*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. *“Hoo-Hoo-Hoo Hoosiers!” Terry Hutchens

2. *“Letters to Santa Claus,” The Elves (with Emily Weisner Thompson)

3. “Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” Jeff Kinney

4. “The Night Before Christmas,” Clement Moore

5. “Give Please a Chance,” Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson

6. “The Cookie Fiasco,” Mo Willems

7. “Peef, The Christmas Bear,” Tom Hegg

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

9. “Take Heart, My Child,” Ainsley Earhardt

10. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians 01: The Lightning Thief,” Rick Riordan

11. “Mini-Tab: Christmas,” Roger Priddy

12. “Mother Bruce,” Ryan Higgins

13. *“An Abundance of Katherines,” John Green

14. “The Snowy Day,” Ezra Jack Keats

15. “Where the Wild Things Are,” Maurice Sendak

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

1. *“When I Look to the Sky,” Sally Roll (H)

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

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

4. “Life Well Played: My Stories,” Arnold Palmer (H)

5. “Alexander Hamilton,” Ron Chernow (P)

6. “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” J.D. Vance (H)

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

8. *“Recipes That STOLL My Heart,” Vicki L. Cooper (P)

9. *“Columbus Then and Now,” Tamara Stone Iorio (P)

10. “The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal and Hysteria in 1692 Salem,” Stacy Schiff (P)

11. “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold,” Daniel James Brown (P)

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

13. “A Life in Parts,” Bryan Cranston (H)

14. “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders,” Joshua Foer (H)

15. *“Thirty-Two Minutes in March,” Matt Roberts (P)

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

1. “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,” Kim Edwards (P)

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

3. “Whistler,” John Grisham (H)

4. “Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1,” Joseph Fink (P)

5. “Commonwealth,” Ann Patchett (H)

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

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

8. “About Grace,” Anthony Doerr (P)

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

10. “Two by Two,” Nicholas Sparks (H)

11. “The Christmas Tree,” Julie Salamon (P)

12. “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” Garth Stein (P)

13. “Christmas Bells,” Jennifer Chiaverini (P)

14. “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Zora Neale Hurston (P)

15. “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” Lisa See (P)

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