Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."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.
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."City of Girls," by Elizabeth Gilbert (Riverhead: $28) A group of young women romp through the theater world of 1940s New York City.
4."Normal People," by Sally Rooney (Hogarth: $26) A high school star athlete and a loner connect while attending Trinity College in Dublin.
5."This Storm," by James Ellroy (Knopf: $29.95) A body is unearthed in Griffith Park in the wake of Pearl Harbor.
6."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.
7."Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory," by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Knopf: $25.95) An offbeat collection of short stories about love from the producer of "BoJack Horseman."
8."Summer of '69," by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown: $28) A family deals with a son in Vietnam, a protesting daughter and other dark secrets.
9."The Hate U Give," by Angie Thomas (Balzer plus Bray: $17.99) A 16-year-old girl witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend.
10."Fall; or, Dodge in Hell," by Neal Stephenson (Morrow: $35) The owner of a multibillion gaming company pronounced brain dead, awakes to a strange new world.