What's flying off the shelves at Southern Indies? Find the top-selling books at indie bookstores across the South on the Southern Independent Bestseller List and books appealing in particular to Southern readers on the Special to the Southern List.

 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 THIS WEEK IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

Southern Indie Bestsellers 10/13/2019

Southern Bestsellers for the week ending 10/13/2019

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, October 13, 2019. 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. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
2. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597
3. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
5. Red at the Bone
Jacqueline Woodson, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780525535270
6. Ninth House
Leigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250313072
7. The Secrets We Kept
Lara Prescott, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525656159
8. The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488
9. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
10. What Happens in Paradise
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316435574
11. The Institute
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982110567
12. Imaginary Friend
Stephen Chbosky, Grand Central, $30, 9781538731338
13. Grand Union: Stories
Zadie Smith, Penguin Press, $27, 9780525558996
14. The Topeka School
Ben Lerner, FSG, $27, 9780374277789
15. A Single Thread
Tracy Chevalier, Viking, $27, 9780525558248

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
2. Blowout
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $30, 9780525575474
3. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
4. The Book of Gutsy Women
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781501178412
5. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
6. Year of the Monkey
Patti Smith, Knopf, $24.95, 9780525657682
7. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
8. A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany
Peter Finn, Pantheon, $28.95, 9781524747336
9. Everything You Need: 8 Essential Steps to a Life of Confidence in the Promises of God
David Jeremiah, Thomas Nelson, $26.99, 9780785223931
10. Know My Name: A Memoir
Chanel Miller, Viking, $28, 9780735223707
11. Movies (And Other Things)
Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illus.), Twelve, $25, 9781538730195
12. She Said
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Penguin Press, $28, 9780525560340
13. Face It: A Memoir
Debbie Harry, Dey Street Books, $32.50, 9780060749583
14. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
15. How To
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
4. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
5. The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9781250229533
6. Killing Commendatore
Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $17, 9780525435761
7. A Well-Behaved Woman
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99, 9781250095480
8. Ducks, Newburyport
Lucy Ellmann, Biblioasis, $22.95, 9781771963077
9. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
10. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250069832
11. The Cockroach
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $11, 9780593082423
12. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
13. Flights
Olga Tokarczuk, Riverhead Books, $17, 9780525534204
14. My Sister, the Serial Killer
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Anchor, $14.95, 9780525564201
15. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $16.99, 9781476740195
3. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
4. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
5. Dopesick
Beth Macy, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316551304
6. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
7. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
8. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196
9. The Spy and the Traitor
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18, 9781101904213
10. The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $17, 9781476794051
11. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $18, 9781476795935
12. Winners Take All
Anand Giridharadas, Vintage, $16, 9781101972670
13. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
14. These Truths: A History of the United States
Jill Lepore, Norton, $19.95, 9780393357424
15. The Best American Essays 2019
Rebecca Solnit, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328465801

MASS MARKET

1. The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Penguin, $8.99, 9780143134770
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
4. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316055420
5. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525506348
6. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $12, 9780140177398
7. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
8. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
10. Doctor Sleep
Stephen King, Pocket, $10.99, 9781982138868

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142501122
2. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9780525514121
3. Where's the Witch?
Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illus.), Nosy Crow, $8.99, 9781536207538
4. Stretchy McHandsome
Judy Schachner, Dial Books, $17.99, 9780803741218
5. The Scarecrow
Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062475763
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
7. Hey Grandude!
Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525648673
8. Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess
Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780670016440
9. Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum
Dr. Seuss, Andrew Joyner (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399559129
10. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
2. Dog Man Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D
Kate Howard, Dav Pilkey (Illus.), Scholastic, $10.99, 9781338568844
3. A Tale of Magic...
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523479
4. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99, 9781481438285
5. The Fountains of Silence
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, $18.99, 9780399160318
6. White Bird: A Wonder Story
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9780525645535
7. Pumpkinheads
Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illus.), First Second, $17.99, 9781626721623
8. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
9. What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition
Cat Warren, Patricia J. Wynne (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534428140
10. Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers
Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illus.), Philomel Books, $16.99, 9781984837127

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $47.99, 9780545791427
3. The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746448
4. The Last Kids on Earth
Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780670016617
5. The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780553510669
6. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9781338236576
7. Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series, #2)
Rainbow Rowell, Wednesday Books, $19.99, 9781250146076
8. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935173
9. Boy-Crazy Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #7)
Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99, 9781338304510
10. The Princess in Black
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883