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Lady Banks Pick of the Week


What's flying off the shelves at Southern Indies? Find the top-selling books at indie bookstores across the South on the Southern Independent Bestseller List and books appealing in particular to Southern readers on the Special to the Southern List.

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, July 19, 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.

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WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
2. The Order
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834843
3. Utopia Avenue
David Mitchell, Random House, $30, 9780812997439
4. 28 Summers
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316420044
5. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
6. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
7. Peace Talks
Jim Butcher, Ace, $28, 9780451464415
8. Camino Winds
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545938
9. Deacon King Kong
James McBride, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735216723
10. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
11. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785
12. A Burning
Megha Majumdar, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525658696
13. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
14. Sex and Vanity
Kevin Kwan, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385546270
15. Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26, 9780525541905

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28, 9781982141462
2. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
3. The Room Where It Happened
John Bolton, S&S, $32.50, 9781982148034
4. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
5. Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close
Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, S&S, $26, 9781982111908
6. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
7. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26, 9780812993547
8. Begin Again
Eddie S. Glaude, Crown, $27, 9780525575320
9. Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad, Sourcebooks, $25.99, 9781728209807
10. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
11. Countdown 1945
Chris Wallace, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781982143343
12. I'm Still Here
Austin Channing Brown, Convergent Books, $25, 9781524760854
13. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616
14. What It's Like to Be a Bird
David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $35, 9780307957894
15. Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall, Viking, $26, 9780525560548

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
2. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
3. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
4. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
5. The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal
Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, et al., First Second, $19.99, 9781250232632
6. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166
7. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
8. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
9. The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307278449
10. Disappearing Earth
Julia Phillips, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525436225
11. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Vintage, $16, 9781101971994
12. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062905086
13. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492671527
14. Queen Bee
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062861238
15. A Better Man
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $17.99, 9781250066312

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. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987
4. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
5. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Basic Books, $18.99, 9780465060689
6. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
7. My Grandmother's Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470
8. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934
9. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307279286
10. Wow, No Thank You.
Samantha Irby, Vintage, $15.95, 9780525563488
11. The Yellow House: A Memoir
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17, 9780802149039
12. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
13. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
14. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $22, 9780143034759
15. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560

MASS MARKET

1. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688
4. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316769488
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487
7. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
8. The Guardians
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620945
9. The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345339706
10. Women Who Run With the Wolves
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345409874

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
2. Sulwe
Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illus.), Simon & Schuster (BYR), $17.99, 9781534425361
3. Hello, Farm!
Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523504671
4. The World Needs More Purple People
Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart, Daniel Wiseman (Illus.), Random House (BYR), $17.99, 9780593121962
5. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
6. Think Big, Little One
Vashti Harrison, LB Kids, $8.99, 9780316475136
7. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin, John Archambault, Lois Ehlert (Illus.), Little Simon, $7.99, 9781442450707
8. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle Books, $8.99, 9781452178592
9. Good Night Outer Banks
Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Joe Veno (Illus.), Good Night Books, $9.95, 9781602196049
10. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
2. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
3. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
4. A Peculiar Peril
Jeff VanderMeer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $19.99, 9780374308865
5. This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children's Books, $14.99, 9780711245211
6. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
7. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
8. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
9. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
10. Sorcery of Thorns
Margaret Rogerson, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $11.99, 9781481497626

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $27.99, 9781338635171
2. The Bad Guys in Dawn of the Underlord (The Bad Guys, #11)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $6.99, 9781338329483
3. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 4)
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $47.99, 9780545791427
6. Ghost (Track, Book 1)
Jason Reynolds, Atheneum, $7.99, 9781481450164
7. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, #1)
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
8. Dog Man Unleashed
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935203
9. Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
Eoin Colfer, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99, 9781368036979
10. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9781338236576