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    This week’s bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores
    • December 20, 2023

    The SoCal Indie Bestsellers List for the sales week ended Dec. 17 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. Tom Lake: Ann Patchett

    2. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: James McBride

    3. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

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

    5. North Woods: Daniel Mason

    6. Prophet Song: Paul Lynch

    7. Iron Flame: Rebecca Yarros

    8. The Covenant of Water: Abraham Verghese

    9. Demon Copperhead: Barbara Kingsolver

    10. Small Things Like These: Claire Keegan


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

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

    3. My Name Is Barbra: Barbra Streisand

    4. The Woman in Me: Britney Spears

    5. Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning: Liz Cheney

    6. The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession: Michael Finkel

    7. Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism: Rachel Maddow

    8. Making It So: A Memoir: Patrick Stewart

    9. How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen: David Brooks

    10. What the Bears Know: How I Found Truth and Magic in America’s Most Misunderstood Creatures: Steve Searles, Chris Erskine


    1. The Name of the Wind: Patrick Rothfuss

    2. Elvis and Me: Priscilla Presley, Sandra Harmon

    3. Dune: Frank Herbert

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

    5. Mistborn: The Final Empire

    6. A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens

    7. The Color of Magic: Terry Pratchett

    8. And Then There Were None: Agatha Christie

    9. Good Omens: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

    10. Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen


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

    2. Trust: Hernan Diaz

    3. The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho

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

    5. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig

    6. All the Light We Cannot See: Anthony Doerr

    7. Circe: Madeline Miller

    8. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

    9. A Little Life: Hanya Yanagihara

    10. The Best American Short Stories 2023: Min Jin Lee, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.)

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    ​ Orange County Register