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Indie Bestseller List

American Booksellers Assn.

Originally Published: November 7, 2016 4:24 p.m.


  1. The Whistler, John Grisham

  2. Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

  3. Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult

  4. Today Will Be Different, Maria Semple

  5. The Trespasser, Tana French

  6. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

  7. Two by Two, Nicholas Sparks

  8. The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware

  9. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

  10. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr


  1. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

  2. Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance

  3. Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Ina Garten

  4. Upstream, Mary Oliver

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

  6. The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben

  7. Appetites: A Cookbook, Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever

  8. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer

  9. The Magnolia Story, Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines

  10. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi


  1. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

  2. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman

  3. My Name Is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout

  4. The Sellout, Paul Beatty

  5. In a Dark, Dark Wood, Ruth Ware

  6. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Fredrik Backman

  7. The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

  8. The Best American Short Stories 2016, Junot Diaz, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.)

  9. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff

  10. Inferno, Dan Brown


  1. The Witches, Stacy Schiff

  2. The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain, Bill Bryson

  3. You Are a Badass, Jen Sincero

  4. Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow

  5. S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome, Mary Beard

  6. The Road to Character, David Brooks

  7. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger

  8. Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

  9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence

  10. The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown


  1. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

  2. Inferno, Dan Brown

  3. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King

  4. Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham

  5. The Survivor, Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills

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

  7. Cross Justice, James Patterson

  8. Never Go Back, Lee Child

  9. The Crossing, Michael Connelly

  10. Blue, Danielle Steel


  1. Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier

  2. Dog Man, Dav Pilkey

  3. Sisters, Raina Telgemeier

  4. The Secret Keepers, Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illus.)

  5. Smile, Raina Telgemeier

  6. Drama, Raina Telgemeier

  7. Wonder, R.J. Palacio

  8. The Inquisitor’s Tale, Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illus.)

  9. When the Sea Turned to Silver, Grace Lin

  10. The BFG, Roald Dahl


  1. A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

  2. What Light, Jay Asher

  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

  4. Holding Up the Universe, Jennifer Niven

  5. The Reader, Traci Chee

  6. The Giver, Lois Lowry

  7. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

  8. All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven

  9. Nimona, Noelle Stevenson

  10. Paper Towns, John Green


  1. Room on the Broom, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.)

  2. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.)

  3. Eek! Halloween!, Sandra Boynton

  4. We Found a Hat, Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illus.)

  5. Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.)

  6. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.)

  7. If You Give a Mouse a Brownie, Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.)

  8. Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, James Dean, Kimberly Dean

  9. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

  10. Hotel Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins