U.S. Best-selling books for July 17

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


1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

2. Canada by Richard Ford (Ecco Press)

3. Mission to Paris by Alan Furst (Random House)

4. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Random House)

5. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s Books)

6. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Harper)

7. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt & Co.)

8. In One Person by John Irving (Simon & Schuster)

9. Calico Joe by John Grisham (Doubleday)

10. Gold by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster)


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

2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

3. The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House by Edward Klein (Regenery Publishing)

4. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle Books)

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

6. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen (Random House)

7. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro (Knopf)

8. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Crain (Crown)

9. The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy(Simon & Schuster)

10. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)

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. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

4. Dork Diaries 4: Tales From a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin)

5. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)

6. The Next Best Thing: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner (Atria Books)

7. The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)

8. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult (Emily Bestler Books)

9. Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand (Reagan Arthur Books)

10. Criminal by Karin Slaughter (Dell)


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

2. Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders into Government by Geoff Smart (Greenleaf Book Group)

3. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf)

4. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

5. The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House by Edward Klein (Regenery Publishing)

6. An American Son by Marco Rubio (Sentinel)

7. Cowards by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)

8. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

9. Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard (Holt)

10. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney (Abrams)