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Michigan Bestseller List for May 2017

Screen Shot 2017-06-21 at 12.29.04 PM1) Dan Egan, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” (W.W. Norton & Company)

2) David Maraniss, “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story” (Simon & Schuster)

3) Steve Hamilton, “Exit Strategy: A Nick Mason Novel” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

4) Sarah Shoemaker, “Mr. Rochester: A Novel” (Grand Central Publishing)

5) Josh Malerman, “Black Mad Wheel: A Novel” (Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers)

6) Viola Shipman, “the hope chest: A Novel” (Thomas Dunne Books/Macmillan)

7) Betsy Bird, “Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. EVER.” (Viking Books for Young Readers)

8) Michel Arnaud, “Detroit: The Dream is Now—The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City” (Harry N. Abrams)

9) Steve Hamilton, “The Second Life of Nick Mason” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

10) Adam Schuitema, “The Things We Do That Make No Sense: Stories” (Switchgrass Books)

 

Upper Peninsula Bestseller List for May 2017

1) Dan Egan, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” (W.W. Norton & Company)

2) Steve Hamilton, “Exit Strategy: A Nick Mason Novel” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

3) Steve Hamilton, “The Second Life of Nick Mason” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

4) Adam Schuitema, “The Things We Do That Make No Sense: Stories” (Switchgrass Books)

5) Jim Harrison, “A Really Big Lunch: Meditations on Food and Life from the Roving Gourmand” (Grove Press)

6) Steve Hamilton, “A Cold Day in Paradise” (St. Martin’s Press)

7) Kath Usitalo, “100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die” (Reedy Press)

8) Jack Driscoll, “Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot” (Wayne State University Press)

9) Louise Erdrich, “LaRose: A Novel” (HarperCollins Publishing)

9) Ernest Hemingway, “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway” (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)

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BESTSELLER LIST FOR OCTOBER

screenshot-2016-11-28-15-02-03MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR OCTOBER 2016

1) Nicole Curtis, Better Than New: Lessons I’ve Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me) (Artisan Books/Workman Publishing Company)

2) Landis Lain, Baby’s Daddy (Brown Girl Books)

3) Thomas C. Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines (Revised Edition) (Harper Perennial)

4) Kristin Bartley Lenz, The Art of Holding on and Letting Go (Elephant Rock Productions)

5) Tom Stanton, Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit (Lyons Press)

6) Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons go to Birmingham—1963 (Yearling Books/Charles Scribner’s Sons)

7) Dave Coverly, Night of the Living Shadows: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure (Henry Holt and Company/Macmillan)

8) Kristina Riggle, Vivian in Red (Polis Books)

9) Vince Flynn, Order to Kill: A Mitch Rapp Novel (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)

10) John U. Bacon, Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press)

 U.P. BESTSELLER LIST FOR OCTOBER 2016

1) Joy Morgan Dey, agate (Lake Superior Port Cities)

2) Eric Sevareid, Canoeing with the Cree: A 2,250-Mile voyage from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay (Borealis Books)

3) Margaret Noodin, Weweni: poems in Anishinaabemowin and English (Wayne State University Press) [tie]

3) Gerald Wykes, A Beaver Tale: The Castors of Conners Creek (Wayne State University Press) [tie]

5) Jerry Dennis, Canoeing Michigan Rivers: A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers (Completely Revised & Updated) (Thunder Bay Press)

6) Betsy Bowen, Tracks in the Wild (University of Minnesota Press) [tie]

6) Beatrice H. Castle, The Grand Island Story (John M. Longyear Research Library) [tie]

6) Ron Strickland, The North Country Trail: The Best Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips on America’s Longest National Scenic Trail (University of Michigan Press) [tie]

6) Anton Treuer, Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Borealis Books) [tie]

10) Mardi Link, Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan (University of Michigan Press)

The Michigan Best Seller List for October 2016, compiled by Ron Riekki from eleven Michigan bookstores: The Book Beat in Oak Park, www.thebookbeat.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Dog Ears Books in Northport, www.dogearsbooks.net/; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Falling Rock Café and Bookstore in Munising, fallingrockcafe.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Pages Bookshop in Detroit, http://www.pagesbkshop.com/; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com; and Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos,schulerbooks.com.  These stores support Michigan books, authors, and publishers.

