The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, September 27, 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. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837

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

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

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

5. The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $26, 9781609455910

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

7. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $27, 9781635575637

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

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

10. All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145239

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

12. Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith, Mulholland Books, $29, 9780316498937

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

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

15. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini, Tor, $29.99, 9781250762849


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Rage by Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781982131739

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

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

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

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

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

7. Disloyal by Michael Cohen, Skyhorse, $32.50, 9781510764699

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

9. Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. by Anne Helen Petersen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780358315070

10. Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781627797047

11. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson (Eds.), One World, $29, 9780593237069

12. Eat a Peach by David Chang, Gabe Ulla, Clarkson Potter, $28, 9781524759216

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

14. Educated by Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504

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


Trade Paperback Fiction


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

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

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

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

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

6. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525562627

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

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

9. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Tor.com, $17.99, 9781250313188

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

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

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

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

14. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $16.95, 9781101971383

15. The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman, S&S, $17, 9781501137587


Trade Paperback Nonfiction


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Intimations by Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612

9. March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions, $14.95, 9781603093002

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

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

12. Night by Elie Wiesel, FSG, $11, 9780374500016

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

14. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110

15. Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525433255


Mass Market


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

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

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

4. 1984 by George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

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

6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129

7. Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345409874

8. Still Life by Louise Penny, St. Martin’s, $7.99, 9781250068736

9. The Guardians by John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620945

10. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098240


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

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

4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617

5. Wild Symphony by Dan Brown, Susan Batori (Illus.), Rodale Kids, $18.99, 9780593123843

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

7. 10 Little Monsters Visit Colorado by Trish Madson, Sean Sims (Illus.), Familius, $14.99, 9781641702461

8. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307120007

9. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926

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


Children’s Interest


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

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

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

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

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

6. A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $17.99, 9780062995926

7. Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale, Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781250206237

8. Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez, Algonquin Young Readers, $17.95, 9781616209919

9. Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780316262262

10. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062683250


Children’s Series Titles


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

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

3. Logan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #8) by Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338304541

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

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

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

7. The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys, #1) by Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $5.99, 9780545912402

8. Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Who Was/Is…?) by Patricia Brennan Demuth, Jake Murray (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $5.99, 9781524793531

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

10. The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780670016617