Pacific Northwest indie bestseller list



1. “Flight Behavior,” by Barbara Kingsolver

2. “The Round House,” by Louise Erdrich

3. “The Bartender’s Tale,” by Ivan Doig

4. “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn

5. “Blasphemy,” by Sherman Alexie

6. “The Casual Vacancy,” by J.K. Rowling

7. “A Thousand Mornings,” by Mary Oliver

8. “The Orchardist,” by Amanda Coplin

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

10. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” by Maria Semple



1. ”Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” by Timothy Egan

2. “I Could Pee on This,” by Francesco Marciuliano

3. “Help, Thanks, Wow,” by Anne Lamott

4. “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed

5. “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” by Jon Meacham

6. “America Again,” by Stephen Colbert

7. “Waging Heavy Peace,” by Neil Young

8. “The Signal and the Noise,” by Nate Silver

9. “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook,” by Deb Perelman

10. “Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” by Katherine Boo



1. “The Snow Child,” by Eowyn Ivey

2. “Life of Pi,” by Yann Martel

3. “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern

4. “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett

5. “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain

6. “Cloud Atlas,” by David Mitchell

7. “Wolf Hall,” by Hilary Mantel

8. “The Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes

9. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky

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



1. “How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You,” by Matthew Inman

2. “Team of Rivals,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

3. “Proof of Heaven,” by Eben Alexander

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

5. “Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors,” by Fred Armisen, et al.

6. “Dancers Among Us,” by Jordan Matter

7. ‘The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013,” by World Almanac

8. “The Swerve,” by Stephen J. Greenblatt

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

10. “Tiny Beautiful Things,” by Cheryl Strayed



1. “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien

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

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

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

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

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

7. “Fall of Giants,” by Ken Follett, Signet

8. “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition,” by Merriam-Webster

9. “The Name of the Wind,” by Patrick Rothfuss

10. “Les Miserables,” by Victor Hugo



1. “This Moose Belongs to Me,” by Oliver Jeffers

2. “Safari: A Photicular Book,” by Dan Kainen

3. “Goodnight Moon,” by Margaret Wise Brown

4. ”This Is Not My Hat,” by Jon Klassen

5. “The Polar Express,” by Chris Van Allsburg

6.” How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” by Dr. Seuss

7. “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” by William Joyce

8. “I Want My Hat Back,” by Jon Klassen

9.”How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?,” by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illus.)

10. “Mossy,” by Jan Brett, Putnam



1. “Who Could That Be at This Hour?,” by Lemony Snicket

2. “Star Wars Origami,” by Chris Alexander

3. “Lego Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia,” by Claire Sipi

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

5. “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making,” by Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illus.)

6. “Out of My Mind,” by Sharon M. Draper

7. “The Edge of Nowhere,” by Elizabeth George

8. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.)

9. “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak

10. “Recycled Robots: 10 Robot Projects,” by Robert Malone

• Compiled by IndieBound and PNBA, for the week ended Dec. 16. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For more, visit


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