What's flying off the shelves at Southern Indies? The Southern Independent Bestseller List focuses on sales at independent bookstores across the South and the Special to the Southern List focuses on the books Southern customers are especially interested in.

 A SIBA Okra Pick  | SIBA Book Award winners and finalists! |  Special to the Southern List  Printable versions (PDF): Hardcover | Paperback | Children's.
Discover more about the books Special to the Southern List!


WHAT'S HOT IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

Southern Independent Bestseller List 1/20/2008

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 20, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense.


HARDCOVER FICTION

1. People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $25.95, 9780670018215

2. World Without End
Ken Follett, Dutton, $35, 9780525950073

3. The Senator's Wife
Sue Miller, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307264206

4. A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $25.95, 9781594489501

5. Playing for Pizza
John Grisham, Doubleday, $21.95, 9780385525008

6. Home to Holly Springs
Jan Karon, Viking, $26.95, 9780670018253

7. The Uncommon Reader
Alan Bennett, FSG, $15, 9780374280963

8. Beverly Hills Dead
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399154690

9. Run
Ann Patchett, Harper, $25.95, 9780061340635

10. Rhett Butler's People
Donald McCaig, St. Martin's, $27.95, 9780312262518

11. Plum Lucky
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $17.95, 9780312377632

12. The Venetian Betrayal
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $25.95, 9780345485779

13. T Is for Trespass
Sue Grafton, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399154485

14. Bridge of Sighs
Richard Russo, Knopf, $26.95, 9780375414954

15. Blasphemy
Douglas J. Preston, Forge, $25.95, 9780765311054


HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $21.95, 9781594201455

2. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne (Ed.), Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95, 9781582701707

3. Quiet Strength
Tony Dungy, Tyndale, $26.99, 9781414318011

4. Free Lunch
David Cay Johnston, Portfolio, $24.95, 9781591841913

5. Boone
Robert Morgan, Ravenel, $29.95, 9781565124554

6. Born Standing Up
Steve Martin, Scribner, $25, 9781416553649

7. An Inconvenient Book
Glenn Beck, Threshold, $26, 9781416552192

8. Good Dog. Stay.
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $14.95, 9781400067138

9. I Am America (and So Can You!)
Stephen Colbert, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446580502

10. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper, $26.95, 9780060852559

11. Musicophilia
Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $26, 9781400040810

12. The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit
Jill Conner Browne, S&S, $22.95, 9780743278362

13. The Daring Book for Girls
Andrea Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz, Collins, $24.95, 9780061472572

14. The Year of Living Biblically
A.J. Jacobs, S&S, $25, 9780743291477

15. The Match
Mark Frost, Hyperion, $24.95, 9781401302788

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605

2. Atonement
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387158

3. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400096275

4. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15, 9781594480003

5. Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307389732

6. The Thirteenth Tale
Diane Setterfield, Washington Square, $15, 9780743298032

7. The Friday Night Knitting Club
Kate Jacobs, Berkley, $14, 9780425219096

8. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follet, NAL, $24.95, 9780451225245

9. The Gathering
Anne Enright, Black Cat, $14, 9780802170392

10. No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14, 9780375706677

11. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899

12. Body Surfing
Anita Shreve, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316067331

13. March
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $14, 9780143036661

14. Thirteen Moons
Charles Frazier, Random House, $14.95, 9780812967586

15. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House, $13.95, 9780812968064

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412

2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252

3. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542

4. Charlie Wilson's War
George Crile, Grove, $14.95, 9780802143419

5. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580

6. Skinny Bitch
Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin, Running Press, $13.95, 9780762424931

7. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172

8. The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins, Mariner, $15.95, 9780618918249

9. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665

10. This I Believe
Jay Allison (Ed.), Holt, $14, 9780805086584

11. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780375725609

12. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705

13. This Is Your Brain on Music
Daniel J. Levitin, Plume, $15, 9780452288522

14. Eat This Not That!
David Zinczenko, Rodale, $19.95, 9781594868542

15. Skinny Bitch in the Kitch
Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin, Running Press, $14.95, 9780762431069


MASS MARKET

1. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $7.99, 9780451166890

2. Atonement
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $7.99, 9780307388841

3. The Innocent Man
John Grisham, Dell, $7.99, 9780440243830

4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 9780446310789

5. Plum Lovin'
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312985363

6. The Shape Shifter
Tony Hillerman, Harper, $9.99, 9780060563479

7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487

8. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758

9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $7.95, 9780451526342

10. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935


CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633

2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $22.99, 9780439813785

3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207

4. Fancy Nancy Loves! Loves!! Loves!!!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $6.99,
9780061235993

5. New Moon
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $18.99, 9780316160193

6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617

7. Smash! Crash!
Jon Scieszka, David Shannon (Illus.), Loren Long (Illus.), David Gordon (Illus.), S&S,
$16.99, 9781416941330

8. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $18.99, 9780316160209

9. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316015844

10. The Golden Compass
Philip Pullman, Laurel-Leaf, $7.50, 9780440238133

11. Puff, the Magic Dragon
Peter Yarrow, Lenny Lipton, Eric Puybaret (Illus.), Sterling, $16.95, 9781402747823

12. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060542092

13. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926

14. Zen Ties
Jon J Muth, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439634250

15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737