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

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Oct. 9 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. The Golden Enclaves: Naomi Novik

3. Lucy by the Sea: Elizabeth Strout

4. Less Is Lost: Andrew Sean Greer

5. Horse: Geraldine Brooks

6. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

7. The Marriage Portrait: Maggie O’Farrell

8. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

9. Shrines of Gaiety: Kate Atkinson

10. The Bullet That Missed: Richard Osman


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

4. Life’s Work: A Memoir: David Milch

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

6. The World of the End: How Jesus’ Prophecy Shapes Our Priorities: David Jeremiah, Thomas Nelson

7. Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories: Kelly Ripa

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

9. Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships: Nina Totenberg

10. Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber: Andy Borowitz


1. Interview with the Vampire: Anne Rice

2. Bayou Book Thief: Ellen Byron

3. Misery: Stephen King

4. Fire & Blood: George R. R. Martin

5. American Gods: Neil Gaiman

6. Foundation: Isaac Asimov

7. Ender’s Game: Orson Scott Card

8. The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Agatha Christie

9. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

10. Scandalized: Ivy Owens


1. Cloud Cuckoo Land: Anthony Doerr

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

3. It Ends with Us: Colleen Hoover

4. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

5. The Man Who Died Twice: Richard Osman

6. Still Life: Sarah Winman

7. Daisy Jones & The Six: Taylor Jenkins Reid

8. Where the Crawdads Sing: Delia Owens

9. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid

10. Apples Never Fall: Liane Moriarty

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