The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

June 12, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, June 9, 2019). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org

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
#2-City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert (9781594634734)
#3-On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong (9780525562023)
#5-Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, by Neal Stephenson (9780062458711)
#9-Mostly Dead Things, by Kristen Arnett (9781947793309)
#13-Unsolved, by James Patterson, David Ellis (9780316419826)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#6-Siege, by Michael Wolff (9781250253828)
Paperback Fiction
#13-The Outsider, by Stephen King (9781501181009)
#15-The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai (9780735223530)
Paperback Nonfiction
#2-Calypso, by David Sedaris (9780316392426)
#8-Tip of the Iceberg, by Mark Adams (9781101985120)
Mass Market
#7-In His Father’s Footsteps, by Danielle Steel (9780399179280)
#8-Triple Homicide, by James Patterson (9781538730751)
#9-Last Anniversary, by Liane Moriarty (9780062937926)
Young Adult
#3-The Rest of the Story, by Sarah Dessen (9780062933621)
#7-Sorcery of Thorns, by Margaret Rogerson (9781481497619)
#9-Ghosts of the Shadow Market, by Cassandra Clare, et al. (9781534433625)
Children’s Illustrated
#8-Dr. Seuss’s I Love Pop!, by Dr. Seuss (9781984848123)
#14-You Made Me a Dad, by Laurenne Sala, Mike Malbrough (Illus.) (9780062396945)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. City of Girls- Debut
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634734
3. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous- Debut
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
4. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $26, 9781984822178
5. Fall; or, Dodge in Hell- Debut
Neal Stephenson, Morrow, $35, 9780062458711
6. The Guest Book
Sarah Blake, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250110251
7. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
8. The Sentence Is Death
Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $27.99, 9780062676832
9. Mostly Dead Things- Debut
Kristen Arnett, Tin House Books, $24.95, 9781947793309
10. Exhalation: Stories
Ted Chiang, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101947883
11. Cari Mora
Thomas Harris, Grand Central, $29, 9781538750148
12. Orange World and Other Stories
Karen Russell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525656135
13. Unsolved- Debut
James Patterson, David Ellis, Little Brown, $28, 9780316419826
14. Disappearing Earth
Julia Phillips, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525520412
15. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $27, 9781524798628
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
3. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
5. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered (An Indies Introduce Title)
Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Forge, $24.99, 9781250178954
6. Siege: Trump Under Fire- Debut
Michael Wolff, Holt, $30, 9781250253828
7. Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062888433
8. Spying on the South
Tony Horwitz, Penguin Press, $30, 9781101980286
9. Howard Stern Comes Again
Howard Stern, S&S, $35, 9781501194290
10. Furious Hours
Casey Cep, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947869
11. The Second Mountain
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993264
12. The Moment of Lift
Melinda Gates, Flatiron Books, $26.99, 9781250313577
13. Upheaval
Jared Diamond, Little Brown, $35, 9780316409131
14. The British Are Coming
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9781627790437
15. Calm the F*ck Down
Sarah Knight, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316529150
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
2. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
3. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
5. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
6. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
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. The Clockmaker’s Daughter
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781451649413
10. Washington Black
Esi Edugyan, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525563242
11. The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin, Putnam, $16, 9780735215092
12. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
13. The Outsider- Debut
Stephen King, Gallery, $18.99, 9781501181009
14. When Life Gives You Lululemons
Lauren Weisberger, S&S, $16.99, 9781476778457
15. The Great Believers- Debut
Rebecca Makkai, Penguin, $16, 9780735223530
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. The Mueller Report
The Washington Post, Scribner, $15, 9781982129736
2. Calypso- Debut
David Sedaris, Back Bay Books, $17.99, 9780316392426
3. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
4. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
5. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
6. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
7. Into the Raging Sea
Rachel Slade, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062699879
8. Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier- Debut
Mark Adams, Dutton, $16, 9781101985120
9. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
10. The Soul of America
Jon Meacham, Random House, $20, 9780399589829
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
12. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
13. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
14. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062319791
15. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
 
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. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
5. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
6. Spymaster
Brad Thor, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476789422
7. In His Father’s Footsteps- Debut
Danielle Steel, Dell, $8.99, 9780399179280
8. Triple Homicide- Debut
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9781538730751
9. Last Anniversary- Debut
Liane Moriarty, Harper, $7.99, 9780062937926
10. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967706
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
2. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Monica Armino (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $16.99, 9780062895936
3. Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338353846
4. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young

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