Viewpoint Books’ bestseller list

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11,” Jeff Kinney

2. * “Minion,” John David Anderson

3. “Lying Out Loud: A Companion to the Duff,” Kody Keplinger

4. “Minecraft: Construction Handbook,” Matthew Needler

5. “Pokemon X Y, Volume 6,” Hideno Kusaka

6. “Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy (Dork Diaries 11),” Rachel Renee Russell

7. “Minecraft: Essential Handbook,” Stephanie Milton

8. “Masterminds,” Gordon Korman

9. “Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Slumber Party,” Victoria Kann

10. “Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch,” James Dean

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

12. “Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie,” Jeff Brown

13. “Confidentially Yours #1: Brooke’s Not-So-Perfect Plan,” Jo Whittemore

14. “Captain Awesome Has the Best Snow Day Ever,” Stan Kirby

15. “Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs,” Katherine Applegate

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

1. “Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable,” Patrick M. Lencioni (H)

2. “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” Sam Quinones (P)

3. “Hidden Figures: The American Dream & the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” Margot Lee Shetterly (P)

4. “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family,” Amy Ellis Nutt (P)

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

6. * “IN Writing: Uncovering the Unexpected Hoosier State,” Douglas A. Wissing (P)

7. “How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living as Awesome Life,” Jen Sincero (P)

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

9. “Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity,” Steve Silberman (P)

10. * “Cathedral Builder: A Biography of J. Irwin Miller,” Charles E. Mitchell Rentschler (H and P)

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

12. “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss and Survival,” Melissa Fleming (H)

13. “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate,” Peter Wohlleben (H)

14. “The Language of Letting Go,” Melody Beattie (P)

15. “One-Pan Wonders: Fuss-free Meals,” Cook’s County/America’s Test Kitchen (P)

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

1. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

2. “All That’s Left to Tell,” Daniel Lowe

3. “A Dog’s Journey (A Dog’s Purpose, #2),” Bruce Cameron (P)

4. “Twain’s End,” Lynn Cullen (P)

5. “Sympathizer: A Novel,” Viet Thanh Nguyen (P)

6. “Old Heart,” Peter Ferry (P)

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

8. “Barefoot: A Story of Surrendering to God,” Sharon Garlough Brown (P)

9. “A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans,” Bruce Cameron (P)

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

11. “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” Fredrik Backman (P)

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

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

14. “An Atlas of Tolkien,” David Day (H)

15. “The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho (P)

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