Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:



1."Normal People," by Sally Rooney (Hogarth: $26) A high school star athlete and a loner connect while attending Trinity College in Dublin.

2."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.

3."The Guest Book," by Sarah Blake (Flatiron: $27.99) The course of an American family over three generations, from the 1930s to present day.

4."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.

5."The Sentence Is Death," by Anthony Horowitz (Harper: $27.99) Detective Daniel Hawthorne teams with narrator Anthony Horowitz to solve the mysterious killing of a celebrity divorce lawyer.

6."Cari Mora," by Thomas Harris (Grand Central: $29) A treasure hunter meets the caretaker of a house that may have gold hidden beneath it.

7."The Storm," by James Ellroy (Knopf: $29.95) A body is unearthed in Griffith Park in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

8."Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of men and gods.

9."The Island of Sea Women," by Lisa See. An ancient guild of female divers on a South Korean Island reckon with the destruction of modernity from 1938 to 2008.

10."Machines Like Me," by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese: $26.95) A love triangle between a couple and a synthetic human set in an alternative 1980s London.

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