List of bestsellers Sunday, October 2
SoCal Best Sellers
1. Fairy Tale by Stephen King (Scribner: $33) A teenager inherits a dog and a portal to an alternate world in a novel by the master of horror.
2. Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout (Random House: $28) The “My Name Is Lucy Barton” heroine is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. The bullet that missed by Richard Osman (Pamela Dorman: $27) A new mystery for the Thursday Murder Club to solve.
4. Lessons by Ian McEwan ($30 Knopf) The post-World War II 20th century is revealed through the story of one man’s life.
5. The wedding portrait by Maggie O’Farrell (Knopf: $28) In 16th-century Florence, the carefree daughter of a Grand Duke is forced into a political marriage.
6. Less is wasted by Andrew Sean Greer (Little, Brown: $29) An author begins to struggle in his career and his relationships.
7. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf: $28) Lifelong best friends collaborate on a wildly successful video game.
8. Carrie Soto is back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $28) In 1994, six years after his retirement, a tennis champion tries to come back.
9. Chemistry lessons by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday: $29) In the 1960s, a female chemist becomes a single mother, then a celebrity chef.
10. Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom: $29) The third entry in the sci-fi/fantasy series “Locked Tomb.”
1. I’m glad my mother is dead by Jennette McCurdy (Simon & Schuster: $28) A memoir from the star of the TV series “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat.”
2. The divider by Peter Baker, Susan Glasser (Doubleday: $32) Seasoned journalists provide a detailed account of Trump’s years as president.
3. Starry Messenger by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Henry Holt: $29) The astrophysicist examines the challenges facing civilization from a scientific perspective.
4. Dinners with Ruth by Nina Totenberg (Simon & Schuster: $28) The NPR legal correspondent recalls her nearly 50-year friendship with Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
5. Cry in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Knopf: $27) A memoir by the Korean-born singer-songwriter of the band Japanese Breakfast.
6. Solo by Javier Zamora (Hogarth: $28) The poet tells the story of his arduous journey from El Salvador to the United States at the age of 9.
7. What if? 2 by Randall Munroe (Riverhead: $30) The author of the Internet comic “xkcd” offers a second installment of explorations of unusual scientific questions.
8. Unknowing Profiles by Andy Borowitz (Avid Reader: $29) The comedian chronicles the absurdity of American politicians since 1966.
9. The 6-Phase Method of Meditation by Vishen Lakhiani (Rodale: $27) A self-help guide to a new meditation technique.
10. Lady Justice by Dahlia Lithwick (Penguin: $29) The legal reporter profiles female lawyers who have played a decisive role in a number of contentious issues.
1. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square: $17)
2. Truth by Colleen Hoover (Grand Central: $17)
3. Circe by Madeline Miller (Back Bay: $17)
4. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco: $18)
5. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (Atria: $17)
6. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (Penguin: $17)
7. The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (Harper: $18)
8. The best short stories 2022 by Valeria Luiselli (Ed.) (Anchor: $18)
9. Still life by Sarah Winman (Putnam: $17)
10. My year of rest and relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin: $17)
Non-fiction in paperback
1. Sweetgrass Braiding by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed: $20)
2. All About Love by bell hooks (tomorrow: $17)
3.Fuzz by Mary Roach (Norton: $17)
4. The body keeps score by Bessel van der Kolk (Penguin: $19)
5. My body by Emily Ratajkowski (metro: $17)
6. The power of the moment by Eckhart Tolle (New World Library: $17)
7. The Pocket Pema Chödrön by Pema Chödrön (Shambhala: $9)
8. Desert Oracle by Ken Layne (Picador: $18)
9. Best of Me by David Sedaris (Back Bay: $19)
10. Oldest Los Angeles by Mimi Slawoff (Reedy: $21)