Viewpoint Bestsellers – July 9

Viewpoint Bestsellers

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Skin Again,” Bell Hooks

2. “Roller Coaster,” Marla Frazee

3. “Kitchen Dance,” Maurie I. Manning

4. “Shortcut,” Donald Crews

5. “Joshua’s Night Whispers,” Angela Johnson

6. “Kiss Good Night,” Amy Hest

7. “Summer Puzzles (Puzzlemania Activity Book),” Highlights

8. “Baby Bunny: Finger Puppet Book,” Yu-Hsuan Huang

9. “Where’s Waldo, 30th Anniversary Edition,” Martin Handford

10. “The Official Stormtrooper Training Manual (Lego Star Wars),” Arie Kaplan

11. “Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle

12. “The Hands of Time (Lego Ninjago),” Lego Publishing

13. “The Poky Little Puppy,” Janette Sebring Lowrey (Golden Books Publishing)

14. “Be Quiet!,” Ryan T. Higgins

15. “Because of Winn-Dixie,” Kate Dicamillo

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

1. * “Wicked Columbus, Indiana,” Paul J. Hoffman (P)

2. “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” Timothy Snyder (P)

3. * “Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man Behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History,” Abraham Aamidor (P)

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

5. “The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home,” Sally Mott Freeman (H)

6. “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” Neal Degrasse Tyson (H)

7. “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I.,” David Grann (H)

8. * “Hey, Nana! Conner’s Story of Love,” Toni Nunemaker (P)

9. “Coach Wooden and Me: Our Fifty-Year Friendship On and Off the Court,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (H)

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

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

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

13. * “Weird Indiana: Your Travel Guide to Indiana’s Local Legends and Best-Kept Secrets,” Mark Marimen (P)

14. “The Glass Castle: A Memoir,” Jeannette Walls (P)

15. “Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice,” Les Leopold (P)

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

1. “1984,” George Orwell (P)

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

3. “The Kite Runner,” Khaled Hosseini (P)

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

5. “Into the Water,” Paula Hawkins (H)

6. “The Trial: A Bookshot (Bookshot Series),” James Patterson (P)

7. * “2084,” Mason Engel (P)

8. “The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho (P)

9. “American Gods: Author’s Preferred Text,” Neil Gaiman (P)

10. “The Prophet,” Kahlil Gibran (H)

11. “All the Light We Cannot See,” Anthony Doerr (P)

12. “Siddhartha,” Herman Hesse (P)

13. “The Language of Flowers,” Vanessa Diffenbaugh (P)

14. “The Fix,” David Baldacci (H)

15. “Camino Island,” John Grisham (H)

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