1. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, by James McBride

2. Fourth Wing, by Rebecca Yarros

3. Tom Lake, by Ann Patchett

4. Iron Flame, by Rebecca Yarros

5. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus


1. Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism, by Rachel Maddow

2. The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year, by Margaret Renkl

3. Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America, by Heather Cox Richardson

4. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder, by David Grann

5. My Name Is Barbra, by Barbra Streisand


1. How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney?, by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.)

2. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh!, by Mo Willems

3. Winter Tales: Stories and Folktales from Around the World, by Dawn Casey, Zanna Goldhawk (Illus.)

4. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.),

5. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas, by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.)

The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIBA) Bestseller List Midwest (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula), for the week ended Dec. 3. To find an independent bookstore near you, visit