We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending October 23, 2016–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #4 in Young Adult) What Light by Jay Asher: “By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.” (October 2016)
(Debuted at #7 in Children’s Illustrated) If You Give a Mouse a Brownie written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond: “If you give a mouse a brownie, he’s going to ask for some ice cream to go with it. When you give him the ice cream, he’ll probably ask you for a spoon. He’ll start drumming on the table. Drumming will get him so excited he’ll want to start a band…” (October 2016)
(Debuted at #13 in Hardcover Fiction) The Mothers by Brit Bennett: “It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.” (October 2016)