Viiewpoint Bestsellers

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Book Scavenger,” Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

2. “Terror at Bottle Creek,” Watt Key

3. “Night on Fire,” Ronald Kidd

4. “Fish in a Tree,” Lynda Mullaly Hunt

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

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

7. * “A Book of Bridges: Here to There and Me to You,” Cheryl Scott Keely

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

9. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio

10. “Spoon,” Amy Krouse Rosenthal

11. “One,” Kathryn Otoshi

12. “The Way I Act,” Steve Metzger

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

14. * “Edison’s Overnight Bag,” Meghan Colvin

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

2. * “Temporary Preserves,” David Zinn (P)

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

4. “Hillbilly Elegy,” J.D. Vance (H)

5. “All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor,” Donald Stratton (H)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. “2084,” Mason Engel (P)

8. “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman (H)

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

10. “Siddhartha,” Herman Hesse (P)

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

12. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

13. * “Safely Buried,” John Pesta (P)

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