U.S. Best-selling books for Sept. 4

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


1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (Little, Brown & Co.)

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

4. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Harper)

5. Broken Harbor by Tana French (Viking Adult)

6. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (Knopf)

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

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

9. Canada by Richard Ford (Ecco Press)

10. Lionel Asbo: State of England by Martin Amis (Knopf)


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

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

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

7. Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton (Simon & Schuster)

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

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

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

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. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

3. The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)

4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

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

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

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

8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

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

10. Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz (Bantam)


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

2. Lincoln’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly, Dwight Jon Zimmerman (Henry Holt & Co.)

3. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

4. Paterno by Joe Posnanski (Simon & Schuster)

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

6. Shadowbosses by Mallory Factor with Elizabeth Factor (Center Street)

7. The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House by Edward Klein (RegeneryPublishing)

8. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf)

9. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

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