Viewpoint Books’ bestsellers

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Tales of the Peculiar,” Ransom Riggs

2. “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2: The Hammer of Thor,” Rick Riordan

3. “Bob Books First!” Bobby Lynn Maslen

4. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio

5. “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed,” Eileen Christelow

6. “Lick!” Matthew Van Fleet

7. “Thomas and the Pirate / The Sunken Treasure,” Random House Books for Young Readers

8. “Hotel Bruce,” Ryan T. Higgins

9. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Ransom Riggs

10. “Magic Tree House #55: Night of the Ninth Dragon,” Random House Books for Young Readers

11. *“Halloween Scare in Indiana,” Eric James

12. “Frozen Music Player Storybook,” Disney Publications

13. “Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky and Smelly Facts,” National Geographic Kids Publishing

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

15. “Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children,” Ransom Riggs

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

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

2. “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now,” Meg Jay (P)

3. “Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences …” John Burke (P)

4. “The Magnolia Story,” Chip Gaines (H)

5. “To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings,” John O’Donohue (H)

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

7. “S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome,” Mary Beard

8. “A Dog Named Jimmy,” Rafael Mantesso (H)

9. *“The Cathedral Builder,” Charles E. Mitchell Rentschler (H and P)

10. “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill,” Candice Millard (H)

11. “The Quiet Mind: Sayings of White Eagle,” White Eagle (P)

12. “Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished WWII Japan,” Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (H)

13. *“Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana,” James H. Madison (P)

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

15. “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” Susan Cain (P)

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

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

2. “The Homesman,” Glen Swarthout (P)

3. “Commonwealth,” Ann Patchett (H)

4. “Secret Chord,” Geraldine Brooks (P)

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

6. “The Paris Winter,” Imogen Robertson (P)

7. “Marriage of Opposites”, Alice Hoffman (P)

8. “Two by Two,” Nicholas Sparks (H)

9. “Sarah’s Key,” Tatiana De Rosnay (P)

10. “Underground Railroad,” Colson Whitehead (H)

11. “The Vanishing Year,” Kate Moretti (P)

12. “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules,” Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg (P)

13. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles (H)

14. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

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

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