State of Wonder Tops Local Bestseller List

Anne Patchett's novel is this week's bestseller at St. Louis area independent book stores.

State of Wonder is the number 1 read among adults at the St. Louis-area independent bookstores for the week ending Aug. 26.

The bookstores include  in University City, Left Bank Books in the Central West End,  in St. Charles and  in Webster Groves.


  1. State of Wonder by Anne Patchett
  2. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  4. One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  5. The Light Bringer by Chris DiGiuseppe and Mike Force
  6. To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild
  7. One Last Thing Before You Go by Jonathan Tropper
  8. Tough Cookies: Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts by Kathy Cloniger
  9. Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show by Frank Delaney
  10. Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland

Children/Young Adult

  1. Titanic Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
  2. Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
  3. Count to Sleep St. Louis by Adam Gamble
  4. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendall Blake
  5. Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers
  6. Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
  7. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  8. A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson, illus by John Hendrix
  9. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
  10. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


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