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Lady Banks Pick of the Week


The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, August 9, 2020. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
2. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
3. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
4. Utopia Avenue
David Mitchell, Random House, $30, 9780812997439
5. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
6. The Order
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834843
7. Camino Winds
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545938
8. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785
9. 28 Summers
Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown, $28, 9780316420044
10. Migrations
Charlotte McConaghy, Flatiron Books, $26.99, 9781250204028
11. In the Valley
Ron Rash, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385544290
12. Hieroglyphics
Jill McCorkle, Algonquin Books, $26.95, 9781616209728
13. The Book of Longings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $28, 9780525429760
14. Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606
15. Luster
Raven Leilani, FSG, $26, 9780374194321

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
2. Too Much and Never Enough
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28, 9781982141462
3. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
4. Memorial Drive
Natasha Trethewey, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062248572
5. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
6. Begin Again
Eddie S. Glaude, Crown, $27, 9780525575320
7. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
8. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26, 9780812993547
9. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
10. Live Free Or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink
Sean Hannity, Threshold Editions, $30, 9781982149970
11. The Answer Is . . .
Alex Trebek, S&S, $26, 9781982157999
12. What It's Like to Be a Bird
David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $35, 9780307957894
13. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616
14. Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall, Viking, $26, 9780525560548
15. Big Friendship
Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, S&S, $26, 9781982111908

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
3. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $17, 9781594634741
4. The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $16.95, 9781101971383
5. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
8. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
9. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
10. The Secrets We Kept
Lara Prescott, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525566106
11. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
12. The Memory Police
Yoko Ogawa, Vintage, $16, 9781101911815
13. Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston, Harper, $15.99, 9780060838676
14. Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182
15. Fleishman Is in Trouble
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Random House, $17, 9780525510895

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
2. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827
3. Intimations
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612
4. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
5. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987
6. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934
7. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
8. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
9. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
10. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
11. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
John Lewis, Michael D'Orso, S&S, $18.99, 9781476797717
12. My Grandmother's Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470
13. March: Book Two
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions, $19.95, 9781603094009
14. The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17, 9780802149039
15. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $22, 9780143034759

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487
4. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $12, 9780140177398
5. And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $8.99, 9780062073488
6. The Greatest Miracle in the World
Og Mandino, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553279726
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316769488
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
10. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
2. We Will Rock Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368059596
3. The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142403877
4. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
5. Think Big, Little One
Vashti Harrison, LB Kids, $8.99, 9780316475136
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. If You Plant a Seed
Kadir Nelson, Balzer + Bray, $7.99, 9780062932037
8. Moo, Baa, La La La!
Sandra Boynton, S&S, $5.99, 9780671449018
9. Good Night Outer Banks
Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Joe Veno (Illus.), Good Night Books, $9.95, 9781602196049
10. Little Crab: Finger Puppet Book
Klaartje Van Der Put, Chronicle, $6.99, 9780811873406

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books, $14.99, 9781419749094
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
4. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
5. Ghost Boys
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780316262262
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
7. Refugee
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831
8. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781524720193
9. This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children's Books, $14.99, 9780711245211
10. Dear Martin
Nic Stone, Ember, $9.99, 9781101939529

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Midnight Sun (Twilight)
Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $27.99, 9780316707046
2. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $27.99, 9781338635171
3. Act (A Click Graphic Novel)
Kayla Miller, HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780358206354
4. Dog Man: Fetch-22
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214
5. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
6. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423103349
7. Karen's Roller Skates (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix, #2)
Ann M. Martin, Katy Farina (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99, 9781338356144
8. The Bad Guys in Dawn of the Underlord (The Bad Guys, #11)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $6.99, 9781338329483
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. What Was the Holocaust? (What Was/Is...?)
Gail Herman, et al., Penguin Workshop, $5.99, 9780451533906