Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending May 6, 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.
The Heart and the Fist, we think, would be a great title for a S&M romance novel. But instead it is, as many of you know, since it's the number one bestseller this week, a memoir by Eric Greitens, a local-boy-made-good-as-Navy-SEAL-and-veteran-advocate.
Yes, 50 Shades of Gray and its sequel 50 Shades Darker are still on the list. But who gives a crap about any of that? There's a new Sookie Stackhouse book out. Charlaine Harris's novels are the basis of the HBO series True Blood (just in case you didn't know) -- there are vampires and they are addictive as hell. And since Harris lives in Arkansas, we'll claim her as a local author.
1. The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens 2. Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Korbel Albright 3. Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James 4. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson 5. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James 6. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown 7. Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris 8. Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri by James W. Erwin 9. The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age by Richard Louv 10. Slant of Light by Steve Wiegenstein
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth 4. The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book Three) by Rick Riordan 5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 6. Divergent by Veronica Roth 7. Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff 8. Waking Up Is Hard to Do by Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka and Daniel Miyares 9. Sleeping Beauty by Michael Teitelbaum and Ron Dias 10. Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space by Amy E. Sklansky