The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

November 7, 2018
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November 4, 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
#3-Elevation, by Stephen King (9781982102319)
#4-Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly (9780316484800)
#12-The Travelling Cat Chronicles, by Hiro Arikawa (9780451491336)
Paperback Fiction
#7-The Wife Between Us, by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen (9781250130945)
#10-Winter Solstice, by Elin Hilderbrand (9780316435468)
Mass Market
#5-Instinct, by James Patterson, Howard Roughan (9781478945192)
#8-In a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware (9781501190476)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#7-The Hidden Witch, by Molly Knox Ostertag (9781338253757)
#10-Blended, by Sharon M. Draper (9781442495005)
Children’s Illustrated
#13-The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick, by Drew Daywalt, David Spencer (Illus.) (9780399172762)
Children’s Series
New: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney  (9781419727436)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
2. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
3. Elevation- Debut
Stephen King, Scribner, $19.95, 9781982102319
4. Dark Sacred Night- Debut
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $29, 9780316484800
5. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Viking, $28, 9780735224629
6. Killing Commendatore
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $30, 9780525520047
7. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $23.99, 9780062294449
8. A Spark of Light
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9780345544988
9. Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728529
10. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
11. The Clockmaker’s Daughter
Kate Morton, Atria, $28, 9781451649390
12. The Travelling Cat Chronicles- Debut
Hiro Arikawa, Berkley, $20, 9780451491336
13. Red War
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28.99, 9781501190599
14. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
15. Transcription
Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28, 9780316176637
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Almost Everything
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780525537441
2. The Fifth Risk
Michael Lewis, Norton, $26.95, 9781324002642
3. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $25, 9781984819192
4. Fear: Trump in the White House
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781501175510
5. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
6. Dare to Lead
Brené Brown, Random House, $28, 9780399592522
7. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $28, 9781476740188
8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
9. Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187046
10. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928
11. Killing the SS
Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781250165541
12. Gmorning, Gnight!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.), Random House, $22, 9781984854278
13. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $30, 9780316421829
14. Girl, Wash Your Face
Rachel Hollis, Thomas Nelson, $22.99, 9781400201655
15. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
 
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. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
4. Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16, 9780525563761
5. The Best American Short Stories 2018
Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9780544582941
6. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920
7. The Wife Between Us- Debut
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250130945
8. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $17, 9781501178146
9. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
10. Winter Solstice- Debut
Elin Hilderbrand, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316435468
11. Friday Black
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Mariner, $14.99, 9781328911247
12. The Girl in the Spider’s Web
David Lagercrantz, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $16.95, 9780525564560
13. China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16.95, 9780804172066
14. A Simple Favor
Darcey Bell, Harper, $16.99, 9780062878649
15. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. Beautiful Boy
David Sheff, Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, $16.99, 9781328974716
3. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
4. Code Girls
Liza Mundy, Hachette, $16.99, 9780316352543
5. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $17, 9780735213241
6. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
7. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
8. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
10. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
12. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
13. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
14. The River of Consciousness
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $16.95, 9780804171007
15. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $16.99, 9780062300553
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
2. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
3. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
4. Two Kinds of Truth
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455524167
5. Instinct- Debut
James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Vision, $9.99, 9781478945192
6. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780525575757
7. Enemy of the State
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476783536
8. In a Dark, Dark Wood- Debut
Ruth Ware, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501190476
9. The People vs. Alex Cross
James Patterson, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538760642
10. Fall from Grace
Danielle Steel, Dell, $8.99, 9781101884027
 
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.), Harry N. Abrams, $12.99, 9781419733604
3. I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $12.99, 9781368024570
4. The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523301
5. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illus.), Workman, $19.95, 9781523503544
6. Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Beverly Johnson (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $14.99, 9780316523967
7. The Hidden Witch- Debut
Molly Knox Ostertag, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338253757
8. Squirm
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780385752978
9. Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)
Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illus.), Orchard Books, $12.99, 9781338143591
10. Blended- Debut
Sharon M. Draper, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $16.99, 9781442495005
11. The House with a Clock in Its Walls
John Bellairs, Edward Gorey (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780451481283
12. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
13. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
14. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
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. Dear Evan Hansen
Val Emmich, et al., Poppy, $18.99, 9780316420235
4. Hey, Kiddo
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Graphix, $14.99, 9780545902489
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780385754729
6. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
7. What If It’s Us
Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062795250
8. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
9. Looking for Alaska (Penguin Minis)
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $12, 9780525555711
10. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
11. Renegades
Marissa Meyer, Square Fish, $10.99, 9781250180636
12. Dry
Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781481481960
13. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
Mackenzi Lee, Katherine Tegen Books, $18.99, 9780062795328
14. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
15. A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Tahereh Mafi, Harper, $18.99, 9780062866561
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241
2. The Snowy Nap
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170737
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
5. The Thankful Book
Todd Parr, LB Kids, $7.99, 9780316337755
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. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
9. A Parade of Elephants
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books, $18.99, 9780062668271
10. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
11. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
12. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
13. The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick- Debut
Drew Daywalt, David Spencer (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9780399172762
14. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
15. Giraffe Problems
Jory John, Lane Smith (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781524772031
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney
New in Series: The Meltdown (9781419727436)
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
4. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
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. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
9. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
10. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic

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