September 20, 2023

Trade Paperback Fiction



Bestsellers List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Paperback Fiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1 A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19.00, 9781635575569
From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.
2/53
2 Trust
Hernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $17.00, 9780593420324
Trust is an unparalleled novel about money, power, intimacy, and perception. A May 2022 Indie Next Pick and a winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
1/20
3 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17.00, 9781501161933
Reid's novel is a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day.
3/120
4 Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Ballantine, $18.00, 9781984818409
A soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past and what we choose to leave behind.
6/2
5 Babel
R. F. Kuang, Harper Voyager, $20.00, 9780063021433
Kuang's breathtaking novel grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire.
4/3
6 The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Penguin, $18.00, 9780525559498
Haig's book is a dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived.
5/19
7 It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
In Hoover's honest, evocative, and tender novel, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can't stop thinking about her first love.
8/94
8 Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $18.00, 9780593492666
Ng's inspiring novel about a mother's unbreakable love in a world consumed by fear.
7/4
9 Lucy by the Sea- Debut
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $18.00, 9780593446089
Strout's poignant, pitch-perfect novel about a divorced couple stuck together during lockdown—and the love, loss, despair, and hope that animate us even as the world seems to be falling apart.
/1
10 Nona the Ninth- Debut
Tamsyn Muir, Tordotcom, $19.99, 9781250899132
Muir's bestselling Locked Tomb series continues with Nona the Ninth.
/1
11 Assistant to the Villain
Hannah Nicole Maehrer, Entangled: Red Tower Books, $19.99, 9781649375803
Maehrer's laugh-out-loud viral TikTok series turned novel, about the sunshine assistant to an Evil Villain...and their unexpected romance.
10/3
12 A Court of Mist and Fury
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19.00, 9781635575583
The seductive and stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas's spellbinding A Court of Thorns and Roses.
12/4
13 A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $18.00, 9780804172707
Yanagihara's astonishing novel about love and friendship in the 21st century was a March 2015 Indie Next Pick and a National Book Award finalist.
/27
14 The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062060624
Miller's monumental debut novel is an action-packed adventure and epic love story that brilliantly re-imagines Homer's enduring masterwork, The Iliad.
15/158
15 The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703
A gripping psychological thriller about a woman's act of violence against her husband--and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
13/58
 
     

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Trade Paperback Nonfiction



Bestseller List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Paperback Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann, Vintage, $17.00, 9780307742483
Grann's twisting and haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
1/113
2 Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20.00, 9781571313560
Drawing on her life as an Indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.
4/197
3 An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Ed Yong, Random House, $20.00, 9780593133255
Every kind of animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of our immense world. In An Immense World, science journalist Ed Yong helps us to experience the skeins of scent, waves of electromagnetism, and pulses of pressure that other animals perceive.
3/3
4 American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin, Vintage, $25.00, 9780375726262
A deep, fantastic look at the complex physicist and father of the atomic bomb.
2/13
5 The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19.00, 9780143127741
van der Kolk transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing.
7/155
6 Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Vintage, $17.00, 9781984898951
From the indie rock star of Japanese Breakfast, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.
5/25
7 All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks, Morrow, $16.99, 9780060959470
All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering.
6/98
8 Stay True: A Memoir- Debut
Hua Hsu, Anchor, $17.00, 9780593315200
From The New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art. Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Memoir.
/1
9 Solito: A Memoir
Javier Zamora, Hogarth, $18.00, 9780593498088
A young poet tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this moving, page-turning memoir.
9/15
10 The 2024 Old Farmer's Almanac
Old Farmer's Almanac, $9.95, 9781571989529
The annual almanac of weather, astrology, calendars, gardening tips, home remedies, and more all presented in the inimitably useful and humorous way it has done since 1792.
10/3
11 Happy-Go-Lucky
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316392433
David Sedaris once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about recent upheavals, personal and public, and expresses in precise language both the misanthropy and desire for connection that drive us all.
8/16
12 Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America- Debut
Pekka Hämäläinen, Liveright, $22.00, 9781324094067
Necessary reading for anyone who cares about America's past, present, and future, Indigenous Continent restores Native peoples to their rightful place at the very fulcrum of American history.
/1
13 The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
A practical guide to personal freedom, outlining a way of life rooted in traditional Toltec beliefs.
11/209
14 Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220
Gladwell offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong.
14/69
15 The Artist's Way: 30th Anniversary Edition
Julia Cameron, TarcherPerigee, $19.00, 9780143129257
A revolutionary program for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.
13/3
 
