The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, May 11, 2022 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 8, 2022). Based on reporting from 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
#3-Book of Night, by Holly Black (9781250812193)
#6-Trust, by Hernan Diaz (9780593420317)
#8-When Women Were Dragons, by Kelly Barnhill (9780385548229)
#14-Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt (9780063204157)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-This Will Not Pass, by Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns (9781982172480)
#14-Mi Cocina, by Rick Martínez (9780593138700)
Paperback Fiction
#1-Book Lovers, by Emily Henry (9780593334836)
#9-The Dictionary of Lost Words, by Pip Williams (9781984820747)
#13-The Book Woman’s Daughter, by Kim Michele Richardson (9781728242590)
Paperback Nonfiction
#12-Gender Queer, by Maia Kobabe (9781549304002)
#15-The Code Breaker, by Walter Isaacson (9781982115869)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#1-The Marvellers, by Dhonielle Clayton, Khadijah Khatib (Illus.) (9781250174949)
#10-My Own Lightning, by Lauren Wolk (9780525555599)
Young Adult
#1-I Kissed Shara Wheeler, by Casey McQuiston (9781250244451)
#2-Family of Liars, by E. Lockhart (9780593485859)
#9-Bravely, by Maggie Stiefvater (9781368071345)
Children’s Illustrated
#8-Big Truck Little Island, by Chris Van Dusen (9781536203936)
#9-Lizzy and the Cloud, by Terry Fan, Eric Fan (9781534483170)
Children’s Series
New: I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived), by Lauren Tarshis, Berat Pekmezci (Illus.)  (9781338766912)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Sea of Tranquility
Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $25, 9780593321447
2. The Candy House
Jennifer Egan, Scribner, $28, 9781476716763
3. Book of Night- Debut
Holly Black, Tor, $27.99, 9781250812193
4. Time Is a Mother
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $24, 9780593300237
5. Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29, 9780385547345
6. Trust- Debut
Hernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780593420317
7. The Paris Apartment
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $28.99, 9780063003057
8. When Women Were Dragons- Debut
Kelly Barnhill, Doubleday, $28, 9780385548229
9. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
10. The Lincoln Highway
Amor Towles, Viking, $30, 9780735222359
11. City on Fire
Don Winslow, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062851192
12. French Braid
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $27, 9780593321096
13. Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $30, 9781982168438
14. Remarkably Bright Creatures- Debut
Shelby Van Pelt, Ecco, $27.99, 9780063204157
15. One Italian Summer
Rebecca Serle, Atria, $27, 9781982166793

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
Brené Brown, Random House, $30, 9780399592553
2. This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future- Debut
Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns, Simon & Schuster, $29.99, 9781982172480
3. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
4. Finding Me: A Memoir
Viola Davis, HarperOne, $28.99, 9780063037328
5. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
6. Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals
Tieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780593232552
7. The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor—the Truth and the Turmoil
Tina Brown, Crown, $35, 9780593138090
8. The Complete Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
Art Spiegelman, Pantheon, $35, 9780679406419
9. Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath
Bill Browder, Simon & Schuster, $28.99, 9781982153281
10. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear, Avery, $27, 9780735211292
11. I’ll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife and Motherhood
Jessi Klein, Harper, $26.99, 9780062981592
12. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine, One World, $38, 9780593230572
13. How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth
The Moth, Meg Bowles, Catherine Burns, Jenifer Hixson, Sarah Austin Jenness, Kate Tellers, Crown, $28, 9780593139004
14. Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico- Debut
Rick Martínez, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780593138700
15. Taste: My Life Through Food
Stanley Tucci, Gallery Books, $28, 9781982168018
On the Rise:
18. The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Kendra Adachi, WaterBrook, $26, 9780525653943
From the bestselling author of The Lazy Genius Way comes a fresh perspective for getting the most out of your kitchen.

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Book Lovers- Debut
Emily Henry, Berkley, $17, 9780593334836
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
3. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780735219106
5. Klara and the Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16.95, 9780593311295
6. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
7. Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736
8. The Paper Palace
Miranda Cowley Heller, Riverhead Books, $18, 9780593329832
9. The Dictionary of Lost Words- Debut
Pip Williams, Ballantine, $17, 9781984820747
10. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
11. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
12. People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806758
13. The Book Woman’s Daughter- Debut
Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $16.99, 9781728242590
14. Oh William!
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $18, 9780812989441
15. Great Circle
Maggie Shipstead, Vintage, $18, 9781984897701
On the Rise:
17. The Plot
Jean Hanff Korelitz, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250790750
A propulsive novel about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it.

