The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, October 25, 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 Searcher by Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650

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

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

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

5. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow, Redhook, $28, 9780316422048

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

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

8. Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illus.), Morrow, $27.99, 9780062942852

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

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

11. The Guest List by Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930

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

13. The Return by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728574

14. Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $28.95, 9781524733452

15. Just Like You by Nick Hornby, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780593191385


Hardcover Nonfiction


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

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

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

4. Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence by Claire Saffitz, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781984826961

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

6. Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval, Voracious, $35, 9780316492737

7. The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars, Kurt Kohlstedt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358126607

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

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

10. Ottolenghi Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage, Ten Speed Press, $35, 9780399581755

11. How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back by Jeff Tweedy, Dutton, $23, 9780593183526

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

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

14. The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom by H.W. Brands, Doubleday, $30, 9780385544009

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


Trade Paperback Fiction


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

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

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

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

5. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry by Joy Harjo (Ed.), Norton, $19.95, 9780393356809

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

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

8. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, Picador, $17, 9781250784018

9. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250316776

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

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

12. Felicity: Poems by Mary Oliver, Penguin, $16, 9780143128762

13. Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington, Riverhead Books, $16, 9780525533689

14. Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Glück, FSG, $22, 9780374534097

15. When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062982650


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. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski, Ballantine, $17, 9781984818324

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

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

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

8. My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470

9. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483

10. Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God-With-Us Then, Here, and Now by Scott Erickson, Zondervan, $18.99, 9780310361879

11. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616209940

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

13. When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön, Shambhala, $16.95, 9781611803433

14. The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone’s Underdog by Rick McIntyre, Greystone Books, $17.95, 9781771647809

15. Erosion: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams, Picador, $18, 9781250758248


Mass Market


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

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

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

4. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233

5. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835

6. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977

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

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

9. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, Orbit, $8.99, 9780316029186

10. Neuromancer by William Gibson, Ace, $8.99, 9780441569595


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 Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793

3. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801

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

5. Natalie Portman’s Fables by Natalie Portman, Janna Mattia (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $19.99, 9781250246868

6. Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illus.), Simon & Schuster, $17.99, 9781442402980

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

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

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

10. Dinosnores by Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781523508136


Children’s Interest


1. New Kid by Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194

2. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick, $24.99, 9781536209457

3. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062996480

4. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $10.99, 9781481438261

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

6. A Cat Story by Ursula Murray Husted, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062932044

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

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

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

10. James Herriot’s Treasury for Children by James Herriot, Ruth Brown (Illus.), Peter Barrett (Illus.), St. Martin’s Griffin, $25.99, 9781250058133


Children’s Series Titles


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

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

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

4. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1) by Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423163374

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

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: MinaLima Edition by J.K. Rowling, MinaLima Design (Illus.), Scholastic, $37.99, 9781338596700

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

8. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $5.99, 9780679824114

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

10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873