Chris Colfer, Daniel Silva & Daniel Smith Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

By Maryann Yin Comment

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending July 22, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Fiction) The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva: “While working early one morning in the conservation lab, [Gabriel Allon] is summoned to St. Peter’s Basilica by his friend and occasional ally Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman, a curator from the antiquities department, lies smashed and broken beneath Michelangelo’s magnificent dome.” (July 2012)

(Debuted at #3 in Children’s Interest) The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer: “Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.” (July 2012)

(Debuted at #10 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith: “In Monkey Mind, Smith articulates what it is like to live with anxiety, defanging the disease with humor, traveling through its demonic layers, and evocatively expressing its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. With honesty and wit, he exposes anxiety as a pudgy, weak-willed wizard behind a curtain of dread and tames what has always seemed to him, and to the tens of millions of others who suffer from anxiety, a terrible affliction.” (July 2012)