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

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended May 22 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. This Time Tomorrow: Emma Straub

2. Sea of Tranquility: Emily St. John Mandel

3. Something Wilder: Christina Lauren

4. Time Is a Mother: Ocean Vuong

5. The Lioness: Chris Bohjalian

6. The Paris Apartment: Lucy Foley

7. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig

8. Lost and Found in Paris: Lian Dolan

9. Trust: Hernan Diaz

10. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus


1. We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story: Simu Liu

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

3. Taste: My Life Through Food: Stanley Tucci

4. The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor — the Truth and the Turmoil: Tina Brown

5. Anna: The Biography: Amy Odell

6. Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath: Bill Browder

7. Finding Me: A Memoir: Viola Davis

8. Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar: Alan Shipnuck

9. Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands: Kelly Lytle Hernández

10. Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up: Selma Blair


1. 1984: George Orwell

2. Children of Dune: Frank Herbert

3. The Wise Man’s Fear: Patrick Rothfuss

4. Animal Farm: George Orwell

5. Heretics of Dune: Frank Herbert

6. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

7. Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, with Love: Julia Quinn

8. God Emperor of Dune: Frank Herbert

9. Dune Messiah: Frank Herbert

10. Cryptonomicon: Neal Stephenson


1. Book Lovers: Emily Henry

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

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3. The Paper Palace: Miranda Cowley Heller

4. People We Meet on Vacation: Emily Henry

5. The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller

6. The Netanyahus: Joshua Cohen

7. The Plot: Jean Hanff Korelitz

8. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro

9. Where the Crawdads Sing: Delia Owens

10. The Dictionary of Lost Words: Pip Williams

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