Best sales SoCal
1. Call us what we transport by Amanda Gorman (Viking: $ 25) A collection of poems by the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history.
2. Cuckoo Earth Cloud by Anthony Doerr (Scribner: $ 30) Interweaving stories of teenagers during the Siege of Constantinople in 1453, an attack on a library in present-day Idaho, and aboard a spaceship in deep space.
3. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (Viking: $ 30) In Nebraska, 1954, a young parolee inadvertently helps two convicts escape and become entangled in their plans.
4. Dark hours by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $ 29) Hollywood sleuth Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch are investigating a New Years Eve murder.
5. The hill we climb by Amanda Gorman (Viking: $ 16) A special edition of the poem Gorman delivered during President Biden’s inauguration.
6. Beautiful people, where are you by Sally Rooney (FSG: $ 28) The story of two modern couples struggling with love, sex and relationships, by the author of “Normal People.”
7. I wish you were here by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine: $ 29) A woman’s plans for a romantic getaway with her boyfriend are undermined by a deadly virus.
8. The midnight library by Matt Haig (Viking: $ 26) A reader in an endless library must choose what kind of life to lead.
9. Carrefour by Jonathan Franzen (FSG: $ 30) The life of a Chicago pastor, his wife and their four children go in different directions in 1971.
10. 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.
non-fictional hardcover works
1. Atlas of the heart by Brené Brown (Random House: $ 30) A look at human emotions and experiences and the language used to understand them.
2. Snack by Stanley Tucci (Gallery: $ 28) The actor reveals his life through stories of memorable meals and favorite foods.
3. The 1619 project by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine (One World: $ 38) A collection of essays that explores the legacy of the arrival of forced slavery in colonial America.
4. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Knopf: $ 27) A memoir from the Korean-born singer-songwriter of Japanese Breakfast.
5. Those precious days by Ann Patchett (Harper: $ 27) A collection of essays from the novelist linking her perspectives on art and life.
6. Gastro Obscura by Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras (worker: $ 43) An adventurous cookbook from the team at Atlas Obscura.
7. Be untamed by Glennon Doyle (Clarkson Potter: $ 20) The author of “Untamed” advocates journaling as a self-help tool.
8. A Snackery Carnival by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $ 32) A collection of the comedian’s personal diaries from 2003 to 2020.
9. The storyteller by Dave Grohl (Dey Street: $ 30) A memoir from the leader of the Foo Fighters.
10. All about me! by Mel Brooks (Ballantine: $ 30) The comedy legend looks back on his life in show business.
1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square: $ 17)
2. Circe by Madeline Miller (Back Bay: $ 17)
3. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (Penguin: $ 17)
4. The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco: $ 17)
5. Where the crayfish sing by Delia Owens (Putnam: $ 18)
6. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Vintage: $ 17)
7. It ends with us by Colleen Hoover (Atria: $ 17)
8. The house in the Cerulean sea by TJ Klune (Tor: $ 19)
9. The researcher by Tana French (Penguin: $ 18)
10. For the wolf by Hannah Whitten (Orbit: $ 18)
pocket-sized non-fictional works
1. On the graphic edition of tyranny by Timothy Snyder, Nora Krug (Illus.) (Ten Speed: $ 17)
2. No time like the future by Michael J. Fox (Flatiron: $ 18)
3. Ottolenghi test kitchen by Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi (Clarkson Potter: $ 32)
4. The soul of an octopus by Sy Montgomery (Atria: $ 17)
5. The New York Times cooks recipes without a recipe by Sam Sifton (Ten Speed: $ 28)
6. The body by Bill Bryson (Anchor: $ 17)
7. Braid sweet grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed: $ 18)
8. The four chords by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen: $ 13)
9. The body keeps the score by Bessel van der Kolk (Penguin: $ 19)
10. Do you buy the F lilies— by Tara Schuster (Dial: $ 18)