Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending March 25, 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.
More than half of the titles on this week's adult bestseller list were by Missouri authors. This may be the first time this has happened. And, oh, what a disparate group they are: James Erwin's history Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri, William Donius' How to Unlock Your Inner Genius (we really need to look into that one), Joe Schuster's baseball novel (which was profiled in Riverfront Times a couple weeks ago) The Might Have Been, Margaret Hermes' short story collection Relative Strangers, Chris DiGiuseppe and Mike Force's perennial bestselling novel The Light Bringer and last, but certainly not least, The Mind of a Womanizer by Terry Bams, a self-described "Author, Relationship Motivational Speaker, Father, Man Of God, Opportunist, Blessing."
Really, what else is there to say?
1. Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri by James W. Erwin 2. Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius by William Donius 3. Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son by Anne Lamott 4. Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel by Susan Vreeland 5. The Might Have Been by Joseph M. Schuster 6. Relative Strangers by Margaret Hermes 7. The Mind of a Womanizer by Terry Bams 8. The Light Bringer by Chris DiGiuseppe and Mike Force 9. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice 10. Hot Pink by Adam Levin
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 4. Girl, Stolen by April Henry 5. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen 6. The Night She Disappeared by April Henry 7. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherry Duskey Rinker 8. Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson 9. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss 10. Floors by Patrick Carman