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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, January 31, 2016. 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. My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067695
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $28, 9780345528698
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. The Forgotten Room
Karen White, et al., NAL, $26, 9780451474629
6. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
7. Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475
okra8. Fallen Land
Taylor Brown, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250077974

9. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432
10. The Guest Room
Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385538893
11. The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28, 9781501116971
12. The Bands of Mourning
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $27.99, 9780765378576
13. The Muralist
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $26.95, 9781616203573
14. Dictator
Robert Harris, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307957948
15. NYPD Red 4
James Patterson, Marshall Karp, Little Brown, $28, 9780316407069

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Road to Little Dribbling
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539289
2. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
3. Dark Money
Jane Mayer, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385535595
4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
5. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
6. Spark Joy
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $18.99, 9781607749721
7. My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
8. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
9. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
10. The Name of God Is Mercy
Pope Francis, Random House, $26, 9780399588631
11. Destiny and Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067657
12. Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594634710
13. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
14. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781591848066
15. The Witches
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $32, 9780316200608

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
2. The Revenant
Michael Punke, Picador USA, $16, 9781250101198
3. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
4. Brooklyn
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $15, 9781501106477
5. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
6. The Danish Girl
David Ebershoff, Penguin, $16, 9780143108399
7. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9781101903582
8. The Story of a New Name
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609451349
9. At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780385523240
10. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Katarina Bivald, Sourcebooks Landmark, $16.99, 9781492623441
11. The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16, 9780307455796
12. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
13. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616204778
14. God Help the Child
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307740922
15. A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James, Riverhead, $17, 9781594633942

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393353150
3. In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick, Penguin, $17, 9780143126812
4. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
5. Lost Ocean
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143108993
6. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Sheri Fink, Broadway, $17, 9780307718976
7. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
8. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
9. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
okra10. Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta
Richard Grant, S&S, $16, 9781476709642

11. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
12. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
13. #Girlboss
Sophia Amoruso, Portfolio, $16, 9781591847939
14. Daring Greatly
Brene Brown, Avery, $17, 9781592408412
15. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 978081297932

MASS MARKET

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780060853983
3. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99, 9781101905005
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $11, 9780140177398
6. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
7. The Choice
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9781455588985
8. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719
9. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
10. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Grosset & Dunlap, $8.99, 9780448489322
2. Finding Winnie
Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Little Brown, $18, 9780316324908
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
5. The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Emily Winfield Martin, Random House, $17.99, 9780385376716
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. Silly Wonderful You
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Patrick McDonnell (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062271051
8. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
9. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
10. Barnyard Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781563054426

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Harry Potter Coloring Book
Scholastic, $15.99, 9781338029994
2. Anna and the Swallow Man
Gavriel Savit, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780553513349
3. Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Chris Grabenstein, Random House, $16.99, 9780553510409
okra4. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016

5. The Siren
Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062391995
6. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
7. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Yearling, $7.99, 9780375850868
8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary
Pablo Hidalgo, DK Publishing, $19.99, 9781465438164
9. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, HarperTrophy, $7.99, 9780064400558
10. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: New Adventures (DK Readers, Level 1)
David Fentiman, DK Publishing, $3.99, 9781465438140
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (2015)
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99, 9780545790352
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
8. The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9781101996980
9. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763665111
10. Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean, #1)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098