     

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Hardcover Fiction

 



Bestseller List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Hardcover Fiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1 Tom Lake
Ann Patchett, Harper, $30.00, 9780063327528
In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America's finest writers. An August 2023 Indie Next Pick.
2/7
2 The Vaster Wilds- Debut
Lauren Groff, Riverhead Books, $28.00, 9780593418390
A taut and electrifying novel from celebrated bestselling author Lauren Groff, about one spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive. The #1 Indie Next Pick for September 2023.
/1
3 The Fraud
Zadie Smith, Penguin Press, $29.00, 9780525558965
From acclaimed and bestselling novelist Zadie Smith, a kaleidoscopic work of historical fiction set against the legal trial that divided Victorian England, about who gets to tell their story—and who gets to be believed. A September 2023 Indie Next List Pick.
3/2
4 Holly
Stephen King, Scribner, $30.00, 9781668016138
Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King's most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a midwestern town.
1/2
5 Demon Copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50, 9780063251922
Kingsolver's brilliant novel enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes a young hero's unforgettable journey to maturity. A November 2022 Indie Next Pick and a winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
4/48
6 The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
James McBride, Riverhead Books, $28.00, 9780593422946
Bringing his masterly storytelling skills and his deep faith in humanity to The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, James McBride has written a novel as compassionate as Deacon King Kong and as inventive as The Good Lord Bird. An August 2023 Indie Next Pick.
5/6
7 Fourth Wing
Rebecca Yarros, Entangled: Red Tower Books, $29.99, 9781649374042
Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from bestselling author Rebecca Yarros.
8/17
8 Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29.00, 9780385547345
Funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist. An April 2022 Indie Next Pick.
7/76
9 The Covenant of Water
Abraham Verghese, Grove Press, $32.00, 9780802162175
Verghese's new novel is a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secret. A May 2023 Indie Next Pick.
6/20
10 Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28.00, 9780593321201
The exhilarating novel by the bestselling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is the #1 Indie Next Pick for July 2022.
9/62
11 The River We Remember
William Kent Krueger, Atria Books, $28.99, 9781982179212
The River We Remember is an unflinching look at the wounds left by the wars we fight abroad and at home, a moving exploration of the ways in which we seek to heal, and a testament to the enduring power of the stories we tell about the places we call home. A September 2023 Indie Next List Pick.
10/2
12 Rouge- Debut
Mona Awad, S&S/Marysue Rucci Books, $28.00, 9781982169695
A horror-tinted, gothic fairy tale about a lonely dress shop clerk whose mother's unexpected death sends her down a treacherous path in pursuit of youth and beauty. A September 2023 Indie Next Pick.
/1
13 Yellowface
R. F. Kuang, Morrow, $30.00, 9780063250833
Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. R. F. Kuang's novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. The #1 Indie Next Pick for June 2023.
11/18
14 Remarkably Bright Creatures
Shelby Van Pelt, Ecco, $29.99, 9780063204157
A charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus. A May 2022 Indie Next Pick.
12/39
15 What You Are Looking for Is in the Library
Michiko Aoyama, Hanover Square Press, $21.99, 9781335005625
For fans of Before the Coffee Gets Cold, a charming, internationally bestselling Japanese novel about how the perfect book recommendation can change a reader's life.
13/2
ON THE RISE
17 Mother-Daughter Murder Night
Nina Simon, Morrow, $30.00, 9780063315044
A lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths. Think: Gilmore Girls, but with murder.
 
