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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, November 22, 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 Law of Innocence
Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316485623
2. A Time for Mercy
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385545969
3. Rhythm of War
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $34.99, 9780765326386
4. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
5. Daylight
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538761694
6. The Sentinel
Lee Child, Andrew Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9781984818461
7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
8. The Evening and the Morning
Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989
9. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650
10. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
11. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
12. The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $28, 9780593133842
13. Piranesi
Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $27, 9781635575637
14. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Pamela Dorman Books, $26, 9781984880963
15. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. A Promised Land
Barack Obama, Crown, $45, 9781524763169
2. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $30, 9780316628242
3. Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South
Rick Bragg, Knopf, $26.95, 9780593317785
4. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134
5. A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection
Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illus.), Celadon Books, $28, 9781250262899
6. Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
Dolly Parton, Robert K. Oermann, Chronicle Books, $50, 9781797205090
7. Modern Comfort Food
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060
8. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
9. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last
Wright Thompson, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735221253
10. This Will Make It Taste Good
Vivian Howard, Voracious, $35, 9780316381123
11. HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style
Elizabeth Holmes, Celadon Books, $35, 9781250625083
12. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
13. First Principles
Thomas E. Ricks, Harper, $29.99, 9780062997456
14. Is This Anything?
Jerry Seinfeld, S&S, $35, 9781982112691
15. One Life
Megan Rapinoe, Penguin Press, $27, 9781984881168

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Home Body
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449486808
2. Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $18, 9780812986471
3. Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148506
4. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
5. Devotions
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $20, 9780399563263
6. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $18, 9780399590610
7. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
8. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
9. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
10. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
11. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
12. The Queen's Gambit
Walter Tevis, Vintage, $16.95, 9781400030606
13. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $17, 9781451673319
14. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020
Diana Gabaldon, John Joseph Adams (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9781328613103
15. When No One Is Watching
Alyssa Cole, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062982650

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
2. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
3. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
4. Furious Hours
Casey Cep, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101972052
5. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
6. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
7. No One Asked for This: Essays
Cazzie David, Mariner, $17.99, 9780358197027
8. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $18, 9781476794051
9. Christmas Ideals 2020
Melinda Lee Rathjen (Ed.), Ideals, $11.99, 9781546034308
10. How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie, Gallery Books, $16, 9780671027032
11. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $18, 9780374533557
12. The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17, 9780802149039
13. Intimations
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612
14. ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History
Jennifer Dasal, Penguin, $17, 9780143134596
15. It Came from Memphis
Robert Gordon, Third Man Books, $19.95, 9781733350150

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. Still Life
Louise Penny, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9781250068736
3. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688
4. One Day in December
Josie Silver, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780593160329
5. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $8.99, 9781250318541
6. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
7. Rebecca
Daphne Du Maurier, Avon, $8.99, 9780380778553
8. Oathbringer
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365293
9. Past Tense
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
10. Booking the Crook
Laurie Cass, Berkley, $7.99, 9780440000983

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. 5

More Sleeps 'til Christmas

Jimmy Fallon, Rich Deas (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250266477
2. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Robert Barry, Doubleday, $16.99, 9780385327213
3. Margaret's Unicorn
Briony May Smith, Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9781984896537
4. Unicorns Are the Worst!
Alex Willan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534453838
5. The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be
Joanna Gaines, Julianna Swaney (Illus.), Thomas Nelson, $19.99, 9781400314232
6. The Couch Potato
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062954534
7. Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $15.99, 9780544320413
8. Christmas Parade
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $7.99, 9781534478060
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
10. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illus.), Simon & Schuster (BYR), $18.99, 9781481465595

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Ickabog
J K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870
2. This Is Your Time
Ruby Bridges, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $15.99, 9780593378526
3. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
4. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
5. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
6. Super Fake Love Song
David Yoon, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984812230
7. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $8.99, 9781481438292
8. Legendborn
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534441606
9. The Inheritance Games
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781368052405
10. Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419748684
2. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338535624
3. Unlocked (Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8.5)
Shannon Messenger, Aladdin, $21.99, 9781534463424
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
5. Logan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #8)
Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338304541
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780439139601
7. The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys, #1)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $5.99, 9780545912402
8. The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746455
9. Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Book 1)
Dana Simpson, Andrews McMeel, $9.99, 9781449446208
10. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $5.99, 9780679824114