Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending March 4, 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.
St. Louisans are apparently in a vengeful mood. Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri by local author James W. Erwin is still at the top of the adult bestseller list, closely followed by The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the first two volumes in Stieg Larsson's trilogy about the vengeful hacker Lisbeth Salander. And three of the top four books on the kids' list are Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy. (Just eleven days till the movie opens!)
Also debuting on the bestseller list are a couple of authors previously mentioned in Daily RFT: Ayad Akhtar, whose first novel American Dervish is at number five, and Adam Levin, who published The Instructions in the fall of 2010 and now has a short story collection, Hot Pink that is the ninth-best selling adult title in St. Louis. There's good news for Levin fans with underdeveloped forearms: Hot Pink is considerably more petite than The Instructions, which came in at a hefty 1000-plus pages.
1. Guerillas in Civil War Missouri by James W. Erwin 2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson 4. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown 5. American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar 6. Bossypants by Tina Fey 7. Noir at the Bar edited by Jedidiah Ayres and Scott Phillips 8. Proof of Heaven: A Novel by Mary Curran Hackett 9. Hot Pink by Adam Levin 10. Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel by S. J. Watson
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 3. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss 4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 5. Divergent by Veronica Roth 6. The Wiley Boys by Hill Harper 7. Going Over Board (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Super Special) by Nancy Krulik 8. A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson and John Hendrix 9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver 10. Be Confident in Who You Are (Middle School Confidential 1) by Annie Fox