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The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

Posted: August 14, 2014 - 12:03am


1. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

2. The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness

3. The Magician’s Land, by Lev Grossman

4. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

5. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty

6. The Heist, by Daniel Silva

7. The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling,

8. Lucky Us, by Amy Bloom

9. California, by Edan Lepucki

10. The Vacationers, by Emma Straub


1. A Spy Among Friends, by Ben Macintyre

2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, by Diane Muldrow

3. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, by Hampton Sides

4. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell

5. Hard Choices, by Hillary Rodham Clinton

6. Think Like a Freak, by Steven D. Levitt

7. The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills

8. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty

9. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis

10. The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein

On the Rise:

22. The Nixon Defense, by John W. Dean

Dean’s account of one of America’s worst political scandals shows how thedisastrous mistakes of Watergate could have been avoided and offers a cautionary tale for our own time.


1. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

2. Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline

3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman, Morrow

4. The Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan

5. The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert

6. Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

7. The Silver Star, by Jeannette Walls

8. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion

9. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

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

On the Rise:

20. The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride

McBride’s rousing novel is the story a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s anti-slavery crusade and must pass as a girl to survive.


1. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand

2. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

3. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, by David Sedaris

4. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed

5. The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg

6. Orange Is the New Black, by Piper Kerman

7. Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan

8. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo

9. Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo

10. The Smartest Kids in the World, by Amanda Ripley

On the Rise:

16. Bad Feminist: Essays, by Roxane Gay

Gay’s collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism is an August 2014 Indie Next List Great Read.


1. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon

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

3. W Is for Wasted- Debut, by Sue Grafton

4. Inferno, by Dan Brown

5. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin

6. King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci

7. The Racketeer, by John Grisham

8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

9. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin

10. Second Honeymoon, by James Patterson


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown

2. The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.)

3. Frozen (Little Golden Book), by Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.)

4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

5. Frozen: Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic, by Lisa Marsoli, Joey Chou (Illus.)

6. A Day in the Sun, by Frank Berrios, RH Disney (Illus.)

7. Frozen (Big Golden Book), by Bill Scollon, Disney Storybook Artists (Illus.)

8. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann

9. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt

10. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak


1. Divergent (hardcover and paperback), by Veronica Roth

2. The Maze Runner (hardcover and paperback), by James Dashner

3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.)

4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan

5. The Land of Stories (hardcover and paperback), by Chris Colfer

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney

7. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.)

8. Star Wars: Jedi Academy (hardcover), by Jeffrey Brown

9. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover and paperback), by Mo Willems

10. The Heroes of Olympus (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan

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