The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

January 8, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, January 6, 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
#14-The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez (9780735219441)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#11-Calm the F*ck Down, by Sarah Knight (9780316529150)
Mass Market
#7-Accidental Heroes, by Danielle Steel (9781101884119)
Young Adult
#2-The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, by Christopher Paolini (9781984894861)
Children’s Illustrated
#13-P Is for Pterodactyl, by Raj Haldar,  Chris Carpenter, Maria Beddia (Illus.) (9781492674313)
Children’s Series
New: The Bad Guys in Superbad, by Aaron Blabey (9781338189636)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
3. Fire & Blood
George R.R. Martin, Doug Wheatley (Illus.), Bantam, $35, 9781524796280
4. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
5. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
7. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $28.99, 9781250069825
8. Kingdom of the Blind
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066206
9. Once Upon a River
Diane Setterfield, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28, 9780743298070
10. Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728529
11. Past Tense
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593512
12. An American Marriage
Tayari Jones, Algonquin, $26.95, 9781616208776
13. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393635522
14. The Friend- Debut
Sigrid Nunez, Riverhead, $25, 9780735219441
15. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $23.99, 9780062294449
 
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. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $25, 9781984819192
7. You Are a Badass Every Day
Jen Sincero, Viking, $20, 9780525561644
8. The Point of It All
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9781984825483
9. Gmorning, Gnight!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.), Random House, $22, 9781984854278
10. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $28, 9781594204227
11. Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can’t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life- Debut
Sarah Knight, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316529150
12. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780525512172
13. Dare to Lead
Brené Brown, Random House, $28, 9780399592522
14. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928
15. The Fifth Risk
Michael Lewis, Norton, $26.95, 9781324002642
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
3. Less
Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132
4. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920
5. Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16, 9780525563761
6. Milkman
Anna Burns, Graywolf Press, $16, 9781644450000
7. Asymmetry
Lisa Halliday, S&S, $16, 9781501166785
8. The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250130945
9. A Dog’s Way Home
W. Bruce Cameron, Forge, $14.99, 9781250301895
10. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
11. The Best American Short Stories 2018
Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9780544582941
12. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219
13. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609455064
14. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
15. China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16.95, 9780804172066
On the Rise:
18. The Perfect Mother
Aimee Molloy, Harper, $16.99, 9780062696809
An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. Soon to be a major motion picture.
 
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. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
7. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
8. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
9. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
10. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
12. Code Girls
Liza Mundy, Hachette, $16.99, 9780316352543
13. Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
14. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $17, 9780735213241
15. Walking the Americas
Levison Wood, Grove Press, $17, 9780802129192
 
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. Two Kinds of Truth
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455524167
7. Accidental Heroes- Debut
Danielle Steel, Dell, $8.99, 9781101884119
8. Instinct
James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Vision, $9.99, 9781478945192
9. Tom Clancy Power and Empire
Marc Cameron, Berkley, $9.99, 9780735215917
10. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780525575757
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader
Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick (Eds.), Enchanted Lion Books, $34.95, 9781592702282
2. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
3. Mary Poppins (Illustrated Gift Edition)
P.L. Travers, Julia Sarda (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9781328498847
4. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
5. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illus.), Workman, $19.95, 9781523503544
6. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $12.99, 9781419733604
7. Louisiana’s Way Home
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763694630
8. Squirm
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780385752978
9. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
10. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
11. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illus.), Running Press Kids, $16.99, 9780762465927
12. The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523301
13. Be Prepared
Vera Brosgol, First Second, $12.99, 9781626724457
14. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
15. The War I Finally Won
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Puffin, $8.99, 9780147516817
 
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- Debut
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. Dear Evan Hansen
Val Emmich, et al., Poppy, $18.99, 9780316420235
5. Bridge of Clay
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $26, 9781984830159
6. What If It’s Us
Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062795250
7. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
8. The Injustice
James Patterson, jimmy patterson, $9.99, 9780316478830
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
10. The Prince and the Dressmaker
Jen Wang, First Second, $16.99, 9781626723634
11. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662804
12. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
13. Ashes in the Snow
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $9.99, 9781984836748
14. Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell, Wednesday Books, $10.99, 9781250042613
15. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $10.99, 9780062457806
 
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 Snowy Nap
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170737
4. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
5. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
6. Mary Poppins
P.L. Travers, Genevieve Godbout (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781328916778
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
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. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
13. P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever- Debut
Raj Haldar,  Chris Carpenter, Maria Beddia (Illus.), Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $17.99, 9781492674313
14. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
15. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $19.99, 9780399167898
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books
3. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
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 and paperback)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
7. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
New in Series: The Bad Guys in Superbad (9781338189636)
8. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
9. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix
10. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

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