The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

October 24, 2018
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 21, 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-Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver (9780062684561)
#6-Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks (9781538728529)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#4-Brief Answers to the Big Questions, by Stephen Hawking (9781984819192)
#5-Almost Everything, by Anne Lamott (9780525537441)
#8-The Library Book, by Susan Orlean (9781476740188)
#10-Shade, by Pete Souza (9780316421829)
#14-Gmorning, Gnight!, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.) (9781984854278)
Paperback Nonfiction
#12-The River of Consciousness, by Oliver Sacks (9780804171007)
Mass Market
#8-The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Movie Tie-In), by David Lagercrantz (9780525564577)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#4-Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment, by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Beverly Johnson (Illus.), (9780316523967)
#10-The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide, by Chris Colfer (9780316523301)
Young Adult
#12-A Very Large Expanse of Sea, by Tahereh Mafi (9780062866561)
Children’s Illustrated
#3-The Snowy Nap, by Jan Brett (9780399170737)
#9-Changing Faces: Happy Halloween!, by Nathan Thoms, Pintachan (Illus.) (9781419729676)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Unsheltered- Debut
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
2. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Viking, $28, 9780735224629
3. Killing Commendatore
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $30, 9780525520047
4. A Spark of Light
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9780345544988
5. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $23.99, 9780062294449
6. Every Breath- Debut
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728529
7. Transcription
Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28, 9780316176637
8. Hippie
Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525655619
9. Red War
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28.99, 9781501190599
10. The Clockmaker’s Daughter
Kate Morton, Atria, $28, 9781451649390
11. Lethal White
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $29, 9780316422734
12. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
13. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
14. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
15. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Hank Green, Dutton, $26, 9781524743444
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The Fifth Risk
Michael Lewis, Norton, $26.95, 9781324002642
2. Fear: Trump in the White House
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781501175510
3. Dare to Lead
Brené Brown, Random House, $28, 9780399592522
4. Brief Answers to the Big Questions- Debut
Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $25, 9781984819192
5. Almost Everything: Notes on Hope- Debut
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780525537441
6. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928
7. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
8. The Library Book- Debut
Susan Orlean, S&S, $28, 9781476740188
9. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
10. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents- Debut
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $30, 9780316421829
11. Killing the SS
Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781250165541
12. In Pieces
Sally Field, Grand Central, $29, 9781538763025
13. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
14. Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You- Debut
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.), Random House, $22, 9781984854278
15. These Truths
Jill Lepore, Norton, $39.95, 9780393635249
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
3. Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16, 9780525563761
4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
5. The Best American Short Stories 2018
Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9780544582941
6. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $17, 9781501178146
7. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920
8. China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16.95, 9780804172066
9. A Simple Favor
Darcey Bell, Harper, $16.99, 9780062878649
10. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
11. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
12. Uncommon Type
Tom Hanks, Vintage, $16, 9781101911945
13. The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
14. The Fallen
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781538761380
15. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525563693
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
3. Code Girls
Liza Mundy, Hachette, $16.99, 9780316352543
4. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
5. Beautiful Boy
David Sheff, Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, $16.99, 9781328974716
6. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
7. Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
8. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
9. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
10. Grant
Ron Chernow, Penguin Books, $22, 9780143110637
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
12. The River of Consciousness- Debut
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $16.95, 9780804171007
13. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
14. Killing Patton
Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99, 9781250070746
15. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
 
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. Two Kinds of Truth
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455524167
5. The People vs. Alex Cross
James Patterson, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538760642
6. The Romanov Ransom
Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399575563
7. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780525575757
8. The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Movie Tie-In)- Debut
David Lagercrantz, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $9.99, 9780525564577
9. Enemy of the State
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476783536
10. Look for Me
Lisa Gardner, Dutton, $9.99, 9781524742072
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Louisiana’s Way Home
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763694630
2. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $12.99, 9781419733604
3. The House with a Clock in Its Walls
John Bellairs, Edward Gorey (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780451481283
4. Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment- Debut
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Beverly Johnson (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $14.99, 9780316523967
5. Squirm
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780385752978
6. I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $12.99, 9781368024570
7. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
8. The Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)
Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illus.), Orchard Books, $12.99, 9781338143591
9. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
10. The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide- Debut
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523301
11. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
12. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illus.), Workman, $19.95, 9781523503544
13. Be Prepared
Vera Brosgol, First Second, $12.99, 9781626724457
14. Charlotte’s Web
E.B. White, Harper, $8.99, 9780064400558
15. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
2. Bridge of Clay
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $26, 9781984830159
3. Hey, Kiddo
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Graphix, $14.99, 9780545902489
4. Dear Evan Hansen
Val Emmich, et al., Poppy, $18.99, 9780316420235
5. What If It’s Us
Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062795250
6. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780385754729
8. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
9. Dry
Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781481481960
10. Renegades
Marissa Meyer, Square Fish, $10.99, 9781250180636
11. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
12. A Very Large Expanse of Sea- Debut
Tahereh Mafi, Harper, $18.99, 9780062866561
13. Everything, Everything (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $10.99, 9781524769604
14. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
Mackenzi Lee, Katherine Tegen Books, $18.99, 9780062795328
15. On a Sunbeam
Tillie Walden, First Second, $21.99, 9781250178138
 
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, $7.99, 9780545261241
3. The Snowy Nap- Debut
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170737
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544772533
6. Baby Feminists
Libby Babbott-Klein, Jessica Walker (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780451480101
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
8. Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume
Candlewick Press, Candlewick Entertainment, $12.99, 9781536200607
9. Changing Faces: Happy Halloween!- Debut
Nathan Thoms, Pintachan (Illus.), Abrams, $7.95, 9781419729676
10. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
11. A Parade of Elephants
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books, $18.99, 9780062668271
12. The Wall in the Middle of the Book
Jon Agee, Dial Books, $17.99, 9780525555452
13. Giraffe Problems
Jory John, Lane Smith (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781524772031
14. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
15. Carmela Full of Wishes
Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illus.), G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780399549045
 
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. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
6. Amulet (hardcover and paperback)
Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix
7. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
8. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
9. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children (hardcover and paperback)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk
10. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

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