The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

August 9, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 4, 2019). 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-Chances Are . . . by Richard Russo (9781101947746)
#14-Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman (9780062390011)
Paperback Fiction
#6-The Witch Elm, by Tana French (9780735224643)
#11-My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite (9780525564201)
Children’s Series
New: The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire) by Tui T. Sutherland  (9781338214512)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
3. Chances Are . . .- Debut
Richard Russo, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947746
4. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634734
5. The New Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834836
6. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
7. Summer of ’69
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316420013
8. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane, Scribner, $27, 9781982106980
9. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538750568
10. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
11. The Lager Queen of Minnesota
J. Ryan Stradal, Pamela Dorman Books, $26, 9780399563058
12. Evvie Drake Starts Over
Linda Holmes, Ballantine, $26, 9780525619246
13. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $26, 9781984822178
14. Lady in the Lake- Debut
Laura Lippman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062390011
15. Fleishman Is in Trouble
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Random House, $27, 9780525510871
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Three Women
Lisa Taddeo, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $27, 9781451642292
3. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
4. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
6. Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062888433
7. The Second Mountain
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993264
8. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35, 9781476753836
9. Range
David Epstein, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735214484
10. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328662057
11. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered (An Indies Introduce Title)
Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Forge, $24.99, 9781250178954
12. Stop Doing That Sh*t
Gary John Bishop, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062871848
13. Howard Stern Comes Again
Howard Stern, S&S, $35, 9781501194290
14. The Moment of Lift
Melinda Gates, Flatiron Books, $26.99, 9781250313577
15. The British Are Coming
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9781627790437
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
2. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
4. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
5. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
6. The Witch Elm- Debut
Tana French, Penguin, $17, 9780735224643
7. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
8. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
9. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
10. Ghosted
Rosie Walsh, Penguin, $16, 9780525522799
11. My Sister, the Serial Killer- Debut
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Anchor, $14.95, 9780525564201
12. The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin, Putnam, $16, 9780735215092
13. My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin, $16, 9780525522133
14. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Bantam, $17, 9781984819581
15. The Outsider
Stephen King, Gallery, $18.99, 9781501181009
On the Rise:
17. Hippie
Paulo Coelho, Vintage, $15, 9780525565185
In his novel, Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order.
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
3. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
4. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
5. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
6. The Mueller Report
The Washington Post, Scribner, $15, 9781982129736
7. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
8. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
10. Into the Raging Sea
Rachel Slade, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062699879
11. Small Fry
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Grove Press, $16, 9780802147219
12. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
13. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
14. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157978
15. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620938
2. Past Tense
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
3. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
4. Spymaster
Brad Thor, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476789422
5. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
6. The Perfect Couple
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316375238
7. Cottage by the Sea
Debbie Macomber, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780399181276
8. A Stranger in the House
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525506331
9. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
10. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
2. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
3. Camp
Kayla Miller, HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9781328530820
4. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
5. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
6. The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook
Media Lab Books, $14.99, 9781948174244
7. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
8. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
9. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465
10. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Monica Armino (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $16.99, 9780062895936
11. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062377029
12. Be Prepared
Vera Brosgol, First Second, $12.99, 9781626724457
13. Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338353846
14. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women
Rey Terciero, Bre Indigo (Illus.), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780316522885
15. Refugee
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Penguin, $14.99, 9780525555377
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
3. The Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $12.99, 9781984849397
4. Wilder Girls (An Indies Introduce Title)
Rory Power, Delacorte Press, $18.99, 9780525645580
5. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
6. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
8. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
9. Dear Evan Hansen
Val Emmich, et al., Poppy, $18.99, 9780316420235
10. The Iliad
Gareth Hinds, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763696634
11. Cheshire Crossing
Andy Weir, Sarah Andersen (Illus.), Ten Speed Press, $14.99, 9780399582073
12. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
13. Five Feet Apart
Rachael Lippincott, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534451568
14. With the Fire on High
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662835
15. The Rest of the Story
Sarah Dessen, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062933621
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, $16.99, 9781368046459
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Where’s Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763695798
4. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
5. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
7. Where’s Waldo Now?
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634995
8. Bonnie’s First Day of School (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4)
Judy Katschke, RH/Disney, $5.99, 9780736439992
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
10. Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763635008
11. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241
12. The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523505098
13. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
14. Where’s Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763695804
15. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
New in Series: The Poison Jungle (9781338214512)
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
5. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
6. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
8. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
9. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
10. Big Nate (hardcover and paperback)
Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel

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