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Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 23, 2015. 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. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850
2. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
3. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $28, 9780345534187
4. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
5. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
6. The English Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320131
7. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Crown, $25, 9780553418774
8. The Marriage of Opposites
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $27.99, 9781451693591
9. Wind/Pinball: Two Novels
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385352123
10. Kitchens of the Great Midwest
J.Ryan Stradal, Pamela Dorman Books, $25, 9780525429142
11. The Rumor
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316334525
12. Friction
Sandra Brown, Grand Central, $26, 9781455581160
13. We Never Asked for Wings
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $27, 9780553392319
14. Fortune Smiles: Stories
Adam Johnson, Random House, $27, 9780812997477
15. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $25, 9781476789637

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
4. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
5. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
6. A Full Life
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $28, 9781501115639
7. Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95, 9781594206276
8. The Oregon Trail
Rinker Buck, S&S, $28, 9781451659160
9. Voices in the Ocean
Susan Casey, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385537308
10. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594203473
11. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Random House/Disney, $9.99, 9780736434256
12. Barefoot to Avalon
David Payne, Atlantic Monthly Press, $26, 9780802123541
13. Plunder and Deceit
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $27, 9781451606300
14. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780812994520
15. The Road to Character
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993257

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9781101903582
2. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425274866
3. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
4. Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16, 9780143127550
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Perennial, $14.99, 9780060935467
6. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
7. The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $16, 9781439199367
8. The Secret Place
Tana French, Penguin, $17, 9780143127512
9. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
10. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
11. The Vacationers
Emma Straub, Riverhead, $16, 9781594633881
12. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
13. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17, 9780143121701
14. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Berkley, $16, 9780425276211
15. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $14, 9780307887443

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
4. It Is About Islam
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $14.99, 9781501126123
5. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
6. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
7. Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality
Pope Francis, Melville House, $14.95, 9781612195285
8. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18, 9780316204378
9. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
10. Good and Cheap
Leanne Brown, Workman, $16.95, 9780761184997
11. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
12. Zendoodle Coloring
Nikolett Corly, St. Martin's Griffin, $12.99, 9781250086464
13. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
14. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
15. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853

MASS MARKET


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
6. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $11, 9780140177398
7. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
8. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
9. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
10. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99, 9781101905005

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
2. What Pet Should I Get?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780553524260
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
8. Llama Llama Sand and Sun
Anna Dewdney, Grosset & Dunlap, $12.99, 9780448496399
9. Good Dog, Carl
Alexandra Day, Little Simon, $7.99, 9780689807480
10. If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!
Elise Parsley, Little Brown, $17, 9780316376570

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $10.99, 9780147517654
2. The Isle of the Lost
Melissa de la Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484720974
3. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9781101934852
4. Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes
Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illus.), Disney/Hyperion, $24.99, 9781423183655
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
6. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
9. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016
10. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
2. The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18, 9780316406895
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
4. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423146773
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
7. Pete the Cat's Train Trip (My First I Can Read Series)
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062303851
8. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780553538410
9. Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read Series)
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062110725
10. Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I)
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062024701