Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending June 12, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News.
This week picture books invaded the adult bestseller list. Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés and Pat the Zombie: A Cruel (Adult) Spoof by Aaron Ximm and Kaveh Soofi came in at six and nine respectively. Of course, you can listen to Samuel L. Jackson's sublimely irritable reading of Go the Fuck to Sleep on YouTube, but then you would miss out on the pleasure of gazing mindlessly at Cortés's illustrations from the depths of your sleep-deprived haze.
Meanwhile, over on the kids' list, the first two books in Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy, a very, very serious exploration of totalitarianism and violence captured the first two spots. Make of this what you will.
1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 2. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 3. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan 4. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (tie) 4. The Immortal Life of Henriettta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 6. Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés 7. Bossypants by Tina Fey 8. Heaven is for Real Todd Burpo 9. Pat the Zombie: A Cruel (Adult) Spoof by Aaron Ximm and Kaveh Soofi 10. American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Design by Robert Sharoff
1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 3. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald 4. Scrapper by Alex Marie Bess 5. My Animals by Xavier Deneux 6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson 7. Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks 8. First 100 Animals by Helen Parker 9. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore 10. Unsinkable by Gordon Korman
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