The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

May 7, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 5, 2019). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States.

Booksellers: The Indie Bestseller List, along with Other Indie Favorites, may be downloaded as a color PDF for display in your store. Go to the bestseller page on BookWeb.org and choose the format that works best for you, or click on the bestseller link in the Bookselling This Week email.
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Debuts for the week:
Hardcover Fiction
#7-The 18th Abduction, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (9780316420266)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#7-Trillion Dollar Coach, by Eric Schmidt, et al. (9780062839268)
#11-D-Day Girls, by Sarah Rose (9780451495082)
Paperback Fiction
#11-All We Ever Wanted, by Emily Giffin (9780399178948)
#13-The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware (9781501156250)
#14-Clock Dance, by Anne Tyler (9780525563020)
Paperback Nonfiction
#7-The Soul of America, by Jon Meacham (9780399589829)
Mass Market
#2-Past Tense, by Lee Child (9780399593536)
#8-Spymaster, by Brad Thor (9781476789422)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#2-Share Your Smile, by Raina Telgemeier (9781338353846)
Children’s Series
New: Spy School British Invasion, by Stuart Gibbs (9781534424708)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $26, 9781984822178
3. Redemption
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538761410
4. Lost Roses
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $28, 9781524796372
5. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
6. Machines Like Me
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $26.95, 9780385545112
7. The 18th Abduction- Debut
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $29, 9780316420266
8. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $27, 9781524798628
9. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
10. Women Talking
Miriam Toews, Bloomsbury, $24, 9781635572582
11. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697
12. My Lovely Wife
Samantha Downing, Berkley, $26, 9780451491725
13. Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Marlon James, Riverhead Books, $30, 9780735220171
14. Fire & Blood
George R.R. Martin, Doug Wheatley (Illus.), Bantam, $35, 9781524796280
15. Run Away
Harlan Coben, Grand Central, $29, 9781538748466
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
3. The Second Mountain
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993264
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
5. The Moment of Lift
Melinda Gates, Flatiron Books, $26.99, 9781250313577
6. Save Me the Plums
Ruth Reichl, Random House, $27, 9781400069996
7. Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell- Debut
Eric Schmidt, et al., HarperBusiness, $28.99, 9780062839268
8. Calm the F*ck Down
Sarah Knight, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316529150
9. Life Will Be the Death of Me
Chelsea Handler, Spiegel & Grau, $27, 9780525511779
10. Girl, Stop Apologizing
Rachel Hollis, HarperCollins Leadership, $24.99, 9781400209606
11. D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World  War II- Debut
Sarah Rose, Crown, $28, 9780451495082
12. Working
Robert A. Caro, Knopf, $25, 9780525656340
13. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
14. Bad Blood
John Carreyrou, Knopf, $27.95, 9781524731656
15. Nanaville
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9780812996104
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
2. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
4. Washington Black
Esi Edugyan, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525563242
5. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
6. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
7. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
8. The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin, Putnam, $16, 9780735215092
9. Warlight
Michael Ondaatje, Vintage, $16, 9780525562962
10. The Mister
E L. James, Vintage, $16.95, 9781984898326
11. All We Ever Wanted- Debut
Emily Giffin, Ballantine, $17, 9780399178948
12. Transcription
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316176668
13. The Death of Mrs. Westaway- Debut
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16.99, 9781501156250
14. Clock Dance- Debut
Anne Tyler, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525563020
15. The Peacock Emporium
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780735222335
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. The Mueller Report
The Washington Post, Scribner, $15, 9781982129736
2. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
3. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
4. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
5. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062319791
6. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
7. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels- Debut
Jon Meacham, Random House, $20, 9780399589829
8. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
9. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
10. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
11. Creative Quest
Questlove, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062670571
12. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
13. The Future of Humanity
Michio Kaku, Anchor, $16, 9780525434542
14. Fly Girls
Keith O’Brien, Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, $15.99, 9781328592798
15. Twilight of the Gods
Steven Hyden, Dey Street Books, $16.99, 9780062657138
 
MASS MARKET
1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Past Tense- Debut
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
3. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
4. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
5. The Fallen
David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9781538761342
6. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
7. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
8. Spymaster- Debut
Brad Thor, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476789422
9. Tom Clancy Line of Sight
Mike Maden, Berkley, $9.99, 9780735215948
10. The Escape Artist
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455559541
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books, $13.99, 9781419740275
2. Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story- Debut
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338353846
3. Katt vs. Dogg
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Anuki Lopez (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $13.99, 9780316411561
4. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Norton Young Readers, $11.95, 9780393356502
5. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465
6. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illus.), Quirk Books, $19.99, 9781683691136
7. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062377029
8. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
9. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
10. Camp
Kayla Miller, HMH Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9781328530820
11. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
12. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
13. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
14. Max and the Midknights
Lincoln Peirce, Crown Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9781101931080
15. The Line Tender
Kate Allen, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780735231603

YOUNG ADULT
1. The Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $12.99, 9781984849397
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
3. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
4. Five Feet Apart
Rachael Lippincott, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534451568
5. SHOUT
Laurie Halse Anderson, Viking Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780670012107
6. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
7. The Iliad
Gareth Hinds, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763696634
8. The Hazel Wood (An Indies Introduce Title)
Melissa Albert, Flatiron Books, $10.99, 9781250147936
9. Lovely War
Julie Berry, Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780451469939
10. The Prince and the Dressmaker
Jen Wang, First Second, $16.99, 9781626723634
11. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
12. Two Can Keep a Secret
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9781524714727
13. Internment
Samira Ahmed, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316522694
14. Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illus.), Marvel Press, $9.99, 9781484788509
15. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin, $12.99, 9780142424179
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. High Five
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $19.99, 9780525428893
2. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274
3. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper,

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