The Heartland Indie Best-seller List, as brought to you by Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, Midwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ending Sept. 29. Visit


1. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese, $28.95)

2. The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World, $28)

3. The Dutch House, Ann Patchett (Harper, $27.99)

4. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens (Putnam, $26)

5. The Institute, Stephen King (Scribner, $30)


1. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown, $30)

2. Permanent Record, Edward Snowden (Metropolitan Books, $30)

3. Year of the Monkey, Patti Smith (Knopf, $24.95)

4. Educated, Tara Westover (Random House, $28)

5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, Mark Manson (Harper, $24.99)


1. Pumpkinheads, Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illus.) (First Second, $17.99)

2. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, $17.99)

3. Frankly in Love, David Yoon (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99)

4. Are You Listening?, Tillie Walden (First Second, $17.99)

5. Turtles All the Way Down, John Green (Penguin, $14.99)


1. Room on the Broom, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.) (Puffin, $7.99)

2. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illus.) (Philomel Books, $17.99)

3. Dinosnores, Sandra Boynton (Workman, $6.95)

4. Good Night Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.) (Harper, $8.99)

5. The Scarecrow, Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.), (Harper, $18.99)