The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

November 20, 2018
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November 18, 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
#5-Long Road to Mercy, by David Baldacci (9781538761571)
#12-Fox 8, by George Saunders, Chelsea Cardinal (Illus.) (9781984818027)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#1-Becoming, by Michelle Obama (9781524763138)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#8-An Anthology of Intriguing Animals, by DK Children (9781465477026)
#11-Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch: The Deluxe Junior Novelization (9780525580560)
#12-The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, by America’s Test Kitchen Kids (9781492670025)
Young Adult
5-The Injustice, by James Patterson (9780316478830)
Children’s Illustrated
#8-Bold & Brave, by Kirsten Gillibrand, Maira Kalman (Illus.) (9780525579014)
#11-Santa Bruce, by Ryan T. Higgins (9781484782903)
#14-I’m the Grinch, by Random House Books for Young Readers (9780525580546)
Children’s Series
New: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald-The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter) by
J.K. Rowling (9781338263893)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $28.99, 9781250069825
2. Past Tense
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593512
3. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
4. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
5. Long Road to Mercy- Debut
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538761571
6. Elevation
Stephen King, Scribner, $19.95, 9781982102319
7. Dark Sacred Night
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $29, 9780316484800
8. Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728529
9. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
10. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Viking, $28, 9780735224629
11. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $23.99, 9780062294449
12. Fox 8: A Story- Debut
George Saunders, Chelsea Cardinal (Illus.), Random House, $17, 9781984818027
13. The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Hiro Arikawa, Berkley, $20, 9780451491336
14. A Spark of Light
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9780345544988
15. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Becoming- Debut
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
2. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
3. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $25, 9781984819192
4. The Fifth Risk
Michael Lewis, Norton, $26.95, 9781324002642
5. Fear: Trump in the White House
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781501175510
6. Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780525537441
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. Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane
The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, S&S, $14.99, 9781982121082
10. Dare to Lead
Brene Brown, Random House, $28, 9780399592522
11. Gmorning, Gnight!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.), Random House, $22, 9781984854278
12. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928
13. Killing the SS
Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781250165541
14. Cook Like a Pro
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187046
15. Girl, Wash Your Face
Rachel Hollis, Thomas Nelson, $22.99, 9781400201655
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
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. The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250130945
7. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920
8. Friday Black
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Mariner, $14.99, 9781328911247
9. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $17, 9781501178146
10. My Brilliant Friend (HBO Tie-In Edition)
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609455064
11. Winter Solstice
Elin Hilderbrand, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316435468
12. A Simple Favor
Darcey Bell, Harper, $16.99, 9780062878649
13. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
14. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
15. The Girl in the Spider’s Web
David Lagercrantz, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $16.95, 9780525564560
On the Rise:
17. Alternate Side
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $17, 9780525509875
In Quindlen’s novel, the tensions in a tight-knit neighborhood–and a seemingly happy marriage–are exposed by an unexpected act of violence.
 
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. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
6. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $17, 9780735213241
7. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
8. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
9. Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
10. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
12. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
13. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
14. We Were Eight Years in Power
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $18, 9780399590573
15. Boy Erased
Garrard Conley, Riverhead Books, $16, 9780525538981
 
MASS MARKET
1. In a Dark, Dark Wood
Ruth Ware, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501190476
2. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
3. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
4. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
5. Instinct
James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Vision, $9.99, 9781478945192
6. A Season to Celebrate
Fern Michaels, et al., Zebra, $7.99, 9781420135749
7. Every Breath You Take
Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke, Pocket, $8.99, 9781501171734
8. Two Kinds of Truth
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455524167
9. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780525575757
10. Typhoon Fury
Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399575594
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Louisiana’s Way Home
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763694630
2. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illus.), Workman, $19.95, 9781523503544
3. Squirm
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780385752978
4. I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $12.99, 9781368024570
5. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
6. Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)
Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illus.), Orchard Books, $12.99, 9781338143591
7. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
8. An Anthology of Intriguing Animals- Debut
DK Children, $19.99, 9781465477026
9. Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Beverly Johnson (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $14.99, 9780316523967
10. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illus.), Running Press Kids, $16.99, 9780762465927
11. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch: The Deluxe Junior Novelization- Debut
Random House Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780525580560
12. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs- Debut
America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $19.99, 9781492670025
13. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
14. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $12.99, 9781419733604
15. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
 
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. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
5. The Injustice- Debut
James Patterson, jimmy patterson, $9.99, 9780316478830
6. Hey, Kiddo
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Graphix, $14.99, 9780545902489
7. Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell, Wednesday Books, $10.99, 9781250042613
8. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
9. Skyward
Brandon Sanderson, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780399555770
10. What If It’s Us
Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062795250
11. Looking for Alaska (Penguin Minis)
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $12, 9780525555711
12. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780385754729
13. Dry
Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781481481960
14. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662804
15. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin, $12.99, 9780142424179
 
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. Construction Site on Christmas Night
Sherri Duskey Rinker, A.G. Ford (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $16.99, 9781452139111
4. The Thankful Book
Todd Parr, LB Kids, $7.99, 9780316337755
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $16.99, 9780394800790
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
8. Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote- Debut
Kirsten Gillibrand, Maira Kalman (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780525579014
9. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
10. The Heart of a Who
Rachel Chlebowski, Fabio Laguna (Illus.), Golden Books, $5.99, 9780525580553
11. Santa Bruce- Debut
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484782903
12. A Colorful Christmas!
Fabio Laguna (Illus.), Golden Books, $7.99, 9780525644507
13. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
14. I’m the Grinch- Debut
Random House Books for Young Readers, $5.99, 9780525580546
15. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
New: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald-The Original Screenplay (9781338263893)
3. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
4. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
5. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
6. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
7. Amulet (hardcover and paperback)
Kazu Kibuishi, Kazu Kibuishi (Illus.), Graphix
8. Keeper of the Lost Cities (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Messenger, Aladdin
9. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
10. I Survived (hardcover and paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic

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