Viewpoint Best-sellers

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

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

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

3. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” J.K. Rowling

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

5. “The Night Before Christmas,” Clement Moore

6. “365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts,” R.J. Palacio

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

8. “Mother Bruce,” Ryan Higgins

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

10. “The Christmas Story,” Jane Werner

11. “Lola Levine: Drama Queen,” Monica Brown

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

13. “Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids,” Whee Winn

14. “Berenstain Bears – The Very First Christmas,” Jan and Stan Berenstain

15. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians 01: The Lightning

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

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

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

3. “Settle for More,” Megyn Kelly (H)

4. “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen (H)

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

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

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

8. “Master of the Grill: Foolproof Recipes, Top-Rated Gadgets, Gear & Ingredients…” America’s Test Kitchen (P)

9. “Road to Little Dribbling,” Bill Bryson (P)

10. “Scrappy Little Nobody,” Anna Kendrick (H)

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

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

*13. “How to Talk Hoosier,” Netha Bell (P)

14. “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms,” Tim Tebow (H)

15. “The Road to Character,” David Brooks (P)

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

1. “Whistler,” John Grisham (H)

2. “Small Great Things,” Jody Picoult (H)

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

4. “A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction,” Terry Pratchett (P)

5. “Commonwealth,” Ann Patchett (H)

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

7. “Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee (P)

8. “News of the World,” Paulette Jiles (H)

9. “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,” Mitch Albom (P)

10. “The Mothers,” Brit Bennett (H)

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

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

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

14. “About Grace,” Anthony Doerr (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.