Hardcover Fiction

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

2. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

3. Tom Lake, by Ann Patchett

4. Prophet Song, by Paul Lynch

5. Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver

Hardcover Nonfiction 

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

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

3. Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning, by Liz Cheney

4. How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen, by David Brooks5. The Creative Act: A Way of Being, by Rick Rubin

Children’s Illustrated 

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. Taylor Swift: A Little Golden Book Biography, by Wendy Loggia, Elisa Chavarri (Illus.)

4. Dragon’s First Taco, by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.)

5. Mother Bruce, by Ryan T. Higgins

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. 31. To find an independent bookstore near you, visit