The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, June 28, 2020. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. Find an independent bookseller in the MPIBA region here.


Hardcover Fiction


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

2. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525521143

3. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin, Orbit, $28, 9780316509848

4. Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin Press, $27, 9781984879356

5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090

6. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26, 9780525541905

7. A Burning by Megha Majumdar, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525658696

8. Deacon King Kong by James McBride, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735216723

9. All Adults Here by Emma Straub, Riverhead Books, $27, 9781594634697

10. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488

11. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673

12. Camino Winds by John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545938

13. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764

14. The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $28, 9780525429760

15. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288

2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26, 9780812993547

3. The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John Bolton, S&S, $32.5, 9781982148034

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

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

6. Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad, Sourcebooks, $25.99, 9781728209807

7. I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown, Convergent Books, $25, 9781524760854

8. Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall, Viking, $26, 9780525560548

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

10. Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781982143343

11. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328662057

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

13. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526

14. The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices by Casper ter Kuile, HarperOne, $26.99, 9780062881816

15. Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781524761738


Trade Paperback Fiction


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

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

3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166

4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

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

6. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439

7. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, Orbit, $15.99, 9780316229296

8. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155

9. Beach Read by Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734

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

11. The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri, Ballantine, $17, 9780593128176

12. Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory, Berkley, $16, 9780593100820

13. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $16, 9780307455925

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

15. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $16.95, 9780345804327


Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415

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

3. Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987

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

5. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934

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

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

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

9. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726

10. Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby, Vintage, $15.95, 9780525563488

11. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, Bloomsbury, $18, 9781635572957

12. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Basic Books, $18.99, 9780465060689

13. Birds of Colorado Field Guide by Stan Tekiela, Adventure, $14.95, 9781885061324

14. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, Bloomsbury, $17, 9781632864130

15. The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale, Verso, $17.95, 9781784782924


Mass Market


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

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

3. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, Bantam, $5.99, 9780553208849

4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400

5. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688

6. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279

7. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Penguin, $12, 9780140177398

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

9. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741

10. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin, Vintage, $7.99, 9780345806543


Children’s Illustrated


1. Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110416

2. You Matter by Christian Robinson, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534421691

3. The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illus.), Versify, $17.99, 9781328780966

4. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525579649

5. Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 9780064462266

6. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illus.), Putnam, $18.99, 9780399257742

7. We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Kates, Joe Mathieu (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $4.99, 9780679832270

8. Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison, LB Kids, $8.99, 9780316475099

9. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531

10. The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523505098


Children’s Interest


1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691

2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350

3. This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $14.99, 9780711245211

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

5. Just Mercy (Young Adult Edition) by Bryan Stevenson, Ember, $10.99, 9780525580065

6. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062662811

7. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, Puffin, $10.99, 9780147515827

8. When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908

9. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $18.99, 9780062882769

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


Children’s Series Titles


1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $27.99, 9781338635171

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Square Fish, $11.99, 9781250076960

4. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316201568

5. Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214

6. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947

7. The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, Book One) by Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic, $6.99, 9780545349239

8. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) by Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423103349

9. What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) by Ryan T. Higgins, Mo Willems, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781368045735

10. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972