Viewpoint Bestsellers

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963,” Christopher Curtis

2. “13 Reasons Why,” Jay Asher

3. “The Court of Wings and Ruin,” Sara J. Maas

4. “Counting by 7s,” Holly Goldberg Sloan

5. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle

6. “Mother Bruce,” Ryan T. Higgins

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

8. “Moana,” Little Golden Book Publishing

9. “I Love Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle

10. “The Story of Ferdinand,” Munro Leaf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” David Grann (H)

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

6. “How to Survive Your Freshman Year (5th Edition),” Scott Silverman (Editor) Hundreds of Heads Books (P)

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

8. “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be…” Brene Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. “Beyond Words,” John Prine (P)

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

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

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

3. “All the Missing Girls,” Megan Miranda (P)

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

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

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

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

8. “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman (H)

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

10. “The Shack,” William P. Young (P)

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

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

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

14. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

15. “Guilty,” David Baldacci (P)

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