Bestselling books of the week in SoCal stores

These are the top books reported by independent bookstores through April 22.

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378408
2. Sacré Bleu
Christopher Moore, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061779749
3. The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316126694
4. Calico Joe
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385536073
5. The Beginner's Goodbye
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307957276
6. Prague Fatale
Philip Kerr, Marian Wood Books/Putnam, $26.95, 9780399159022
7. Harbor Nocturne
Joseph Wambaugh, Mysterious Press, $27, 9780802126108
8. The Innocent
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446572996
9. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Knopf, $23.95, 9780307957122
10. The Lifeboat
Charlotte Rogan, Reagan Arthur Books, $24.99, 9780316185905


Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307592736
2. Drift
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $25, 9780307460981
3. Darth Vader and Son
Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452106557
4. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $28, 9781400069286
5. Imagine
Jonah Lehrer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547386072
6. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
7. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $25.95, 9780399159015
8. Taco USA
Gustavo Arellano, Scribner, $25, 9781439148617
9. Bringing Up Bébé
Pamela Druckerman, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594203336
10. The Big Miss
Hank Haney, Crown Archetype, $26, 9780307985989


50ShadesofGreyCoverArt.jpgTrade Paperback Fiction
1. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
2. Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803498
3. Fifty Shades Freed
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803504
4. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565
5. The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht, Random House, $15, 9780385343848
6. The Buddha in the Attic
Julie Otsuka, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307744425
7. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307276681
8. The Snowman
Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307742995
9. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
10. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477


Trade Paperback Nonfiction
1. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
2. Blood, Bones & Butter
Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House, $16, 9780812980882
3. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
4. The Magic
Rhonda Byrne, Atria, $12.99, 9781451673449
5. Eat to Live
Joel Fuhrman, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316120913
6. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
7. Lunch in Paris
Elizabeth Bard, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316042789
8. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
9. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
10. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228

More categories, longer lists at bookweb.org


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