The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

December 12, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 8,  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:
Paperback Fiction
#14-Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evaristo (9780802156983)
Paperback Nonfiction
#5-The Fifth Risk, by Michael Lewis (9780393357455)
Mass Market
#4-The 13-Minute Murder, by James Patterson (9781538749678)
#5-Silent Night, by Danielle Steel (9780399179402)
Children’s Illustrated
#3-The Serious Goose, by Jimmy Kimmel (9780525707752)
Children’s Series
New: Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha) by Tomi Adeyemi (9781250170996)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
2. The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541213
3. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
4. Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $27, 9780812996548
5. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597
6. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781
7. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
8. The Guardians
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544184
9. Blue Moon
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593543
10. Nothing to See Here
Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062913463
11. The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488
12. Agent Running in the Field
John le Carré, Viking, $29, 9781984878878
13. A Minute to Midnight
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538761601
14. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
15. Under Occupation
Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9780399592300
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
2. The Body
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $30, 9780385539302
3. A Warning
Anonymous, Twelve, $30, 9781538718469
4. Blowout
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $30, 9780525575474
5. Me
Elton John, Holt, $30, 9781250147608
6. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
7. Catch and Kill
Ronan Farrow, Little Brown, $30, 9780316486637
8. Finding Chika
Mitch Albom, Harper, $24.99, 9780062952394
9. Acid for the Children: A Memoir
Flea, Grand Central, $30, 9781455530533
10. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
11. How To
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090
12. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers
Brian Kilmeade, Sentinel, $28, 9780525540533
13. Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse
John Lithgow, Chronicle Prism, $19.95, 9781452182759
14. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385521314
15. The Yellow House: A Memoir
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $26, 9780802125088
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062684738
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
4. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
5. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
6. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250069832
7. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
8. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
9. The Best American Short Stories 2019
Anthony Doerr, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328484246
10. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
11. The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250229533
12. Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781538728543
13. Ghosted
Rosie Walsh, Penguin, $16, 9780525522799
14. Girl, Woman, Other- Debut
Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17, 9780802156983
15. Killing Commendatore
Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $17, 9780525435761
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
Greta Thunberg, Penguin, $10, 9780143133568
2. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
3. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $16.99, 9781476740195
4. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
5. The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy- Debut
Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95, 9780393357455
6. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
7. On Desperate Ground
Hampton Sides, Anchor, $17, 9781101971215
8. Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $15, 9781984897695
9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
10. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business Review Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
11. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196
12. Upstream: Selected Essays
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $17, 9780143130086
13. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
14. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
Sherman Alexie, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316270748
15. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $18, 9781476795935
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620938
2. Elevation
Stephen King, Scribner, $9.99, 9781982102326
3. The Lying Game
Ruth Ware, Pocket, $9.99, 9781982123420
4. The 13-Minute Murder- Debut
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9781538749678
5. Silent Night- Debut
Danielle Steel, Dell, $8.99, 9780399179402
6. Tom Clancy Oath of Office
Marc Cameron, Berkley, $9.99, 9780735215979
7. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
8. Dark Sacred Night
Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9781538731765
9. Past Tense
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
10. Doctor Sleep
Stephen King, Pocket, $10.99, 9781982138868
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
2. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
3. The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Sourcebooks Explore, $19.99, 9781492677697
4. My Book with No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial Books, $9.99, 9780593111017
5. A Tale of Magic…
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523479
6. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
7. White Bird: A Wonder Story
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9780525645535
8. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illus.), Quirk Books, $19.99, 9781683691136
9. Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers
Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illus.), Philomel Books, $16.99, 9781984837127
10. The Wonders of Nature
Ben Hoare, DK Children, $19.99, 9781465485366
11. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99, 9781481438285
12. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo, Timbuktu Labs, $35, 9780997895810
13. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
14. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
15. Best Friends
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. The Fountains of Silence
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, $18.99, 9780399160318
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
3. Call Down the Hawk
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic Press, $19.99, 9781338188325
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Penguin, $12.99, 9780593109069
5. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
Laura Ruby, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062317643
6. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
8. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Penguin, $14.99, 9780525555377
9. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
10. Frankly in Love
David Yoon, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984812209
11. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
12. American Royals
Katharine McGee, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984830173
13. Dry
Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9781481481977
14. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
15. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin Books, $12.99, 9780142424179
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Crayons’ Christmas
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $19.99, 9780525515746
2. Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever
Matt Tavares, Candlewick, $17.99, 9781536201376
3. The Serious Goose- Debut
Jimmy Kimmel, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780525707752
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780394800790
5. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
6. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780544320413
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles
Jean Marzollo, Walter Wick (Illus.), Cartwheel Books, $14.99, 9781338332582
9. The Shortest Day
Susan Cooper, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763686987
10. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
11. The Snowy Nap
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170737
12. The Dinky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9781338600834
13. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
14. Dinosnores
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781523508136
15. Frozen 2 Little Golden Book
Golden Books/Disney, $4.99, 9780736440202
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
4. Legacy of Orisha (hardcover)
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
New in Series: Children of Virtue and Vengeance (9781250170996)
5. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
6. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Diane Bailey, et al., Penguin Workshop
7. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
8. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
9. The Questioneers (hardcover and paperback)
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams
10. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

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