The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

December 12, 2018
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 9, 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 Nonfiction
#5-The Point of It All, by Charles Krauthammer (9781984825483)
#12-Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, by Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.) (9781476753836)
#14-Ottolenghi Simple, by Yotam Ottolenghi (9781607749165)
Paperback Fiction
#4-Milkman, by Anna Burns (9781644450000)
#11-Asymmetry, by Lisa Halliday (9781501166785)
#14-A Dog’s Way Home, by W. Bruce Cameron (978125030189)
Mass Market
#6-Princess, by James Patterson, Rees Jones (9781538714478)
#7-A Dog’s Way Home, by W. Bruce Cameron (9781250301901)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Kingdom of the Blind
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066206
2. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
3. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
4. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
5. Fire & Blood
George R.R. Martin, Doug Wheatley (Illus.), Bantam, $35, 9781524796280
6. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $28.99, 9781250069825
7. Past Tense
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593512
8. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393635522
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. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Viking, $28, 9780735224629
12. Elevation
Stephen King, Scribner, $19.95, 9781982102319
13. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
14. Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728529
15. Dark Sacred Night
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $29, 9780316484800
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
2. Educated  (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
3. Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.), Random House, $22, 9781984854278
4. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $28, 9781476740188
5. The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors- Debut
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9781984825483
6. Almost Everything
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780525537441
7. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $25, 9781984819192
8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
9. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928
10. The Fifth Risk
Michael Lewis, Norton, $26.95, 9781324002642
11. Girl, Wash Your Face
Rachel Hollis, Thomas Nelson, $22.99, 9781400201655
12. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking- Debut
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35, 9781476753836
13. Whose Boat Is This Boat?
The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, S&S, $14.99, 9781982121082
14. Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook- Debut
Yotam Ottolenghi, Ten Speed Press, $35, 9781607749165
15. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780525512172
 
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. Milkman- Debut
Anna Burns, Graywolf Press, $16, 9781644450000
5. Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16, 9780525563761
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. Hope Never Dies
Andrew Shaffer, Quirk Books, $14.99, 9781683690399
10. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609455064
11. Asymmetry- Debut
Lisa Halliday, S&S, $16, 9781501166785
12. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $17, 9781501178146
13. Alternate Side
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $17, 9780525509875
14. A Dog’s Way Home- Debut
W. Bruce Cameron, Forge, $14.99, 9781250301895
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. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
4. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
5. Code Girls
Liza Mundy, Hachette, $16.99, 9780316352543
6. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $17, 9780735213241
7. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
8. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
9. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
10. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2019
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $7.95, 9781571987730
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
12. Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
13. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
14. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
15. Promise Me, Dad
Joe Biden, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250171696
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Cuban Affair
Nelson DeMille, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501101731
2. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
3. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
4. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
5. Tom Clancy Power and Empire
Marc Cameron, Berkley, $9.99, 9780735215917
6. Princess- Debut
James Patterson, Rees Jones, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538714478
7. A Dog’s Way Home- Debut
W. Bruce Cameron, Forge, $9.99, 9781250301901
8. Instinct
James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Vision, $9.99, 9781478945192
9. In a Dark, Dark Wood
Ruth Ware, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501190476
10. A Season to Celebrate
Fern Michaels, et al., Zebra, $7.99, 9781420135749
 
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. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Amulet Books, $12.99, 9781419733604
4. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $19.99, 9781492670025
5. Squirm
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780385752978
6. Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)
Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illus.), Orchard Books, $12.99, 9781338143591
7. Mary Poppins (Illustrated Gift Edition)
P.L. Travers, Julia Sarda (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9781328498847
8. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $17.95, 9781616205676
9. An Anthology of Intriguing Animals
DK Children, $19.99, 9781465477026
10. I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $12.99, 9781368024570
11. Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations
Sara Gillingham, Phaidon Press, $24.95, 9780714877723
12. Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Beverly Johnson (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $14.99, 9780316523967
13. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
14. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle, Square Fish, $8.99, 9781250153272
15. Charlotte’s Web
E.B. White, HarperCollins, $8.99, 9780064400558
 
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
James Patterson, jimmy patterson, $9.99, 9780316478830
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
7. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
8. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
M.T. Anderson, Eugene Yelchin, Candlewick, $24.99, 9780763698225
9. Hey, Kiddo
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Graphix, $14.99, 9780545902489
10. Dry
Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781481481960
11. What If It’s Us
Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062795250
12. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
13. Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell, Wednesday Books, $10.99, 9781250042613
14. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
15. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662804
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $16.99, 9780394800790
3. The Snowy Nap
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170737
4. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
5. Santa Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484782903
6. Construction Site on Christmas Night
Sherri Duskey Rinker, A.G. Ford (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $16.99, 9781452139111
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
9. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
10. The Mitten
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780399231094
11. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
12. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780544320413
13. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
14. Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $12.99, 9780062675279
15. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illus.), Dutton, $16.99, 9780525467342
 
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
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. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback)
Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Annie Barrows, Chronicle
10. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic

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