Viewpoint Books’ Bestseller List

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. * “Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz,” Eva Mozes Kor

2. “Dork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen,” Rachel Renee Russell

3. “Because Your Grandparents Love You,” Andrew Clements

4. “Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark,” Mary Pope Osborne

5. “Star Wars Jedi Academy #3: The Phantom Bully,” Jeffrey Brown

6. “Just My Rotten Luck,” James Patterson

7. “What Pet Should I Get?,” Dr. Seuss

8. “I Survived #12: I Survived the Joplin Tornado 2011,” Lauren Tarshis

9. “On the Night You Were Born,” Nancy Tillman

10. “Green Eggs and Ham,” Dr. Seuss

Paperback Nonfiction

1. “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail,” Cheryl Strayed

2. “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” Daniel James Brown

3. * “Idiot’s Guides: Zen Doodles,” David Williams

4. * “Nudge me Gently,” Larry Perkinson

5. * “Daffodils and Dog-Ears,” Larry Perkinson

6. “How to Tie a Scarf: 33 Styles,” Potter Style

7. “Owls Coloring Book,” Noelle Dahlen

8. “Just Add Color: Folk Art: 30 Original Illustrations to Color, Customize, and Hang,” Lisa Congdon

9. “Animal Kingdom: Color Me, Draw Me,” Millie Marotta

10. “Splendid Cities: Color Your Way to Calm,” Rosie Goodwin

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. “Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar — Your Brain’s Silent Killers,” David Permutter

2. “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” Bryan Stevenson

3. “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” Erik Larson

4. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book,” Diane Muldrow

5. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” Marie Kondo

6. “It’s a Long Story,” Willie Nelson

7. “The Wright Brothers,” David McCullough

8. * “The Cathedral Builder: A Biography of J. Irwin Miller,” Charles Rentschler

9. “Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789,” Joseph Ellis

10. “The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering,” Marshall Brain

Paperback Fiction

1. “Goldfinch: A Novel,” Fonna Tartt

2. * “A Place Called Hope,” Philip Gulley

3. “The Heart is Lonely Hunter (Partners in Education Fall Read),” Carson McCullers

4. “Leaving Time,” Jodi Picoult

5. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee

6. “The Martian,” Andy Weir

7. “The Children Act,” Ian McEwan

8. “The Rosie Project,” Graeme Simsion

9. “Shotgun Love Songs,” Nikolas Butler

10. “The Invention of Wings,” Sue Monk Kidd

Hardcover Fiction

1. * “A Lesson in Hope,” Philip Gulley

2. “Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee

3. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series,” David Lagercrantz

4. “Circling the Sun,” Paula McClain

5. * “Last Words,” Michael Koryta

6. “Secondhand Souls,” Christopher Moore

7. “All the Light We Cannot See,” Anthony Doerr

8. “The Nightingale,” Kristin Hannah

9. “A Spool of Blue Thread,” Anne Tyler

10. “Gathering Prey,” John Sandford

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.