The Martian, Andy Weir
Weir’s unapologetically geeky — and scientifically accurate — debut novel about an astronaut who gets left behind on Mars made a successful landing at No. 6.
Aimless Love, Billy Collins
Verse isn’t typically a big draw in bookstores, but this offering from the former U.S. poet laureate — who famously read his poem “The Names” to commemorate 9/11 — is at No. 11.
The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
Propelled to the No. 1 spot by think pieces and media appearances, Kolbert’s call to arms describes the mass extinction of animal and plant life currently happening on our planet.
HRC, Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes
This chronicle of Hillary Clinton’s post-2008 political life has been voted into the No. 9 slot, but the public is really waiting for the next memoir written by HRC herself, due out in June.
SOURCE: The Indie Bestseller List for the week ending Feb. 16, 2014