Viewpoint Bestsellers – December 3

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 12,” Jeff Kinney

2. “Dog Man,” Dav Pilkey

3. * “Merry Christmas, Peanut!,” Terry Border

4. “Wildwood Bakery (Owl Diaries #7),” Rebecca Elliott

5. “Terror at Bottle Creek,” Watt Key

6. “Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1),” Tui T. Sutherland

7. “I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived Series),” Lauren Tarshis

8. “Rise of the Snakes (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu #4),” Tracey West

9. “Sisters,” Raina Telgemeier

10. “You Gotta Be Kidding! The Crazy Book of “Would You Rather…? Questions,” Workman Publishing

11. “Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird and Totally Not Boring Things…,” Mike Lowery

12. “Orbiting Jupiter,” Gary D. Schmidt

13. “Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic,” Arthur A. Levine Books, British Library

14. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio

15. “Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #7),” Nathan Hale

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

1. * “Handbook for the Soul,” Edited by Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield (P)

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

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

4. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a …,” Mark Manson (H)

5. “365 Reasons for Smiling: In Thoughts and Pictures,” White Star Publishing (H)

6. “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose,” Joe Biden (H)

7. “The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline,” Dale Bredesen (H)

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

9. * “Birds of Indiana Field Guide,” Stan Tekiela (P)

10. “American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice,” Khizr Khan (H)

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

12. “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely…,” Elizabeth Smith (H)

13. “Grant,” Ron Chernow (H)

14. “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau (H)

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

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

1. “Artemis,” Andy Weir (H)

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

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

4. “One Second After,” William Forstchen (P)

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

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

7. “Uncommon Type: Some Stories,” Tom Hanks (H)

8. “Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story,” Wally Lamb (P)

9. “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” Fredrik Backman (P)

10. “The Essex Serpent,” Sarah Perry (H)

11. * “The Altar Boy,” Phil Stephens (P)

12. “Little Fires Everywhere (Signed Edition),” Celeste Ng (H)

13. “Seven Up,” Janet Evanovich (P)

14. “The Rooster Bar,” John Grisham (H)

15. “Origin,” Dan Brown (H)

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