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The Indie Bestseller List: American Booksellers Assn.

Originally Published: December 12, 2016 3 p.m.


  1. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman

  2. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

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

  4. The Sellout, Paul Beatty

  5. My Name Is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout

  6. In a Dark, Dark Wood, Ruth Ware

  7. The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

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

  9. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante

  10. The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Melanie Benjamin


  1. The Road to Little Dribbling, Bill Bryson

  2. Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow

  3. You Are a Badass, Jen Sincero

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

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

  6. The Road to Character, David Brooks

  7. The Witches, Stacy Schiff

  8. The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown

  9. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari

  10. We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


  1. The Sun Is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon

  2. A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

  3. Heartless, Marissa Meyer

  4. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

  5. The Way Things Work Now, David Macaulay

  6. The Giver, Lois Lowry

  7. Nimona, Noelle Stevenson

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

  9. What Light, Jay Asher

  10. Scythe, Neal ShustermanChief, Mark Greaney