New England Independent Booksellers Association
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The Indie/NEIBA Bestseller List

For week ending Sunday May 1, 2016

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of
The New England Independent Booksellers Association


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The IndieBound National List, along with Subject Category Bestseller lists and national recommendations list can be found at: www.bookweb.org and www.indiebound.org
 

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
2. Miller's Valley
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $28, 9780812996081
3. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
4. Eligible
Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House, $28, 9781400068326
5. My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067695
6. Journey to Munich
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.99, 9780062220608
7. Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $26, 9781101883075
8. The Little Red Chairs
Edna O'Brien, Little Brown, $27, 9780316378239
9. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
10. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
11. The Summer Before the War
Helen Simonson, Random House, $28, 9780812993103
12. The Last Mile
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586455
13. Fates and Furies  New  **
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475
14. The Excellent Lombards New **
Jane Hamilton, Grand Central, $26, 9781455564224
15. Mothering Sunday New **
Graham Swift, Knopf, $22.95, 9781101947524
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION 
1. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
2. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
3. Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101874936
4. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
6. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
7. Amazing Moms: Love and Lessons from the Animal Kingdom   **
Rachel Buchholz, National Geographic, $9.95, 9781426216671
8. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $18, 9780399184413
9. Hamilton: The Revolution **
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, Grand Central, $40, 9781455539741
10. Girls & Sex **
Peggy Orenstein, Harper, $26.99, 9780062209726
11. The Road to Little Dribbling **
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539289
12. The Immortal Irishman  New **
Timothy Egan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9780544272880
13. Lust & Wonder New **
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312342036
14. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? New
Frans de Waal, Norton, $27.95, 9780393246186 **
15. Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse New **
Eric Jay Dolin, Liveright, $29.95, 9780871406682
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 
1. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
2. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
3. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
4. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
5. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $15.99, 9781476789644
6. A Spool of Blue Thread  New
Anne Tyler, Ballantine, $16, 9780553394399
7. The Story of a New Name
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609451349
8. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501115073
9. Brooklyn
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $15, 9781501106477
10. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
11. The Green Road New **
Anne Enright, Norton, $15.95, 9780393352801
12. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
13. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay **
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609452339
14. The Boston Girl **
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $16, 9781439199367
15. Career of Evil New **
J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $17.99, 9780316349895
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 
1. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
2. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
3. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
4. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
5. The Soul of an Octopus
Sy Montgomery, Atria, $16, 9781451697728
6. Between You & Me
Mary Norris, Norton, $15.95, 9780393352146
7. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life New
William Finnegan, Penguin, $17, 9780143109396
8. We Should All Be Feminists New
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
9. The Mindfulness Coloring Book **
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
10. Lost Ocean New **
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143108993
11. Bernie New **
Ted Rall, Seven Stories Press, $16.95, 9781609806989
12. Just Mercy **
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
13. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
14. The Argonauts **
Maggie Nelson, Graywolf Press, $15, 9781555977351
15. The Devil in the White City New **
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
 
MASS MARKET 
1. Make Me
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178792
2. A Game of Thrones **
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. The Name of the Wind **
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
4. Outlander New **
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
5. Aurora **
Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit, $9.99, 9780316098090
6. To Kill a Mockingbird **
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
7. American Gods **
Neil Gaiman, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780380789030
8. Me Before You New **
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143130154
9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy New **
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
10. Finders Keepers
Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501100123
 
CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 
1. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar New
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
4. Oh, the Places You'll Go! New
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
5. Pat the Bunny New
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
6. Finding Winnie
Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Little Brown, $18, 9780316324908
7. Mother Bruce **
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484730881
8. Last Stop on Market Street New
Matt de la Pena, Christian Robinson (Illus.), Putnam, $16.99, 9780399257742
9. Make Way for Ducklings 75th Anniversary Edition (2016) **
Robert McCloskey, Viking Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9781101997956
10. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
 
CHILDREN'S INTEREST 
1. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173
2. The Wild Robot
Peter Brown, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316381994
3. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $16.99, 9780062377012
4. Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $14.99, 9781484732786
5. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142410387
6. Booked
Kwame Alexander, HMH Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780544570986
7. Minecraft: Combat Handbook New
Stephanie Milton, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780545823234
8. Lady Midnight
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $24.99, 9781442468351
9. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
10. Smile New
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
 
CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES 
1. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4) New
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9780545424981
2. Firelight (Amulet, #7)
Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545433167
3. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763687588
4. Island of Dragons (The Unwanteds) New **
Lisa McMann, Aladdin, $17.99, 9781442493377
5. The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave **
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9781101996980
6. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
8. The 5th Wave **
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) New **
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. The Princess in Black
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883

 

New - Not on New England Bestseller List last week

** - Not on National Indie Bestseller List (Children's Interest not included)

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