Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending May 20, 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.
Publishers must be eternally grateful for the advent of the trilogy trend. Why buy one book when you can buy three? This week, we have all three 50 Shades books on the adult bestseller list and all three Hunger Games books on the kids' list.
Elsewhere on the list -- we don't want to make assumptions about your dad, but if he's a Cards fan and is of a certain age, he'll be wanting Tim Wendel's Summer of '68, making its debut at number three, for Father's Day. Also new to the list this week is Killer Stuff and Tons of Money, Mizzou prof Maureen Stanton's chronicle of a year in the life of an antique dealer.
1. Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen 2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James 3. Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever by Tim Wendel 4. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James 5. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James 6. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larsen 7. Bossypants by Tina Fey 8. Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America by Maureen Stanton 9. Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri by James W. Erwin 10. Stolen Prey by John Sandford
1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 4. Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker 5. Katana by Cole Gibsen 6. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley 7. Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John 8. The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case: A Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Book for Young Readers by Alexander McCall Smith 9. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney 10. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen