Chris Grabenstein and Marie Kondo Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

By Maryann Yin Comment

Spark Joy Cover (GalleyCat)We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending Jan. 10, 2016–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at # 2 in Early & Middle Grade Readers) Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein: “Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again!” (Jan. 2016)

(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Spark Joy by Marie Kondo: “Marie Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.” (Jan. 2016)

(Debuted at #10 in Hardcover Fiction) The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian: “When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother’s bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She brings their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is this: bacchanalian drunkenness, her husband sharing a dangerously intimate moment in the guest room, and two women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night.” (Jan. 2016)