This week’s bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Jan. 8 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit


1. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

2. Demon Copperhead: Barbara Kingsolver

3. Age of Vice: Deepti Kapoor

4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

5. The Passenger: Cormac McCarthy

6. Galatea: A Short Story: Madeline Miller

7. Horse: Geraldine Brooks

8. Stella Maris: Cormac McCarthy

9. Babel: R. F. Kuang

10. The House in the Pines: Ana Reyes


1. I’m Glad My Mom Died: Jennette McCurdy

2. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times: Michelle Obama

3. A Book of Days: Patti Smith

4. The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture: Gabor Maté, M.D., Daniel Maté

5. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir: Michelle Zauner

6. Cinema Speculation: Quentin Tarantino

7. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones: James Clear

8. Stay True: A Memoir: Hua Hsu

9. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us: Ed Yong

10. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: The Animated Story: Charlie Mackesy


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

2. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

3. 1984: George Orwell

4. Slaughterhouse-Five: Kurt Vonnegut

5. The Way of Kings: Brandon Sanderson

6. The Name of the Wind: Patrick Rothfuss

7. Dune: Frank Herbert

8. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Agatha Christie

9. The Hobbit: J.R.R. Tolkien

10. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories: Oscar Wilde


1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: Taylor Jenkins Reid

2. It Starts with Us: Colleen Hoover

3. Circe: Madeline Miller

4. The Maid: Nita Prose

5. Cloud Cuckoo Land: Anthony Doerr

6. It Ends with Us: Colleen Hoover

7. The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller

8. The Silent Patient: Alex Michaelides

9. Project Hail Mary: Andy Weir

10. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid

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