 
     

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Hardcover Nonfiction



Bestseller List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Hardcover Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1 Elon Musk- Debut
Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster, $35.00, 9781982181284
An astonishingly intimate biography of the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era—a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence.
/1
2 Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier- Debut
Arthur C. Brooks, Oprah Winfrey, Portfolio, $30.00, 9780593545409
Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey invite you to begin a journey toward greater happiness no matter how challenging your circumstances. They show you how to improve your life right now instead of waiting for the outside world to change.
/1
3 The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
David Grann, Doubleday, $30.00, 9780385534260
The Wager is a grand tale of human behavior at the extremes told by David Grann, one of our greatest nonfiction writers. A May 2023 Indie Next Pick.
1/22
4 The Creative Act: A Way of Being
Rick Rubin, Penguin Press, $32.00, 9780593652886
From the legendary music producer, a master at helping people connect with the wellsprings of their creativity, comes a beautifully crafted book many years in the making that offers that same deep wisdom to all of us.
2/35
5 Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World- Debut
Naomi Klein, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30.00, 9780374610326
Doppelganger asks: What do we neglect as we polish and perfect our digital reflections? Is it possible to dispose of our doubles and overcome the pathologies of a culture of multiplication? Can we create a politics of collective care and undertake a true reckoning with historical crimes? The result is a revelatory treatment of the way many of us think and feel now—and an intellectual adventure story for our times.
/1
6 To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery- Debut
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lindsey Nyx Walker, National Geographic, $30.00, 9781426223303
This enlightening illustrated narrative by the world's most celebrated astrophysicist explains the universe from the solar system to the farthest reaches of space with authority and humor.
/1
7 Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity
Peter Attia, M.D., Bill Gifford, Harmony, $32.00, 9780593236598
A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health.
3/25
8 Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments
Joe Posnanski, Dutton, $29.00, 9780593472675
Bestselling author Joe Posnanski is back with a masterful ode to the game: a countdown of 50 of the most memorable moments in baseball's history, to make you fall in love with the sport all over again.
4/2
9 I'm Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.
9/58
10 The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession
Michael Finkel, Knopf, $28.00, 9780525657323
This is a riveting story of art, crime, love, and an insatiable hunger to possess beauty at any cost. The #1 Indie Next Pick for July 2023.
6/12
11 Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear, Avery, $27.00, 9780735211292
James Clear reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
5/81
12 Sure, I'll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere
Maria Bamford, Gallery Books, $28.99, 9781982168568
Singular and inimitable, Bamford's memoir explores what it means to keep going, and to be a member of society (or any group she's invited to) despite not being very good at it. In turn, she hopes to transform isolating experiences into comedy that will make you feel less alone (without turning into a cult following).
7/2
13 Poverty, by America
Matthew Desmond, Crown, $28.00, 9780593239919
Elegantly written and fiercely argued, this compassionate book gives us new ways of thinking about a morally urgent problem. It also helps us imagine solutions. Desmond builds a startlingly original and ambitious case for ending poverty.
8/26
14 The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
Radiant with Mackesy's warmth and gentle wit, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse blends hand-written narrative with dozens of drawings.
10/176
15 Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury
Drew Gilpin Faust, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30.00, 9780374601805
Drew Gilpin Faust's memoir of coming of age in a conservative Southern family in postwar America.
/3
ON THE RISE
16 Tyranny of the Minority: Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point
Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt, Crown, $28.99, 9780593443071
A call to reform our antiquated political institutions before it's too late—from the bestselling authors of How Democracies Die.
 
