The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

December 13, 2017
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 10, 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:
Paperback Nonfiction
#12-The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018, by Sarah Janssen (Ed.) (9781600572135)
Mass Market
#8-Filthy Rich, by James Patterson, John Connolly (9781455542680)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Artemis
Andy Weir, Crown, $27, 9780553448122
2. Origin
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385514231
3. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541176
4. Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780812995343
5. Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan, Scribner, $27, 9781476716732
6. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
7. Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, $26, 9781501126062
8. The Midnight Line
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593482
9. Uncommon Type
Tom Hanks, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101946152
10. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735224292
11. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28, 9781501178139
12. End Game
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586608
13. Future Home of the Living God
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $28.99, 9780062694058
14. Devotions
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $30, 9780399563249
15. A Legacy of Spies
John le Carré, Viking, $28, 9780735225114
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781501139154
2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
3. Grant
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594204876
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062457714
5. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $50, 9780316512589
6. Promise Me, Dad
Joe Biden, Flatiron, $27, 9781250171672
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. The Inner Life of Animals
Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books, $24.95, 9781771643016
10. What Unites Us
Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin, $22.95, 9781616207823
11. Endurance
Scott Kelly, Knopf, $29.95, 9781524731595
12. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $28, 9780735213234
13. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385534246
14. Smitten Kitchen Every Day
Deb Perelman, Knopf, $35, 9781101874813
15. Principles: Life and Work
Ray Dalio, S&S, $30, 9781501124020
 
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. Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $17, 9781101883082
4. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
5. News of the World
Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062409218
6. The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
7. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
8. Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449474256
9. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $17.99, 9781455563920
10. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $16, 9780307887443
11. Commonwealth
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062491831
12. Behind Closed Doors
B.A. Paris, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250132369
13. The Nest
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062414229
14. The Best American Short Stories 2017
Meg Wolitzer, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9780544582903
15. Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062689665
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Picador USA, $16, 9781250076229
2. The Lost City of the Monkey God
Douglas Preston, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455540013
3. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
4. The Undoing Project
Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95, 9780393354775
5. The Silk Roads
Peter Frankopan, Vintage, $20, 9781101912379
6. Being a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $17, 9781476796024
7. Invisible Influence
Jonah Berger, S&S, $16, 9781476759739
8. Thank You for Being Late
Thomas L. Friedman, Picador USA, $18, 9781250141224
9. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $7.99, 9780804190114
10. Rogue Heroes
Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $16, 9781101904183
11. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $7.95, 9781571987358
12. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018- Debut
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac Books, $14.99, 9781600572135
13. On Trails
Robert Moor, S&S, $16, 9781476739236
14. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
15. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
 
MASS MARKET
1. Dragon Teeth
Michael Crichton, Harper, $9.99, 9780062473363
2. The Whistler
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967683
3. Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062693662
4. The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9781455524204
5. The Husband’s Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $9.99, 9780451490049
6. Cross the Line
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9781455585328
7. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $9.99, 9781524763282
8. Filthy Rich- Debut
James Patterson, John Connolly, Vision, $9.99, 9781455542680
9. Odessa Sea
Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399575532
10. The Games
James Patterson, Grand Central Publishing, $9.99, 9781455585342
 
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, $7.99, 9781250153272
3. The Magic Misfits
Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin (Illus.), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780316391825
4. Auggie & Me
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9781101934852
5. Wishtree
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250043221
6. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $16.95, 9781616205676
7. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (An Indies Introduce Title)
Jessica Townsend, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316508889
8. All’s Faire in Middle School
Victoria Jamieson, Dial, $12.99, 9780525429999
9. 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780399559181
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 One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278
13. The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead, Erin Stead (Illus.), Doubleday (BYR), $24.99, 9780553523225
14. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
15. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
2. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780375815300
3. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062498533
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. Everything, Everything (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $10.99, 9781524769604
8. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
9. Scythe
Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $11.99, 9781442472433
10. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780385754729
11. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316013697
12. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Erika L. Sanchez, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781524700485
13. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
14. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
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, $18.99, 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. Red and Lulu
Matt Tavares, Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763677336
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
9. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780544320413
10. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780425291818
11. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
12. The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763677541
13. The Mitten
Jan Brett, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399231094
14. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illus.), Dutton, $16.99, 9780525467342
15. Good Day, Good Night
Margaret Wise Brown, Loren Long (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062383105
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
3. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
6. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
7. I Survived (hardcover and paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
8. The Land of Stories (hardcover and paperback)
Chris Colfer, Little Brown
9. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Rick Riordan, Hyperion
10. Dork Diaries (hardcover and paperback)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin

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