Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending May 27, 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.
Fifty Shades, Fifty Shades, blah blah blah. Once again, the literary sensation of the year has failed to top the St. Louis bestseller list, deterred this week by A Life Without Limits, the inspirational autobiography of champion triathlete Chrissie Wellington. But someday you will all be reading Fifty Shades and buying ben wa balls, too. Just wait and see.
Also on the bestseller lists, two perspectives on Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame. One is Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis, a biography by local author Thomas Danisi that concentrates on the difficulties and controversies that plagued his short life after he returned from seeing the Pacific. The other is Seaman's Journal, the story of that journey, as told by his faithful dog Seaman. Aw, who isn't a sucker for a good dog story?
1. A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey by Chrissie Wellington 2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James 3. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James 4. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James 5. Noir at the Bar edited by Jedidiah Ayres and Scott Phillips 6. Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis by Thomas Danisi 7. The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great by Donald Maass 8. The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin 9. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) by George R.R. Martin 10. We Can All Do Better by Bill Bradley
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. Matched by Allie Condie 3. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss 4. Divergent by Veronica Roth 5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio 8. Seaman's Journal: On the Trail With Lewis and Clark by Patricia Reeder Eubank 9. Daddies Do It Different by Alan Lawrence Sitomer and Abby Carter 10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green