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20, 9781571313560
2. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
3. All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks, Morrow, $15.99, 9780060959470
4. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life
George Saunders, Random House, $18.99, 9781984856036
5. Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
Suleika Jaouad, Random House, $18, 9780399588600
6. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Erik Larson, Crown, $20, 9780385348737
7. Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale
Art Spiegelman, Pantheon, $16.95, 9780394747231
8. Educated: A Memoir (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $18.99, 9780399590528
9. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
10. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of the Whole Stupid World
Matt Kracht, Chronicle Books, $15.95, 9781797212272
11. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
Michael Lewis, Norton, $17.95, 9781324035534
12. Gender Queer: A Memoir- Debut
Maia Kobabe, Oni Press, $19.99, 9781549304002
13. All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
Tiya Miles, Random House, $18.99, 9781984855015
14. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220
15. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race- Debut
Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster, $20.99, 9781982115869
On the Rise:
17. Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir
Ashley C. Ford, Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book, $17.99, 9781250203229
One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father.

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Bridgerton: The Duke and I
Julia Quinn, Avon, $9.99, 9780063078697
4. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
5. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9781250318541
6. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
7. Better Off Dead
Lee Child, Andrew Child, Dell, $9.99, 9781984818539
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279
10. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. The Marvellers (Marvellerverse #1)- Debut
Dhonielle Clayton, Khadijah Khatib (Illus.), Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $16.99, 9781250174949
2. Wingbearer
Marjorie Liu, Teny Issakhanian (Illus.), Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062741158
3. Realm of the Blue Mist: A Graphic Novel (The Rema Chronicles #1)
Amy Kim Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338115130
4. The Ogress and the Orphans
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $19.95, 9781643750743
5. The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel
Dan Santat, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545497619
6. Cress Watercress
Gregory Maguire, David Litchfield (Illus.), Candlewick, $19.99, 9781536211009
7. Drama: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic, $12.99, 9781338801897
8. New from Here
Kelly Yang, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534488304
9. Smile: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264
10. My Own Lightning- Debut
Lauren Wolk, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525555599
11. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780062991324
12. Friends Forever
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317568
13. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062691194
14. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
15. The Awakening Storm: A Graphic Novel (City of Dragons #1)
Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338660425

YOUNG ADULT
1. I Kissed Shara Wheeler- Debut
Casey McQuiston, Wednesday Books, $19.99, 9781250244451
2. Family of Liars- Debut
E. Lockhart, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780593485859
3. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
4. Gallant
V.E. Schwab, Greenwillow Books, $18.99, 9780062835772
5. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
6. The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel
Molly Knox Ostertag, Graphix, $14.99, 9781338540574
7. Iron Widow
Xiran Jay Zhao, Penguin Teen, $17.99, 9780735269934
8. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
9. Bravely- Debut
Maggie Stiefvater, Disney Press, $19.99, 9781368071345
10. She Gets the Girl
Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534493797
11. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
12. Hotel Magnifique
Emily J. Taylor, Razorbill, $18.99, 9780593404515
13. I Must Betray You
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, $18.99, 9781984836038
14. Legendborn
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $13.99, 9781534441613
15. A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) (An Indies Introduce Title)
Judy I. Lin, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250767080

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274
3. Book of Questions
Pablo Neruda, Paloma Valdivia (Illus.), Enchanted Lion Books, $22.95, 9781592703227
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. Nana Loves You More
Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordóñez (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $17.99, 9781250823946
6. Perfectly Pegasus
Jessie Sima, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534497177
7. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
8. Big Truck Little Island- Debut
Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick, $17.99, 9781536203936
9. Lizzy and the Cloud- Debut
Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534483170
10. Knight Owl
Christopher Denise, Christy Ottaviano Books, $17.99, 9780316310628
11. Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Abrams, $18.99, 9781419750939
12. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
13. I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared!
Seth Meyers, Rob Sayegh, Jr. (Illus.), Flamingo Books, $18.99, 9780593352373
14. Woodland Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781523514687
15. Disney Encanto Little Golden Book
Naibe Reynoso (Adapt.), Alejandro Mesa (Illus.), Golden Books/Disney, $5.99, 9780736442350

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
2. Cat Kid Comic Club (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
4. Heartstopper (hardcover and paperback)
Alice Oseman, Graphix
5. Elephant and Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
8. I Survived (hardcover and paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Berat Pekmezci (Illus.), Scholastic
New in Series: I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967: A Graphic Novel (9781338766912)
9. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
10. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Gabriela Epstein (Illus.), Scholastic