 
     

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Mass Market



Bestseller List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Mass Market Last Week/
Weeks on List
1 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
1/376
2 The Boys from Biloxi
John Grisham, Vintage, $10.99, 9780593470916
3/4
3 A Haunting in Venice
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $9.99, 9780063342972
10/4
4 No Plan B
Lee Child, Andrew Child, Dell, $9.99, 9781984818577
5/11
5 Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
6/200
6 Billy Summers
Stephen King, Pocket, $11.99, 9781668010129
8/12
7 The Wish- Debut
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $10.99, 9781538728635
/1
8 Sparring Partners
John Grisham, Vintage, $9.99, 9780593470909
/6
9 American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
/54
10 The Judge's List
John Grisham, Vintage, $9.99, 9780593157831
4/14
 
     

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Early & Middle Grade Readers



Bestseller List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Early & Middle Grade Readers  
1 The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale
Jon Klassen, Candlewick, $19.99, 9781536223361
 
2 The Lost Library
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Mass, Feiwel & Friends, $17.99, 9781250838810
 
3 Cat on the Run in Cat of Death! (Cat on the Run #1)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $7.99, 9781338831825
 
4 A Horse Named Sky
Rosanne Parry, Kirbi Fagan (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $18.99, 9780062995957
 
5 Mexikid
Pedro Martín, Dial Books, $14.99, 9780593462294
 
6 Ghost Book
Remy Lai, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $14.99, 9781250810434
 
7 From the World of Percy Jackson: The Sun and the Star
Rick Riordan, Mark Oshiro, Disney Hyperion, $19.99, 9781368081153
 
8 The Moth Keeper: A Graphic Novel
K. O'Neill, Random House Graphic, $13.99, 9780593182260
 
9 Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Judy Blume, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781665921312
 
10 Smile: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264
 
11 Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods- Debut
Grace Lin, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9780316486002
 
12 Odder
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147424
 
13 Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, Harper, $8.99, 9780064400558
 
14 The Dreamatics- Debut
Michelle Cuevas, Rocky Pond Books, $18.99, 9780593532225
 
15 Sisters: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338801880
 
 
     

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Young Adult



Bestseller List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Young Adult  
1 Divine Rivals
Rebecca Ross, Wednesday Books, $18.99, 9781250857439
 
2 The Spirit Bares Its Teeth
Andrew Joseph White, Peachtree Teen, $19.99, 9781682636114
 
3 This Winter
Alice Oseman, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338885132
 
4 If He Had Been with Me
Laura Nowlin, Sourcebooks Fire, $10.99, 9781728205489
 
5 Nimona
ND Stevenson, Quill Tree Books, $18.99, 9780062278227
 
6 They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
 
7 Hell Followed with Us
Andrew Joseph White, Peachtree Teen, $12.99, 9781682635636
 
8 Foxglove
Adalyn Grace, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780316162500
 
9 Girl in Pieces
Kathleen Glasgow, Ember, $10.99, 9781101934746
 
10 Solitaire
Alice Oseman, Scholastic Press, $19.99, 9781338863420
 
11 Warrior Girl Unearthed
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $19.99, 9781250766588
 
12 House of Marionne- Debut
J. Elle, Razorbill, $19.99, 9780593527702
 
13 Nick and Charlie
Alice Oseman, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9781338885101
 
14 Better Than the Movies
Lynn Painter, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9781534467637
 
15 We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
 
 
     

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Children's Illustrated



Bestseller List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Children's Illustrated  
1 Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
 
2 Just Because- Debut
Matthew McConaughey, Renée Kurilla (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780593622032
 
3 Boo! Bluey's Halloween
Penguin Young Readers, $14.99, 9780593659540
 
4 Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
 
5 Taylor Swift: A Little Golden Book Biography
Wendy Loggia, Elisa Chavarri (Illus.), Golden Books, $5.99, 9780593566718
 
6 Peekaboo: Pumpkin (Peekaboo You)
Camilla Reid, Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illus.), Candlewick Press, $9.99, 9781536229813
 
7 Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow- Debut
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney Hyperion, $18.99, 9781368059589
 
