Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1. "Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn. A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.
2. "Shadow of Night," by Deborah Harkness. Witch Diana Bishop and her vampire lover time-travel to Elizabethan England
3. "Darth Vader and Son," by Jeffrey Brown. A comic reimagining with the Dark Lord as a doting father.
4. "Mission to Paris," by Alan Furst. A Hollywood star becomes a valuable ally to a network of spies in 1938 Paris.
5. "Beautiful Ruins," by Jess Walters. A tangled love story spanning 50 years from Hollywood to the Italian coast.
6. "The Age of Miracles," by Karen Thompson Walker. A coming-of-age tale in a future when the Earth's rotation slows and days stretch into weeks.
7. "A Hologram for the King," by Dave Eggers. A desperate middle-age businessman has one last chance at redemption in Saudi Arabia.
8. "The Prisoner of Heaven," by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. An old secret threatens a couple's life in Barcelona.
9. "The Next Best Thing," by Jennifer Weiner. A screenwriter's sitcomsuccess is threatened by everyone, including her grandmother's impending nuptials.
10. "Mockingjay," by Suzanne Collins. No one is safe in the final installment of the "Hunger Games" trilogy.
1. "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed. A woman-on-the-verge embarks on an 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.
2. "The Amateur," by Edward Klein. The author exposes an arrogant and radical side of Barack Obama.
3. "Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand. The story of Louis Zamperini, a WWII bombardier, POW and Olympian
4. "Imagine: How Creativity Works," by Jonah Lehrer. Exploring the creative process.
5. "Yes, Chef," by Marcus Samuelsson. The Ethiopian born, Swedish-raised chef's journey through cutthroat restaurants of New York City.
6. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco. How America's forgotten regions have been ravaged by corporate greed.
7. "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake," by Anna Quindlen. The author and journalist reflects on marriage, mothers and feminism.
8. "Killing Lincoln," by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The dramatic events in spring 1865 leading to Lincoln's assassination.
9. "Drift," by Rachel Maddow. The MSNBC host argues that America has lost control of its national-security policy.
10. "The Tools," by Phil Stutz. Solutions to bring dynamic change to personal problems by accessing the power of the unconscious.