'Wild Cards' Breaks Top 10 on Opening Day Weekend

Check out the best-selling books in five St. Louis metro area bookstores for the week ending April 8.

It's no surprise that on Opening Day weekend for the St. Louis Cardinals, a book about the team's historic 2011 World Series Championship run would be a hot read. 

Wild Birds, by local author Rob Rains, is number seven on the bestseller's list this week.

Here's a roundup of the best-selling books in five St. Louis-area independent bookstores from the week ending April 8.

The bookstores include  in University City, Sue's News at the , Left Bank Books in the Central West End,  in St. Charles and  in Webster Groves. 


  1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  2. Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  3. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  4. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
  5. The Might Have Been by Joseph Schuster
  6. Lipstick And The Leash by Camilla Gray-Nelson
  7. Josie's Story by Sorrel King
  8. Wild Cards by Rob Rains
  9. Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong
  10. Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman

Children/Young Adult

  1. Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  4. Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems
  5. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  6. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  7. Listen to My Trumpet: Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems
  8. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  9. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  10. Titanic Voices by Deborah Hopkinson


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