 

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MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR JUNE

Screenshot 2016-07-19 15.41.48MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR JUNE 2016

1) Tom Stanton–Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit (Lyons Press)

2) Allison Leotta–Last Good Girl: A Novel (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)

3) Steve Hamilton–The Second Life of Nick Mason (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books)

4) Terry McMillan–I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel (Crown Publishing Group)

5) David Maraniss–Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon & Schuster)

6) Katie Dalebout–Let It Out: a journey through journaling (Hay House)

7) Julie Lawson Timmer–Untethered: A Novel (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

8) Loren Graham–A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press)

9) Angela Flournoy–The Turner House: A Novel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

10) Patricia Abbott–Shot in Detroit (Polis Books)

11) Stan Tekeila–Birds of Michigan Field Guide (Adventure Publications)

12) Mary Emerick–The Geography of Water (University of Alaska Press)

13) Viola Shipman–The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (Macmillan/Thomas Dunne Books)

14) David Means–Hystopia: A Novel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

15) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

 

UPPER PENINSULA BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR JUNE 2016

1) Steve Hamilton–The Second Life of Nick Mason (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books USA)

2) Loren Graham–A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press)

3) Mary Emerick–The Geography of Water (University of Alaska Press)

4) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

5) Alison DeCamp–My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) (Crown Books for Young Readers)

6) Abe Sauer–Good Night Loon (University of Minnesota Press)

7) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy (Lyons Press)

8) Jerry Dennis–The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Press) [tie]

8) L.E. Kimball–Seasonal Roads (Wayne State University Press) [tie]

10) Molly Beth Griffin–Rhoda’s Rock Hunt (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

11) DeLorme Mapping Company—Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer (DeLorme Publishing)

12) Jim Harrison—The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press)

13) John Smolens—Wolf’s Mouth (Michigan State University Press)

14) Bonnie Jo Campbell–American Salvage: Stories (Wayne State University Press)

14) Michael Delp and M.L. Liebler—Bob Seger’s House and Other Stories (Wayne State University Press)

14) Steve Hamilton–A Cold Day in Paradise (St. Martin’s Press)

 

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MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR FEBRUARY 2016

smolensMICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR FEBRUARY 2016

1) Jim Harrison–The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press)

2) John Smolens–Wolf’s Mouth (Michigan State University Press)

3) Denise Brennan-Nelson–Leopold the Lion (Sleeping Bear Press)

4) Dr. Michael Petty–Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs: The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain (Countryman Press)

5) Gary D. Schmidt–Okay for Now (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

6) Z.G. Tomaszewski–All Things Dusk (Hong Kong University Press)

7) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy: A Woods Cop Mystery (Lyons Press)

8) Lansing State Journal–Green Machine: The Story of Michigan State’s Return to Football Dominance (Lansing State Journal/Detroit Free Press)

9) Katherine Applegate–Crenshaw (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan)

10) Jim C. Hines–Revisionary: Magic Ex Libris Book Four (DAW/Penguin Books)

11) Nancy E. Shaw–Sheep in a Jeep (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

12) Travis Mulhauser–Sweetgirl: a novel (Ecco Press/HarperCollins Publishers)

13) David Maraniss–Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon & Schuster) [last month #2]

14) Adam Grant–Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Viking Books/Penguin Books)

15) Bill Loomis–On This Day in Detroit History (Arcadia Publishing)

 

U.P. BESTSELLER LIST FOR FEBRUARY 2016 (TOP TEN)

1) Jim Harrison–The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press)

2) John Smolens–Wolf’s Mouth (Michigan State University Press)

3) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy: A Woods Cop Mystery (Lyons Press)

4) Jim Harrison–Dead Man’s Float (Copper Canyon Press) [previously #8]

5) Jim Harrison–The Big Seven (Grove Press)

6) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (Knopf Doubleday) [was #1 in December]

