Viewpoint best-sellers

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

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

2. “Elephant,” Laila Hills

3. “Finding Dory,” Golden Books

4. “Testing 01,” Joelle Charbonneau

5. “Sisters,” Raina Telgemeier

6. “The BFG,” Roald Dahl

7. “Secret Garden,” Frances Burnett

8. “Cat Days,” Alexa Andrews

9. “DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook,” Jon Woodcock

10. “Swap,” Megan Shull

Paperback Non-Fiction

*1. “Road Trip: A Pocket History of Indiana,” Andrea Neal

*2. “Little Indiana: Small-Town Destinations,” Jessica Nunemaker

*3. “A Look at Modern Architecture and Art,” Columbus Area Visitors Center/Steve Risting

4. “Outliers: The Story of Success,” Malcolm Gladwell

*5. “The Cathedral Builder,” Charles Rentschler

*6. “Move Your Chair,” Rick Weinheimer

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

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

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

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

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1. “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics,” Carlo Rovelli

2. “Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Easy All-Natural Recipes for Healthy Eating in the Real World,” Lisa Lillien

3. “The Road to Character,” David Brooks

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

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

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

7. “The Great Divorce,” C.S. Lewis

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

9. “Jesus Calling for Graduates,” Sarah Young

10. “In Other Words,” Jhumpa Lahiri

Paperback Fiction

1. “Little Life,” Hanya Yanagihara

2. “Man Called Ove,” Fredrik Backman

3. “Partial History of Lost Causes,” Jennifer DuBois

4. “Brooklyn,” Colm Toibin

5. “Me Before You,” Jojo Moyes

6. “The Last Runaway,” Tracy Cehvalier

7. “The Little Paris Bookshop,” Nina George

8. “In the Unlikely Event,” Judy Blume

9. “Room,” Emma Donoghue

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

Hardcover Fiction

1. “Nest,” Cynthia Sweeney

2. “Girls,” Emma Cline

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

4. “The Red Rising Trilogy #3: Morning Star,” Pierce Brown

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

6. “Stoner,” John Williams

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

8. “The Last Mile,” David Baldacci

9. “Miller’s Valley,” Anna Quindlen

10. “A Crooked Heart,” Lisa Evans

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