Viewpoint Bestsellers

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “The War That Saved My Life,” Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

2. “Connect the Stars,” Marisa De Los Santos

3. “Night on Fire,” Ronald Kidd

4. “Book Scavenger,” Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

5. “The Race of the Century,” Barry Downard

6. “Arnie, the Doughnut,” Laurie Keller

7. “Hey, Little Ant,” Phillip M. Hoose

8. “Spoon,” Amy Krouse Rosenthal

9. “One,” Kathryn Otoshi

10. “The Way I Act,” Steve Metzger

11. “Saturdays and Teacakes,” Lester L. Laminack

*12. “Emma’s Dancing Day,” Kimberly Hoffman

*13. “Edison’s Tackle Box,” Meghan Colvin

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

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

2. “Living When a Loved One Has Died,” Earl A. Grollman (P)

3. “The Subtle Art of … A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life,” Mark Manson (H)

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

*5. “Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher,” Paul J. Hoffman (P)

6. “We Should All Be Feminists,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

*7. “Columbus, Indiana: A Look at Modern Architecture and Art,” Edited by S. Risting, L. Lucas & T. Vujovich (P)

8. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival…” Laura Hillenbrand (P)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. “Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck (P)

4. “News of the World,” Paulette Jiles (P)

5. “2084,” Mason Engel (P)

6. “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman (H)

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

8. “Siddhartha,” Herman Hesse (P)

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

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

11. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

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

*13. “Safely Buried,” John Pesta (P)

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

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