We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 10, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman: “Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. Everything he had fought so hard for, not to mention his closest friends, is sealed away in a land Quentin may never again visit. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic.” (August 2014)
(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Nonfiction) In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides: “In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores.” (August 2014)
(Debuted at #14 in Hardcover Nonfiction) How the World Sees You by Sally Hogshead: “Sally Hogshead believes the greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself…The science of fascination is based on Hogshead’s decade of research with 250,000 participants, including dozens of Fortune 500 teams, hundreds of small businesses, and over a thousand C-level executives.” (July 2014)
- John Cleese & Thomas Pynchon Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Anita Diamant, Elena Ferrante, & Héctor Tobar Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Haruki Murakami, James Patterson, & Shannon Hale Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- James Patterson, Jacqueline Woodson, & Al Michaels Debut On the Indie Bestseller List