The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 9, 2012.

    Love (Nonfiction)

    1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
    Steve Harvey, Amistad, $13.99, 9780062190987

    2. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
    Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $14, 9781878424426

    3. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find C and Keep — Love
    Amir Levine, Rachel Heller, Tarcher, $15.95, 9781585429134

    4. If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path
    Charlotte Kasl, Penguin, $14, 9780140195835

    5. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
    John Gray, Quill, $14.99, 9780060574215

    6. Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl —A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
    Sherry Argov, Adams Media, $15.95, 9781580627566

    7. How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
    David Richo, Shambhala, $15.95, 9781570628122

    8. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
    Sue Johnson, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316113007

    9. Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
    Harville Hendrix, Holt, $15.99, 9780805087000

    10. Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships
    David Schnarch, Norton, $17.95, 9780393334272

    Romance (Fiction)

    1. Fifty Shades of Grey
    E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481

    2. Fifty Shades Darker
    E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803498

    3. Fifty Shades Freed
    E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803504

    4. The Night Circus
    Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $15, 9780307744432

    5. Bared to You
    Sylvia Day, Berkley, $15, 9780425263907

    6. The American Heiress
    Daisy Goodwin, St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99, 9780312658663

    7. On the Island
    Tracey Garvis Graves, Plume, $15, 9780142196724

    8. The Last Boyfriend
    Nora Roberts, Berkley, $16, 9780425246030

    9. The Lucky One
    Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9781455508976

    10. Friends Forever
    Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $28, 9780385343213