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

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended May 14 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. The Covenant of Water: Abraham Verghese

2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

3. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

4. Happy Place: Emily Henry

5. Demon Copperhead: Barbara Kingsolver

6. The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece: Tom Hanks

7. Hello Beautiful: Ann Napolitano

8. Romantic Comedy: Curtis Sittenfeld

9. Remarkably Bright Creatures: Shelby Van Pelt

10. In the Lives of Puppets: TJ Klune


1. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder: David Grann

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

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

4. Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain: Andrew McCarthy

5. Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You: A Memoir: Lucinda Williams

6. Stay True: A Memoir: Hua Hsu

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

8. Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma: Claire Dederer

9. I Swear: Politics Is Messier Than My Minivan: Katie Porter

10. Spare: Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex


1. Dune: Frank Herbert

2. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

3. American Gods: Neil Gaiman

4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Douglas Adams

5. 1984: George Orwell

6. The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays: Oscar Wilde

7. Women Who Run With the Wolves: Clarissa Pinkola Estés

8. The Lies of Locke Lamora: Scott Lynch

9. All Quiet on the Western Front: Erich Maria Remarque

10. Heir to the Empire: Timothy Zahn


1. Trust: Hernan Diaz

2. The Last Thing He Told Me: Laura Dave

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

4. Daisy Jones & The Six: Taylor Jenkins Reid

5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab

6. The Candy House: Jennifer Egan

7. The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller

8. Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories: Raphael Bob-Waksberg

9. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

10. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig

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