
10. Dreamers- Debut
Yuyi Morales, Neal Porter Books, $18.99, 9780823440559
11. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
12. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
13. But Not the Armadillo- Debut
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781481481007
14. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
Jill Twiss, EG Keller, Chronicle Books, $18.99, 9781452173801
15. Baby Unicorn: Finger Puppet Book
Victoria Ying (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $6.99, 9781452170763
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
2. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
3. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
4. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
5. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
6. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
8. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
9. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
10. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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