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Southern Bestsellers

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. The Order
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834843
3. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
4. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785
5. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
6. Sex and Vanity
Kevin Kwan, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385546270
7. Camino Winds
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545938
8. Utopia Avenue
David Mitchell, Random House, $30, 9780812997439
9. Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606
10. Axiom's End
Lindsay Ellis, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250256737
11. 28 Summers
Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown, $28, 9780316420044
12. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
13. The Book of Longings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $28, 9780525429760
14. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697
15. Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26, 9780525541905

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Too Much and Never Enough
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28, 9781982141462
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. The Room Where It Happened
John Bolton, S&S, $32.50, 9781982148034
5. The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life
Alex Trebek, S&S, $26, 9781982157999
6. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
7. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
8. Begin Again
Eddie S. Glaude, Crown, $27, 9780525575320
9. Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad, Sourcebooks, $25.99, 9781728209807
10. Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Anne Applebaum, Doubleday, $25, 9780385545808
11. Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall, Viking, $26, 9780525560548
12. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616
13. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26, 9780812993547
14. I'm Still Here
Austin Channing Brown, Convergent Books, $25, 9781524760854
15. Big Friendship
Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, S&S, $26, 9781982111908

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
2. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
3. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
4. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
5. The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal
Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, et al., First Second, $19.99, 9781250232632
6. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $17, 9781524798642
7. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
8. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
9. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
10. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166
11. Feels Like Falling
Kristy Woodson Harvey, Gallery, $16.99, 9781982117702
12. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
13. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492671527
14. The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307278449
15. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $17, 9781594634741

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
2. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
3. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987
4. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
5. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827
6. March: Book One
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions, $14.95, 9781603093002
7. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $9.99, 9780804190114
8. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
9. The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17, 9780802149039
10. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
11. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934
12. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Basic Books, $18.99, 9780465060689
13. March: Book Two
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions, $19.95, 9781603094009
14. March: Book Three
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions, $19.99, 9781603094023
15. My Grandmother's Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. The Guardians
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620945
3. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
4. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487
5. Mythology
Edith Hamilton, Grand Central, $10, 9780446574754
6. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
7. The Outsider
Stephen King, Pocket, $10.99, 9781501180996
8. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143135661
9. Redemption
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538761427
10. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
2. Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice
Marianne Celano, et al., Magination Press, $16.99, 9781433828546
3. The World Needs More Purple People
Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart, Daniel Wiseman (Illus.), Random House (BYR), $17.99, 9780593121962
4. Think Big, Little One
Vashti Harrison, LB Kids, $8.99, 9780316475136
5. Good Night Outer Banks
Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Joe Veno (Illus.), Good Night Books, $9.95, 9781602196049
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. We Will Rock Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368059596
8. Let's Talk About Race
Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780064462266
9. I Am Enough
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062667120
10. The Going to Bed Book
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9780671449025

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
2. A Peculiar Peril
Jeff VanderMeer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $19.99, 9780374308865
3. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
4. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
5. This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children's Books, $14.99, 9780711245211
6. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99, 9781481438285
7. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
8. Ghost Boys
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780316262262
9. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142408810
10. Echo Mountain
Lauren Wolk, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525555568

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. Dog Man: Fetch-22
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
5. Who Was Alexander Hamilton? (Who Was/Is...?)
Pam Pollack, et al., Penguin Workshop, $5.99, 9780399544279
6. Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha, #2)
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $19.99, 9781250170996
7. We Are in a Book! (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423133087
8. Kristy's Great Idea (Baby-Sitters Club Graphix, #1)
Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier (Illus.), Scholastic, $10.99, 9780545813877
9. Dragonslayer (Wings of Fire: Legends)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic, $17.99, 9781338214604
10. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423103349