8 Eek! Halloween!
Sandra Boynton, Boynton Bookworks, $7.99, 9781665925143
 
9 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
 
10 Little Blue Truck's Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780544772533
 
11 Bluey: Sleepytime- Debut
Joe Brumm, Penguin Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593659588
 
12 Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
 
13 Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh!- Debut
Mo Willems, Union Square Kids, $18.99, 9781454952770
 
14 Spooky Pookie
Sandra Boynton, Boynton Bookworks, $6.99, 9781481497671
 
15 Grumpy Monkey Don't Be Scared- Debut
Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illus.), Random House Studio, $10.99, 9780593486955
 
 
     

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Children's Series



Bestseller List for September 20, 2023
Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023
For an independent bookstore store near you, visit IndieBound.org.

  Children's Series  
1 Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
 
2 Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
 
3 Hooky (hardcover and paperback)
Míriam Bonastre Tur, Clarion Books
 
4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 
5 Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
 
6 I Survived (hardcover and paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Álvaro Sarraseca (Illus.), Scholastic
 
7 The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
 
8 The Inheritance Games (hardcover and paperback)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
 
9 Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
 
10 The Summer I Turned Pretty (hardcover and paperback)
Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
 


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Extended Paperback Fiction

Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023

16 The Last Thing He Told Me
Laura Dave, S&S/Marysue Rucci Books, $17.99, 9781501171352

17 The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $18.00, 9781984880987

18 Big Swiss
Jen Beagin, Scribner, $17.00, 9781982153090

19 Things We Left Behind
Lucy Score, Bloom Books, $18.99, 9781728276120

20 The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318

21 Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736

22 The Best Short Stories 2023: The O. Henry Prize Winners
Lauren Groff (Ed.), Jenny Minton Quigley (Ed.), Anchor, $18.00, 9780593470596

23 You, Again
Kate Goldbeck, Dial Press, $18.00, 9780593448120

24 It Starts with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $17.99, 9781668001226

25 Too Late
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $18.99, 9781538756591

26 The Housemaid
Freida McFadden, Grand Central, $12.99, 9781538742570

27 Godkiller
Hannah Kaner, Harper Voyager, $18.99, 9780063348271

28 Legends & Lattes
Travis Baldree, Tor, $17.99, 9781250886088

29 Other Birds
Sarah Addison Allen, St. Martin's Griffin, $18.00, 9781250019875

30 Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston, St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99, 9781250316776

31 Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316556323

32 The Secret History
Donna Tartt, Vintage, $18.00, 9781400031702

33 A Court of Wings and Ruin
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19.00, 9781635575606

34 This Is How You Lose the Time War
Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone, Gallery/Saga Press, $16.99, 9781534430990

35 The Marriage Portrait
Maggie O'Farrell, Vintage, $17.00, 9780593315088

36 A Haunting in Venice
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $18.99, 9780063342965

37 The Winners
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $19.99, 9781982112806

38 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V. E. Schwab, Tor, $19.99, 9780765387578

39 Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19.00, 9781639730957

40 A Court of Frost and Starlight
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $17.00, 9781635575620

41 Bunny
Mona Awad, Penguin, $17.00, 9780525559757

42 The Paris Apartment
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $18.99, 9780063003064

43 The House Across the Lake
Riley Sager, Dutton, $18.00, 9780593183212

44 Icebreaker
Hannah Grace, Atria, $17.99, 9781668026038

45 A Court of Silver Flames
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19.00, 9781635577990

46 All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $18.99, 9781501173219

47 The Maid
Nita Prose, Ballantine, $18.00, 9780593356173

48 Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $20.00, 9781668002193

49 Killers of a Certain Age
Deanna Raybourn, Berkley, $17.00, 9780593200704

50 My Roommate Is a Vampire
Jenna Levine, Berkley, $17.00, 9780593548912

Extended Paperback Nonfiction

Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023

16 Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
Dr. Anna Lembke, Dutton, $18.00, 9781524746742

