The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

December 5, 2018
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 2, 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-Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny (9781250066206)
Paperback Nonfiction
#14-Promise Me, Dad, by Joe Biden (9781250171696)
Mass Market
#8-The Cuban Affair, by Nelson DeMille (9781501101731)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#14-Seeing Stars, by Sara Gillingham (9780714877723)
#15-Mary Poppins, by P.L.Travers, Júlia Sardà (Illus.) (9781328498847)
Young Adult
#13-The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, by M.T. Anderson, Eugene Yelchin (9780763698225)
Children’s Illustrated
#9-Who Likes Christmas?, by Shane Clester (Illus.) (9780525580607)
#13-Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas, by Jane O’Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), (9780062847263)
#14-I Love the Nutcracker, by Marion Billet (Illus.) (9781338267204)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Kingdom of the Blind- Debut
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066206
2. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
3. Fire & Blood
George R.R. Martin, Doug Wheatley (Illus.), Bantam, $35, 9781524796280
4. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
5. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $28.99, 9781250069825
6. Past Tense
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593512
7. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
8. Elevation
Stephen King, Scribner, $19.95, 9781982102319
9. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
10. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $23.99, 9780062294449
11. Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728529
12. Long Road to Mercy
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538761571
13. Dark Sacred Night
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $29, 9780316484800
14. The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Hiro Arikawa, Berkley, $20, 9780451491336
15. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Viking, $28, 9780735224629
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Becoming
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. Almost Everything
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780525537441
5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
6. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $28, 9781476740188
7. Gmorning, Gnight!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.), Random House, $22, 9781984854278
8. The Fifth Risk
Michael Lewis, Norton, $26.95, 9781324002642
9. Whose Boat Is This Boat?
The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, S&S, $14.99, 9781982121082
10. Fear: Trump in the White House
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781501175510
11. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928
12. Cook Like a Pro
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187046
13. Girl, Wash Your Face
Rachel Hollis, Thomas Nelson, $22.99, 9781400201655
14. Dare to Lead
Brené Brown, Random House, $28, 9780399592522
15. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $30, 9780316421829
 
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. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609455064
6. The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250130945
7. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920
8. The Best American Short Stories 2018
Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9780544582941
9. Alternate Side
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $17, 9780525509875
10. Hope Never Dies
Andrew Shaffer, Quirk Books, $14.99, 9781683690399
11. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
12. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $17, 9781501178146
13. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
14. China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16.95, 9780804172066
15. Winter Solstice
Elin Hilderbrand, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316435468
 
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. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
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. Code Girls
Liza Mundy, Hachette, $16.99, 9780316352543
8. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
10. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
11. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
12. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
13. Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
14. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose- Debut
Joe Biden, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250171696
15. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2019
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $7.95, 9781571987730
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
2. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
3. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
4. Instinct
James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Vision, $9.99, 9781478945192
5. A Season to Celebrate
Fern Michaels, et al., Zebra, $7.99, 9781420135749
6. Tom Clancy Power and Empire
Marc Cameron, Berkley, $9.99, 9780735215917
7. In a Dark, Dark Wood
Ruth Ware, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501190476
8. The Cuban Affair-Debut
Nelson DeMille, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501101731
9. Two Kinds of Truth
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455524167
10. Every Breath You Take
Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke, Pocket, $8.99, 9781501171734
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illus.), Workman, $19.95, 9781523503544
2. Louisiana’s Way Home
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763694630
3. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $19.99, 9781492670025
4. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $12.99, 9781419733604
5. Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)
Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illus.), Orchard Books, $12.99, 9781338143591
6. An Anthology of Intriguing Animals
DK Children, $19.99, 9781465477026
7. Squirm
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780385752978
8. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch: The Deluxe Junior Novelization
Random House Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780525580560
9. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illus.), Running Press Kids, $16.99, 9780762465927
10. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
11. Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Beverly Johnson (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $14.99, 9780316523967
12. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle, Square Fish, $8.99, 9781250153272
13. Be Prepared
Vera Brosgol, First Second, $12.99, 9781626724457
14. Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations- Debut
Sara Gillingham, Phaidon Press, $24.95, 9780714877723
15. Mary Poppins (Illustrated Gift Edition)- Debut
P.L. Travers, Júlia Sardà (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9781328498847
 
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. The Injustice
James Patterson, jimmy patterson, $9.99, 9780316478830
5. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
6. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
7. Hey, Kiddo
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Graphix, $14.99, 9780545902489
8. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662804
9. What If It’s Us
Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062795250
10. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
11. Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell, Wednesday Books, $10.99, 9781250042613
12. The Prince and the Dressmaker
Jen Wang, First Second, $16.99, 9781626723634
13. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge- Debut
M.T. Anderson, Eugene Yelchin, Candlewick Press, $24.99, 9780763698225
14. Skyward
Brandon Sanderson, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780399555770
15. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
 
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. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $16.99, 9780394800790
5. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
6. Santa Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484782903
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780544320413
9. Who Likes Christmas?- Debut
Shane Clester (Illus.), Golden Books, $4.99, 9780525580607
10. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
11. I’m the Grinch
Dennis R. Shealy, Random House Books for Young Readers, $5.99, 9780525580546
12. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illus.), Dutton, $16.99, 9780525467342
13. Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas- Debut
Jane O’Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $9.99, 9780062847263
14. I Love the Nutcracker- Debut
Marion Billet (Illus.), Cartwheel Books, $9.99, 9781338267204
15. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books
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. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
8. Amulet (hardcover and paperback)
Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix
9. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
10. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic

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