Viewpoint Books’ bestseller list

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Dr. Seuss

2. “The Trials of Apollo #1: The Hidden Oracle,” Rick Riordan

3. “Keep Curious and Carry a Banana: Words of Wisdom from the World of Curious George,” H.A. Rey

4. “Death by Toilet Paper,” Donna Gephart

5. “Counting by 7’s,” Holly Goldberg Sloan

6. “Goodnight Moon,” Margaret Wise Brown

7. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1: The Lightning Thief,” Rick Riordan

8. “You’re Here!” Karla Oceanak

9. “Our Great Big Backyard,” Laura Bush

10. “The Family Bedtime Treasury,” Harcourt Publisher

Paperback Non-Fiction

1. * “A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana: 119 Unique Places to Explore,” Steven Higgs

2. * “Move Your Chair,” Rick Weinheimer

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

4. “How to Relax,” Thich Nhat Hanh

5. * “The Cathedral Builder,” Charles Rentschler

6. “Rand McNally Road Atlas 2016,” Rand McNally Publisher

7. * “Columbus, Then and Now,” Tamara Stone Iorio

8. * “The Birds of Indiana Field Guide,” Stan Tekiela

9. * “How to Talk Hoosier,” Netha Bell

10. “We Should All Be Feminists,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1. * “Congress, Presidents and American Politics: Fifty Years of Writings and Reflections,” Lee Hamilton

2. “Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots,” Bill O”Reilly

3. “Jesus Calling for Graduates,” Sarah Young

4. “In Other Words,” Jhumpa Lahiri

5. “Seuss-Isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out … and Those Already on Their Way,” Dr. Seuss

6. * “If This Isn’t Nice What Is? (Much) Expanded Second Edition: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live by,” Kurt Vonnegut

7. “Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting,” Leslie Stahl

8. “Women Who Read Are Dangerous,” Stefan Bollman

9. “The Road to Character,” David Brooks

10. “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868,” Cokie Roberts

Paperback Fiction

1. “Did You Ever Have a Family?” Bill Clegg

2. “The Sympathizer,” Viet Than Nguyen

3. “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” Fredrick Backman

4. “In the Unlikely Event,” Judy Blume

5. “The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery,” Sophie Hannah

6. “The Last Runaway,” Tracy Chevalier

7. * “Lessons in Hope,” Philip Gulley

8. “Dear Committee Members,” Julie Schumacher

9. “Dwarf Warfare,” Chris Pramas

10. “The Little Paris Bookshop,” Nina George

Hardcover Fiction

1. “The Passage Trilogy #3: City of Mirrors,” Justin Cronin

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

3. “Stoner,” John Williams

4. “The Girl on the Train,” Paula Hawkins

5. “The Last Mile,” David Baldacci

6. “Miller’s Valley,” Anna Quindlen

7. “A Crooked Heart,” Lisa Evans

8. “Make Me,” Lee Child

9. * “Last Words,” Michael Koryta

10. “Off the Grid,” C. J. Box

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