Viewpoint Bestsellers – August 20

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Justice League: Versus,” John Sazaklis

2. “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (Land of Stories #1),” Chris Colfer

3. “Amazing Dogs (DK Readers),” Laura Buller

4. “Poppy Muddlepup’s Daring Rescue (Magic Animal Friends Special Edition),” Daisy Meadows

5. “I Spy Animals,” Jean Marzollo

6. “Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Serafina Book #3),” Robert Beatty

7. “The Sign in the Smoke (Nancy Drew Diaries #12), Carolyn Keene

8. “Pop Collage,” Klutz Press

9. “Theodore Boone: The Fugitive (Theodore Boone #5),” John Grisham

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

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

12. “100 Women Who Made History,” DK Publishing

13. “Darkness of Dragons (Wings of Fire #10),” Tui T. Sutherland

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For,” David McCullough (H)

5. “Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior,” Jonah Berger (P)

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

7. “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now,” Meg Jay (P)

8. “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me,” Jennifer Teege (P)

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

10. *“Columbus Indiana,” Balthazar Korab (H)

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

12. *“The Miller House and Garden,” Assouline (P)

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

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

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

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

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

2. “1984,” George Orwell (P)

3. “2084,” Mason Engel (P)

4. “The Woman in Cabin 10,” Ruth Ware (P)

5. “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman (H)

6. “Everything I Never Told You,” Celeste Ng (P)

7. “Siddhartha,” Herman Hesse (P)

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

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

10. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

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

12. *“Safely Buried,” John Pesta (P)

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

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

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

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