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The Indie Bestsellers List

December 19, 2017
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 17, 2017). 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
#9-Women & Power, by Mary Beard (9781631494758)
Paperback Nonfiction
#13-Collusion, by Luke Harding (9780525562511)
Mass Market
#7-Dangerous Games, by Danielle Steel (9781101883907)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Artemis
Andy Weir, Crown, $27, 9780553448122
2. Origin
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385514231
3. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
4. Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan, Scribner, $27, 9781476716732
5. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541176
6. Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780812995343
7. Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, $26, 9781501126062
8. Uncommon Type
Tom Hanks, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101946152
9. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735224292
10. The Midnight Line
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593482
11. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28, 9781501178139
12. Devotions
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $30, 9780399563249
13. Future Home of the Living God
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $28.99, 9780062694058
14. A Legacy of Spies
John le Carré, Viking, $28, 9780735225114
15. End Game
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586608
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
2. Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781501139154
3. Grant
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594204876
4. Promise Me, Dad
Joe Biden, Flatiron, $27, 9781250171672
5. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $50, 9780316512589
6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062457714
7. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
Chris Matthews, S&S, $28, 9781501111860
8. We Were Eight Years in Power
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590566
9. Women & Power: A Manifesto- Debut
Mary Beard, Liveright, $15.95, 9781631494758
10. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385534246
11. The Inner Life of Animals
Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books, $24.95, 9781771643016
12. The Hidden Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books, $24.95, 9781771642484
13. Endurance
Scott Kelly, Knopf, $29.95, 9781524731595
14. What Unites Us
Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin, $22.95, 9781616207823
15. What Happened
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $30, 9781501175565
On the Rise:
17. The Last Black Unicorn
Tiffany Haddish, Gallery Books, $26, 9781501181825
An unflinching collection of personal essays by the popular stand-up comedian and actress.
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219
2. The Sun and Her Flowers
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449486792
3. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
4. Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $17, 9781101883082
5. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $16, 9780307887443
6. Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449474256
7. News of the World
Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062409218
8. The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
9. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $17.99, 9781455563920
10. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
11. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
12. Commonwealth
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062491831
13. The Best American Short Stories 2017
Meg Wolitzer, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9780544582903
14. The Nest
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062414229
15. Behind Closed Doors
B.A. Paris, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250132369
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. The Lost City of the Monkey God
Douglas Preston, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455540013
2. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
3. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Picador USA, $16, 9781250076229
4. Being a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $17, 9781476796024
5. The Undoing Project
Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95, 9780393354775
6. The Silk Roads
Peter Frankopan, Vintage, $20, 9781101912379
7. Invisible Influence
Jonah Berger, S&S, $16, 9781476759739
8. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $7.95, 9781571987358
9. On Trails
Robert Moor, S&S, $16, 9781476739236
10. Thank You for Being Late
Thomas L. Friedman, Picador USA, $18, 9781250141224
11. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $7.99, 9780804190114
12. Rogue Heroes
Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $16, 9781101904183
13. Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win- Debut
Luke Harding, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525562511
14. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac Books, $14.99, 9781600572135
15. The Genius of Birds
Jennifer Ackerman, Penguin, $17, 9780399563126
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Whistler
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967683
2. Dragon Teeth
Michael Crichton, Harper, $9.99, 9780062473363
3. Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062693662
4. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $9.99, 9781524763282
5. The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9781455524204
6. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741
7. Dangerous Games- Debut
Danielle Steel, Dell, $8.99, 9781101883907
8. The Husband’s Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $9.99, 9780451490049
9. Odessa Sea
Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399575532
10. Cross the Line
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9781455585328
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781524720193
2. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle, Square Fish, $8.99, 9781250153272
3. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $16.95, 9781616205676
4. Auggie & Me
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781101934852
5. Wishtree
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250043221
6. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (An Indies Introduce Title)
Jessica Townsend, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316508889
7. The Magic Misfits
Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin (Illus.), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780316391825
8. All’s Faire in Middle School
Victoria Jamieson, Dial, $12.99, 9780525429999
9. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
10. The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Puffin, $8.99, 9780147510488
11. The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062342454
12. The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead, Erin Stead (Illus.), Doubleday (BYR), $24.99, 9780553523225
13. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278
14. 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780399559181
15. Roller Girl
Victoria Jamieson, Dial, $12.99, 9780803740167
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062498533
3. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780375815300
4. Far From the Tree
Robin Benway, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062330628
5. Renegades
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $19.99, 9781250044662
6. Warcross
Marie Lu, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399547966
7. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
8. Everything, Everything (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $10.99, 9781524769604
9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316013697
10. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780385754729
11. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
12. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
13. Scythe
Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $11.99, 9781442472433
14. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525428022
15. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $19.99, 9780399167898
2. The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $16.99, 9780394800790
4. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Children’s Books, $19.99, 9780670012701
5. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9781524741723
6. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780544320413
9. Red and Lulu
Matt Tavares, Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763677336
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
11. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illus.), Dutton, $16.99, 9780525467342
12. The Mitten
Jan Brett, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399231094
13. Good Day, Good Night
Margaret Brown, Loren Long (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062383105
14. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780425291818
15. Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $17.95, 9781419721373
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
2. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
6. The Land of Stories (hardcover and paperback)
Chris Colfer, Little Brown
7. I Survived (hardcover and paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
8. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
9. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (hardcover)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion
10. Dork Diaries (hardcover and paperback)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin

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