Viewpoint Bestsellers – May 14

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen,” Arin Andrews

2. “13 Reasons Why,” Jay Asher

3. “Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast,” Josh Funk

4. “A Special Surprise: Princess Ponies 7,” Chloe Ryder

5. “A Light in the Attic,” Shel Silverstein

6. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle

7. “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” Kelly Barnhill

8. “Kindred Spirits,” Rainbow Rowell

9. “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” Shel Silverstein

10. “Let’s Go to Sleep: A Story With Five Steps to Help Ease Your Child to Sleep,” Maisie Reade

11. “100 Scariest Things on the Planet,” Anna Claybourne

12. “The Stonekeeper: Amulet 1,” Kazu Kibuishi

13. “Llama Llama Mad at Mama,” Anna Dewdney

14. “I Am a Big Sister,” Caroline Church

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

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

1. * “Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living,” Annie Corrigan with Daniel Orr (P)

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

3. “Peace Be With You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World,” David Carlson (P)

4. “Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation,” Parker Palmer (P)

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

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

7. “White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America,” Nancy Isenberg (P)

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

9. “The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story,” Diane Ackerman (P)

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

11. “The Hidden Life of Trees,” Peter Wohlleben (H)

12. “Beyond Words,” John Prine (P)

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

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

15. “Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son,” Pat Conroy (P)

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

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

2. “Sandmeyer Reaction: A Short Story,” Michael Chabon (P)

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

4. “The Underground Railroad,” Colson Whitehead (H)

5. “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman (H)

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

7. “Pretty Girls,” Karin Slaughter (P)

8. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood (P)

9. “The Shack,” William P. Young (P)

10. “The Women in the Castle,” Jessica Shattuck (H)

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

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

13. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

14. “Guilty,” David Baldacci (P)

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

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