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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 11, 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 Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650
2. The Evening and the Morning
Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989
3. All the Devils Are Here
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145239
4. The Book of Two Ways
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781984818355
5. Leave the World Behind
Rumaan Alam, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062667632
6. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
7. The Return
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728574
8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
9. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
10. Squeeze Me
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $28.95, 9781524733452
11. Jack
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $27, 9780374279301
12. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
13. Troubles in Paradise
Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown, $28, 9780316435581
14. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Pamela Dorman Books, $26, 9781984880963
15. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060
2. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
3. Rage
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781982131739
4. Is This Anything?
Jerry Seinfeld, S&S, $35, 9781982112691
5. Solutions and Other Problems
Allie Brosh, Gallery Books, $30, 9781982156947
6. The Man Who Ran Washington
Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, Doubleday, $35, 9780385540551
7. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
8. The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
Roman Mars, Kurt Kohlstedt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358126607
9. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
10. His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life
Jonathan Alter, S&S, $37.50, 9781501125485
11. Undaunted: My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home and Abroad
John O. Brennan, Celadon Books, $30, 9781250241771
12. Too Much and Never Enough
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28, 9781982141462
13. Everything Beautiful in Its Time
Jenna Bush Hager, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062960627
14. His Truth Is Marching On
Jon Meacham, Random House, $30, 9781984855022
15. The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi
Richard Grant, S&S, $26, 9781501177828

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
3. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
4. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
5. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062
6. Nothing to See Here
Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062913494
7. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593
8. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
9. Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182
10. The World That We Knew
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $17, 9781501137587
11. The Fifth Season
N.K. Jemisin, Orbit, $15.99, 9780316229296
12. A Single Thread
Tracy Chevalier, Penguin, $17, 9780525558262
13. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
14. The Topeka School
Ben Lerner, Picador, $17, 9781250758002
15. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525562627

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
2. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Casey Cep, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101972052
3. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
4. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $15.99, 9780802412706
5. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
6. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
7. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
8. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Basic Books, $18.99, 9780465060689
9. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $18, 9781501168703
10. Intimations
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612
11. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
12. Evicted
Matthew Desmond, Broadway, $18, 9780553447453
13. ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History
Jennifer Dasal, Penguin, $17, 9780143134596
14. The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island
Scott Dawson, History Press, $21.99, 9781467144339
15. Three Women
Lisa Taddeo, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $17, 9781451642308

MASS MARKET

1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345339706
3. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
6. The Silmarillion
J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345325815
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487
8. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown, $9.99, 9780316769488
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide Board Book
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
2. Bunheads
Misty Copeland, Setor Fiadzigbey (Illus.), G.P. Putnam's Sons (BYR), $17.99, 9780399547645
3. What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $19.99, 9780593206751
4. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
5. Creepy Carrots!
Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illus.), Simon & Schuster (BYR), $17.99, 9781442402973
6. Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
Meena Harris, Ana Ramírez González (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062937407
7. Little Blue Truck's Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544772533
8. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
9. Attack of the Underwear Dragon
Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780593119891
10. Margaret's Unicorn
Briony May Smith, Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9781984896537

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
2. Class Act
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062885500
3. Dear Justyce
Nic Stone, Crown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984829665
4. Skyhunter
Marie Lu, Roaring Brook Press, $19.99, 9781250221681
5. The Witches: The Graphic Novel
Roald Dahl, Penelope Bagieu (Illus.), Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338677430
6. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
7. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
8. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish, $8.99, 9781250153272
9. Echo Mountain
Lauren Wolk, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525555568
10. Punching the Air
Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062996480

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338535624
2. The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746455
3. Spy School Revolution
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534443785
4. The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road
Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9781984835345
5. Midnight Sun (Twilight)
Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $27.99, 9780316707046
6. Logan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #8)
Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338304541
7. What Is a Presidential Election? (What Was/Is…?)
Douglas Yacka, Robert Squier (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $7.99, 9780593095614
8. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $27.99, 9781338635171
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. The Winglets Quartet (Wings of Fire)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic, $6.99, 9781338732399