17 Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
Oliver Burkeman, Picador, $18.00, 9781250849359

18 Everything I Know About Love: A Memoir
Dolly Alderton, Harper Perennial, $18.99, 9780062968791

19 Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison
Ben Macintyre, Crown, $18.00, 9780593136355

20 Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World
Karen Armstrong, Anchor, $17.00, 9780593313404

21 The Book of Delights: Essays
Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $17.99, 9781643753287

22 Profiles in Ignorance: How America's Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber
Andy Borowitz, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $18.99, 9781668003893

23 Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library Classics)
Marcus Aurelius, Modern Library, $11.00, 9780812968255

24 Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18.00, 9780525510321

25 Quietly Hostile: Essays
Samantha Irby, Vintage, $17.00, 9780593315699

26 A Philosophy of Walking
Frédéric Gros, John Howe (Transl.), Verso, $19.95, 9781804290446

27 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
David Graeber, David Wengrow, Picador, $25.00, 9781250858801

28 One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World
Michael Frank, Maira Kalman (Illus.), Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster, $19.99, 9781982167233

29 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $20.00, 9780593230275

30 Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: A Journey to the Edge of Physics
Antonio Padilla, Picador, $20.00, 9781250872821

31 The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene, Penguin, $26.00, 9780140280197

32 The Young Man
Annie Ernaux, Seven Stories Press, $13.95, 9781644213209

33 The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
Matt Kracht, Chronicle, $15.95, 9781452174037

34 The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet
John Green, Dutton, $18.00, 9780525555247

35 Gender Queer: A Memoir
Maia Kobabe, Oni Press, $24.99, 9781549304002

36 How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth
, Crown, $18.00, 9780593139028

37 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
The Moth, Meg Bowles, Catherine Burns, Jenifer Hixson, Sarah Austin Jenness, Kate Tellers, Vintage, $18.00, 9780375725609

38 Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--and Keep--Love
Amir Levine, Rachel Heller, TarcherPerigee, $17.00, 9781585429134

39 Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $18.00, 9781416591061

40 The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II
Buzz Bissinger, Harper Perennial, $21.99, 9780062879936

41 Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $20.00, 9780374533557

42 Conversations with Birds
Priyanka Kumar, Milkweed Editions, $18.00, 9781639550807

43 HBR's 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Review Press, $24.95, 9781633694361

44 Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Beacon Press, $16.00, 9780807014271

45 Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover, Random House, $18.99, 9780399590528

46 The Soul of an Octopus
Sy Montgomery, Atria, $17.99, 9781451697728

47 Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole
Susan Cain, Crown, $18.00, 9780451499790

48 In the Dream House: A Memoir
Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press, $18.00, 9781644450383

49 These Precious Days: Essays
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $19.00, 9780063092792

50 Killing the Killers: The Secret War Against Terrorists
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, St. Martin's Griffin, $19.00, 9781250905994

Extended Hardcover Fiction

Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023

16 Hello Beautiful
Ann Napolitano, The Dial Press, $28.00, 9780593243732

17 Mother-Daughter Murder Night
Nina Simon, Morrow, $30.00, 9780063315044

18 Happy Place
Emily Henry, Berkley, $27.00, 9780593441275

19 Happiness Falls
Angie Kim, Hogarth, $28.00, 9780593448205

20 The Secret Hours
Mick Herron, Soho Crime, $27.95, 9781641295215

21 Horse
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28.00, 9780399562969

22 The Guest
Emma Cline, Random House, $28.00, 9780812998627

23 Crook Manifesto
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $29.00, 9780385545150

24 Fall of Ruin and Wrath
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Bramble, $27.99, 9781250750198

25 Normal Rules Don't Apply: Stories
Kate Atkinson, Doubleday, $28.00, 9780385549509

26 Nineteen Steps
Millie Bobby Brown, Morrow, $28.99, 9780063335776

27 The Invisible Hour
Alice Hoffman, Atria Books, $27.99, 9781982175375

28 The Last Ranger
Peter Heller, Knopf, $27.00, 9780593535110

29 Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Hanover Square Press, $19.99, 9781335430991

