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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, October 25, 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. A Time for Mercy
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385545969
2. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650
3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
4. The Once and Future Witches
Alix E. Harrow, Redhook, $28, 9780316422048
5. The Evening and the Morning
Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989
6. The Silence
Don DeLillo, Scribner, $22, 9781982164553
7. Squeeze Me
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $28.95, 9781524733452
8. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
9. The Return
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728574
10. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
11. One by One
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $27.99, 9781501188817
12. Piranesi
Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $27, 9781635575637
13. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184
14. The Book of Two Ways
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781984818355
15. Troubles in Paradise
Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown, $28, 9780316435581

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
2. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134
3. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
4. Modern Comfort Food
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060
5. This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking
Vivian Howard, Voracious, $35, 9780316381123
6. Solutions and Other Problems
Allie Brosh, Gallery Books, $30, 9781982156947
7. Accidentally Wes Anderson
Wally Koval, Voracious, $35, 9780316492737
8. Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence
Claire Saffitz, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781984826961
9. Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown
John Lithgow, Chronicle Prism, $22.95, 9781797209463
10. Is This Anything?
Jerry Seinfeld, S&S, $35, 9781982112691
11. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
12. This Just Speaks to Me
Hoda Kotb, Putnam, $24, 9780593191088
13. Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times
Bishop Michael Curry, Sara Grace, Avery, $27, 9780525543039
14. How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back
Jeff Tweedy, Dutton, $23, 9780593183526
15. The 99% Invisible City
Roman Mars, Kurt Kohlstedt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358126607

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
2. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
3. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
4. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
5. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. The Boy from the Woods
Harlan Coben, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538748206
8. Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman, Norton, $15.95, 9780393356182
9. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593
10. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
11. A Single Thread
Tracy Chevalier, Penguin, $17, 9780525558262
12. Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182
13. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062
14. Ninth House
Leigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250751362
15. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Perennial, $15.99, 9780060935467

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
2. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
3. Hotel Scarface
Roben Farzad, Berkley, $17, 9780399583254
4. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $18, 9780812981605
5. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
6. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827
7. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
8. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski, Ballantine Books, $17, 9781984818324
9. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Pete Souza, Voracious, $19.99, 9780316458214
10. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Basic Books, $18.99, 9780465060689
11. Jesus and the Disinherited
Howard Thurman, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807010297
12. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Casey Cep, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101972052
13. The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island
Scott Dawson, History Press, $21.99, 9781467144339
14. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934
15. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560

MASS MARKET

1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
5. And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $8.99, 9780062073488
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487
7. Little Women
Louisa May Alcott, Signet, $6.99, 9780593198025
8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
9. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
10. The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka, Bantam Classics, $5.95, 9780553213690

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide Board Book
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
2. I Am Every Good Thing
Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780525518778
3. Cozy
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793
4. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
5. Happy Halloween from The Very Busy Spider
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $12.99, 9780593097106
6. Unicorns Are the Worst!
Alex Willan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534453838
7. Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
Flavia Z. Drago, Candlewick, $16.99, 9781536211146
8. Little Blue Truck's Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544772533
9. Attack of the Underwear Dragon
Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780593119891
10. Wild Symphony
Dan Brown, Susan Batori (Illus.), Rodale Kids, $18.99, 9780593123843

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
2. Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057
3. Class Act
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062885500
4. Frog and Toad Are Friends (50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition)
Arnold Lobel, Harper, $18.99, 9780062983435
5. Becoming Muhammad Ali
James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $16.99, 9780316498166
6. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.: Special Edition
Judy Blume, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9781534482425
7. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
8. Max Meow: Cat Crusader
John Gallagher, Random House Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780593121054
9. Refugee
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831
10. Among the Beasts & Briars
Ashley Poston, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062847362

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338535624
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
3. The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746455
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: MinaLima Edition
J.K. Rowling, MinaLima Design (Illus.), Scholastic, $37.99, 9781338596700
5. Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Who Was/Is...?)
Patricia Brennan Demuth, Jake Murray (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $5.99, 9781524793531
6. A Tale of Witchcraft... (A Tale of Magic... #2)
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523561
7. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $27.99, 9781338635171
8. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers)
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $18.99, 9781419737046
9. Midnight Sun (Twilight)
Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $27.99, 9780316707046
10. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $5.99, 9780679824114