U.S. Best-selling books for Aug. 14

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


1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

2. Broken Harbor by Tana French (Viking Adult)

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

4. The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva (Harper)

5. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (Viking Adult)

6. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Harper)

7. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Random House)

8. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin (Bantam)

9. Creole Belle by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)

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


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

2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

3. Double-Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre (Crown)

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

5. Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.)

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

7. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges, illustrated by Joe Sacco (Nation Books)

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

9. Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach; illustrated by Ricardo Cortes (Akashic Books)

10. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened 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. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

2. Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

3. Friends Forever by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press)

4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

6. Where We Belong by Emily Griffin (St. Martin’s Press)

7. Black List by Brad Thor (Atria Books)

8. I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown)

9. The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva (Harper)

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


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

2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf)

3. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

4. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) 5. The Mobile Wave by Michael Saylor (Vanguard Press)

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

6. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney (Abrams)

7. Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson (Ten Speed Press)

8. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

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

10. Double Cross by Ben Macintyre (Crown)