Viewpoint bestsellers – October 8

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “A Tale of Two Kitties (Dog Man #3),” Dav Pilkey

2. “Swing It, Sunny,” Jennifer L. Holm

3. “The Zombie Chasers (Book 1),” John Kloepfer

4. “I Survived the American Revolution 1776 (I Survived #15),” Lauren Tarshis

5. “Elmer,” David McKee

6. “The Name Jar,” Yangsook Choi

7. “My Name is Yoon,” Helen Recorvits

8. “Little Blue Truck (Board Book),” Alice Schertle

9. “The Noon Balloon,” Margaret Wise Brown

10. “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat,” Lucille Colandro

11. “I Love You, Little Pumpkin!,” Sandra Magsamen

12. “Night on Fire,” Ronald Kidd

13. “The Seventh Most Important Thing,” Shelley Pearsall

14. “On a Magical Do-Nothing Day,” Baeatrice Alemagna

15. “Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book,” Janet Lawler

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

1. * “Exhibit Columbus Field Guide,” Exhibit Columbus (P)

2. “What Happened,” Hillary Rodham Clinton (H)

3. “Believe in Yourself Journal,” Peter Pauper Press (H)

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

5. * “Kiritsis and Me: Enduring 63 Hours at Gunpoint,” Dick Hall (P)

6. “HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence,” Harvard Business Review (P)

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

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

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

10. “Hillbilly Elegy,” J.D. Vance (H)

11. “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World,” Dalai Lama (H)

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

13. “The Glass Castle: A Memoir,” Jeannette Walls (P)

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

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

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

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

2. “Commonwealth,” Ann Patchett (P)

3. “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman (H)

4. “Sleeping Beauties,” Stephen King and Owen King (H)

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

6. “Murder on the Orient Express,” Agatha Christie (P)

7. “Mike Tyson Slept Here,” Chris Huntington (P)

8. “Catcher in the Rye,” J.D. Salinger (P)

9. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles (H)

10. * “Gradle Bird,” J.C. Sasser (P)

11. “The Child Finder,” Rene Denfeld (H)

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

13. “All the Light We Cannot See,” Anthony Doerr (P)

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

15. “Old Heart,” Peter Ferry (P)

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