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Indie-Bound Bestseller List for the Week of  January 20, 2021

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
2. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606
3. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
5. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
6. The Prophets
Robert Jones, Jr., Putnam, $27, 9780593085684
7. Outlawed
Anna North, Bloomsbury Publishing, $26, 9781635575422
8. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650
9. Ready Player Two
Ernest Cline, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781524761332
10. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785
11. The Liar’s Dictionary
Eley Williams, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385546775
12. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
13. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184
14. Deacon King Kong
James McBride, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735216723
15. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
On the Rise:
16. Detransition, Baby
Torrey Peters, One World, $27, 9780593133378
Torrey Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel.
 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $17, 9780062963680
2. Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148506
3. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
4. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
5. Interior Chinatown
Charles Yu, Vintage, $16, 9780307948472
6. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
7. Home Body
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449486808
8. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
9. The Queen’s Gambit
Walter Tevis, Vintage, $16.95, 9780593314654
10. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $18, 9780399590610
11. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
12. News of the World
Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $16.99, 9780063011953
13. Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182
14. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
15. Devotions
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $20, 9780399563263

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
3. Bridgerton: The Duke and I
Julia Quinn, Avon, $9.99, 9780063078697
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
6. Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me- Debut
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353641
7. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
8. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688
9. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741
10. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess- Debut
Bobby Fischer, et al., Bantam, $8.99, 9780553263152

YOUNG ADULT

1. Concrete Rose- Debut
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062846716
2. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
4. The Cousins
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780525708001
5. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
6. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
7. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534441606
8. The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
Frederick Joseph, Candlewick, $17.99, 9781536217018
9. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469
10. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Holly Jackson, Ember, $10.99, 9781984896391
11. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
12. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $11.99, 9780062457806
13. You Have a Match- Debut
Emma Lord, Wednesday Books, $18.99, 9781250237309
14. Elatsoe
Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illus.), Levine Querido, $18.99, 9781646140053
15. Punching the Air
Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062996480

CHILDREN’S SERIES

1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
5. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
6. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ellen Morgan, et al., Penguin Workshop
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
8. Keeper of the Lost Cities (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Messenger, Aladdin
9. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
10. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
2. A Promised Land
Barack Obama, Crown, $45, 9781524763169
3. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life- Debut
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9781984856029
4. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
5. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
6. Wintering
Katherine May, Riverhead Books, $24, 9780593189481
7. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134
8. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
9. Keep Sharp
Sanjay Gupta, M.D., S&S, $28, 9781501166730
10. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616
11. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
12. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $30, 9780316628242
13. Modern Comfort Food
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060
14. Evil Geniuses
Kurt Andersen, Random House, $30, 9781984801340
15. Mediocre
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $28, 9781580059510
On the Rise:
17. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar, Grand Central, $28, 9781538719367
Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism. A January 2021 Indie Next List Great Read.

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
2. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $9.99, 9780804190114
3. Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol- Debut
Holly Whitaker, Dial Press, $18, 9781984825070
4. The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
5. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
6. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
7. How to Do Nothing
Jenny Odell, Melville House, $17.99, 9781612198552
8. The Truths We Hold
Kamala Harris, Penguin, $18, 9780525560739
9. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
10. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
11. My Grandmother’s Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470
12. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
13. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
14. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
15. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS

1. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
2. The Ickabog
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870
3. Class Act
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062885500
4. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
5. This Is Your Time
Ruby Bridges, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $15.99, 9780593378526
6. Katie the Catsitter
Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9781984895639
7. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
8. Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057
9. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
10. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
11. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
12. Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood- Debut
Gary Paulsen, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), $17.99, 9780374314156
13. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
14. City of the Plague God- Debut
Sarwat Chadda, Rick Riordan Presents, $16.99, 9781368051507
15. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Little Blue Truck’s Valentine
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780358272441
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
4. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
5. Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062915627
6. If You Come to Earth
Sophie Blackall, Chronicle Books, $18.99, 9781452137797
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
9. Outside, Inside- Debut
LeUyen Pham, Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781250798350
10. Cozy
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793
11. Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice
Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman (Illus.), Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534462670
12. What We’ll Build: Plans For Our Together Future
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $19.99, 9780593206751
13. Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea
Meena Harris, Ana Ramírez González (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062937407
14. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780358451228
15. Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? Board Book- Debut
Lisbeth Kaiser, Stanley Chow (Illus.), Rise x Penguin Workshop, $7.99, 9780593222737