Best-sellers

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


Fiction

1. "Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn. A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.

2. "The Black Box," by Michael Connelly. LAPD Det. Harry Bosch gets another chance to solve a murder from the L.A. riots.

3. "Sweet Tooth," by Ian McEwan. A new MI-5 recruit must secretly enlist a novelist as part of a propaganda campaign.

4. "Dear Life," by Alice Munro. The latest short story collection from the Canadian author.

5. "Flight Behavior," by Barbara Kingsolver. A nature-loving woman attempts to save monarch butterflies in an unenlightened Appalachian town.

6. "This Is How You Lose Her," by Junot Diaz. A collection of stories centered on a young Dominican man's search for love.

7. "Darth Vader and Son," by Jeffrey Brown. A comic reimagining with the Dark Lord as a doting father.

8. "The Racketeer," by John Grisham. A jailed attorney knows who murdered a federal judge.

9. "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green. Two teenagers fighting cancer fall in love.

10. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel," by Jeff Kinney. A Valentine's Day dance has Greg scrambling for a date.


Nonfiction

1. "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," by Jon Meacham. A new and distinct portrait of the founding father and statesman.

2. "Help, Thanks, Wow," by Anne Lamott. Three simple prayers to get through the tough times.

3. "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed. A woman on the verge embarks on an 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.

4. "The Signal and the Noise," by Nate Silver. An examination of the world of prediction.

5. "Grace," by Grace Coddington. Vogue's longtime creative director writes about the names behind the pages.

6. "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," by Katherine Boo. How interrelated global economy trickles down from Manhattan to Mumbai.

7. "I Could Pee on This," by Francesco Marciuliano. A quirky collection of feline poetry.

8. "Hallucinations," by Oliver Sacks. What mind-altering experiences tell us about our brains and the human condition.

9. "No Easy Day," by Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

10. "America Again," by Stephen Colbert. A satirical guide to fixing America from the Colbert Report host.


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