1. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Button: $28) Lifelong BFFs collaborate on a hugely successful video game.
2. horse by Geraldine Brooks (Viking: $28) Before the Civil War, a slave, a racehorse and an artist begin a complex story that spans generations.
3. Portrait of an unknown woman by Daniel Silva (Harper: $30) Retired spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon returns in a new thriller set in Venice.
4. Lessons in chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday: $29) In the 1960s, a chemist becomes a single mother, then a celebrity chef.
5. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Viking: $26) A reader in an infinite library must choose what kind of life he wants to lead.
6. The Paris apartment by Lucy Foley (Tomorrow: $29) A woman hoping to stay in her brother’s apartment becomes involved in a mystery when he disappears.
7. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (Button: $25) A century-spanning sci-fi story from the author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel.
8. Mercury Pictures presents by Anthony Marra (Hogarth: $29) Just before the United States enters World War II, an Italian woman working for a film studio immigrates to Los Angeles.
9. The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead: $26) White Americans go darker in this sci-fi fable.
10. Characteristics of thirst by Marianne Wiggins (Simon & Schuster: $28) A Japanese-American World War II internment camp is built next to a ranch owned by a tragedy-stricken California family.
1. Bad city by Paul Pringle (Celadon: $30) The Los Angeles Times reporter describes how, after following a tip, he and his colleagues uncovered two major scandals at USC.
2. Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $29) The humorist shares his experiences dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne: $23) A modern fable explores life’s universal lessons through four archetypes.
4. Crying at H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Button: $27) A memoir by the Korean-born singer-songwriter of the band Japanese Breakfast.
5. Atomic Habits by James Clear (Avery: $27) The self-help expert’s guide to building good habits and breaking bad habits through tiny behavior changes.
6. Leadership by Henry Kissinger (Penguin: $36) The former secretary of state examines six case studies of executives implementing global strategies.
7. The world’s worst assistant by Sona Movsesian (Plume: $26) A light-hearted memoir from Conan O’Brien’s longtime personal assistant.
8. A huge world by Ed Yong (Random House: $30) An exploration of the senses of man and nature.
9. The Metaverse by Matthew Ball (Liveright: $30) An exploration of how the development of global, interconnected 3-D virtual worlds could revolutionize everything.
10. There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness by Carlo Rovelli (Riverhead: $26) An exploration of the physics and philosophy of the renowned physicist.
Fiction in Paperback
1. Where the crayfish sing by Delia Owens (Putnam: $18)
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square: $17)
3. Book lover by Emily Henry (Berkley: $17)
4. It ends with us by Colleen Hoover (Atria: $17)
5. Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $17)
6. Read Beach by Emily Henry (Berkley: $16)
7. Beautiful world, where are you by Sally Rooney (Picador: $18)
8. Ugly love by Colleen Hoover (Atria: $17)
9. People we meet on vacation by Emily Henry (Berkley: $16)
10. Malibu rises by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $18)
Non-fiction book in paperback
1. This is your opinion on plants by Michael Pollan (Penguin: $18)
2. The four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber Allen: $13)
3. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper: $25)
4. The unbound soul by Michael A. Singer (New Herald: $19)
5. Bow down to Bethlehem by Joan Didion (FSG: $17)
6. The body records the score by Bessel van der Kolk (Penguin: $19)
7. Entangled life by Merlin Sheldrake (Random House: $18)
8. All about love by Bell Hooks (Tomorrow: $17)
9. Oldest Los Angeles by Mimi Slawoff (Reedy: $21)
10. The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay: $19)
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2022-08-10/bestsellers-list-sunday-august-14 Bestsellers List Sunday, August 14