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Bestsellers List Sunday, July 18

SoCal Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

1. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $28) In 1983, a Malibu party spirals out of control and ends in disaster in this new novel from the author of “Daisy Jones & the Six” and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.”

2. Falling by T.J. Newman (Avid Reader: $28) The family of the pilot on a flight from Los Angeles to New York is kidnapped.

3. The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller (Riverhead: $27) A happily married woman on a summer vacation has a sexual encounter with a lifelong friend.

4. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Ballantine: $29) A lone astronaut tries to complete a mission to save the sun and humanity.

5. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Viking: $26) A reader in an infinite library is torn between versions of the life she is leading and the life she could be leading.

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6. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf: $28) A view of a technologically advanced society from the perspective of a child’s artificial friend.

7. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster: $27) A woman’s husband leaves her a mysterious message before disappearing.

8. The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman (Viking: $16) A special edition of the poem Gorman delivered at President Biden’s inauguration.

9. The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (Celadon: $28) A therapist investigates murders at her alma mater and a secret society that protects a suspect in this follow-up to “The Silent Patient.”

10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Tor: $27) In 1714 France, a desperate young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan (Penguin: $28) The food writer studies three psychoactive plants — opium, caffeine and mescaline.

2. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Knopf: $27) A memoir from the Korean-born singer-songwriter of the band Japanese Breakfast.

3. World Travel by Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever (Ecco: $35) An irreverent guide to some of the late travel writer and TV personality’s favorite locales.

4. The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27) The bombing of Tokyo on the deadliest night of World War II.

5. The Comfort Book by Matt Haig (Penguin: $22) A collection of stories, lists, essays and notes to lift the reader’s spirits from the author of “The Midnight Library.”

6. It Never Ends by Tom Scharpling (Abrams: $27) A frank and honest memoir recalling the comedian’s struggles with mental illness and other challenges.

7. What Happened to You? by Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry (Flatiron: $29) Understanding past events leads to understanding — and fixing — one’s problematic behavior.

8. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne: $23) A modern fable explores life’s universal lessons through four archetypes.

9. Everything Now by Rosecrans Baldwin (MCD: $27) A profile of the city of Los Angeles, its residents and cultural significance.

10. The Cruelty Is the Point by Adam Serwer (One World: $28) The Atlantic writer looks at the darker aspects of U.S. history in a collection of essays.

Paperback fiction

1. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Berkley: $16)

2. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco: $17)

3. Circe by Madeline Miller (Back Bay: $17)

4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square: $17)

5. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey: $17)

6. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Vintage: $17)

7. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Penguin: $17)

8. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Putnam: $18)

9. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (Washington Square: $17)

10. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Celadon: $18)

Paperback nonfiction

1. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed: $18)

2. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen: $13)

3. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (Penguin: $19)

4. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (FSG: $18)

5. The Body by Bill Bryson (Anchor: $17)

6. You Were Born for This by Chani Nicholas (HarperOne: $19)

7. Becoming Trader Joe by Joe Coulombe (HarperCollins: $20)

8. Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake (Random House: $18)

9. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper: $25)

10. The Castle on Sunset by Shawn Levy (Anchor: $17)


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