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The Indie Bestseller List

American Booksellers Assn.

Originally Published: December 19, 2016 1:36 p.m.

The Indie Bestseller List

American Booksellers Assn.


  1. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

  2. Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

  3. Moonglow, Michael Chabon

  4. The Whistler, John Grisham

  5. Swing Time, Zadie Smith

  6. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

  7. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

  8. Night School, Lee Child

  9. Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult

  10. The Spy, Paulo Coelho


  1. Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance

  2. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, Michael Lewis

  3. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah

  4. Thank You for Being Late, Thomas L. Friedman

  5. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

  6. The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben

  7. Atlas Obscura, Joshua Foer, et al.

  8. Killing the Rising Sun, Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

  9. Our Revolution, Bernie Sanders

  10. Settle for More, Megyn Kelly


  1. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

  2. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross, James Patterson

  3. Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham

  4. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King

  5. George Washington’s Secret Six, Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger

  6. Predator, Wilbur Smith, Tom Cain

  7. A Dog’s Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron

  8. The Crossing, Michael Connelly

  9. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss

  10. Property of a Noblewoman, Danielle Steel