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

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Oct. 16 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. Our Missing Hearts: Celeste Ng

2. Lucy by the Sea: Elizabeth Strout

3. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

4. Less Is Lost: Andrew Sean Greer

5. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

6. Horse: Geraldine Brooks

7. Fairy Tale: Stephen King

8. Carrie Soto Is Back: Taylor Jenkins Reid

9. The Marriage Portrait: Maggie O’Farrell

10. Mad Honey: Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan


1. Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America: Maggie Haberman

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

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

4. When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them: Julia Boorstin

5. Adrift: America in 100 Charts: Scott Galloway

6. Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain: Charles Leerhsen

7. How We Live Is How We Die: Pema Chödrön

8. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals: Melissa Clark

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

10. Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization: Neil deGrasse Tyson


1. The Shining: Stephen King

2. 1984: George Orwell

3. Animal Farm: George Orwell

4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane: Neil Gaiman

5. Zodiac: Robert Graysmith

6. Death by Bubble Tea: Jennifer J. Chow

7. Fire & Blood: George R. R. Martin

8. The Way of Kings: Brandon Sanderson

9. Dune Messiah: Frank Herbert

10. The Good Girl’s Guide to Rakes: Eva Leigh


1. It Ends with Us: Colleen Hoover

2. Cloud Cuckoo Land: Anthony Doerr

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

4. Project Hail Mary: Andy Weir

5. Still Life: Sarah Winman

6. Daisy Jones & The Six: Taylor Jenkins Reid

7. Verity: Colleen Hoover

8. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

9. Devil House: John Darnielle

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





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