7) Leslie Helakoski–Big Chickens (Puffin Books/Penguin Books USA)

8) Jerry Dennis–The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Griffin/Macmillan) [previously #2] [tie]

8) Michael McDonnell–Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America (Hill & Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux) [tie]

10) Tom Daldin, Jim Edelman, and Eric Tremonti–Under the Radar Michigan: The First 50 (Scribe Publishing Company) [tie]

10) Steve Hamilton–The Lock Artist: A Novel (Macmillan) [tie]

10) Mardi Link–The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group) [tie]

 The Michigan Best Seller List for February includes 14 Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Blue Frog Books in Howell, bluefrogbooksandmore.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Kazoo Books in north Kalamazoo and south Kalamazoo, kazoobooks.com/; McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com, Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Okemos, schulerbooks.com, and Snowbound Books in Marquette, www.snowboundbooks.com.

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MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR JANUARY 2016

Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 5.44.25 AMMICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR JANUARY 2016

1) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Knopf) [last month #10]

2) David Maraniss—Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon & Schuster) [last month #3]

3) Norma Lewis—Lost Restaurants of Grand Rapids (Arcadia Publishing) [last month #7]

4) John U Bacon—Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press) [last month #2]

5) Joyce Benvenuto—Poem Journey: More Poems & Prose from along Old Grand River (Thunder Bay Press) [tie]

5) Thomas R. Trautmann—Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History (The University of Chicago Press) [tie]

7) Christina Baker Kline—orphan train: a novel (HarperCollins Publishers)

8) Jim Harrison—Dead Man’s Float (Copper Canyon Press)

9) Joshua G. Cohen—A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michigan (Michigan State University Press)

10) Mitch Albom—The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel (HarperCollins Publishers) [last month #1]

11) Michael Emmerich—100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Triumph Books) [last month #4]

12) Jerry Dennis—The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Griffin)

13) Katherine Applegate—The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins Publishers)

14) Jim C. Hines—Unbound: Magic Ex Libris (DAW/Penguin Books)

15) Anand Giridharadas—The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas (W.W. Norton & Company)

The Michigan Bestseller List for January includes 12 Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Blue Frog Books in Howell, bluefrogbooksandmore.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids,greatlakesbook.com; Kazoo Books in north Kalamazoo and south Kalamazoo, http://www.kazoobooks.com/; McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; and Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos, schulerbooks.com.

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MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR DECEMBER 2015

MICHIGAN TOP FIFTEEN

1) Mitch Albom—the magic strings of Frankie Presto: a novel (HarperCollins Publishers) [last month #5]

2) John U Bacon—Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press) [last month #2]

3) David Maraniss—Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.11.55 AM (Simon & Schuster) [last month #6]

4) Michael Emmerich—100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Triumph Books) [last month #11]

5) Tyler Oakley—Binge (Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster) [last month #3]

6) Detroit Free Press—Mr. March (The Free Press/Lansing State Journal)

7) Norma Lewis—Lost Restaurants of Grand Rapids (Arcadia Publishing)

8) Tom Daldin, Jim Edelman, and Eric Tremonti—Under the Radar Michigan: The First 50 (Scribe Publishing Company)

9) Chris Van Allsburg—The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers) [last month #1]

10) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #13]

11) Patti Smith—M Train (Knopf) [last month #14]

12) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Co.) [last month #7]

13) Susan Thoms—Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan (Sterling)

14) Stan Tekeila—Birds of Michigan Field Guide (Adventure Publications)

15) Kevin Allen and Art Regner—Red Wing Nation: Detroit’s Greatest Players Talk about Red Wings Hockey (Triumph Books)

 

U.P. TOP FIFTEEN

1) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #6]

2) Jerry Dennis—The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes (The University of Michigan Press) [last month #6]

3) Steve Hamilton—A Cold Day in Paradise (Minotaur Books)

4) John Fortunato—Dark Reservations: A Mystery (Minotaur Books) [last month #13]

5) Alison DeCamp—My Near-Death Adventures (99% True) (Crown Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House) [last month #5]

