'How Children Succeed' Tops Bestseller List Again

Paul Tough's book is this week's bestseller at St. Louis area independent book stores.

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character is the top read among adults for the week ending Sept. 16, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance. This is the second week at the top for Paul Tough's book. 

The bookstores include Subterranean Books in University City, Left Bank Books in the Central West End, Main Street Books in St. Charles and Pudd'nhead Books in Webster Groves.


  1. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  2. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
  4. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  5. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  7. Immortally Yours by Angie Fox
  8. Saltwater: A Memoir by Gail Soliwoda Cassily
  9. State of Wonder by Anne Patchett
  10. The Basement Quilt by Ann Hazelwood

Children/Young Adult

  1. Mutiny in Time by James Dashner
  2. The World According to Humphrey by Betty G Birney
  3. Count to Sleep St Louis by Adam Gamble
  4. Unwind by Neil Shusterman
  5. Hit the Road, Jack by Robert Burleigh
  6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  7. Unwholly by Neil Shusterman
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
  9. The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
  10. Floors #2: 3 Below by Patrick Carman


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