This Week's Best Sellers in Southern California's Independent Bookstores – Daily News

“All Fours,” a new novel by Miranda July, is the best-selling fiction book in Southern California independent bookstores. (Courtesy of Riverhead Books)

The SoCal Indie Bestseller list for the sales week ending May 19 is based on reports from Southern California Independent Booksellers, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. To find an independent bookstore near you, visit


1. All fours: Miranda July

2. Funny story: Emily Henry

3. James: Percival Everett

4. Table for Two: Fictions: Cupid Towles

5. The women: Kristin Hannah

6. Long Island: Colm Toibin

7. Martyrs!: Kaveh Akbar

8. The Familiar: Leigh Bardugo

9. The Ministry of Time: Kaliane Bradley

10. The Paris Novel: Ruth Reichl

hung non-fiction book

1. The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak and Heroism at the Beginning of the Civil War: Eric Larson

2. The Creative Act: A Way of Being: Rick Rubin

3. Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk: Kathleen Hanna

4. Fire in the Hole!: The Untold Story of My Traumatic Life and Explosive Success: Bob Parsons

5. Somehow: Thoughts on Love: Anne Lamott

6. The Bet: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder: David Grann

7. The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis: George Stephanopoulos, Lisa Dickey

8. The Light Eaters: How the Invisible World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth: Zoë Snaker

9. The Anxious Generation: How the Great Restructuring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness: Jonathan Haidt

10. Inspire Greatness: How to Motivate Employees with a Simple, Repeatable, and Scalable Process: Matt Tenney, Matt Holt


1. Dune: Frank Herbert

2. Dune Messiah: Frank Herbert

3.Carrie: Stephen King

4. Children of Dune: Frank Herbert

5. Mistborn: The Last Empire: Brandon Sanderson

6. The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank

7. The Catcher in the Rye: JD Salinger

8. Slaughterhouse Five: Kurt Vonnegut

9. The Way of Kings: Brandon Sanderson

10. A Game of Thrones: George RR Martin


1. A Court of Thorns and Roses: Sarah J Maas

2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig

3. Blush: Mona Awad

4. The three-body problem: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (trans.)

5. Happy Place: Emily Henry

6. The Guest: Emma Cline

7. Just for Summer: Abby Jimenez

8. Trust: Hernan Diaz

9. The Alchemist: Paul Coelho

10. It ends with us: Colleen Hoover

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