Bestselling books the week of 11/10/15, according to IndieBound*

Created by the American Booksellers Association, the IndieBound bestseller list uses data from hundreds of independent bookstores across the country to determine which books are flying fastest off the shelves on any given week. This week, some of the bestselling titles flagged by the stores that report their data to the ABA include "Man V. Nature" by Diane Cook and "The Fall" by Diogo Mainardi. Check out the full IndieBound list below.


1. Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham, Doubleday
2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, Scribner
3. Career of Evil, by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland
4. Slade House, by David Mitchell, Random House
5. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff, Riverhead
6. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, Riverhead
7. See Me, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
8. A Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George, Viking
9. Felicity, by Mary Oliver, Penguin Press
10. Welcome to Night Vale, by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Harper Perennial
11. City on Fire, by Garth Risk Hallberg, Knopf
12. The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz, Knopf
13. After Alice, by Gregory Maguire, Morrow
14. The Secret Chord, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
15. Purity, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG
On the Rise:
21. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King, Scribner

1 of 9

Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

If you’re looking for bran muffin journalism, you can subscribe to the Monitor for $15. You’ll get the Monitor Weekly magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited access to

You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.