Alta Journal’s California Bestsellers List (June 29, 2022)

This week’s bestselling titles include Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Book Lovers by Emily Henry.

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With reporting from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Alta Journal brings you the bestselling titles from independent bookstores across Northern and Southern California for the sales week ending on June 26, 2022.

This week’s titles include Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard, a title suggested in our Alta Live: Summer Reading Roundtable on June 7, attended by Bookshop.org’s Kayla Kleinman, Book Passage’s Luisa Smith, and Elliott Bay Book Company’s Rick Simonson. Horse by Geraldine Brooks also made the list, crafting a novel connecting a thoroughbred racehorse with the lives of two narrators. Alta contributor Jason G. Goldman has written about our relationship to horses as well, specifically the wild mustang population in California. For a full list of titles and categories, visit California Independent Booksellers Alliance.•

Southern California


HARDCOVER FICTION

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  1. Horse, Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
  2. Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin Press, $27
  3. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29
  4. Sparring Partners, John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95
  5. The Hotel Nantucket, Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown and Company, $29

    HARDCOVER NONFICTION

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    1. Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris, Little, Brown and Company, $29
    2. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95
    3. Rough Draft: A Memoir, Katy Tur, Atria/One Signal Publishers, $28
    4. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, James Clear, Avery, $27
    5. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, Ed Yong, Random House, $30

      TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

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      1. Book Lovers, Emily Henry, Berkley, $17
      2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $18
      3. Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $18
      4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
      5. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99

        TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

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        1. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin Books, $19
        2. All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $15.99
        3. Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles, Rosecrans Baldwin, Picador, $18
        4. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Books, $18.99
        5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen Publishing, $12.95

          Northern California


          HARDCOVER FICTION

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          1. Nightcrawling, Leila Mottley, Knopf, $28
          2. Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin Press, $27
          3. Horse, Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
          4. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $30
          5. Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $25

            HARDCOVER NONFICTION

            bestellers, june 29
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            1. Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris, Little, Brown and Company, $29
            2. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, Ed Yong, Random House, $30
            3. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95
            4. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, James Clear, Avery, $27
            5. Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience, Brené Brown, Random House, $30

              TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

              bestellers, june 29
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              1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, G.P. Putnam’s Son’s, $18
              2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
              3. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99
              4. Circe, Madeline Miller, Back Bay Books, $16.99
              5. Book Lovers, Emily Henry, Berkley, $17

                TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

                bestellers, june 29
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                1. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20
                2. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin Books, $19
                3. All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $15.99
                4. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Books, $18.99
                5. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, Suzanne Simard, Vintage Books, $17

                  Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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