Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending February 5, 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 on the bestseller list, we have the meaning of Valentine's Day encapsulated in the first three titles: Blood, Bones & Butter (i.e., seduction with a sumptuous meal), Sex at Dawn (the point of the sumptuous meal) and finally, Go the Fuck to Sleep (the results of said seduction, which won't become apparent until November or so).
We also have Gone By Sundown, which is another result of Valentine's Day...no, wait, sorry, it's actually a novel by St. Louisan Peter Leach based on a real incident that happened in Ste. Genevieve in 1930. Two white men were shot. Irate (white) townspeople blamed their black neighbors, most of whom worked for ridiculously low wages in the local mine. To "protect" the blacks, the sheriff evicted them all, ordering them "gone by sundown" that evening.
Full lists after the jump.
1. Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton 2. Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan 3. Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés 4. The Light Bringer by Chris DiGiuseppe and Mike Force 5. Taken by Robert Crais 6. Gone by Sundown by Peter Leach 7. Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd 8. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 9. Me Without You by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar 10. The Shack by William P. Young
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 3. The Fault in our Stars by John Green 4. A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson and John Hendrix 5. Zoom by Istvan Banyai 6. Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack, Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon 7. The Treasure Chest #1: Angel of the Battlefield by Ann Hood 8. You Are My I Love You by Maryann K. Cusimano 9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 10. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos