U.S. Best-selling books for April 17

IndieBound.org compiles a weekly list of best-selling books from independently owned bookstores.


1. Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore (William Morrow & Co.)

2. The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler (Knopf)

3. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book 13 by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)

4. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)

5. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (Ballantine Books)

6. The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes (Knopf)

7. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (Little, Brown & Co.)

8. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper)

9. Beastly Things by Donna Leon (Atlantic Monthly Press)

10. A Dance With Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5 by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)


1. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow (Crown)

2. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf)

3. Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

4. The Power of Habit by Robert Duhigg (Random House)

5. New American Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer, translated by Nathan Englander (Little, Brown & Co.)

6. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Crown)

7. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

8. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)

9. Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son by Anne Lamott and Sam Lamott (Riverhead Hardcover)

10. The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods by Hank Haney (Crown Archetype)

The Wall Street Journal gathers point-of-sale book data from more than 11,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 75 percent of the nation’s book sales. Data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers and food stores (excluding Walmart and Sam’s Club).


1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

4. The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster)

5. Guilty Wives by James Patterson, David Ellis (Little, Brown)

6. Betrayal by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press)

7. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books)

8. Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce (HarperCollins)

9. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books)

10. The Last Hope (Warriors: Omen of the Stars No. 6) by Erin Hunter (HarperCollins)


1. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow (Crown)

2. Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama’s Dream of the Socialist States of America by Michael Savage (William Morrow & Co.)

3. The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods by Hank Haney (Crown Archetype)

4. Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Integrity Publishers)

5. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond (William Morrow & Co.)

6. All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results by Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton (Free Press)

7. Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20 per cent of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS by Shirzad Chamine (Greenleaf Book Group)

8. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Youself Book by Jeff Kinney (Abrams)

9. Weeknights With Giada by Giada De Laurentiis (Clarkson Potter)

10. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.)