30 Masters of Death
Olivie Blake, Tor Books, $26.99, 9781250892461

31 The Longmire Defense
Craig Johnson, Viking, $29.00, 9780593297315

32 Small Things Like These
Claire Keegan, Grove Press, $20.00, 9780802158741

33 None of This Is True
Lisa Jewell, Atria Books, $28.00, 9781982179007

34 Chenneville
Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $30.00, 9780063252684

35 Lady Tan's Circle of Women
Lisa See, Scribner, $28.00, 9781982117085

36 The September House
Carissa Orlando, Berkley, $27.00, 9780593548615

37 The Only One Left
Riley Sager, Dutton, $28.00, 9780593183229

38 Not Forever, But For Now
Chuck Palahniuk, Simon & Schuster, $26.99, 9781668021415

39 The Breakaway
Jennifer Weiner, Atria Books, $28.99, 9781668033425

40 Somebody's Fool
Richard Russo, Knopf, $29.00, 9780593317891

41 Code Red
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $29.99, 9781982164997

42 A Psalm for the Wild-Built
Becky Chambers, Tordotcom, $20.99, 9781250236210

43 The Girl in the Eagle's Talons
Karin Smirnoff, Knopf, $29.00, 9780593536698

44 Family Lore
Elizabeth Acevedo, Ecco, $30.00, 9780063207264

45 Amazing Grace Adams
Fran Littlewood, Henry Holt and Co., $27.99, 9781250857019

46 Silver Nitrate
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $28.00, 9780593355367

47 Vampires of El Norte
Isabel Cañas, Berkley, $28.00, 9780593436721

48 The Five-Star Weekend
Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown, $30.00, 9780316258777

49 The Bee Sting
Paul Murray, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30.00, 9780374600303

50 The Witching Tide
Margaret Meyer, Scribner, $28.00, 9781668011362

Extended Hardcover Nonfiction

Based on sales for the week ending September 15, 2023

16 Tyranny of the Minority: Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point
Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt, Crown, $28.99, 9780593443071

17 Safe and Sound: A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair
Mercury Stardust, DK, $24.99, 9780744079074

18 The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope
José Andrés, World Central Kitchen, Sam Chapple-Sokol, Clarkson Potter, $35.00, 9780593579077

19 What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds
Jennifer Ackerman, Penguin Press, $30.00, 9780593298886

20 The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts
Loren Grush, Scribner, $32.50, 9781982172800

21 Guinness World Records 2024
Guinness World Records, $29.95, 9781913484378

22 Baking Yesteryear: The Best Recipes from the 1900s to the 1980s
B. Dylan Hollis, DK, $32.00, 9780744080049

23 Pageboy: A Memoir
Elliot Page, Flatiron Books, $29.99, 9781250878359

24 Emotional Intelligence Habits
Travis Bradberry, Talentsmart, $36.95, 9780974719375

25 The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden's White House and the Struggle for America's Future
Franklin Foer, Penguin Press, $30.00, 9781101981146

26 Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton, and Me
Bernie Taupin, Hachette Books, $32.50, 9780306828676

27 Blueberries for Sal Cookbook: Sweet Recipes Inspired by the Beloved Children's Classic
Robert McCloskey, Clarkson Potter, $14.00, 9780593580400

28 Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier
Marisa Meltzer, Atria/One Signal Publishers, $28.99, 9781982190606

29 Talking to My Angels
Melissa Etheridge, Harper Wave, $30.00, 9780063257450

30 Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal
Bettina L. Love, St. Martin's Press, $29.00, 9781250280381

31 The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first Century's Greatest Dilemma
Mustafa Suleyman, Crown, $32.50, 9780593593950

32 A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them
Timothy Egan, Viking, $30.00, 9780735225268

33 Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours
Adeena Sussman, Avery, $35.00, 9780593327777

