Viewpoint Bestsellers – August 6

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “You’re Welcome, Universe,” Whitney Gardner

2. “The Westing Game,” Ellen Raskin

3. “Where’s Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt,” Martin Handford

4. “Dog,” Matthew Van Fleet

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

6. “Where’s Waldo? The Coloring Book,” Martin Handford

7. “Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book,” Martin Handford

8. “Fast Train, Slow Train (Thomas & Friends),” W. Awdry

9. “Eva and the New Owl (Owl Diaries #4),” Rebecca Elliott

10. “Danny and the Dinosaur and the Big Storm,” Syd Hoff

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

12. “Cuentos de Buenas Noches Para Ninas Rebeldes (Goon Night Stories for Rebel Girls),” Favilli

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

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

15. “Mother Bruce,” Ryan Higgins

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

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

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

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

4. “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence,” Sarah Young (H)

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

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

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

8. “The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving,” Jarden Home Brands (P)

9. “When Breath Becomes Air,” Paul Kalanithi (H)

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

11. “Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War,” Lynne Olson (H)

12. “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life … And Maybe the World,” William McRaven (H)

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

14. “As for Me and My House: Crafting Your Marriage to Last,” Walter Wangerin, Jr. (P)

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

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

1. “1984,” George Orwell (P)

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

3. “Siddhartha,” Herman Hesse (P)

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

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

6. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

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

8. * “Safely Buried,” John Pesta (P)

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

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

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

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

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

14. * “2084,” Mason Engel (P)

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

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