Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending February 17, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Subterranean Books and The Book House.
This week The Book House in Webster Groves begins reporting sales to the St. Louis bestseller list. Also this week, local authors appear in force on the St. Louis bestseller list. Coincidence? Well, probably not.
At the top of the adult list is The Fallen, the second part of a trilogy of supernatural thrillers that began with The Light Bringer, the longtime bestseller by local authors and former cops Chris DiGiuseppi and Mike Force. (The Light Bringer itself comes in at number three.)
Another local author, Susan McBride, whose previous book Little Black Dress was a bestseller, returns to the list with her latest, The Truth About Love and Lightning. And local life coach Jill Farmer's debut self-help title There's Not Enough Time . . . and other lies we tell ourselves also debuts on the list at number eight, followed by Kevin Killeen's memoir Never Hug a Nun.
Over on the kids' list, Amanda E. Doyle and Tony Waters' picture-book tribute to the Arch, To the Top! comes in at number seven. We bet it doesn't contain any mention of how those tram cars have been known to induce raging claustrophobia.
1. The Fallen by Chris DiGiuseppi and Mike Force 2. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders 3. The Light Bringer by Chris DiGiuseppi and Mike Force 4. The Truth About Love and Lightning by Susan McBride 5. One Shot by Lee Child 6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 7. Defending Jacob by William Landay 8. There's Not Enough Time . . . and other lies we tell ourselves by Jill Farmer 9. Never Hug a Nun by Kevin Killeen 10. Bossypants by Tina Fey
1. The Trap Door: Infinity Ring Book 3 by Lisa McMann 2. The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann 3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 4. A Mutiny in Time: Infinity Ring Book 1 by James Dashner 5. Divide and Conquer: Infinity Ring Book 2 by Carrie Ryan 6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 7. To the Top!: A Gateway Arch Story by Amanda E. Doyle and Tony Waters 8. Prodigy by Marie Lu 9. The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch 10. Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver and Kei Acedera