Bestsellers

The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 1, 2020. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. Find an independent bookstore in the MPIBA here.

Hardcover Fiction

1. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385545969

2. The Searcher by Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650

3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561

4. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291

5. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837

6. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785

7. The Sentinel by Lee Child, Andrew Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9781984818461

8. The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989

9. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474

10. Memorial by Bryan Washington, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780593087275

11. The Cold Millions by Jess Walter, Harper, $28.99, 9780062868084

12. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184

13. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062667632

14. Next to Last Stand by Craig Johnson, Viking, $28, 9780525522539

15. The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781984818355

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Untamed by Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258

2. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251

3. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134

4. Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld, S&S, $35, 9781982112691

5. Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh, Gallery Books, $30, 9781982156947

6. Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060

7. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713

8. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581

9. Breath by James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616

10. Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $27, 9781982154615

11. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $35, 9781571311771

12. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $26.95, 9780393542134

13. The Man Who Ran Washington by Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, Doubleday, $35, 9780385540551

14. Vesper Flights by Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $27, 9780802128812

15. How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy, Dutton, $23, 9780593183526

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. Circe by Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323

2. The Overstory by Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687

3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062

4. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250751362

5. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303

6. Normal People by Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185

7. There There by Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140

8. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17, 9780802156983

9. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182

10. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624

11. Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062913494

12. Dune by Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593

13. The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, Picador, $17, 9781250758002

14. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through by Joy Harjo (Ed.), Norton, $19.95, 9780393356809

15. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560

2. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254

3. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19, 9780143127741

4. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza, Voracious, $19.99, 9780316458214

5. What Unites Us by Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616209940

6. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888

7. Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place by Amy Irvine, Pam Houston, Torrey House Press, $15.95, 9781948814386

8. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827

9. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198

10. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932

11. Underland by Robert Macfarlane, Norton, $17.95, 9780393358094

12. Burnout by Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski, Ballantine, $17, 9781984818324

13. The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536

14. A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell, Penguin, $18, 9780735225312

15. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery, Atria, $16.99, 9781451697728

Mass Market

1. Dune by Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719

2. 1984 by George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803

4. Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345326492

5. A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345345059

6. Trophy Hunt by C.J. Box, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399575716

7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487

8. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $8.99, 9781250318541

9. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, Signet, $10.99, 9780451166890

10. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296

Children’s Illustrated

1. Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide Board Book by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409

2. Cozy by Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons (BYR), $18.99, 9780593109793

3. What We’ll Build: Plans For Our Together Future by Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $19.99, 9780593206751

4. Bunheads by Misty Copeland, Setor Fiadzigbey (Illus.), G.P. Putnam’s Sons (BYR), $17.99, 9780399547645

5. 5 More Sleeps ’til Christmas by Jimmy Fallon, Rich Deas (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250266477

6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, John Archambault, Lois Ehlert (Illus.), Little Simon, $7.99, 9781442450707

7. Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508

8. I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780525518778

9. All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, Bryan Collier (Illus.), Orchard Books, $17.99, 9781338574852

10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908

Children’s Interest

1. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094

2. Class Act by Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062885500

3. Twins by Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132

4. Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science by Bill Nye, Gregory Mone, Abrams Books for Young Readers, $29.99, 9781419746765

5. Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057

6. The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317

7. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278

8. Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062377029

9. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $8.99, 9781481438292

10. Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $16.99, 9780316498166

Children’s Series Titles

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books, $14.99, 9781419748684

2. Spy School Revolution by Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534443785

3. Midnight Sun (Twilight) by Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $27.99, 9780316707046

4. The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo, Book Five) by Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746455

5. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338535624

6. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883

7. Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #3) by Jessica Townsend, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316508957

8. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763687588

9. The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road by Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9781984835345

10. A Tale of Witchcraft… (A Tale of Magic… #2) by Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523561