Alta Journal’s California Bestsellers List (August 3, 2022)

This week’s bestselling titles include Verity by Colleen Hoover, The It Girl by Ruth Ware, and Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book by W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz.

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Alta Journal is pleased to bring you a list of the bestselling titles at independent bookstores across Northern and Southern California for the sales week ending July 31, 2022, as reported by the California Independent Booksellers Alliance.

This week’s top titles include Catherine Raven’s debut, Fox & I: An Uncommon Friendship. Reviewed by Alta contributor William Deverell, the book describes the whimsical relationship between the author and a fox she encountered during a trek into the woods. Intrigued by this enchanting plot? Alta has you covered with an excerpt of Fox & I. Also on this week’s list is Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels, by Paul Pringle. The true-crime page-turner takes readers into a whirlwind case involving the Los Angeles Times and the scandal-plagued University of Southern California. Crime fans won’t want to miss the California Book Club selection Your House Will Pay, a powerful novel inspired by real Southern California events.


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

Southern California


HARDCOVER FICTION

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  1. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28
  2. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29
  3. The It Girl, Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $28.99
  4. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, Daniel Silva, Harper, $29.99
  5. Horse, Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28

    HARDCOVER NONFICTION

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    1. Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris, Little, Brown and Company, $29
    2. Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels, Paul Pringle, Celadon Books, $29.99
    3. Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission, Mark Leibovich, Penguin Press, $29
    4. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, Ed Yong, Random House, $30
    5. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95

      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. Book Lovers, Emily Henry, Berkley, $17
      4. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
      5. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central Publishing, $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. This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan, Penguin Books, $18
        3. All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
        4. Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles, Rosecrans Baldwin, Picador, $18
        5. Fox & I: An Uncommon Friendship, Catherine Raven, Spiegel & Grau, $18

          Northern California


          HARDCOVER FICTION

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          1. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29
          2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28
          3. Horse, Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
          4. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, Daniel Silva, Harper, $29.99
          5. Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin Press, $27

            HARDCOVER NONFICTION

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

              TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

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              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 Books, $16.99
              4. Book Lovers, Emily Henry, Berkley, $17
              5. Circe, Madeline Miller, Back Bay Books, $16.99

                TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

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                1. This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan, Penguin Books, $18
                2. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20
                3. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, Suzanne Simard, Knopf, $17
                4. Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book, W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz, Workman Publishing, $22.95
                5. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin Books, $19

                  Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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