6) Bonnie Jo Campbell–Mothers, Tell Your Daughters (W.W. Norton and Company) [last month #11]

7) Jim Harrison—Brown Dog (Grove Press)

8) M.R. Federspiel–Picturing Michigan’s Hemingway (Wayne State University Press)

9) Charlie LeDuff—Detroit: An American Autopsy (Penguin Books) [last month #13]

10) Jim Harrison—Dead Man’s Float (Copper Canyon Press)

11) Peggy Christian–If You Find a Rock (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

12) Holling C. Holling—Paddle-to-the-Sea (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

13) Aimée Bissonette—North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

14) Ronald Riekki—Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press) [last month #8]

15) Ellen Airgood–Prairie Evers (Penguin Books)

15) Aimée Bissonette—North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

15) Denise Brennan-Nelson—Tallulah: Mermaid of the Great Lakes (Sleeping Bear Press)

The Michigan Bestseller List for December is compiled from 12 Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Blue Frog Books in Howell, http://www.bluefrogbooksandmore.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Falling Rock Café and Bookstore in Munising, http://fallingrockcafe.com/; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, saturnbooksellers.com; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos,schulerbooks.com; and Snowbound Books in Marquette, snowboundbooks.com.

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Michigan Bestseller list for November 2015

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1) Chris Van Allsburg—The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

2) John U Bacon—Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press) [last month #5]

3) Tyler Oakley—Binge (Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster) [last month #2]

4) Juan Cole—The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East (Simon & Schuster)

5) Mitch Albom—the magic strings of Frankie Presto: a novel (HarperCollins Publishers)

6) David Maraniss—Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon & Schuster) [last month #7]

7) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Co.) [last month #3]

8) Deborah Diesen—The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

9) Chris Van Allsburg—Jumanji: 30th Anniversary Edition (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

10) Ruta Sepetys—between shades of gray (Speak/Penguin Books)

11) Michael Emmerich—100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Triumph Books)

12) Katherine Applegate—Crenshaw (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan) [last month #8]

13) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #9]

14) Patti Smith—M Train (Knopf) [last month #1]

15) Mardi Link—Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan (University of Michigan Press) [last month #12]

U.P. TOP 15

1) Ellen Airgood—South of Superior: A Novel (Riverhead Books/Penguin Books USA)

2) Mardi Link—The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group)

3) Loren R. Graham—A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press)

3) Ernest Hemingway—The Nick Adams Stories (Scribner Publishing/Simon & Schuster) [last month #2]

5) Alison DeCamp–My Near-Death Adventures (99% True) (Crown Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House) [last month #6]

6) Jerry Dennis–The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes (The University of Michigan Press)

6) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #4]

8) Ronald Riekki—Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press) [last month #6]

9) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Once Upon a River: A Novel (W.W. Norton & Company) [last month #5]

10) Christian Holmes—Company Towns of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Arcadia Publishing) [last month #8]

11) Annie Appleford—M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press)

11) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Co.) [last month #9]

13) John Fortunato—Dark Reservations: A Mystery (Minotaur Books/St. Martin’s Press)

13) R. Bruce Larson—Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew (University of Missouri Press)

13) Charlie LeDuff—Detroit: An American Autopsy (Penguin Books)

The Michigan Bestseller List for November is compiled by @TheWayNorthWSUP/@RonRiekki, from thirteen Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in Munising, fallingrockcafe.com; Grandpa’s Barn in Copper Harbor, https://www.facebook.com/grandpasbarn/; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, saturnbooksellers.com; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos, schulerbooks.com; and Snowbound Books in Marquette, snowboundbooks.com.

