Viewpoint bestsellers – December 31

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Mother Bruce,” Ryan Higgins

2. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio

3. “Santa’s Stuck,” Rhonda Greene

4. “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (Vol. 1),” Timbuktu Labs Publishing

5. “Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus & His Christmas Mission,” Robert Sullivan

6. “Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel,” Adam Rubin

7. * “Turtles All the Way Down (Signed Edition),” John Green

8. “City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1),” Cassandra Clare

9. “Llama Llama Jingle Bells,” Anna Dewdney

10. “Bear Stays Up for Christmas,” Karma Wilson

11. “Lego Make Your Own Movie: 100% Lego Guide to Stop-Motion Animation,” Klutz Publishing

12. “Good Day, Good Night,” Margaret Wise Brown

13. * “Merry Christmas, Peanut,” Terry Border

14. “The Gruffalo,” Julia Donaldson

15. “Old Turtle,” Douglas Wood

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

1. “Andrew Jackson & the Miracle of New Orleans,” Brian Kilmeade (P)

2. “Leonardo DaVinci,” Walter Isaacson (H)

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

4. “The Subtle Art of …,” Mark Manson (H)

5. “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit,” Chris Matthews (H)

6. “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” Robert Bailey Thomas (P)

7. “The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse,” Rich Cohen (H)

8. “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” Mary Beard (H)

9. “The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations,” Oprah Winfrey (H)

10. “Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence,” Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (H)

11. * “Hoosiers Through & Through,” Terry Hutchens (H)

12. “Chat Pack: Fun Questions to Spark Entertaining Conversations,” Questmarc Publishing

13. “Night Sky Guide,” Rick Fienberg, Earth, Sky + Water Publishing (P)

14. “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” David Grann (H)

15. “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” Caroline Fraser (H)

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

1. “Little Fires Everywhere,” Celeste Ng (H)

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

3. * “The Nine Assignments,” Glenda Winders (P)

4. “Origin,” Dan Brown (H)

5. “Station Eleven,” Emily St. John Mandel (P)

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

7. “Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem,” Maya Angelou (H)

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

9. “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” Wally Lamb (P)

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

11. “The Book That Matters Most,” Ann Hood (P)

12. “The Swans of Fifth Avenue,” Melanie Benjamin (P

13. “Bluebird, Bluebird,” Attica Locke (H)

14. “Artemis,” Andy Weir (H)

15. “A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire #1),” George R.R. Martin (P)

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Kirk Johannesen is assistant managing editor of The Republic. He can be reached at or (812) 379-5639.