The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

February 5, 2020
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (for the sales week ended Sunday, February 2, 2020). 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 Nonfiction
#10-Why We’re Polarized, by Ezra Klein (9781476700328)
Paperback Nonfiction
#11-Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou (9780525431992)
#12-The First Conspiracy, by Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch (9781250257673)
Mass Market
#4-Ambush, by James Patterson, James O. Born (9781538713860)
#8-The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian (9780593081631)
#10-Blessing in Disguise, by Danielle Steel (9780399179341)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#14-The Best of Iggy, by Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illus.) (9781984813305)
Young Adult
#2-Training Camp, by Wesley King, Kobe Bryant (9781949520019)
#3-Legacy and the Queen, by Annie Matthew, Kobe Bryant (9781949520033)
#12-Almost American Girl, by Robin Ha (9780062685094)
Children’s Illustrated
#2-The Undefeated, by Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illus.) (9781328780966)
#6-A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (9781984850225)
#13-Happy Heart, by Hannah Eliot, Susie Hammer (Illus.) (9781534432024)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
2. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
3. Such a Fun Age (An Indies Introduce Title)
Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26, 9780525541905
4. A Long Petal of the Sea
Isabel Allende, Ballantine, $28, 9781984820150
5. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
6. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
7. Long Bright River
Liz Moore, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780525540670
8. The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488
9. Dear Edward
Ann Napolitano, The Dial Press, $27, 9781984854780
10. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597
11. Agency
William Gibson, Berkley, $28, 9781101986936
12. The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541213
13. Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $27, 9780812996548
14. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
15. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. A Very Stable Genius
Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig, Penguin Press, $30, 9781984877499
2. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
4. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
5. The Body
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $30, 9780385539302
6. Profiles in Corruption
Peter Schweizer, Harper, $29.99, 9780062897909
7. Successful Aging
Daniel J. Levitin, Dutton, $30, 9781524744182
8. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
9. Why We Can’t Sleep
Ada Calhoun, Grove Press, $26, 9780802147851
10. Why We’re Polarized- Debut
Ezra Klein, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $28, 9781476700328
11. The Blue Zones Kitchen
Dan Buettner, National Geographic, $30, 9781426220135
12. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385521314
13. Uncanny Valley: A Memoir
Anna Wiener, MCD, $27, 9780374278014
14. Brain Wash
David Perlmutter, MD, et al., Little, Brown Spark, $28, 9780316453325
15. Strange Planet
Nathan W. Pyle, Morrow Gift, $14.99, 9780062970701
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
4. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
5. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062684738
6. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
7. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
8. Ghosted
Rosie Walsh, Penguin, $16, 9780525522799
9. We Must Be Brave
Frances Liardet, Putnam, $17, 9780735218871
10. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538750582
11. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
12. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250069832
13. Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17, 9780802156983
14. The Last Romantics
Tara Conklin, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062358219
15. The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250229533
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $17, 9780593133934
2. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
Greta Thunberg, Penguin, $10, 9780143133568
3. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
4. Barracoon
Zora Neale Hurston, Amistad, $16.99, 9780062748218
5. The Source of Self-Regard
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525562795
6. Frederick Douglass
David W. Blight, S&S, $20, 9781416590323
7. Skin in the Game
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Random House, $18, 9780425284643
8. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
9. Wild Bill
Tom Clavin, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250178169
10. Deep Creek
Pam Houston, Norton, $15.95, 9780393357660
11. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup- Debut
John Carreyrou, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525431992
12. The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington- Debut
Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250257673
13. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
14. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business Review Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
15. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620938
2. Wolf Pack
C.J. Box, Putnam, $9.99, 9780525538219
3. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
4. Ambush- Debut
James Patterson, James O. Born, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538713860
5. Tom Clancy Oath of Office
Marc Cameron, Berkley, $9.99, 9780735215979
6. The Malta Exchange
Steve Berry, Minotaur, $9.99, 9781250140289
7. The First Lady
James Patterson, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538714942
8. The Flight Attendant- Debut
Chris Bohjalian, Vintage, $9.99, 9780593081631
9. Past Tense
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
10. Blessing in Disguise- Debut
Danielle Steel, Dell, $8.99, 9780399179341
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
2. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
3. Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof
Ivy Claire, Kobe Bryant, Granity Studios, $16.99, 9781949520071
4. Little Women
Louisa May Alcott, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142408766
5. Karen’s Witch
Ann M. Martin, Katy Farina (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99, 9781338315196
6. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
7. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
8. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
9. Best Friends
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469
10. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
11. Dog Man Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D
Kate Howard, Dav Pilkey (Illus.), Scholastic, $10.99, 9781338568844
12. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
13. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women
Rey Terciero, Bre Indigo (Illus.), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780316522885
14. The Best of Iggy- Debut
Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illus.), G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9781984813305
15. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Kwame Mbalia, Rick Riordan Presents, $17.99, 9781368039932
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. One of Us Is Next
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780525707967
2. Training Camp- Debut
Wesley King, Kobe Bryant, Granity Studios, $18.99, 9781949520019
3. Legacy and the Queen- Debut
Annie Matthew, Kobe Bryant, Granity Studios, $16.99, 9781949520033
4. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
5. The Fountains of Silence
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, $18.99, 9780399160318
6. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
7. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Harvest, $11.99, 9780156012195
8. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
9. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
10. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Erika L. Sanchez, Ember, $11.99, 9781524700515
11. Call Down the Hawk
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic Press, $19.99, 9781338188325
12. Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir- Debut
Robin Ha, Balzer + Bray, $12.99, 9780062685094
13. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
14. The Iliad
Gareth Hinds, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763696634
15. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Illus.), First Second, $17.99, 9781626722590
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Love from the Crayons
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $9.99, 9781524792688
2. The Undefeated- Debut
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illus.), Versify, $17.99, 9781328780966
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
5. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
6. A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn- Debut
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Random House Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9781984850225
7. The Serious Goose
Jimmy Kimmel, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780525707752
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
9. In a Jar
Deborah Marcero, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525514596
10. Dr. Seuss’s Lovey Things
Dr. Seuss, Tom Brannon (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9781984851888
11. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
12. Curious George: I Love You
H.A. Rey, HMH Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780358156666
13. Happy Heart- Debut
Hannah Eliot, Susie Hammer (Illus.), Little Simon, $7.99, 9781534432024
14. Frozen 2 Little Golden Book
Golden Books/Disney, $4.99, 9780736440202
15. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307120007
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
3. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
4. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Diane Bailey, et al., Penguin Workshop
5. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
6. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
8. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
9. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
10. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children (hardcover and paperback)
Ransom Riggs, Dutton Books for Young Readers

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