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Michigan Bestseller list for October 2015

Patti1) Patti Smith—M Train (Knopf)

2) Tyler Oakley—Binge (Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster)

3) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Company)

4) Gary D. Schmidt—Orbiting Jupiter (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

5) John U. Bacon—Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press) [last month #1]

6) Aimée Bissonette—North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

7) David Maraniss—Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon and Schuster)

8) Katherine Applegate—Crenshaw (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan) [last month #2]

9) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #3]

10) Tim Hiller—Strive: Life is Short. Pursue What Matters. (Deep River Books)

11) Jane M. Rose—Images of America: Meridian Township (Arcadia Publishing)

12) Mardi Link—Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan (University of Michigan Press) [last month #6]

13) Nancy W. Sindelar—Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work (Rowman & Littlefield)

14) Michelle Segar, Ph.D.—No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness (AMACOM)

15) Gary D. Schmidt—Okay for Now (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

 

U.P. BESTSELLER LIST 

1) Aimée Bissonette—North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

2) Ernest Hemingway—The Nick Adams Stories (Scribner)

3) Ellen Airgood—Prairie Evers: A Novel (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Books USA) [last month #3]

4) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #4]

5) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Once Upon a River: A Novel (W.W. Norton & Company) [last month #5]

6) Alison DeCamp–My Near-Death Adventures (99% True) (Crown Books for Young Readers)

6) Ronald Riekki—Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press) [last month #2]

8) Christian Holmes—Michigan Community Towns of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Arcadia Publishing)

9) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Company)

9) Jerry Dennis–The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Griffin)

9) James P. Leary—Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 (University of Wisconsin Press)

12) Loren Graham—A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press) [last month #8]

13) Steve Hamilton—Misery Bay: An Alex McKnight Novel (Minotaur Books/Macmillan)

14) Jerry Dennis—The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes (University of Michigan Press)

14) John S. Haeussler—Images of America: Hancock (Arcadia Publishing)

14) Jon Stott—Paul Bunyan in Michigan: Yooper Logging, Lore & Legends (Arcadia Publishing) [last month #12]

The Michigan Bestseller List is compiled from 14 Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Blue Frog Books in Howell, bluefrogbooksandmore.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in Munising, fallingrockcafe.com; Grandpa’s Barn in Copper Harbor,facebook.com/grandpasbarn; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, www.greatlakesbook.com; McLean and Eakin in Petoskey,www.mcleanandeakin.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, saturnbooksellers.com; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos, schulerbooks.com; and Snowbound Books in Marquette, snowboundbooks.com.

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Michigan Bestseller list for September 2015

pic_rocksFiction: for September 2015, Mandel’s Station Eleven has its fourth consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List top ten.  Mandel’s Station Eleven also has its fourth consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List extended top fifteen.

Non-Fiction: for September 2015, Links’s Wicked Takes the Witness Stand has its fifth consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List top ten.  Link’s Wicked Takes the Witness Stand also has its eleventh consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List extended top fifteen.

1) John U. Bacon—Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press) [last month #9]

2) Katherine Applegate–Crenshaw (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan)

3) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #1]

4) Mardi Link—The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group) [last month #2]

5) Kim Harrison—The Drafter: A Novel (Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster)

6) Mardi Link—Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan (University of Michigan Press) [last month #4]

7) Tom Rath—StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Gallup Press)

8) Paula McLain—Circling the Sun: A Novel (Ballantine Books) [last month #3]

9) Lisa McMann—The Unwanteds (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

10) David Fitzsimmons—Curious Critters Michigan (Wild Iris Publishing)

11) Gene Klco—Loon Chick’s First Flight (Thunder Bay Press)

12) Paula McLain—The Paris Wife: A Novel (Ballantine Books)

13) Lori Nelson Spielman—Sweet Forgiveness: A Novel (Plume) [last month #6]

14) Jon Falk with Dan Ewald—Forty Years in the Big House: Michigan Tales from My Four Decades as a Wolverine (Triumph Books)

15) Lisa McMann—The Unwanteds: Island of Graves (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

