The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, September 21, 2022 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 18, 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
#2-Nona the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir (9781250854117)
#8-Lessons, by Ian McEwan (9780593535202)
#10-Bliss Montage, by Ling Ma (9780374293512)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-What If? 2, by Randall Munroe (9780525537113)
#3-Dinners with Ruth, by Nina Totenberg (9781982188085)
#7-Like a Rolling Stone, by Jann S. Wenner (9780316415194)
#8-The Mosquito Bowl, by Buzz Bissinger (9780062879929)
#9-The Myth of Normal, by Gabor Maté, MD, Daniel Maté (9780593083888)
#11-Profiles in Ignorance, by Andy Borowitz (9781668003886)
#12-Holding the Line, by Geoffrey Berman (9780593300299)
#15-Ducks, by Kate Beaton (9781770462892)
Paperback Fiction
#15-Still Life, by Sarah Winman (9780593330760)
Paperback Nonfiction
#13-The Book of Delights, by Ross Gay (9781643753287)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#2-The Stars Did Wander Darkling, by Colin Meloy (9780063015517)
#4-The Midnight Children, by Dan Gemeinhart (9781250196729)
Children’s Illustrated
#7-Farmhouse, by Sophie Blackall (9780316528948)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $32.50, 9781668002179
2. Nona the Ninth- Debut
Tamsyn Muir, Tordotcom, $28.99, 9781250854117
3. The Marriage Portrait
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $28, 9780593320624
4. Carrie Soto Is Back
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $28, 9780593158685
5. Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29, 9780385547345
6. Horse
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28, 9780399562969
7. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28, 9780593321201
8. Lessons- Debut
Ian McEwan, Knopf, $30, 9780593535202
9. All Good People Here
Ashley Flowers, Bantam, $28, 9780593496473
10. Bliss Montage: Stories- Debut
Ling Ma, FSG, $26, 9780374293512
11. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
12. The Ink Black Heart
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland Books, $32, 9780316413039
13. Sea of Tranquility
Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $25, 9780593321447
14. Babel
R. F. Kuang, Harper Voyager, $27.99, 9780063021426
15. Mercury Pictures Presents
Anthony Marra, Hogarth, $28.99, 9780451495204

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
2. What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions- Debut
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30, 9780525537113
3. Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships- Debut
Nina Totenberg, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982188085
4. Solito: A Memoir
Javier Zamora, Hogarth, $28, 9780593498064
5. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals
Melissa Clark, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780593233252
6. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
7. Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir- Debut
Jann S. Wenner, Little, Brown, $35, 9780316415194
8. The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II- Debut
Buzz Bissinger, Harper, $32.50, 9780062879929
9. The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture- Debut
Gabor Maté, MD, Daniel Maté, Avery, $30, 9780593083888
10. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear, Avery, $27, 9780735211292
11. Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber- Debut
Andy Borowitz, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $28.99, 9781668003886
12. Holding the Line: Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney’s Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department- Debut
Geoffrey Berman, Penguin Press, $30, 9780593300299
13. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
14. Happy-Go-Lucky
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316392457
15. Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands- Debut
Kate Beaton, Drawn and Quarterly, $39.95, 9781770462892

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
3. Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780593540480
5. The Sentence
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671134
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062060624
8. Book Lovers
Emily Henry, Berkley, $17, 9780593334836
9. Love on the Brain
Ali Hazelwood, Berkley, $17, 9780593336847
10. Ugly Love
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781476753188
11. A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $18, 9781635575569
12. The Personal Librarian
Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray, Berkley, $17, 9780593101544
13. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703
14. November 9
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110344
15. Still Life- Debut
Sarah Winman, Putnam, $17, 9780593330760

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20, 9781571313560
2. All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks, Morrow, $16.99, 9780060959470
3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
4. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $16.95, 9781324036128
5. The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95, 9781571989215
6. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Suzanne Simard, Vintage, $17, 9780525565994
7. How to Focus (Mindfulness Essentials #9)
Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illus.), Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781952692178
8. Educated: A Memoir (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $18.99, 9780399590528
9. This Is Your Mind on Plants
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780593296929
10. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
11. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220
12. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
13. The Book of Delights: Essays- Debut
Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $17.99, 9781643753287
14. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316296816
15. Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship
Catherine Raven, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9781954118119
On the Rise:
16. Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
Neil Price, Basic Books, $19.99, 9781541601116
Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology and religion, and their material world.

MASS MARKET
1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
3. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
4. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780593598016
5. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9781250318541
6. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
8. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $9.99, 9780593540350
9. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $9.99, 9780307743657
10. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. The Tryout: A Graphic Novel
Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338741261
2. The Stars Did Wander Darkling- Debut
Colin Meloy, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063015517
3. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illus.), Katherine Tegen Books, $15.99, 9780063084087
4. The Midnight Children- Debut
Dan Gemeinhart, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $16.99, 9781250196729
5. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780062991324
6. Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)
Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338714128
7. Swim Team
Johnnie Christmas, HarperAlley, $12.99, 9780063056763
8. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
9. Garlic and the Witch
Bree Paulsen, Quill Tree Books, $13.99, 9780062995117
10. Smile: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264
11. Attack of the Black Rectangles
A. S. King, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338680522
12. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465
13. Drama: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic, $12.99, 9781338801897
14. The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling, $8.99, 9780394820378
15. The Last Cuentista
Donna Barba Higuera, Levine Querido, $18.99, 9781646140893

YOUNG ADULT
1. The Sunbearer Trials
Aiden Thomas, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250822130
2. Nothing More to Tell
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780593175903
3. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
4. The Weight of Blood
Tiffany D. Jackson, Katherine Tegen Books, $18.99, 9780063029149
5. Lightlark
Alex Aster, Amulet, $19.99, 9781419760860
6. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
7. The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel
Molly Knox Ostertag, Graphix, $14.99, 9781338540574
8. Hell Followed with Us
Andrew Joseph White, Peachtree Teen, $18.99, 9781682633243
9. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
10. The Gathering Dark: An Anthology of Folk Horror
Chloe Gong, Erica Waters, Hannah Whitten, Aden Polydoros, Shakira Toussaint, Courtney Gould, Allison Saft, Tori Bovalino (Ed.), Page Street Kids, $18.99, 9781645676225
11. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $13.99, 9781534441613
12. Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Shea Ernshaw, Disney Press, $18.99, 9781368069601
13. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
14. I Kissed Shara Wheeler
Casey McQuiston, Wednesday Books, $19.99, 9781250244451
15. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Clarion Books, $9.99, 9780544340688

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Creepy Crayon!
Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534465886
2. The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Mo Willems, Union Square Kids, $17.99, 9781454946861
3. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
4. The Crayons Trick or Treat
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel Books, $9.99, 9780593621028
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $18.99, 9780358722823
7. Farmhouse- Debut
Sophie Blackall, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316528948
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
9. Construction Site Gets a Fright!
Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $12.99, 9781797204321
10. Little Ghostie: Finger Puppet Book
Emily Dove (Illus.), Chronicle, $7.99, 9781797212883
11. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
12. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780544772533
13. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
14. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $18.99, 9780803736801
15. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault, Lois Ehlert (Illus.), Little Simon, $7.99, 9781442450707

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
2. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illus.), Graphix
3. Heartstopper (hardcover and paperback)
Alice Oseman, Graphix
4. Spy School (hardcover and paperback)
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
5. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
6. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
7. Elephant and Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
8. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
10. The Summer I Turned Pretty (hardcover and paperback)
Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers