Literary enthusiasts, rejoice! The latest SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week that ended April 2 is here, and it’s packed with mesmerizing reads from Southern California’s independent booksellers. From gripping fiction to compelling nonfiction to timeless classics to contemporary gems, there’s something for everyone. So buckle up, and let’s dive into the hottest reads of the week!

Hardcover Fiction:

  1. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin: A spellbinding tale to enthrall readers.
  2. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus: A captivating novel weaving science, love, and ambition.
  3. I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai: A thought-provoking exploration of human relationships.
  4. Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano: A heartwarming story about self-discovery and acceptance.
  5. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi: A poignant reflection on time and connections.
  6. The White Lady by Jacqueline Winspear: A gripping mystery featuring the iconic Maisie Dobbs.
  7. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver: A powerful tale of family, love, and redemption.
  8. Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson: A heartbreaking story of friendship, loss, and resilience.
  9. Big Swiss by Jen Beagin: A quirky, darkly comedic novel with an unforgettable protagonist.
  10. White Cat, Black Dog: Stories by Kelly Link: A mesmerizing collection of magical short stories.

Hardcover Nonfiction:

  1. The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin: A refreshing exploration of creativity and self-discovery.
  2. Sweet Enough: A Dessert Cookbook by Alison Roman: A mouthwatering collection of delicious dessert recipes.
  3. Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World by Malcolm Harris: A riveting look at California’s global influence.
  4. Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond: An eye-opening examination of poverty in the United States.
  5. Atomic Habits by James Clear: A transformative guide to building good habits and breaking bad ones.
  6. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy: A candid memoir about grief, healing, and self-discovery.
  7. An Immense World by Ed Yong: A fascinating journey into the hidden realms of animal senses.
  8. Outlive by Peter Attia, M.D., and Bill Gifford: A compelling guide to the science and art of longevity.
  9. The Myth of Normal by Gabor Maté, M.D., and Daniel Maté: An insightful look at trauma, illness, and healing in a toxic culture.
  10. Stay True: A Memoir by Hua Hsu: A captivating memoir about identity, self-discovery, and perseverance.

Mass Market:

  1. Animal Farm by George Orwell: A timeless classic that remains relevant today.
  2. Dune by Frank Herbert: A sci-fi masterpiece with a rich, immersive world.
  3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: A captivating fantasy novel filled with mystery and adventure.
  4. Mythology by Edith Hamilton: A comprehensive guide to the gods and heroes of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology.
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: The epic fantasy saga that inspired the hit television series.
  6. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson: A thrilling tale of magic, politics, and rebellion.

Trade Paperback Fiction:

  1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave: A suspenseful tale of secrets and family dynamics.
  2. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: A gripping story about a legendary rock band’s rise and fall.
  3. The Candy House by Jennifer Egan: A mesmerizing novel about the intersection of technology and humanity.

There you have it—this week’s hottest reads in SoCal’s indie bookstores! With such an eclectic mix of titles, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in a literary adventure. So grab a book, and let the pages transport you to new worlds, challenge your perspectives, and ignite your imagination.