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The Indie Bestseller List

May 22, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 19, 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
#5-Orange World and Other Stories, by Karen Russell (9780525656135)
#13-Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips (9780525520412)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#4-Howard Stern Comes Again, by Howard Stern (9781501194290)
#9-Everything Is F*cked, by Mark Manson (9780062888433)
#13-The British Are Coming, by Rick Atkinson (9781627790437)
#14-Stop Doing That Sh*t, by Gary John Bishop (9780062871848)
Paperback Fiction
#13-The Word Is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz (9780062676801)
Paperback Nonfiction
#4-How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan (9780735224155)
#8-Into the Raging Sea, by Rachel Slade (9780062699879)
Young Adult
#9-I Wish You All the Best, by Mason Deaver (9781338306125)
#11-Stepsister, by Jennifer Donnelly (9781338268461)
Children’s Illustrated
#15-Hair Love, by Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison (9780525553366)
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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. The Guest Book
Sarah Blake, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250110251
4. Redemption
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538761410
5. Orange World and Other Stories- Debut
Karen Russell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525656135
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
7. The 18th Abduction
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $29, 9780316420266
8. Exhalation
Ted Chiang, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101947883
9. Lost Roses
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $28, 9781524796372
10. Machines Like Me
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $26.95, 9780385545112
11. The Farm
Joanne Ramos, Random House, $27, 9781984853752
12. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $27, 9781524798628
13. Disappearing Earth- Debut
Julia Phillips, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525520412
14. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697
15. The Flight Portfolio
Julie Orringer, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307959409
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
2. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
3. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
4. Howard Stern Comes Again- Debut
Howard Stern, S&S, $35, 9781501194290
5. The Second Mountain
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993264
6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
7. The Moment of Lift
Melinda Gates, Flatiron Books, $26.99, 9781250313577
8. Upheaval
Jared Diamond, Little Brown, $35, 9780316409131
9. Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope- Debut
Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062888433
10. Furious Hours
Casey Cep, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947869
11. Calm the F*ck Down
Sarah Knight, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316529150
12. Save Me the Plums
Ruth Reichl, Random House, $27, 9781400069996
13. The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777- Debut
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9781627790437
14. Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back- Debut
Gary John Bishop, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062871848
15. Unfu*k Yourself
Gary John Bishop, HarperOne, $19.99, 9780062803832
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
2. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
3. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
4. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
6. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
7. Washington Black
Esi Edugyan, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525563242
8. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
9. The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin, Putnam, $16, 9780735215092
10. When Life Gives You Lululemons
Lauren Weisberger, S&S, $16.99, 9781476778457
11. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
12. The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16.99, 9781501156250
13. The Word Is Murder- Debut
Anthony Horowitz, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062676801
14. Clock Dance
Anne Tyler, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525563020
15. Warlight
Michael Ondaatje, Vintage, $16, 9780525562962
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. The Mueller Report
The Washington Post, Scribner, $15, 9781982129736
2. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
3. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
4. How to Change Your Mind- Debut
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
5. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
6. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
7. The Soul of America
Jon Meacham, Random House, $20, 9780399589829
8. Into the Raging Sea- Debut
Rachel Slade, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062699879
9. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062319791
10. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157978
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
12. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
13. Creative Quest
Questlove, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062670571
14. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
15. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
 
MASS MARKET
1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Past Tense
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
3. The Mueller Report
Robert S. Mueller, et al., Melville House, $9.99, 9781612197814
4. Spymaster
Brad Thor, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476789422
5. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
6. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
7. The Fallen
David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9781538761342
8. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
9. Origin
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9780525563709
10. Tom Clancy Line of Sight
Mike Maden, Berkley, $9.99, 9780735215948
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books, $13.99, 9781419740275
2. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465
3. Shouting at the Rain
Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399175152
4. Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338353846
5. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Monica Armino (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $16.99, 9780062895936
6. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
7. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
8. Camp
Kayla Miller, HMH Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9781328530820
9. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Norton Young Readers, $11.95, 9780393356502
10. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
11. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
12. Max and the Midknights
Lincoln Peirce, Crown Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9781101931080
13. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062377029
14. Katt vs. Dogg
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Anuki Lopez (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $13.99, 9780316411561
15. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illus.), Quirk Books, $19.99, 9781683691136
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. The Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $12.99, 9781984849397
2. With the Fire on High
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662835
3. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
4. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
5. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Illus.), First Second, $17.99, 9781626722590
6. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
7. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
8. Five Feet Apart
Rachael Lippincott, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534451568
9. I Wish You All the Best- Debut
Mason Deaver, Push, $17.99, 9781338306125
10. Orphan Monster Spy
Matt Killeen, Penguin, $10.99, 9780451478757
11. Stepsister- Debut
Jennifer Donnelly, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338268461
12. Aurora Rising
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781524720964
13. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
14. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Harvest, $11.99, 9780156012195
15. Dear Evan Hansen
Val Emmich, et al., Poppy, $18.99, 9780316420235
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. High Five
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $19.99, 9780525428893
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
7. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241
8. Lambslide
Ann Patchett, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062883384
9. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
10. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
11. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
12. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
13. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle Books, $8.99, 9781452178592
14. The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523505098
15. Hair Love- Debut
Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison, Kokila, $17.99, 9780525553366
 
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. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
5. Wings of Fire  (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
6. Magic Tree House  (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
7. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Gare Thompson, et al., Penguin Workshop
8. The Princess in Black  (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
9. Spy School  (hardcover and paperback)
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
10. Emmie & Friends  (hardcover and paperback)
Terri Libenson, Balzer + Bray

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