Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 8, 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.
Friends, it's finally here: that book that provides a searing look into the collective unconscious, revealing, without shame, some of our most improbable, even transgressive, fantasies in painstaking, play-by-play detail. We refer, of course, to Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season by Rob Rains.
OK, no, we were really referring to Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James' erotic international bestseller, which is finally out in paperback and number one on the bestseller list. Now non e-book readers, or those who don't give a shit that everybody knows they're reading so-called "lady porn" can experience the literary sensation of our time. And guess what? The second and third books in the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Free, are out tomorrow
Also new to the list are a few books we've written about recently: Wild by Cheryl Strayed and Lipstick and the Leash by Camilla Gray-Nelson. And, holding steady at number five, is The Might Have Been by Joe Schuster.
1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James 2. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 4. Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore 5. The Might Have Been by Joseph M. Schuster 6. Lipstick And The Leash: Dog Training a Woman's Way by Camilla Gray-Nelson 7. Josie's Story: A Mother's Inspiring Crusade to Make Medical Care Safe by Sorrel King 8. Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season by Rob Rains 9. Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins 10. Say Her Name: A Novel by Francisco Goldman
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 4. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems 5. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen 6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 7. Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems 8. Divergent by Veronica Roth 9. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 10. Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson