The Midwest Indie Bestseller List - Best of 2022

These books reigned supreme over the past 12 months

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#1 The Song of Achilles
By Madeline Miller (Ecco)
Price: $17.99 / Get the Book

#2 Circe
By Madeline Miller (Back Bay)
Price: $16.99 / Get the Book

#3 Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
By Michelle Zauner (Knopf)
Price: $26.95 / Get the Book

#4 All About Love: New Visions
By bell hooks (Morrow)
Price: $16.99 / Get the Book

#5 The House in the Cerulean Sea
By TJ Klune (Tor)
Price: $18.99 / Get the Book

#6 The Midnight Library
By Matt Haig (Viking)
Price: $26 / Get the Book

#7 It Ends with Us
By Colleen Hoover (Atria)
Price: $16.99 / Get the Book

#8 People We Meet on Vacation
By Emily Henry (Berkley)
Price: $16 / Get the Book

#9 Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
By James Clear (Avery)
Price: $27 / Get the Book

#10 Remarkably Bright Creatures
By Shelby Van Pelt (Ecco)
Price: $27.99 / Get the Book


HARDCOVER FICTION

#1 The Midnight Library
By Matt Haig (Viking)
Price: $26 / Get the Book

#2 Remarkably Bright Creatures
By Shelby Van Pelt (Ecco)
Price: $27.99 / Get the Book

#3 The Lincoln Highway
By Amor Towles (Viking)
Price: $30 / Get the Book

#4 Cloud Cuckoo Land
By Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
Price: $30 / Get the Book

#5 Lessons in Chemistry
By Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday)
Price: $29 / Get the Book

#6 The Sentence
By Louise Erdrich (Harper)
Price: $28.99 / Get the Book

#7 The Maid
By Nita Prose (Ballantine)
Price: $27 / Get the Book

#8 Horse
By Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
Price: $28 / Get the Book

#9 When Women Were Dragons
By Kelly Barnhill (Doubleday)
Price: $28 / Get the Book

#10 The Paris Apartment
By Lucy Foley (Morrow)
Price: $28.99 / Get the Book


HARDCOVER NONFICTION

#1 Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
By Michelle Zauner (Knopf)
Price: $26.95 / Get the Book

#2 Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
By James Clear (Avery)
Price: $27 / Get the Book

#3 The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
By Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne)
Price: $22.99 / Get the Book

#4 The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
By Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine (One World)
Price: $38 / Get the Book

#5 An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
By Ed Yong (Random House)
Price: $30 / Get the Book

#6 How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question
By Michael Schur (Simon & Schuster)
Price: $28.99 / Get the Book

#7 These Precious Days: Essays
By Ann Patchett (Harper)
Price: $26.99 / Get the Book

#8 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
By David Graeber, David Wengrow (FSG)
Price: $35 / Get the Book

#9 Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
By Brené Brown (Random House)
Price: $30 / Get the Book

#10 The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
By Dave Grohl (Dey Street Books)
Price: $29.99 / Get the Book


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

#1 The Song of Achilles
By Madeline Miller (Ecco)
Price: $16.99 / Get the Book

#2 Circe
By Madeline Miller (Back Bay)
Price: $16.99 / Get the Book

#3 The House in the Cerulean Sea
By TJ Klune (Tor)
Price: $18.99 / Get the Book

#4 It Ends with Us
By Colleen Hoover (Atria)
Price: $16.99 / Get the Book

#5 People We Meet on Vacation
By Emily Henry (Berkley)
Price: $16 / Get the Book

#6 The Personal Librarian
By Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray (Berkley)
Price: $17 / Get the Book

#7 Verity
By Colleen Hoover (Grand Central)
Price: $16.99 / Get the Book

#8 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
By Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square Press)
Price: $17 / Get the Book

#9 The Seed Keeper
By Diane Wilson (Milkweed Editions)
Price: $16 / Get the Book

#10 The Dictionary of Lost Words
By Pip Williams (Ballantine)
Price: $17 / Get the Book


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

#1 All About Love: New Visions
By bell hooks (Morrow)
Price: $15.99 / Get the Book

#2 The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
By Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. (Penguin)
Price: $19 / Get the Book

#3 Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
By Merlin Sheldrake (Random House)
Price: $18 / Get the Book

#4 Healing After Loss
By Martha W. Hickman (Morrow)
Price: $16.99 / Get the Book

#5 The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
By Erik Larson (Crown)
Price: $20 / Get the Book

#6 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann (Vintage)
Price: $17 / Get the Book

#7 Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
By Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay)
Price: $18.99 / Get the Book

#8 Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
By Suleika Jaouad (Random House)
Price: $18 / Get the Book

#9 Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History, Maus I: A Survivor's Tale
By Art Spiegelman (Pantheon)
Price: $16.95 / Get the Book

#10 Educated: A Memoir
By Tara Westover (Random House)
Price: $18.99 / Get the Book


MASS MARKET

#1 Dune Messiah
By Frank Herbert (Ace)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#2 The Name of the Wind
By Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)
Price: $10.99 / Get the Book

#3 1984
By George Orwell (Signet)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#4 American Gods
By Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#5 Dune
By Frank Herbert (Ace)
Price: $10.99 / Get the Book

#6 Animal Farm
By George Orwell (Signet)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#7 The Way of Kings
By Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#8 Mistborn: The Final Empire, Mistborn: The Final Empire
By Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#9 The Left Hand of Darkness
By Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#10 Children of Dune
By Frank Herbert (Ace)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book


CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

#1 Goodnight Moon
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.) (Harper)
Price: $8.99 / Get the Book

#2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle (World of Eric Carle)
Price: $10.99 / Get the Book

#3 Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak (Harper)
Price: $19.95 / Get the Book

#4 Woodland Dance!
By Sandra Boynton (Workman)
Price: $7.95 / Get the Book

#5 Barnyard Dance!
By Sandra Boynton (Workman)
Price: $7.95 / Get the Book

#6 Pat the Bunny
By Dorothy Kunhardt (Golden Books)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#7 Moo, Baa, La La La!
By Sandra Boynton (Boynton Bookworks/Little Simon)
Price: $5.99 / Get the Book

#8 Knight Owl
By Christopher Denise (Christy Ottaviano Books)
Price: $17.99 / Get the Book

#9 The Snowy Day
By Ezra Jack Keats (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Price: $19.99 / Get the Book

#10 The Three Billy Goats Gruff
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.) (Orchard Books)
Price: $18.99 / Get the Book


CHILDREN'S INTEREST

#1 Firekeeper's Daughter
By Angeline Boulley (Henry Holt and Co. BYR)
Price: $18.99 / Get the Book

#2 Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon), Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokemon)
By (Scholastic)
Price: $14.99 / Get the Book

#3 The Beatryce Prophecy
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illus.) (Candlewick)
Price: $19.99 / Get the Book

#4 The Ogress and the Orphans
By Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Young Readers)
Price: $19.95 / Get the Book

#5 Hatchet
By Gary Paulsen (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Price: $9.99 / Get the Book

#6 Iron Widow
By Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen)
Price: $17.99 / Get the Book

#7 The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illus.) (Katherine Tegen Books)
Price: $15.99 / Get the Book

#8 The Lion of Mars
By Jennifer L. Holm (Yearling)
Price: $8.99 / Get the Book

#9 The Last Cuentista
By Donna Barba Higuera (Levine Querido)
Price: $18.99 / Get the Book

#10 They Both Die at the End
By Adam Silvera (Quill Tree Books)
Price: $12.99 / Get the Book


CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

#1 The Inheritance Games
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Price: $10.99 / Get the Book

#2 The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys, #1)
By Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
Price: $5.99 / Get the Book

#3 The Princess in Black
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.) (Candlewick)
Price: $6.99 / Get the Book

#4 Heartstopper: Volume 3: A Graphic Novel , Heartstopper: Volume 3: A Graphic Novel
By Alice Oseman (Graphix)
Price: $14.99 / Get the Book

#5 Heartstopper: Volume 2: A Graphic Novel
By Alice Oseman (Graphix)
Price: $14.99 / Get the Book

#6 A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
By Holly Jackson (Ember)
Price: $10.99 / Get the Book

#7 Heartstopper: Volume 4: A Graphic Novel, Heartstopper #4: A Graphic Novel
By Alice Oseman (Graphix)
Price: $14.99 / Get the Book

#8 Heartstopper: Volume 1: A Graphic Novel
By Alice Oseman (Graphix)
Price: $14.99 / Get the Book

#9 Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club, #3)
By Dav Pilkey (Graphix)
Price: $12.99 / Get the Book

#10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot
By Jeff Kinney (Amulet)
Price: $14.99 / Get the Book