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. 29. Visit


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

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

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

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

5. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong (Penguin Press, $26)


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

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

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

4. Becoming, Michelle Obama (Crown, $32.50)

5. Catch and Kill, Ronan Farrow (Little Brown, $30)


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

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

3. On the Come Up, Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, $18.99)

4. One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus (Delacorte Press, $17.99)

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


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

2. The Serious Goose, Jimmy Kimmel ( Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99)

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

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

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