National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Fiction

Bestseller List for October 10, 2018
Based on sales for the week ending October 7, 2018
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Hardcover Fiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. A Spark of Light- Debut
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9780345544988
Picoult's powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a crisis is an October 2018 Indie Next List Great Read.
2. Transcription
Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28.00, 9780316176637
Atkinson's dramatic novel of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty is an October 2018 Indie Next List Great Read.
3. Lethal White
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $29.00, 9780316422734
A riveting new Cormoran Strike novel by the bestselling author of Career of Evil.
4. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Hank Green, Dutton, $26.00, 9781524743444
In his much-anticipated debut novel, Green tells the tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger than anyone could have possibly imagined. An October 2018 Indie Next List Great Read.
5. Hippie
Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525655619
In his new novel, Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order.
6. Red War
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28.99, 9781501190599
Mitch Rapp races to prevent Russia's gravely ill leader from starting a full-scale war with NATO.
7. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26.00, 9780735219090
Owens' exquisite and heartbreaking novel is an August 2018 Indie Next List Great Read.
8. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
Orange's debut novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. The #1 June 2018 Indie Next List Great Read and a Summer 2018 Indies Introduce title.
9. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27.00, 9780670026197
Towles' transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel is a September 2016 Indie Next List Great Read.
10. Juror #3
James Patterson, Nancy Allen, Little Brown, $28.00, 9780316474122
A young attorney tries her first case in Patterson's new legal thriller.
11. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27.00, 9780735224292
The riveting new novel by the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You is a September 2017 Indie Next List Great Read.
12. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27.00, 9780316556347
Miller's masterful follow-up to The Song of Achilles is an April 2018 Indie Next List Great read.
13. Time's Convert
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $29.00, 9780399564512
A novel about what it takes to become a vampire by the bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches.
14. Sea Prayer
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15.00, 9780525539094
Hosseini's short and powerful illustrated book written in response to the current Syrian refugee crisis.
15. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $26.00, 9780425284681
Wingate's novel--based on a notorious adoption scandal-- is a riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale that reminds us that the heart never forgets where we belong.

Reprint Guidelines.

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




Copyright 2019 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement