We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending October 2, 2016–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #4 in Paperpack Nonfiction) Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert: “With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.” (September 2015)
(Debuted at #6 in Children’s Fiction Series) Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: “Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.” (September 2016)
(Debuted at #6 in Children’s Illustrated) Penguin Problems written by Jory John and illustrated by Lane Smith: “This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no more a picnic than yours is here. For starters, it is freezing. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you.” (September 2016)