Viewpoint Books’ bestseller list – August 14

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” J.K. Rowling

2. “Hogwarts Classics (Volume 2),” J.K. Rowling

3. “Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey (Book 5),” Chris Colfer

4. “Frozen: Best Birthday Ever,” Golden Books Publishing

5. “Two Summers,” Aimee Friedman

6. “Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters: A Children’s Introduction to the Old and New Testament,” Christopher Miko and Garrett Romines

7. “Where’s Waldo Now?,” Martin Handford

8. “Graduation Day: Testing Trilogy,” Joelle Charbonneau

9. “Explore My World — Dolphins,” Becky Baines

10. “Lego Awesome Ideas,” Lego Publishing

11. “Hello Kitty: A Day of Thanks,” Sanrio Publishing

12. “Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey,” Martin Handford

13. “Oh, the Pets You Can Get,” Tish Rabe

14. “Where’s Waldo?,” Martin Handford

15. “Field Trip Mad Libs,” Mickie Matheis

Adult Nonfiction (H for hard cover, P for paperback)

1. “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” Atul Gawande (H)

2. “Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” Marie Kondo (H)

3. “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey,” Rinker Buck (P)

4. * “Road Trip: A Pocket History of Indiana,” Andrea Neal (P)

5. * “Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro,” Walter Glover

6. “What America Needs,” Jeffrey Lord (P)

7. “Road to Character,” David Brooks (H)

8. * ”Move Your Chair,” Rick Weinheimer (P)

9. “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” Eric Larson (P)

10. “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics,” Carlo Rovelli (P)

11. “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789,” Joseph J. Ellis (P)

12. “Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History,” Boris Johnson (P)

13. “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” Bryan Stevenson (P)

14. “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” Michael Lewis (P)

15. “Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America,” Eric Larson (P)

Adult Fiction (H for hard cover, P for paperback)

1. “Girl on the Train,” Paula Hawkins (P)

2. “The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien (P)

3. “Little Paris Bookshop,” Nina George (P)

4. “Black Widow,” Daniel Silva (H)

5. “Guilty,” David Baldacci (P)

6. “Man Called Ove,” Fredrik Backman (P)

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

8. * “Dust on a Bowl of Roses,” Adele Vincent (P)

9. “Woman in Cabin 10,” Ruth Ware (H)

10. “Extreme Prey,” John Sandford (H)

11. “The Autobiography of James T. Kirk,” David Goodman (P)

12. “Canticle for Liebowitz,” Walter M. Miller (P)

13. “Extreme Prey,” John Sandford (H)

14. “A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Book 5),” George R.R. Martin (P)

15. “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen (P)

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