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 Dublin's Trinity College.
2. "Where the Crawdads Sing," by Dellia 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. "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.
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. "Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of both men and gods.
6. "Past Tense," by Lee Child (Delacorte: $28.99) Jack Reacher investigates the New England town where his father was born.
7. "Dark Sacred Night," by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $29) Detectives Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard join forces to solve a cold case in Los Angeles.
8. "Children of Blood and Bone," by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt: $18.99) A fight to restore magic to the land of Orisha.
9. "The Hate U Give," by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray: $17.99) A 16-year-old girl witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend.
10. "Spy School British Invasion," by Stuart Gibbs (Simon & Schuster: $17.99) Stranded in Mexico, spy school friends try to take down an evil organization.
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