Viewpoint Bestsellers

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide (The Land of Stories #6, Signed First Edition),” Chris Colfer

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

3. “The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories #2),” Chris Colfer

4. “Batman: Chaos in Gotham City,” Scholastic Publishing

5. “Mother Bruce,” Ryan Higgins

6. “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1)

7. “Lift-the-Flap-Tag: Hide and Seek, Pout, Pout Fish,” Deborah Diesen

8. “Where’s Waldo Now?,” Martin Handford

9. “Where’s Waldo in Hollywood?,” Martin Handford

10. “Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey,” Martin Handford

11. “Roller Girl,” Victoria Jamieson

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

1. “The Glass Castle,” Jeannette Walls (P)

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

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

4. “The Gene: An Intimate History,” Siddhartha Mukherjee (P)

5. “Strange History,” Bathroom Readers’ Institute (P)

6. * “A Look at Modern Architecture and Art: Columbus, Indiana,” Columbus Indiana Visitors Center (P)

7. * “So, What’s It Like?,” Jacquelyn Fischvogt (P)

8. “The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding,” Kimberly Allers (H)

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

10. “Clean Green Eats: 100+ Clean-Eating Recipes to Improve Your Whole Life,” Candice Kumai (H)

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

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

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

2. “Siddhartha,” Herman Hesse (P)

3. “1984,” George Orwell (P)

4. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

5. “Ready Player One,” Ernest Cline (P)

6. * “Safely Buried,” John Pesta (P)

7. * “The More You Stir It,” John Pesta (P)

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

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

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

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

12. “Dragon Teeth,” Michael Crichton (H)

13. * “2084,” Mason Engel (P)

14. “Into the Water,” Paula Hawkins (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.