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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, August 8, 2010
Columbia, SC - August 16, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 8, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)

  • Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (fiction)
  • Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush (nonfiction)
  • The Obama Diaries by Laura Ingraham (nonfiction)
  • Angelina by Andrew Morton (nonfiction)
  • Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees (nonfiction)
  • Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (paperback fiction)
  • This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (paperback fiction)
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction)
  • Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer (paperback nonfiction)
  • Same King of Different as Me by Ron Hall (paperback nonfiction)
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (paperback nonfiction)
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Leavitt (paperback nonfiction)
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (paperback nonfiction)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (mass market)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (mass market)
  • Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris (mass market)
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (mass market)
  • The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews(children's illustrated)
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin (children's illustrated)
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (children's interest)
  • Weird But True! by National Geographic Kids (children's interest)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. Star Island
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272584
4. The Red Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.99, 9781416563723
5. The Rembrandt Affair
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399156588
6. Super Sad True Love Story
Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $26, 9781400066407
7. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9781400065455
8. The Glass Rainbow
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.99, 9781439128299
9. Faithful Place
Tana French, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021871
10. Fly Away Home
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9780743294270
11. The Cookbook Collector
Allegra Goodman, Dial, $26, 9780385340854
12. Lowcountry Summer
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961175
13. The Passage
Justin Cronin, Ballantine, $27, 9780345504968
14. Burn
Nevada Barr, Minotaur, $25.99, 9780312614560
15. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Harper, $25, 9780061743528

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
2. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393072235
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
4. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $27.50, 9781416591054
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
7. Packing for Mars
Mary Roach, Norton, $25.95, 9780393068474
8. Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $26.99, 9780061718946
9. Spoken From the Heart
Laura Bush, Scribner, $30, 9781439155202
10. Women Food and God
Geneen Roth, Scribner, $24, 9781416543077
11. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446556248
12. Four Fish
Paul Greenberg, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202568
13. The Obama Diaries
Laura Ingraham, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781439197516
14. Angelina
Andrew Morton, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312555610
15. Coming Back Stronger
Drew Brees, Tyndale, $26.99, 9781414339436

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
3. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
4. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
5. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
6. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
9. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
12. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307474711
13. This Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $15, 9780452296367
14. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Vintage, $15, 9781400030910
15. Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner, $15, 9781439169018

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
3. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996
4. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
5. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $15, 9780143117469
6. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307386045
7. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
8. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
9. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
10. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316346627
11. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $13.99, 9780060009427
12. Awkward Family Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307592293
13. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
14. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
15. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441018512
10. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915253
3. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $14.95, 9780761158462
4. How Rocket Learned to Read
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9780375858994
5. Pinkalicious: School Rules!
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061928857
6. The Night Before Kindergarten
Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448425009
7. The Very Fairy Princess
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316040501
8. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
9. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061927324
10. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. Beezus and Ramona
Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illus.), Harper, $5.99, 9780061914614
2. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316125581
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
4. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414125
6. Scat
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $8.99, 9780375834875
7. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $12.99, 9780061944345
8. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
9. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume, Puffin, $5.99, 9780142408810
10. Weird But True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts
National Geographic Kids, Jonathan Halling (Illus.), National Geographic, $6.95, 9781426306884

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316067935
3. The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7)
Eoin Colfer, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423128199
4. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
5. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
6. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
7. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
8. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
10. Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545123280


Meet Your Favorite Writers At Your Favorite Bookstores!

The following authors are appearing at independent bookstores around the South this week! See the full calendar at Authors 'Round the South:

Seth Bramson, author of Hallandale Beach, Florida at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 18 2010)

Phyllis Theroux, author of The Journal Keeper: A Memoir at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (August 18 2010)

Lauren Weisberger, author of Last Night at Chateau Marmont at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 19 2010)

Stephen Messer, author of Windblowne at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (8/19/2010)

Kathy Pores, author of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH 2010 at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (8/19/2010)

Naomi Howland, author of Princess Says Goodnight at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/19/2010)

James R. Bennett, author of Iron & Steel: A Guide to Birmingham Area Industria at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/19/2010)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (08/19/2010)

K.T. Archer, author of The Silver Spoon at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/20/2010)

Nancy Welch, author of A Touch of Humor: Recipes Seasoned with Southern H at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (August 20 2010)

Jeffrey Wands, author of In Knock and the Door Will Open at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 20 2010)

Jason L Green, author of The Weeds Are Always Greener at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/20/2010)

Jill Zarin, author of Secrets of a Jewish Mother at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 20 2010)

Ann Ross, author of Miss Julia Renews Her Vows at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (08/20/2010)

Lesta Sue Hardee and Janice McDonald, author of Myrtle Beach Pavillion at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/20/2010)

Stacy Fuchino, author of Head to Tail Wellness at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (08/20/2010)

Annie Cole, author of Bell Forest at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/21/2010)

Irene Ziegler, author of Ashes to Water at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (08/21/2010)

McKendree Long, author of No Good Like It Is at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 21 2010)

R.M. Verchick, author of FACING CATASTROPHE: Environmental Action for a Pos at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (August 21 2010)

Tom Lowe, author of The 24th Letter at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (08/21/2010)

Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA  (August 21 2010)

Dan Rattiner, author of Hamptons Too: Further Encounters with Farmers, Fis at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 22 2010)

Peggy Tabor Millin, author of Women, Writing, and Soul-Making: Creativity and th at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (08/22/2010)

AJ Hartley, author of Act of Will at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 22 2010)

Susan Sparks, author of Laugh Your Way to Grace at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 23 2010)

Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (August 23 2010)

Georgia Mullen, author of Wixumlee at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (August 24 2010)

Susan Sparks, author of Laugh Your Way to Grace at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/24/2010)

John Woodin, author of City of Memory at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (August 24 2010)

Tom Bibey, author of The Mandolin Case at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/25/2010)

Michael Knight, author of The Typist at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/25/2010)

Amy Dickinson, author of [The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daugh at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (August 25 2010)

Eileen Schwab, author of Promise Bridge at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/25/2010)