Alta Journal’s California Bestsellers List (July 20, 2022)

This week’s bestselling titles include Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission by Mark Leibovich, Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

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Alta Journal, with reporting from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, brings you a must-read list of the bestselling titles at independent bookstores across Northern and Southern California for the sales week ending July 17, 2022.

This week’s titles hit close to home, including Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays, written by two-time Alta cover subject Joan Didion. Another hot title is Kim Stanley Robinson’s The High Sierra: A Love Story, previously reviewed by Alta books editor David L. Ulin. Robinson’s book explores the history and the spirit of California’s Sierra Nevada through powerful narrative and depictions of winding travel routes.

For a full list of titles and categories, visit the California Independent Booksellers Alliance.•

Southern California


HARDCOVER FICTION

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  1. Horse, Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
  2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28
  3. Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin Press, $27
  4. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29
  5. The Hotel Nantucket, Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown and Company, $29

    HARDCOVER NONFICTION

    southern california bestsellers
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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. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, Ed Yong, Random House, $30
    4. Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission, Mark Leibovich, Penguin Press, $29
    5. The Win-Win Wealth Strategy: 7 Investments the Government Will Pay You to Make, Tom Wheelwright, Wiley, $25

      TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

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

        TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

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        1. All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
        2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99
        3. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Books, $18.99
        4. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen Publishing, $12.95
        5. Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays, Joan Didion, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17

          Northern California


          HARDCOVER FICTION

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          1. Horse, Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
          2. The It Girl, Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $28.99
          3. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29
          4. Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin Press, $27
          5. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28

            HARDCOVER NONFICTION

            northern california bestsellers
            Alta
            1. Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris, Little, Brown and Company, $29
            2. The High Sierra: A Love Story, Kim Stanley Robinson, Little, Brown and Company, $40
            3. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95
            4. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, Ed Yong, Random House, $30
            5. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, James Clear, Avery, $27

              TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

              northern california bestsellers
              Alta
              1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $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. The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99
              5. Circe, Madeline Miller, Back Bay Books, $16.99

                TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

                northern california bestsellers
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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. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, Suzanne Simard, Vintage, $17
                3. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Books, $18.99
                4. All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
                5. The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America, Elizabeth Letts, Ballantine Books, $18

                  Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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