Bestsellers

The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 9, 2018. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

 


HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066206

2. There There by Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375

3. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561

4. Circe by Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347

5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090

6. Fire & Blood George by R.R. Martin, Doug Wheatley (Illus.), Bantam, $35, 9781524796280

7. The Overstory by Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393635522

8. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197

9. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $28.99, 9781250069825

10. Past Tense by Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593512

11. The Witch Elm by Tana French, Viking, $28, 9780735224629

12. The Reckoning by John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153

13. Transcription by Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28, 9780316176637

14. Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15, 9780525539094

15. Elevation by Stephen King, Scribner, $19.95, 9781982102319

 


HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Becoming by Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138

2. Educated by Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504

3. Almost Everything by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780525537441

4. The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors by Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9781984825483

5. Whose Boat Is This Boat? by The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, S&S, $14.99, 9781982121082

6. Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $30, 9781476795928

7. Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illus.), Random House, $22, 9781984854278

8. The Library Book by Susan Orlean, S&S, $28, 9781476740188

9. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35, 9781476753836

10. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown, Random House, $28, 9780399592522

11. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, Norton, $26.95, 9781324002642

12. Calypso by David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28, 9780316392389

13. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $28, 9781594204227

14. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza, Little Brown, $30, 9780316421829

15. Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ten Speed Press, $35, 9781607749165

 


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132

2. Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer, Quirk Books, $14.99, 9781683690399

3. Milkman by Anna Burns, Graywolf Press, $16, 9781644450000

4. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690

5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219

6. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455563920

7. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday, S&S, $16, 9781501166785

8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

9. In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende, Atria, $17, 9781501178146

10. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449474256

11. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $16, 9780525563761

12. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, Norton, $15.95, 9780393356182

13. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449486792

14. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609455064

15. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155

 


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110

2. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483

3. American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee, Broadway, $16, 9781101902806

4. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254

5. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695

6. Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge, Vintage, $14.95, 9780525563648

7. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, Picador, $17, 9781250076229

8. The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in America by Helen Thorpe, Scribner, $18, 9781501159107

9. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery, Atria, $16, 9781451697728

10. Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, $16.99, 9781328974716

11. On Trails by Robert Moor, S&S, $16, 9781476739236

12. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris, Back Bay, $12, 9780316078917

13. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel, Vintage, $16, 9781101911532

14. Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness by Amy Irvine, Torrey House Press, $11.95, 9781937226978

15. National Geographic Almanac 2019 by National Geographic, National Geographic, $19.99, 9781426219818

 


MASS MARKET


1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741

2. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780060853983

3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699

4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803

5. Dune by Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719

6. Open Season by C.J. Box, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399576607

7. American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110

8. 1984 by George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

9. Still Life by Louise Penny, St. Martin’s, $7.99, 9781250068736

10. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756407919

 


CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED


1. The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, Random House, $16.99, 9780394800790

3. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145

4. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551

5. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801

6. Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484782903

7. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617

8. Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker, A.G. Ford (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $16.99, 9781452139111

9. The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170737

10. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701

 


CHILDREN’S INTEREST


1. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $26, 9781984830159

2. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid by Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illus.), Workman, $19.95, 9781523503544

3. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $19.99, 9781492670025

4. Squirm by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780385752978

5. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Amulet Books, $12.99, 9781419733604

6. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350

7. Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations by Sara Gillingham, Phaidon Press, $24.95, 9780714877723

8. An Anthology of Intriguing Animals by DK Children, $19.99, 9781465477026

9. The One and Only Ivan  Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278

10. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972

 


CHILDREN’S SERIES TITLES


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.95, 9781419727436

2. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) by Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $24.99, 9781442468436

3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter) by J.K. Rowling, MinaLima (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $24.99, 9781338263893

4. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780316508896

5. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316508919

6. The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1) by Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99, 9780439846813

7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

8. The Princess in Black by  Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883

9. The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, Book One) by Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic, $6.99, 9780545349239

10. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935173

 

 

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