U.S. Best-selling books for June 18

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Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed is at or near the top of most national best-seller lists this week. Hosseini is comfortable as a chart-topper; his debut novel The Kite Runner and its follow-up A Thousand Splendid Suns have sold a combined 38 million copies.

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


1. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Hardcover)

2. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday)

3. TransAtlantic by Colum Mccann (Random House)

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

5. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur Books)

6. The Son by Philipp Meyer (Ecco Press)

7. A Delicate Truth by John le Carre (Viking Adult)

8. Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger (Simon & Schuster)

9. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

10. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani (Riverhead Hardcover)


1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (Little, Brown and Co.)

2. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)

3. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

4. The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt and Co.)

5. Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle Books)

6. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press HC)

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

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

9. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (Viking Adult)

10. Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking Adult)

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. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday)

2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)

3. Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin)

4. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books)

5. Zero Hour by Clive Cussler, Graham Brown (Putnam)

6. Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (Simon & Schuster)

7. Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

8. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (Viking Children’s Books)

9. The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver (Grand Central Publishing)

10. Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin’s Press)


1. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard Books)

2. American Gun by Chris Kyle with William Doyle (William Morrow & Co.)

3. George Washington: The Crossing by Jack E. Levin (Threshold Editions)

4. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)

5. The Duck Commander Family by Willie Robertson (Howard Books) 3. Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson (Penguin Press)

6. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

7. Keep it Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World by Bill O’Reilly (Crown-Archetype)

8. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

9. Finerman’s Rules by Karen Finerman (Business Plus)

10. Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson (Penguin Press)

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