The Indie Bestseller List



1. “Bring Up the Bodies,” by Hilary Mantel

2. “In One Person,” by John Irving

3. “Home,” by Toni Morrison

4. “Calico Joe,” by John Grisham

5. “Sacré Bleu,” by Christopher Moore

6. “Deadlocked,” by Charlaine Harris

7. “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain

8. “The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection,” by Alexander McCall Smith

9. “The Beginner’s Goodbye,” by Anne Tyler

10. “The Innocent,” by David Baldacci


1. “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” by Robert A. Caro

2. “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” by Anna Quindlen

3. “Drift,” by Rachel Maddow

4. “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed

5. “I Am a Pole (and So Can You!),” by Stephen Colbert

6. “Prague Winter,” by Madeleine Albright

7. “Are You My Mother?,” by Alison Bechdel

8. “Imagine,” by Jonah Lehrer

9. “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” by Jenny Lawson

10. “End This Depression Now!,” by Paul Krugman


1. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E.L. James

2. “Fifty Shades Darker,” by E.L. James

3. “Fifty Shades Freed,” by E.L. James

4. “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett

5. “The Art of Fielding,” by Chad Harbach

6. “The Tiger’s Wife,” by Téa Obreht

7. “Caleb’s Crossing,” by Geraldine Brooks

8. “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

9. “The Buddha in the Attic,” by Julie Otsuka

10. “The Weird Sisters,” by Eleanor Brown


1. “In the Garden of Beasts,” by Erik Larson

2. “Bossypants,” by Tina Fey

3. “Unlikely Friendships,” by Jennifer S. Holland

4. “Turn Right at Machu Picchu,” by Mark Adams

5. “Then Again,” by Diane Keaton

6. “Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from Storycorps,” by Dave Isay (Ed.)

7. “Nothing Daunted,” by Dorothy Wickenden

8. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot

9. “Heaven Is for Real,” by Todd Burpo

10. “Moonwalking With Einstein,” by Joshua Foer


1. “A Game of Thrones,” by George R.R. Martin

2. “A Clash of Kings,” by George R.R. Martin

3. “A Storm of Swords,” by George R.R. Martin

4. “A Feast for Crows,” by George R.R. Martin

5. “The Affair,” by Lee Child

6. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee

7. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” by Stieg Larsson

8. “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card

9. “Buried Prey,” by John Sandford

10. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” by Seth Grahame-Smith


1.”Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth,” by Jane O’Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.)

2. “Bitterblue,” by Kristin Cashore

3. “The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green

4. “Chomp,” by Carl Hiaasen

5. “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak

6. “The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book,” by Jeff Kinney

7. “The Phantom Tollbooth,” by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.)

8. “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio

9. “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” by Brian Selznick

10. “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White

Published May 17, (for the sales week ended May 13). Based on reporting from independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, visit


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