Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Where the Crawdads Sing," by Delia Owens (G.P Putnam's Sons: $26) A young woman living on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina becomes a murder suspect.
2."Normal People," by Sally Rooney (Hogarth: $26) A high school star athlete and a loner connect while attending Trinity College in Dublin.
3."On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," by Ocean Vuong (Penguin Press: $26) A son in his late 20s writes a letter to his mother who cannot read, unearthing a family's history rooted in Vietnam.
4."City of Girls," by Elizabeth Gilbert (Riverhead: $28) Young women romp through the theater world of 1940s New York City.
5."Fleishman Is in Trouble," by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Random House: $27) A divorced father confronts his actions when his ex-wife drops off their two kids at his place and disappears.
6."Big Sky," by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown: $28) Detective Jackson Brodie uncovers a sinister network in a sleepy seaside town.
7."This Storm," by James Ellroy (Knopf: $29.95) A body is unearthed in Griffith Park in the wake of Pearl Harbor.
8."Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid," by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $13.99) Rowley Jefferson agrees to be the biographer for his best friend, Greg Heffley, while writing in a diary of his own.
9."Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory," by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Knopf: $25.95) A collection of hilarious and poignant short-stories from the creator of Netflix's "Bojack Horseman."
10."Backlash," by Brad Thor (Atria/Emily Bestler: $27.99) Surrounded by his enemy, former Navy Seal Scot Harvath must battle his way out.
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