Viewpoint Books’ Bestseller List

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Swap,” Megan Shull

2. “Mighty Dads,” Joan Holub

3. “Lion Guard: Can’t Wait to Be Queen,” Gina Gold

4. “Star Wars The Force Awakens: Finn and Rey Escape!” Michael Siglain

5. “Skylanders Academy,” Penguin Young Readers Publisher

6. “Best Daddy in the World,” Susanne Lutje

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

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

9. “Big Book of Why,” Mark Shulman

10. “The Gruffalo,” Julia Donaldson

Paperback Non-Fiction

1. * “Move Your Chair,” Rick Weinheimer

2. “Oregon Trail: A New American Journey,” Rinker Buck

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

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

5. “How to Relax,” Thich Nhat Hanh

6. * “The Cathedral Builder,” Charles Rentschler

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

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

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

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

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1. “Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination,” J.K. Rowling

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

3. “The Great Divorce,” C.S. Lewis

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

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

6. “Jesus Calling for Graduates,” Sarah Young

7. “In Other Words,” Jhumpa Lahiri

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

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

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

Paperback Fiction

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

2. “The Little Paris Bookshop,” Nina George

3. “Me Before You,” Jojo Moyes

4. “In the Unlikely Event,” Judy Blume

5. “The Sympathizer,” Viet Than Nguyen

6. “About Grace,” Anthony Doerr

7. “Did You Ever Have a Family,” Bill Clegg

8. “Brooklyn,” Colm Toibin

9. * “Lessons in Hope,” Philip Gulley

10. “Dear Committee Members,” Julie Schumacher

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.