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Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending January 8

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Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending January 8:


  1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  2. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  3. Light Bringer by Chris DiGiuseppe and Mike Force
  4. Finally A Locally Produced Guidebook to St. Louis by Amanda Doyle
  5. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  6. Light Fuse and Run by Bob Reuter
  7. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  8. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  9. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  10. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Children/Young Adult:

  1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  3. Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  6. Press Here by Herve Tullet
  7. Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  8. Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein
  9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  10. Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
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