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 Dec. 1. Visit


1. The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday, $28.95)

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

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

4. Olive, Again, Elizabeth Strout (Random House, $27)

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


1. A Warning, Anonymous (Twelve, $30)

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

3. The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Bill Bryson (Doubleday, $30)

4. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Ronan Farrow (Little Brown, $30)

5. Me: Elton John Official Autobiography, Elton John (Holt, $30)


1. The Fountains of Silence, Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books, $18.99)

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

3. Call Down the Hawk, Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press, $19.99)

4. Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99)

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


1. The Crayons' Christmas, Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.) (Penguin Workshop, $19.99)

2. Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever, Matt Tavares (Candlewick, $17.99)

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss (Random House, $16.99)

4. The Polar Express,Chris Van Allsburg (HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99)

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