Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending July 15, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books.
Could it be that St. Louisans' Hunger Games lust has been sated? For the first time (we're pretty sure), only one book in the trilogy appears on the kids' bestseller list. That would be the first one, the original. But don't fret: Sales of the Fifty Shades books are still going strong. (Incidentally, we feel we would be remiss in our duty of reporting book news if we failed to pass along this extremely funny -- and .gif-laden -- review from Goodreads.)
New to the list this week is Shadow of Night, the sequel to last summer's A Discovery of Witches (also on the list, in paperback), and the middle volume of Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy. (Yes! Another trilogy!) And also Gold, Chris Cleave's conveniently-timed novel about Olympic cycling and, over on the kids' list, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, a picture book about a Jell-O-hugging superhero and his awesome dog Moskowitz, written by the awesome Michael Chabon and illustrated by graphic novelist Jake Parker.
1. Gold by Chris Cleave 2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James 4. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness 5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 6. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 7. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James 8. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James 9. The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner 10. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth 2. Count to Sleep St. Louis by Adam Gamble and Joe Veno 3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 4. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid 5. Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks 6. The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon and Jake Parker 7. Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees 8. Insurgent by Veronica Roth 9. Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space by Amy E. Sklansky and Stacey Schuett 10. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak