The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestsellers List

August 13, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, August 14, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 11, 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
#6-The Turn of the Key, by Ruth Ware (9781501188770)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#6-Trick Mirror, by Jia Tolentino (9780525510543)
#12-The Four Sacred Secrets, by Preethaji, Krishnaji (9781501173776)
Paperback Fiction
#6-The Art of Racing in the Rain (Movie Tie-in Edition), by Garth Stein (9780062364913)
#7-Beloved, by Toni Morrison (9781400033416)
#13-Hippie, by Paulo Coelho (9780525565185)
Paperback Nonfiction
#4-The Spy and the Traitor, by Ben Macintyre (9781101904213)
#7-Dopesick, by Beth Macy (9780316551304)
Mass Market
#3-Crucible, by James Rollins (9780062381798)
#7-The Art of Racing in the Rain (Movie Tie-in Edition), by Garth Stein (9780062370945)
#8-We Were the Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143134763
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
3. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947746
4. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634734
5. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
6. The Turn of the Key- Debut
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $27.99, 9781501188770
7. The New Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834836
8. Summer of ’69
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316420013
9. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538750568
10. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
11. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $26, 9781984822178
12. Fleishman Is in Trouble
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Random House, $27, 9780525510871
13. Lady in the Lake
Laura Lippman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062390011
14. The Lager Queen of Minnesota
J.Ryan Stradal, Pamela Dorman Books, $26, 9780399563058
15. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane, Scribner, $27, 9781982106980
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Three Women
Lisa Taddeo, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $27, 9781451642292
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. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
6. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion- Debut
Jia Tolentino, Random House, $27, 9780525510543
7. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525521037
8. Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062888433
9. The Second Mountain
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993264
10. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35, 9781476753836
11. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328662057
12. The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, A Guide to Living in a Beautiful State- Debut
Preethaji, Krishnaji, Atria, $26, 9781501173776
13. The Moment of Lift
Melinda Gates, Flatiron Books, $26.99, 9781250313577
14. Range
David Epstein, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735214484
15. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered (An Indies Introduce Title)
Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Forge, $24.99, 9781250178954
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
2. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
4. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Penguin, $17, 9780735224643
5. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain (Movie Tie-in Edition)- Debut
Garth Stein, Harper, $16.99, 9780062364913
7. Beloved- Debut
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $16, 9781400033416
8. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
9. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
10. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
11. There There  (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
12. My Sister, the Serial Killer
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Anchor, $14.95, 9780525564201
13. Hippie- Debut
Paulo Coelho, Vintage, $15, 9780525565185
14. Ghosted
Rosie Walsh, Penguin, $16, 9780525522799
15. The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin, Putnam, $16, 9780735215092
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
2. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
3. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
4. The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War- Debut
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18, 9781101904213
5. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
6. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
7. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America- Debut
Beth Macy, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316551304
8. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
9. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
10. The Mueller Report
The Washington Post, Scribner, $15, 9781982129736
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. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157978
14. Small Fry
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Grove Press, $16, 9780802147219
15. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620938
2. Past Tense
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
3. Crucible- Debut
James Rollins, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062381798
4. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
5. Texas Ranger
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9781538713808
6. Spymaster
Brad Thor, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476789422
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain (Movie Tie-in Edition)- Debut
Garth Stein, Harper, $9.99, 9780062370945
8. We Were the Lucky Ones- Debut
Georgia Hunter, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143134763
9. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
10. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
2. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
3. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
4. Camp
Kayla Miller, HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9781328530820
5. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
6. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
7. The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook
Media Lab Books, $14.99, 9781948174244
8. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465
9. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Monica Armino (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $16.99, 9780062895936
10. Refugee
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831
11. Be Prepared
Vera Brosgol, First Second, $12.99, 9781626724457
12. Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338353846
13. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
14. Fish in a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142426425
15. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781524720193
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Penguin, $14.99, 9780525555377
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
3. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
4. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
5. The Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $12.99, 9781984849397
6. Wilder Girls
Rory Power, Delacorte Press, $18.99, 9780525645580
7. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
8. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
9. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin, $12.99, 9780142424179
10. With the Fire on High
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662835
11. The Iliad
Gareth Hinds, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763696634
12. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
13. Dear Evan Hansen
Val Emmich, et al., Poppy, $18.99, 9780316420235
14. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662804
15. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, $16.99, 9781368046459
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
4. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
7. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241
8. Blueberries for Sal
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140501698
9. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
10. Bonnie’s First Day of School (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4)
Judy Katschke, RH/Disney, $5.99, 9780736439992
11. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274
12. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
13. Where’s Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763695798
14. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
15. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307120007
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
6. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
8. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick
9. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
10. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic

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