The Southern Indie Bestseller List

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, September 25, 2022. 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. Lucy by the Sea
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $28, 9780593446065
2. Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $32.50, 9781668002179
3. The Bullet That Missed
Richard Osman, Pamela Dorman Books, $27, 9780593299395
4. Dreamland
Nicholas Sparks, Random House, $28.99, 9780593449554
5. Carrie Soto Is Back
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $28, 9780593158685
6. Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29, 9780385547345
7. The Marriage Portrait
Maggie O'Farrell, Knopf, $28, 9780593320624
8. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28, 9780593321201
9. Lessons
Ian McEwan, Knopf, $30, 9780593535202
10. Horse
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28, 9780399562969
11. Sparring Partners
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385549325
12. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
13. Less Is Lost
Andrew Sean Greer, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316498906
14. The Paris Apartment
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $28.99, 9780063003057
15. Bliss Montage: Stories
Ling Ma, FSG, $26, 9780374293512
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. I'm Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
2. Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships
Nina Totenberg, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982188085
3. The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021
Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, Doubleday, $32, 9780385546539
4. What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30, 9780525537113
5. Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Henry Holt and Co., $28.99, 9781250861504
6. The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II
Buzz Bissinger, Harper, $32.50, 9780062879929
7. Profiles in Ignorance: How America's Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber
Andy Borowitz, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $28.99, 9781668003886
8. Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure
Rinker Buck, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $32.50, 9781501106378
9. Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison
Ben Macintyre, Crown, $28.99, 9780593136331
10. Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir
Jann S. Wenner, Little, Brown, $35, 9780316415194
11. Solito: A Memoir
Javier Zamora, Hogarth, $28, 9780593498064
12. Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less
Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz, Workman, $27, 9781523516971
13. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals
Melissa Clark, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780593233252
14. Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World
Karen Armstrong, Knopf, $28, 9780593319437
15. Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers
Mary Rodgers, Jesse Green, FSG, $35, 9780374298623
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 
1. Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736
2. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780593540480
3. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
5. Book Lovers
Emily Henry, Berkley, $17, 9780593334836
6. Love on the Brain
Ali Hazelwood, Berkley, $17, 9780593336847
7. Ugly Love
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781476753188
8. November 9
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110344
9. The Sentence
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671134
10. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
11. The American Roommate Experiment
Elena Armas, Atria, $18, 9781668002773
12. The Personal Librarian
Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray, Berkley, $17, 9780593101544
13. Maybe Now
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $17.99, 9781668013342
14. Malibu Rising
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $18, 9781524798673
15. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks, Morrow, $16.99, 9780060959470
2. This Is Your Mind on Plants
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780593296929
3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
4. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220
5. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20, 9781571313560
6. Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover, Random House, $18.99, 9780399590528
7. The 2023 Old Farmer's Almanac
Old Farmer's Almanac, $8.95, 9781571989215
8. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale
Art Spiegelman, Pantheon, $16.95, 9780394747231
9. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
10. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
11. Gender Queer: A Memoir
Maia Kobabe, Oni Press, $19.99, 9781549304002
12. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein, Little, Brown, $18.99, 9780316451390
13. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316296816
14. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Erik Larson, Crown, $20, 9780385348737
15. The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People
Rick Bragg, Vintage, $17, 9780593081419
 
MASS MARKET
1. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
2. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $9.99, 9780063215382
3. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
4. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780593598016
5. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
6. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $9.99, 9780593540350
7. Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte, Bantam Classics, $5.95, 9780553211405
8. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
10. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
 
CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED
1. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
2. Creepy Crayon!
Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534465886
3. The Crayons Trick or Treat
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel Books, $9.99, 9780593621028
4. The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Mo Willems, Union Square Kids, $17.99, 9781454946861
5. Farmhouse
Sophie Blackall, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316528948
6. What Do You Say, Little Blue Truck?
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $14.99, 9780358561958
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar's First Fall
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $8.99, 9780593384763
8. Little Blue Truck's Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780544772533
9. Little Ghostie: Finger Puppet Book
Emily Dove (Illus.), Chronicle, $7.99, 9781797212883
10. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $8.99, 9780358451228
 
CHILDREN'S INTEREST
1. Nothing More to Tell
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780593175903
2. The Weight of Blood
Tiffany D. Jackson, Katherine Tegen Books, $18.99, 9780063029149
3. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
4. Defend the Dawn
Brigid Kemmerer, Bloomsbury YA, $18.99, 9781547610075
5. The Problem with Prophecies
Scott Reintgen, Aladdin, $17.99, 9781665903578
6. Pokémon Visual Companion Third Edition
DK Children, $14.99, 9780744021974
7. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Clarion Books, $9.99, 9780544340688
8. Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization
A.W. Jantha, Gris Grimly (Illus.), Disney Press, $24.99, 9781368076685
9. Tales to Keep You Up at Night
Dan Poblocki, Marie Bergeron (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $17.99, 9780593387474
10. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
 
CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES 
1. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club, #3)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338801941
2. Spy School Project X
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534479494
3. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
Holly Jackson, Ember, $10.99, 9781984896391
4. The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games, #3)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316370950
5. Jessi's Secret Language (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #12)
Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338616071
6. Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Book 2)
Holly Jackson, Ember, $10.99, 9781984896438
7. The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon a Broken Heart, #2)
Stephanie Garber, Flatiron Books, $19.99, 9781250268426
8. The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys, #1)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $5.99, 9780545912402
9. InvestiGators: Take the Plunge
John Patrick Green, First Second, $9.99, 9781250219985
10. The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys, #2)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic Press, $5.99, 9780545912419
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