The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

October 9, 2018
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 7, 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
#1-A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult (9780345544988)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-The Fifth Risk, by Michael Lewis (9781324002642)
#8-Good and Mad, by Rebecca Traister (9781501181795)
#12-Ship of Fools, by Tucker Carlson (9781501183669)
#13-How to Be a Good Creature, by Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illus.) (9780544938328)
#15-Overcomer, by David Jeremiah (9780718079857)
Paperback Fiction
#7-The Best American Short Stories 2018, by Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.) (9780544582941)
Paperback Nonfiction
#6-Code Girls, by Liza Mundy (9780316352543)
#9-Grant, by Ron Chernow (9780143110637)
#15-Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson (9781501139161)
Mass Market
#6-The People vs. Alex Cross, by James Patterson (9781538760642)
#9-The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer (9781982110987)
#10-Deep Freeze, by John Sandford (9780399573781)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#1-Louisiana’s Way Home, by Kate DiCamillo (9780763694630)
#5-Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.) (9781419733604)
#6-I Lost My Tooth! by Mo Willems (9781368024570)
Young Adult
#2-The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, by Mackenzi Lee (9780062795328)
#7-On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (9781250178138)
#8-Dry, by Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman (9781481481960)
Children’s Illustrated
#5-Baby Feminists, by Libby Babbott-Klein, Jessica Walker (Illus.) (9780451480101)
#15-I Am Human, by Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illus.) (9781419731655)
Children’s Series
New: A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs (9780735232143)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. A Spark of Light- Debut
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9780345544988
2. Transcription
Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28, 9780316176637
3. Lethal White
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $29, 9780316422734
4. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Hank Green, Dutton, $26, 9781524743444
5. Hippie
Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525655619
6. Red War
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28.99, 9781501190599
7. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
8. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
9. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
10. Juror #3
James Patterson, Nancy Allen, Little Brown, $28, 9780316474122
11. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735224292
12. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
13. Time’s Convert
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $29, 9780399564512
14. Sea Prayer
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15, 9780525539094
15. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $26, 9780425284681
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Fear: Trump in the White House
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781501175510
2. The Fifth Risk- Debut
Michael Lewis, Norton, $26.95, 9781324002642
3. In Pieces
Sally Field, Grand Central, $29, 9781538763025
4. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928
5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
6. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
7. These Truths: A History of the United States
Jill Lepore, Norton, $39.95, 9780393635249
8. Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger- Debut
Rebecca Traister, S&S, $27, 9781501181795
9. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780525512172
10. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
11. Calypso
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28, 9780316392389
12. Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution- Debut
Tucker Carlson, Free Press, $28, 9781501183669
13. How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals- Debut
Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $20, 9780544938328
14. Unfu*k Yourself
Gary John Bishop, HarperOne, $19.99, 9780062803832
15. Overcomer: 8 Ways to Live a Life of Unstoppable Strength, Unmovable Faith, and Unbelievable Power- Debut
David Jeremiah, Thomas Nelson, $24.99, 9780718079857
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
2. Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16, 9780525563761
3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
4. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $17, 9781501178146
5. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920
6. China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16.95, 9780804172066
7. The Best American Short Stories 2018- Debut
Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9780544582941
8. Uncommon Type
Tom Hanks, Vintage, $16, 9781101911945
9. The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
10. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
11. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
12. A Simple Favor
Darcey Bell, Harper, $16.99, 9780062878649
13. The Fallen
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781538761380
14. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
15. Rich People Problems
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525432371
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
3. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
4. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
5. Beautiful Boy
David Sheff, Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, $16.99, 9781328974716
6. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II- Debut
Liza Mundy, Hachette, $16.99, 9780316352543
7. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
8. Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
9. Grant- Debut
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $22, 9780143110637
10. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
11. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $16.99, 9780062300553
12. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
13. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
14. Killing Patton
Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99, 9781250070746
15. Leonardo da Vinci- Debut
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $22, 9781501139161
 
MASS MARKET
1. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
2. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
3. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
4. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780525575757
5. The Romanov Ransom
Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399575563
6. The People vs. Alex Cross- Debut
James Patterson, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538760642
7. Enemy of the State
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476783536
8. Into the Water
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $9.99, 9780525537199
9. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo- Debut
Amy Schumer, Pocket, $9.99, 9781982110987
10. Deep Freeze- Debut
John Sandford, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399573781
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Louisiana’s Way Home- Debut
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763694630
2. Squirm
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780385752978
3. The House with a Clock in Its Walls
John Bellairs, Edward Gorey (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780451481283
4. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illus.), Workman, $19.95, 9781523503544
5. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1- Debut
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Amulet, $12.99, 9781419733604
6. I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels)- Debut
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $12.99, 9781368024570
7. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
8. Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)
Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illus.), Orchard Books, $12.99, 9781338143591
9. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
10. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illus.), Running Press Kids, $16.99, 9780762465927
11. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
12. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle, Farrar Straus Giroux, $8.99, 9781250153272
13. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
14. Harbor Me
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780399252525
15. The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Puffin, $8.99, 9780147510488

YOUNG ADULT
1. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
2. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy- Debut
Mackenzi Lee, Katherine Tegen Books, $18.99, 9780062795328
3. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780385754729
5. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
6. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Kiersten White, Delacorte Press, $18.99, 9780525577942
7. On a Sunbeam- Debut
Tillie Walden, First Second, $21.99, 9781250178138
8. Dry- Debut
Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781481481960
9. Renegades
Marissa Meyer, Square Fish, $10.99, 9781250180636
10. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
11. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli, Balzer + Bray, $10.99, 9780062792167
12. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
13. The Prince and the Dressmaker
Jen Wang, First Second, $16.99, 9781626723634
14. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Mackenzi Lee, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062382818
15. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
2. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic Paperbacks, $7.99, 9780545261241
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Giraffe Problems
Jory John, Lane Smith (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781524772031
5. Baby Feminists- Debut
Libby Babbott-Klein, Jessica Walker (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780451480101
6. A Parade of Elephants
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books, $18.99, 9780062668271
7. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544772533
8. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
9. Baby Unicorn: Finger Puppet Book
Victoria Ying (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $6.99, 9781452170763
10. Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete
James Dean, HarperFestival, $6.99, 9780062198709
11. Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume
Candlewick Press, $12.99, 9781536200607
12. Princesses Save the World
Savannah Guthrie, Allison Oppenheim, Eva Byrne (Illus.), Abrams Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781419731716
13. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
14. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
15. I Am Human: A Book of Empathy- Debut
Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illus.), Abrams Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9781419731655
 
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. Amulet  (hardcover and paperback)
Kazu Kibuishi, Scholastic
4. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
5. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
6. The Princess in Black  (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
7. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before  (hardcover and paperback)
Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
9. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children  (hardcover and paperback)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk
New in Series: A Map of Days (9780735232143)
10. Magic Tree House  (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

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