Bestsellers: Affairs, confidence men and Cleopatra

Here are the new top sellers at Southern California independent bookstores.

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Affair
Lee Child
2. Feast Day of Fools
James Lee Burke
3. Reamde
Neal Stephenson
4. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern
5. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Confidence Men
Ron Suskind
2. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
3. The Swerve
Stephen Greenblatt
4. Here Comes Trouble
Michael Moore
5. Jacqueline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy, Michael Beschloss

More after the jump.

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Help

Kathryn Stockett

2. Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

3. Started Early, Took My Dog

Kate Atkinson

4. A Visit From the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan

5. By Nightfall

Michael Cunningham

Trade Paperback Nonfiction
1. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff
2. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland
3. Moneyball
Michael Lewis
4. Life
Keith Richards
5. Just Kids
Patti Smith

Mass Market
1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
2. The Reversal
Michael Connelly
3. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin
4. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
5. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin

Through sales of last Sunday. Full lists

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
Recent Books stories on LA Observed:
Bestselling books of the week in SoCal stores
The other horrible April 29 date in Los Angeles history
Expo Line misses book festival by that much
Portrait of a Bookstore to close on Tujunga Avenue
Fiction does have a winner at LA Times Book Prizes

New at LA Observed
Follow us on Twitter

On the Media Page
Go to Media
On the Politics Page
Go to Politics

LA Biz Observed
Arts and culture

Sign up for daily email from LA Observed

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

LA Observed on Twitter and Facebook