We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 19, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #5 in Children’s Fiction Series) The Kill Order (The Maze Runner series) by James Dashner: “Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next.” (August 2012)
(Debuted at #7 in Hardcover Nonfiction) I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems About Cats by Francesco Marciuliano: “Cat lovers will laugh out loud at the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular minds of housecats. In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans.” (August 2012)
(Debuted at #12 in Hardcover Fiction) The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory: “At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker’s daughter will achieve her father’s greatest ambition.” (August 2012)
- Oprah Winfrey, Dav Pilkey, & David Mitchel Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- R.J. Palacio, Peter Brown, & Louise Penny Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Paulo Coelho, Daniel J. Levitin, Rick Riordan, & John Rocco Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Haruki Murakami, Lois Lowry, & Tom Angleberger Debut On the Indie Bestseller List