Bestselling books the week of 6/16/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?


1. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
3. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
4. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
5. Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See, Random House
6. The Snowman, by Jo Nesbø, Knopf
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
8. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel, Crown
9. Robopocalypse, by Daniel Wilson, Doubleday
10. Dead Reckoning, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
11. She Walks in Beauty, by Caroline Kennedy (Ed.)
12. Hit List, by Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley
13. The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly, Little Brown
14. The Sixth Man, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
15. Doc, by Mary Doria Russell, Random House
17. Sister: A Novel, by Rosamund Lupton, Crown
Lupton's thrilling and suspenseful story of fierce love between siblings is a June Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, June 16, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, June 12, 2011). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. The Greater Journey, by David McCullough, S&S
2. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, Crown
3. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
4. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
5. Go the F**k to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.)
6. Area 51, by Annie Jacobsen, Little Brown
7. Seal Team Six, by Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's
8. The Social Animal, by David Brooks, Random House
9. The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson, Riverhead
10. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, by Chelsea Handler, et al., Grand Central
11. Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America, by Ann Coulter, Crown Forum
12. Incognito, by David M. Eagleman, Pantheon
13. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, by Steven Tyler, Ecco
14. Those Guys Have All the Fun, by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, Little Brown
15. Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon, by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner, Times Books


1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Berkley
2. A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Anchor
3. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Back Bay
4. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
5. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, Algonquin
6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
7. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Berkley
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
9. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
10. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, Dial
11. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Grove Press
12. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carre, Penguin
13. Island Beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende, Harper Perennial
14. A Dog's Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron, Forge
15. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart, Random House
22. The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory, Touchstone. The new Cousins' War novel by the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.


1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Broadway
2. Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson
3. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Vintage
4. Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
5. F in Exams, by Richard Benson, Chronicle
6. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco Press
7. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
8. Life, by Keith Richards, Back Bay
9. Inside of a Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner
10. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, Harper
11. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson, Vintage
12. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
13. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
14. Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg, Penguin
15. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, by Susan Casey, Anchor


1. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
2. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin, Spectra
3. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, Spectra
4. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
7. Worth Dying For, by Lee Child, Dell
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
9. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet
10. Burn, by Nevada Barr, Minotaur


1. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Little Brown
4. What Happened to Goodbye, by Sarah Dessen, Viking
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, Quirk Books
6. Divergent, by Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books
7. LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World, by DK Publishing
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
9. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, Speak
10. The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens, Knopf
11. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, Little Brown
12. The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
13. Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray, Scholastic
14. Big Nate Boredom Buster, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
15. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
4. Press Here, by Herve Tullet, Chronicle
5. Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
6. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
7. A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook
8. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck, by Sandra Boynton, Little Simon
9. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
10. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
11. Me... Jane- Patrick McDonnell, by Little Brown
12. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
13. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
14. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
15. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, by Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf


1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
2. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
3. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
5. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
6. Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Michael Scott, Delacorte
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
8. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin
9. Theodore Boone, by John Grisham, Dutton - New in Series: The Abduction
10. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin