SoCal Best Sellers
1. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf: $28) Lifelong best friends collaborate on a wildly successful video game.
2. Horse by Geraldine Brooks (Viking: $28) Before the Civil War, a slave, a racehorse and an artist start a complex story that spans generations.
3. Portrait of a stranger by Daniel Silva (Harper: $30) Retired spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon returns in a new thriller set in Venice.
4. Chemistry lessons by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday: $29) In the 1960s, a female chemist becomes a single mother, then a celebrity chef.
5. Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Viking: $26) A reader in an infinite library must choose what kind of life to lead.
6. The Paris apartment by Lucy Foley (Morrow: $29) A woman who hopes to stay in her brother’s apartment finds herself entangled in a mystery when he disappears.
7. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf: $25) A sci-fi tale spanning centuries from the author of “Station Eleven” and “The Glass Hotel.”
8. Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra (Hogarth: $29) Shortly before the United States entered World War II, an Italian working for a film studio immigrated to Los Angeles.
9. The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead: $26) The skin color of white Americans darkens in this sci-fi fable.
10. Properties of thirst by Marianne Wiggins (Simon & Schuster: $28) A Japanese-American World War II internment camp is built next to a ranch owned by a tragedy-ridden Californian family.
1. Bad Town by Paul Pringle (Celadon: $30) The Los Angeles Times reporter details how following a tip led him and his colleagues to uncover two major scandals at USC.
2. Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $29) The comedian shares his experiences dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne: $23) A modern fable explores life’s universal lessons through four archetypes.
4. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Knopf: $27) A memoir by the Korean-born singer-songwriter of the band Japanese Breakfast.
5. Atomic Habits by James Clear (Avery: $27) The self-help expert’s guide to building good habits and breaking bad ones via tiny behavior changes.
6. Steering by Henry Kissinger (Penguin: $36) The former secretary of state examines six case studies of leaders implementing global strategies.
7. The world’s worst assistant by Sona Movsesian (Plume: $26) A lighthearted memoir by Conan O’Brien’s longtime personal assistant.
8. Huge World by Ed Yong (Random House: $30) An exploration of sensory perception in humans and nature.
9. The Metaverse by Matthew Ball (Liveright: $30) An exploration of how the development of global, interconnected 3D virtual worlds could revolutionize everything.
10. There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness. by Carlo Rovelli (Riverhead: $26) An exploration of the famous physicist’s physics and philosophy.
1. Where the Crawdads sing by Delia Owens (Putnam: $18)
2. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square: $17)
3. Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Berkley: $17)
4. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (Atria: $17)
5. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $17)
6. Read on the beach by Emily Henry (Berkley: $16)
7. Beautiful people, where are you by Sally Rooney (Picador: $18)
8. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (Atria: $17)
9. People we meet on vacation by Emily Henry (Berkley: $16)
10. The Rise of Malibu by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $18)
Non-fiction in paperback
1. This is your opinion on plants by Michael Pollan (Penguin: $18)
2. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber Allen: $13)
3. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper: $25)
4. The Unattached Soul by Michael A. Singer (New harbinger: $19)
5. Advance to Bethlehem by Joan Didion (FSG: $17)
6. The body keeps score by Bessel van der Kolk (Penguin: $19)
7. The Tangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake (Random House: $18)
8. All About Love by bell hooks (tomorrow: $17)
9. Oldest in Los Angeles by Mimi Slawoff (Reedy: $21)
10. The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay: $19)