Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending July 3, 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.
If only the books on the bestseller list could talk to one another. Would the friends of Sisterhood Everlasting (aka the Traveling Pants crew, all grown up) be able to teach the women of The Help how to bond, even though some are white and some are black and they all are stuck in 1960s Mississippi? Does Area 51 provide a clue to what happened in The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott? (There's a fresh premise for the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies people: Little Women Abducted by Aliens.)
And maybe, just maybe, a solution for the horrible moral conundrums of Go the Fuck to Sleep lies in The Art of Barter: How to Trade for Almost Anything. Or is going the fuck to sleep one of the things excluded by "almost"?
Full lists after the jump:
1. Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés 2. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares 3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 4. Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky 5. Fifty-nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had by Edward Achorn 6. The Art of Barter: How to Trade for Almost Anything by Karen S. Hoffman and Shera D. Dalin 7. Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen 8. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees 9. Confessions: FACT or FICTION?: A Collection of Short Stories and Memoir by Herta B. Feely and Marian O'Shea Wernicke 10. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney 3. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion 4. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter 5. In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby and Nicole Tadgell 6. Where Does Maisy Live?: A Maisy Lift-the-Flap Book by Lucy Cousins 7. Mr Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater 8. Heist Society by Ally Carter 9. Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool 10. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins