For the third week in a row, indie bookstore readers bought more copies of State of Wonder by Ann Patchett than any other hardcover fiction book, IndieBound said today.
Patchett's novel about a research scientist from a Minnesota pharmaceutical company who sets out deep into the Amazon jungle on a quest to find her former mentor again takes the top spot in the latest hardcover bestseller fiction list from IndieBound. State of Wonder (368 pages, $26.99) was published by Harper on June 7.
Here are the other books in the top 10 on the list, which is based on sales from hundreds of independent bookstores across the nation for the week ending June 26:
2) Smokin' Seventeen, by Janet Evanovich
3) The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain
4) Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
5) The Snowman, by Jo Nesbø
6) Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan
7) The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht
8) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
9) Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See
10) Against All Enemies, by Tom Clancy
Moving from third to first on the hardcover nonfiction list is Go the F--- to Sleep, Adam Mansbach's subversive children's book for parents. The 32-page book, with illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, is available for $14.95 from Akashic Books, which published it June 14.
Returning to second is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, a novel by Erik Larson, and historian David McCullough's The Greater Journey in turn drops to third.
Here are the other bestsellers from the list:
4) Bossypants, by Tina Fey
5) Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
6) The Social Animal, by David Brooks
8) Seal Team Six, by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin
9) The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson
10) Lost in Shangri-La, by Mitchell Zuckoff
For more, go to the IndieBound website.