Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Little Fires Everywhere," by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press: $27) A new family and an adoption upend a quiet Cleveland suburb.
2."The Punishment She Deserves," by Elizabeth George (Viking: $28) Detectives investigate the death of a deacon accused of a serious crime in a historic medieval town in England.
3."To Die But Once," by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper: $27.99) Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young man working on a top secret job in the early days of World War II.
4."Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff," by Sean Penn (Atria: $24) A septic tank king dabbles as a government hitman.
5."The Woman in the Window," by A.J. Finn (Morrow: $26.99) A twisted tale featuring a Manhattan recluse who spies on her neighbors.
6."The Disappeared," by C.J. Box(Putnam: $27) Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett contends with a demanding governor and a woman missing from a high-end guest ranch.
7."An American Marriage," by Tayari Jones (Algonquin: $26.95) A marriage is put to the test after the husband is wrongly imprisoned.
8."The Power," by Naomi Alderman (Little, Brown: $26) Women's bodies become deadly weapons in this dystopian novel.
9."The House of Broken Angels," by Luis Alberto Urrea (Little, Brown: $27) A portrait of a Mexican-American family in San Diego and the complexities of immigration and heritage.
10."The Great Alone," by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's: $28.99) A family discovers it is in peril after the father moves them to Alaska.