This Week’s Best Sellers at Southern California Independent Bookstores – Daily News

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

The Southern California 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. On all fours: Miranda July

2. Funny story: Emily Henry

3. Jaime: Percival Everett

4. Table for two: Fictions: Love Towles

5. Women: christina hanna

6. Long Island: Colm Toibín

7. Martyr!: Kaveh Akbar

8. The familiar: Leigh Bardugo

9. The Ministry of Time: Kaliane Bradley

10. The Paris novel: Ruth Reichl


1. The demon of malaise: a saga of arrogance, heartbreak and heroism at the dawn 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 Wager: A Story 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 New Understanding of Life on Earth: Zoe Schlanger

9. The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring 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: franco herbert

2. Messiah of the dunes: franco herbert

3.Carrie: Stephen King

4. Children of Dune: franco herbert

5. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

6. The diary of a young woman: Anna Frank

7. The Catcher in the Rye: JD Salinger

8. Slaughterhouse Five: Kurt Vonnegut

9. The Way of the Kings: Brandon Sanderson

10. A Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin


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

2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig

3. blush: Mona Awad

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

5. Happy place: Emily Henry

6. The guest: Emma Cline

7. Only for summer: Abby Jimenez

8. Trust: Hernan Diaz

9. The alchemist: Paulo Coelho

10. Finish with us: Carolina Hoover