Best-selling books for the week that ended Aug. 23 –

Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Aug. 23.


1. “Go Set a Watchman” • Harper Lee

2. “The Girl on the Train” • Paula Hawkins

3. “Friction” • Sandra Brown

4. “Alert” • James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge

5. “Silver Linings” • Debbie Macomber

6. “Who Do You Love” • Jennifer Weiner

7. “Circling the Sun” • Paula McLain

8. “The Murderer’s Daughter” • Jonathan Kellerman

9. “The Nightingale” • Kristin Hannah

10. “Luckiest Girl Alive” • Jessica Knoll


1. “For the Love” • Jen Hatmaker

2. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” • Marie Kondo

3. “Plunder and Deceit” • Mark Levin

4. “Between the World and Me” • Ta-Nehisi Coates

5. “Being Mortal” • Atul Gawande

6. “Rediscover Jesus” • Matthew Kelly

7. “Selp-Helf” • Miranda Sings

8. “Destiny” • T.D. Jakes

9. “The Wright Brothers” • David McCullough

10. “Modern Romance” • Aziz Ansari

Best-sellers at area independent stores for the week that ended Aug. 23. Stores reporting: The Book House, Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, The Novel Neighbor, Subterranean Books.


1. “Between the World and Me” • Ta-Nehisi Coates

2. Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community” • Leah Gunning Francis

3. The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life” • Mike Matheny

4. “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” • J. Ryan Stradal

5. “Flawd: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are” • Emily-Anne Rigal

6. “Famous-Barr: St. Louis Shopping at Its Finest” • Edna Campos Gravenhorst

7. “If These Walls Could Talk: St. Louis Cardinals” • Stan McNeal

8. “Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over” • Caroline Fredrickson

9. “Fortune Smiles” • Adam Johnson

10. “The Martian” • Andy Weir


1. “What Pet Should I Get?” • Dr. Seuss

2. “The Day the Crayons Came Home” • Drew Daywalt

3. “A Halloween Scare in St. Louis” • Eric James

4. “Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods” • Rick Riordan

5. ““Charlotte’s Web” • E.B. White

6. “My First Book of Girl Power: DC Super Heroes” • Julie Merberg

7. “The Wicked Will Rise” • Danielle Paige

8. “A Halloween Scare in Missouri” • Eric James

9. “El Deafo” • Cece Bell

10. “Where the Wild Things Are” • Maurice Sendak


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