The Michigan Bestseller List includes 15 participating bookstores: Between the Covers (106 E. Main St., Harbor Springs, www.facebook.com/btcbookstore)Blue Frog Books(3615 E. Grand River, Howell; www.bluefrogbooksandmore.com), Bookbug (3019 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo; http://www.bookbugkalamazoo.com/), Falling Rock Café & Bookstore (104 E Munising Ave, Munising; www.fallingrockcafe.com), Grandpa’s Barn (385 4th Street Copper Harbor), https://www.facebook.com/grandpasbarn), Island Bookstore (7372 Main St., Mackinac Island, www.islandbookstore.com), Kazoo Books (407 N. Clarendon St, Kalamazoo; 2413 Parkview Ave, Kalamazoo,www.kazoobooks.com), Nicola’s Books (2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor; www.nicolasbooks.com), North Wind Books (601 Quincy St, Hancock; https://bookstore.finlandia.edu), Saturn Booksellers (133 W Main St, Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com), Schuler Books & Music (1982 W Grand River Ave, Okemos; 2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids; 2820 Towne Center Blvd, Lansing; www.schulerbooks.com), and Snowbound Books (118 N 3rd St, Marquette, www.snowboundbooks.com).

U.P. BESTSELLER LIST 

Fiction: for September 2015, Riekki’s Here has its fifth consecutive month on the Upper Peninsula Bestseller List top ten.  Airgood’s South of Superior has its sixth consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List extended top fifteen.

Non-Fiction: for September 2015, Marrone’s Wild Berries & Fruits has its second consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List top ten.  Marrone’s Wild Berries & Fruitsalso has its second consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List extended top fifteen.

1) Ellen Airgood—South of Superior (Riverhead Trade/Penguin Books USA) [last month #11]

2) Ronald Riekki—Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press) [last month #3]

3) Ellen Airgood—Prairie Evers: a novel (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Books USA)

4) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #2]

5) William Blewett—Geology and Landscape of Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Vicinity (Wayne State University Press) [tie]

5) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Once Upon a River: A Novel (W.W. Norton & Company) [last month #7] [tie]

7) Danielle Sosin—The Long-Shining Waters (Milkweed Editions)

8) Teresa Marrone—Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan: Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide (Adventure Publications) [last month #7] [tie]

8) Duffy Brown—Geared for the Grave: a cycle path mystery (Berkeley/Penguin Books USA) [last month #15] [tie]

8) Loren Graham—A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press) [last month #4] [tie]

11) Ladona Tornabene—Gentle Hikes of Upper Michigan: Upper Michigan’s most scenic Lake Superior hikes under 3 miles (Adventure Publications)

12) Steve Hamilton—A Cold Day in Paradise (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press) [tie]

12) Holling C. Holling—Paddle-to-the-Sea (Sandpiper Books) [last month #15] [tie]

12) Jon Stott—Paul Bunyan in Michigan: Yooper Logging, Lore & Legends (Arcadia Publishing) [tie]

15) Nancy Coco—All Fudged Up: A Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes (Kensington)

The Upper Peninsula Bestseller List includes 5 participating bookstores: Falling Rock Café & Bookstore (104 E Munising Ave, Munising; www.fallingrockcafe.com),Grandpa’s Barn (385 4th Street Copper Harbor), https://www.facebook.com/grandpasbarn), Island Bookstore (7372 Main St., Mackinac Island, www.islandbookstore.com),North Wind Books (601 Quincy St, Hancock; https://bookstore.finlandia.edu), and Snowbound Books (118 N 3rd St, Marquette, www.snowboundbooks.com).

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Michigan Bestseller list for August 2015

Face_In_rockFor August 2015, Green’s Paper Towns has its sixth consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List top ten.  Link’s Wicked Takes the Witness Stand has its tenth consecutive month on the Michigan Bestseller List top fifteen.

1) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #2]

2) Mardi Link—The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group) [last month #4]

3) Paula McLain—Circling the Sun: A Novel (Ballantine Books)

4) Mardi Link—Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan (University of Michigan Press) [last month #9]

5) John Green—Paper Towns (Speak) [last month #1]

6) Lori Nelson Spielman—Sweet Forgiveness: A Novel (Plume) [last month #3]

7) Joshua G. Cohen, Michael A. Kost, Bradford S. Slaughter, and Dennis A. Albert—A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michigan (Michigan State University Press)

8) Maureen Abood—Rose Water and Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen (Running Press/Perseus Books Group) [last month #7]

