Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List


1. “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr
2. “Fates and Furies,” by Lauren Groff
3. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” by David Lagercrantz
4. “Last Bus to Wisdom,” by Ivan Doig, Riverhead
5. “Purity,” by Jonathan Franzen
6. “Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee, Harper
7. “The Heart Goes Last,” by Margaret Atwood
8. “The Aeronaut’s Windlass,” by Jim Butcher
9. “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,” by Salman Rushdie
10. “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins



1. “Big Magic,” by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo
3. “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
4. “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande
5. “Furiously Happy,” by Jenny Lawson
6. “Rising Strong,” by Brene Brown
7. “Why Not Me?,” by Mindy Kaling
8. “The Art of Memoir,” by Mary Karr
9. “Killing Reagan,” by Bill O’Reilly
10. “The Oregon Trail,” by Rinker Buck



1. “The Martian,” by Andy Weir
2. “My Brilliant Friend,” by Elena Ferrante
3. “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman
4. “A Sudden Light,” by Garth Stein
5. “Station Eleven,” by Emily St. John Mandel
6. “Ready Player One,” by Ernest Cline
7. “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion
8. “The Paying Guests,” by Sarah Waters
9. “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng
10. “Euphoria,” by Lily King



1. “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown
2. “The Mindfulness Coloring Book,” by Emma Farrarons
3. “Astoria,” by Peter Stark
4. “Yes Please,” by Amy Poehler
5. “I Am Malala,” by Malala Yousafzai
6. “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation,” by Bill Nye
7. “The Time Garden,” by Daria Song
8. “Secret Paris,” by Zoe De Las Cases (Illus.)
9. “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson
10. “Fantastic Cities,” by Steve McDonald (Illus.)



1. “The Martian,” by Andy Weir
2. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee
3. “Gray Mountain,” by John Grisham
4. “Slaughterhouse-Five,” by Kurt Vonnegut
5. “The Wise Man’s Fear,” by Patrick Rothfuss
6. “The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger
7. “1984,” by George Orwell
8. “The Name of the Wind,” by Patrick Rothfuss
9. “Lord of the Flies,” by William Golding
10. “Of Mice and Men,” by John Steinbeck


The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and PNBA, for the week ended Sunday, Oct. 4. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For more, visit

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