34 The Little Frog's Guide to Self-Care: Affirmations, Self-Love and Life Lessons According to the Internet's Beloved Mushroom Frog
Maybell Eequay, Summersdale, $11.99, 9781837991013

35 I Could Nosh: Classic Jew-ish Recipes Revamped for Every Day
Jake Cohen, Harvest, $35.00, 9780063239708

36 While You Were Out: An Intimate Family Portrait of Mental Illness in an Era of Silence
Meg Kissinger, Celadon Books, $30.00, 9781250793775

37 Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet
Ben Goldfarb, W. W. Norton & Company, $30.00, 9781324005896

38 Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma
Claire Dederer, Knopf, $28.00, 9780525655114

39 Up Home: One Girl's Journey
Ruth J. Simmons, Random House, $27.00, 9780593446003

40 The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean
Susan Casey, Doubleday, $32.00, 9780385545570

41 Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), Simon & Schuster, $37.50, 9781476753836

42 The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man
David Von Drehle, Simon & Schuster, $26.00, 9781476773926

43 Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us
Susan Magsamen, Ivy Ross, Random House, $30.00, 9780593449233

44 Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World
Devorah Heitner, TarcherPerigee, $26.00, 9780593420966

45 The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062457714

46 The Deadline: Essays
Jill Lepore, Liveright, $45.00, 9781631496127

47 Gambler: Secrets from a Life at Risk
Billy Walters, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $35.00, 9781668032855

48 Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28.00, 9780735213616

49 Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
Brené Brown, Random House, $30.00, 9780399592553

50 Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30.00, 9780593139134

Extended Mass Market

Based on sales for the week ending September 17, 2023

11 The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365279

12 Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9781250318541

13 Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977

14 The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756404741

15 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803

16 Foundation
Isaac Asimov, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553293357

17 Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

18 That Summer
Jennifer Weiner, Pocket, $9.99, 9781668020661

19 Oath of Loyalty
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket, $10.99, 9781982164928

20 Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Penguin, $12.00, 9780399501487

21 The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129

22 And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062073488

23 Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $9.99, 9780440180296

24 The Recovery Agent
Janet Evanovich, Pocket, $10.99, 9781982154936

25 The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown, $9.99, 9780316769488

26 The Noise
James Patterson, J.D. Barker, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538753040

27 The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $9.99, 9780307743657

28 Hyperion
Dan Simmons, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553283686

29 Apples Never Fall
Liane Moriarty, Holt Paperbacks, $10.99, 9781250894229

30 Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233

31 The Hotel Nantucket
Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown, $9.99, 9780316258937

32 The Left Hand of Darkness
Ursula K. Le Guin, Ace, $10.99, 9780441478125

33 The Whittiers
Danielle Steel, Dell, $9.99, 9781984821850

34 The Color of Magic
Terry Pratchett, Harper, $9.99, 9780062225672

35 The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan, Tor, $10.99, 9781250251466

36 The Perfect Assassin
James Patterson, Brian Sitts, Grand Central , $9.99, 9781538721865

37 Carrie
Stephen King, Anchor, $9.99, 9780307743664

38 Fear No Evil
James Patterson, Grand Central, $10.99, 9781538752906

39 Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $9.99, 9780593599006

40 A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716

41 The Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756407919

42 The Girl Who Survived
Lisa Jackson, Zebra, $9.99, 9781420146363

43 The Omega Factor
Steve Berry, Grand Central , $10.99, 9781538720974

44 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345514400

45 The Silmarillion
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345325815

46 The Lies of Locke Lamora
Scott Lynch, Spectra, $9.99, 9780553588941

47 'Salem's Lot
Stephen King, Anchor, $9.99, 9780307743671

48 Liar!
Fern Michaels, Zebra, $9.99, 9781420155600

49 Call of Duty
Jeff Rovin, St. Martin's , $9.99, 9781250782885

50 Words of Radiance
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365286

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