9) Mark Alpert—The Six (Sourcebooks Fire) [tie]

9) John U. Bacon—Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press) [tie]

9) Robin Sloan—Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel (Picador) [tie]

12) Jim C. Hines—Fable: Blood of Heroes (Del Rey)

13) Katherine Taylor—Valley Fever: A Novel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

14) Anand Giridharadas—The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas (W.W. Norton & Company) [tie]

14) Ronald Riekki—Here: Women Writing On Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press) [last month #8] [tie]

14) Leah Thomas—Because You’ll Never Meet Me (Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing) [last month #15] [tie]

The Michigan Bestseller List includes 16 participating bookstores: Between the Covers (106 E. Main St., Harbor Springs, www.facebook.com/btcbookstore)Blue Frog Books (3615 E. Grand River, Howell; www.bluefrogbooksandmore.com), Bookbug (3019 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo; http://www.bookbugkalamazoo.com/), Falling Rock Café & Bookstore (104 E Munising Ave, Munising; www.fallingrockcafe.com), Grandpa’s Barn (385 4th Street Copper Harbor), https://www.facebook.com/grandpasbarn), Great Lakes Books & Supply(840 Clark St #1, Big Rapids, www.greatlakesbook.com), Island Bookstore (7372 Main St., Mackinac Island, www.islandbookstore.com), Kazoo Books (407 N. Clarendon St, Kalamazoo; 2413 Parkview Ave, Kalamazoo, www.kazoobooks.com), Leelanau Books (109 N Main St, Leland, www.leelanaubooks.com), Nicola’s Books (2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor; www.nicolasbooks.com), Saturn Booksellers (133 W Main St, Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com), Schuler Books & Music (1982 W Grand River Ave, Okemos; 2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids; 2820 Towne Center Blvd, Lansing; www.schulerbooks.com), and Snowbound Books (118 N 3rd St, Marquette, www.snowboundbooks.com).

U.P. BESTSELLER LIST 

For August 2015, Riekki’s Here has its fourth consecutive month on the Upper Peninsula Bestseller List top ten.  Airgood’s South of Superior has its fifth consecutive month on the Upper Peninsula Bestseller List top fifteen.

1) Robin Sloan–Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel (Picador) [last month #2]

2) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #4]

3) Ronald Riekki—Here: Women Writing On Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press) [last month #1]

4) Loren Graham—A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press) [last month #5]

5) Jennifer Billock—Keweenaw County (Arcadia Publishing)

6) Christian Holmes—Company Towns of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Arcadia Publishing) [last month #3]

7) Christina Baker Kline—orphan train: a novel (William Morrow Paperbacks/HarperCollins Publishers) [tie]

7) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Once Upon a River: A Novel (W.W. Norton & Company) [last month #6] [tie]

7) Teresa Marrone—Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan (Adventure Publications) [tie]

7) Danielle Sosin—The Long-Shining Waters (Milkweed Editions) [tie]

11) Ellen Airgood—The Education of Ivy Blake (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Books USA) [tie]

11) Ellen Airgood—South of Superior (Riverhead Trade/Penguin Books USA) [last month #8] [tie]

11) Richard L. Baldwin—Made a Killing in Copper: Murder on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula (Buttonwood Press) [tie]

14) Todd Clements—Haunts of Mackinac: Ghost Stories, Legends, & Tragic Tales of Mackinac Island (House of Hawthorne Publishing) [last month #12]

15) Duffy Brown—Geared for the Grave: a cycle path mystery (Berkeley/Penguin Books USA) [last month #13]

15) Holling C. Holling—Paddle to the Sea (Sandpiper Books)

The Upper Peninsula Bestseller List includes 4 participating bookstores: Falling Rock Café & Bookstore (104 E Munising Ave, Munising; www.fallingrockcafe.com), Grandpa’s Barn (385 4th Street Copper Harbor), https://www.facebook.com/grandpasbarn), Island Bookstore (7372 Main St., Mackinac Island, www.islandbookstore.com), and Snowbound Books (118 N 3rd St, Marquette, www.snowboundbooks.com).

 

 

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