Viewpoint bestsellers – April 23

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “The Whispering Rabbit,” Margaret Wise Brown

2. “Goodnight Moon,” Margaret Wise Brown

3. “Big Brother Peter: A Peter Rabbit Tale,” Beatrix Potter

4. “Where the Red Fern Grows,” Wilson Rawls

5. “My First Read-Aloud Bible,” retold by Mary Batchelor

6. “Scholastic Year in Sports,” Scholastic Publishing

7. “The Fuzzy Duckling,” Golden Book Publishers

8. “The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1,” Rick Riordan

9. “The Fourteenth Goldfish,” Jennifer L. Holm

10. “Bunny Roo, I Love You,” Melissa Marr

11. “Warriors: A Vision of Shadows #2: Thunder and Shadow,” Erin Hunter

12. “Five Little Ducks: A Fingers & Toes Nursery Rhyme Book,” Natalie Marshall

13. “Bunny Surprise: Pet Charms #2,” Amy Edgar

14. * “Bold Women in Indiana History,” Louise Hillery

15. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio

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

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

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

3. “The Wisdom of Moms: Love and Lessons from the Animal Kingdom,” Bridget E. Hamilton (H)

4. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” Matthew Desmond (P)

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

6. “West with the Night (Autobiography of Beryl Markham),” Beryl Markham (P)

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

8. “Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World,” Wangari Muta Maathai (P)

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

10. “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World,” Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (H)

11. “We Should All Be Feminists,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)

12. “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit,” Michael Finkel (H)

13. “Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival,” Creek Stewart (P)

14. “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” Debby Irving (P)

15. “Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America,” David Horowitz (H)

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

1. “Last Bus to Wisdom,” Ivan Doig (P)

2. * “A Fort in the Storm,” Mike Rossetti (P)

3. “Lilac Girls,” Martha Hall Kelly (P)

4. “A Game of Thrones: Song of Ice and Fire #1,” George R. R. Martin (P)

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

6. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

7. “Guilty,” David Baldacci (P)

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

9. “Everybody’s Fool,” Richard Russo (P)

10. “Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen (P)

11. * “Enter by the Narrow Gate,” David Carlson (P)

12. “A Piece of the World,” Christina Baker Kline (H)

13. “The Great Santini,” Pat Conroy (P)

14. “Exit West,” Mohsin Hamid (H)

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

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