U.S. Best-selling books for Sept. 18

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


1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

2. NW by Zadie Smith (Penguin Press)

3. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

4. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (Hyperion)

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

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

7. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Harper)

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

9. Broken Harbor by Tana French (Viking Adult)

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


1. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen (Dutton Adult)

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

3. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens (Twelve)

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

5. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

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

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

8. Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max (Viking Adult)

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

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

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. Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown & Co.)

2. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (Hyperion)

3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

6. The Tombs by Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry (Putnam)

7. Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)

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

9. Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck (Splinter)

10. Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney (Viking Children’s Books)


1. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen (Dutton Adult)

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

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

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

5. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

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

7. Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin (Crown Archetype)

8. Wheat Belly by William Davis (Rodale Press)

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

10. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf)