The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

January 15, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, January 13, 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
#9-My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite (9780385544238)
#13-The Winter of the Witch, by Katherine Arden (9781101885994)
#14-The New Iberia Blues, by James Lee Burke (9781501176876)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#13-The Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris (9780525560715)
#14-Be Fearless, by Jean Case (9781501196348)
Paperback Fiction
#4-The Power, by Naomi Alderman (9780316547604)
#10-If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin (9780525566120)
#15-The Perfect Mother, by Aimee Molloy (9780062696809)
Paperback Nonfiction
#6-When, by Daniel H. Pink (9780735210639)
#13-How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt (9781524762940)
Mass Market
#6-The Bishop’s Pawn, by Steve Berry (9781250140241)
#8-Somebody I Used to Know, by David Bell (9781984802637)
#10-Dodge City, by Tom Clavin (9781250190727)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#1-Max and the Midknights, by Lincoln Peirce (9781101931080)
Young Adult
#4-We Are Displaced, by Malala Yousafzai (9780316523646)
#5-Two Can Keep a Secret, by Karen M. McManus (9781524714727)
#15-Slayer, by Kiersten White (9781534404953)
Children’s Illustrated
#9-My Heart, by Corinna Luyken (9780735227934)
#12-Superheroes Are Everywhere, by Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illus.) (9781984837493)
Children’s Series
New: The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air) by Holly Black (9780316310352)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
3. Fire & Blood
George R.R. Martin, Doug Wheatley (Illus.), Bantam, $35, 9781524796280
4. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $28.99, 9781250069825
5. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
6. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
7. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
8. Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728529
9. My Sister, the Serial Killer- Debut
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Doubleday, $22.95, 9780385544238
10. Kingdom of the Blind
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066206
11. Once Upon a River
Diane Setterfield, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28, 9780743298070
12. Past Tense
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593512
13. The Winter of the Witch- Debut
Katherine Arden, Del Rey, $28, 9781101885994
14. The New Iberia Blues- Debut
James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781501176876
15. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
On the Rise:
16. An Anonymous Girl
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, St. Martin’s, $27.99, 9781250133731
The new novel of psychological suspense by the bestselling authors of The Wife Between Us is a January 2019 Indie Next List Great Read.
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
2. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
3. Girl, Wash Your Face
Rachel Hollis, Thomas Nelson, $22.99, 9781400201655
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
5. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $28, 9781476740188
6. You Are a Badass Every Day
Jen Sincero, Viking, $20, 9780525561644
7. Calm the F*ck Down
Sarah Knight, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316529150
8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
9. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $25, 9781984819192
10. Gmorning, Gnight!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.), Random House, $22, 9781984854278
11. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928
12. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $28, 9781594204227
13. The Truths We Hold: An American Journey- Debut
Kamala Harris, Penguin Press, $30, 9780525560715
14. Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose- Debut
Jean Case, S&S, $25, 9781501196348
15. The Point of It All
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9781984825483
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
2. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
4. The Power- Debut
Naomi Alderman, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316547604
5. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920
6. Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16, 9780525563761
7. Asymmetry
Lisa Halliday, S&S, $16, 9781501166785
8. Milkman
Anna Burns, Graywolf Press, $16, 9781644450000
9. The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250130945
10. If Beale Street Could Talk- Debut
James Baldwin, Vintage, $14.95, 9780525566120
11. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
12. A Dog’s Way Home
W. Bruce Cameron, Forge, $14.99, 9781250301895
13. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
14. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
15. The Perfect Mother- Debut
Aimee Molloy, Harper, $16.99, 9780062696809
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
3. Beautiful Boy
David Sheff, Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, $16.99, 9781328974716
4. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
5. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
6. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing- Debut
Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead, $17, 9780735210639
7. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
8. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
10. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
11. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
12. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $17, 9780735213241
13. How Democracies Die- Debut
Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt, Broadway, $15, 9781524762940
14. Code Girls
Liza Mundy, Hachette, $16.99, 9780316352543
15. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
2. The Cuban Affair
Nelson DeMille, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501101731
3. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
4. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
5. A Dog’s Way Home
W. Bruce Cameron, Forge, $9.99, 9781250301901
6. The Bishop’s Pawn- Debut
Steve Berry, St. Martin’s, $9.99, 9781250140241
7. Tom Clancy Power and Empire
Marc Cameron, Berkley, $9.99, 9780735215917
8. Somebody I Used to Know- Debut
David Bell, Berkley, $9.99, 9781984802637
9. Instinct
James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Vision, $9.99, 9781478945192
10. Dodge City- Debut
Tom Clavin, St. Martin’s, $9.99, 9781250190727
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Max and the Midknights- Debut
Lincoln Peirce, Crown Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9781101931080
2. A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader
Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick (Eds.), Enchanted Lion Books, $34.95, 9781592702282
3. Mary Poppins (Illustrated Gift Edition)
P.L. Travers, Julia Sarda (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9781328498847
4. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $12.99, 9781419733604
5. Be Prepared
Vera Brosgol, First Second, $12.99, 9781626724457
6. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
7. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
8. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illus.), Running Press Kids, $16.99, 9780762465927
9. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $19.99, 9781492670025
10. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illus.), Workman, $19.95, 9781523503544
11. Louisiana’s Way Home
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763694630
12. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
13. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
14. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
15. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781524720193
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
2. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia
Christopher Paolini, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781984894861
3. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
4. We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World- Debut
Malala Yousafzai, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523646
5. Two Can Keep a Secret- Debut
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9781524714727
6. Dear Evan Hansen
Val Emmich, et al., Poppy, $18.99, 9780316420235
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
8. Bridge of Clay
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $26, 9781984830159
9. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $10.99, 9780062457806
10. The Prince and the Dressmaker
Jen Wang, First Second, $16.99, 9781626723634
11. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
12. What If It’s Us
Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062795250
13. The Injustice
James Patterson, jimmy patterson, $9.99, 9780316478830
14. Ashes in the Snow
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $9.99, 9781984836748
15. Slayer- Debut
Kiersten White, Simon Pulse, $18.99, 9781534404953
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
4. P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
Raj Haldar, Chris Carpenter, Maria Beddia (Illus.), Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $17.99, 9781492674313
5. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
6. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
7. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
9. My Heart- Debut
Corinna Luyken, Dial Books, $17.99, 9780735227934
10. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
11. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
12. Superheroes Are Everywhere- Debut
Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9781984837493
13. The Snowy Nap
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170737
14. Mary Poppins
P.L. Travers, Genevieve Godbout (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781328916778
15. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307120007
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
2. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
5. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
6. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
7. Magic Tree House  (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
8. The Bad Guys  (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
9. The Folk of the Air (hardcover and paperback)
Holly Black, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
New in Series: The Wicked King (9780316310352)
10. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic

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