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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 12, 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. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
3. 28 Summers
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316420044
4. Camino Winds
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545938
5. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor
Hank Green, Dutton, $27, 9781524743475
6. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
7. Sex and Vanity
Kevin Kwan, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385546270
8. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
9. Deacon King Kong
James McBride, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735216723
10. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
11. The Book of Longings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $28, 9780525429760
12. Friends and Strangers
J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525520597
13. All Adults Here
Emma Straub, Riverhead Books, $27, 9781594634697
14. If It Bleeds
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982137977
15. The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Room Where It Happened
John Bolton, S&S, $32.50, 9781982148034
2. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
3. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
4. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
5. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26, 9780812993547
6. Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad, Sourcebooks, $25.99, 9781728209807
7. Begin Again
Eddie S. Glaude, Crown, $27, 9780525575320
8. I'm Still Here
Austin Channing Brown, Convergent Books, $25, 9781524760854
9. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
10. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
11. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
12. Countdown 1945
Chris Wallace, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781982143343
13. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616
14. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
15. Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall, Viking, $26, 9780525560548

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
2. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166
3. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
4. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
5. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
6. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $17, 9781594634741
7. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
8. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
9. Fleishman Is in Trouble
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Random House, $17, 9780525510895
10. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
11. Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17, 9780802156983
12. The Last Train to London
Meg Waite Clayton, Harper, $16.99, 9780062946942
13. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492671527
14. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9781250080400
15. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $16, 9780307455925

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
2. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987
3. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827
4. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $22, 9780143034759
5. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934
6. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
7. The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17, 9780802149039
8. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726
9. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Basic Books, $18.99, 9780465060689
10. My Grandmother's Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470
11. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
12. Be the Bridge
Latasha Morrison, WaterBrook, $17.99, 9780525652885
13. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
14. White Rage
Carol Anderson, Bloomsbury, $17, 9781632864130
15. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198

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. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. The Princess Bride
William Goldman, Mariner, $9.99, 9780156035217
6. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
8. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
9. Drums of Autumn
Diana Gabaldon, Bantam, $9.99, 9780440224259
10. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Undefeated
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illus.), Versify, $17.99, 9781328780966
2. The World Needs More Purple People
Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart, Daniel Wiseman (Illus.), Random House (BYR), $17.99, 9780593121962
3. Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice
Marianne Celano, et al., Magination Press, $16.99, 9781433828546
4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illus.), S&S, $7.99, 9780689711732
5. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. In a Jar
Deborah Marcero, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525514596
8. Moo, Baa, La La La!
Sandra Boynton, S&S, $5.99, 9780671449018
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
10. Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
Meena Harris, Ana Ramírez González (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062937407

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
2. This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children's Books, $14.99, 9780711245211
3. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
4. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
5. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
6. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
7. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
8. Just Mercy (Young Adult Edition)
Bryan Stevenson, Ember, $10.99, 9780525580065
9. American Royals
Katharine McGee, Ember, $10.99, 9781984830203
10. A Peculiar Peril
Jeff VanderMeer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), $19.99, 9780374308865

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $27.99, 9781338635171
2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
3. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $5.99, 9780679824114
4. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
5. Dog Man
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545581608
6. Dog Man: Fetch-22
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214
7. Dog Man and Cat Kid
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935180
8. Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
Eoin Colfer, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99, 9781368036979
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419739033
10. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9781338236576