U.S. Best-selling books for Aug. 28

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. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (Knopf)

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

5. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Harper)

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

7. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (Scribner)

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

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

10. The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva (Harper)


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

2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

3. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz (Knopf)

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

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

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

7. I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano (Chronicle Books)

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

9. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)

10. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg (Random House)

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. Michael Vey 2: Rise of Elgen by Richard Paul Evans (Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink)

3. The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Novel by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine)

4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

6. The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)

7. Nevermore by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Co.)

8. The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger (Amulet)

9. Friends Forever by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press)

10. Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz (Bantam)


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

2. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

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

4. Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream by Dinesh D’Souza (Regnary Publishing)

5. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

6. The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (New Harbinger)

7. Topgrading, 3rd Edition: The Proven Hiring and Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company Performance by Bradford D. Smart (Portfolio)

8. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf)

9. Wheat Belly by William Davis (Rodale Press)

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