Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending October 28, 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.
St. Louisans, you have made I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano the number six bestseller in this fair city this week. We here at Daily RFT always thought that cat poetry looked something like this: adjh;lskafcvb
Enough of you bought this book to show that, evidently, we were wrong.
Also on the bestseller list this week: Tony LaRussa's memoir One Last Strike (think of how happy we all were this time last year); Second Chance, the latest entry in Heather Brewer's Slayer Chronicles series and The Mark of Athena, the latest entry in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series. And also a pair by Post-Dispatch scribes: Hollywood Myths by Joe Williams and Rock and Roll Myths by Daniel Durchholz (and Gary Graff). The rock and roll book is one spot higher on the list. What does this, combined with the cat poetry, say about our civic character?
1. One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season by Tony La Russa 2. The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski 3. The Racketeer by John Grisham 4. Rock and Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Legends by Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz 5. Hollywood Myths: The Shocking Truths Behind Film's Most Incredible Secrets and Scandals by Joe Williams 6. I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano 7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 8. Finding Your Positives: Your Personal Self-Help Plan for Overcoming Life's Toughest Challenges by Steve Ward 9. Lamar Hunt: A Life in Sports by Michael MacCambridge 10. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
1. Heroes of Olympus, Book 3: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan 2. Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima 3. Story County Here We Come! by Derek Anderson 4. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham 5. Second Chance (The Slayer Chronicles) by Heather Brewer 6. If I Built A House by Chris Van Dusen 7. Merry Christmas, Splat by Rob Scotton 8. AlphaOops: H is for Halloween by Alethea Kontis and Bob Kolar 9. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin 10. Wiggle! March! by Kaaren Pixton