Sonoma’s bestsellers list

Nonfiction Hardcover

1. Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown

The University of Houston research professor and popular podcaster outlines the essential human emotions, and provides the language and tools to build connections with others.

2. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Based on the landmark project, an expansion of the New York Times magazine issue that explored the history of slavery and its consequences.

3. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) by David Sedaris

The second installment of the humorist’s diaries, full of his trademark irreverence and wry observations.

4. The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow

Two British professors offer a new look at history, taking on conventional accounts and drawing many thought-provoking conclusions.

5. All About Me: My Remarkable Life in Show Business! by Mel Brooks

Memoir from the 95-year-old legendary comedian, actor and film producer/director.

Nonfiction Paperback

1. Drawing Sonoma by Barbara White Perry

An illustrated collection of historic and unique Sonoma historical properties, from the local artist and former Sonoma Treasure.

2. Secret Sonoma by Karen Misuraca

A collection of weird and wonderful hidden treasures of Sonoma County.

3. The Best of Me by David Sedaris

A collection of previously published essays by the bestselling humorist, primarily focusing on the relationships among his siblings and parents.

4. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

A professor of Plant Ecology and a member of the Potawatomi Nation explores how our lives and language interact with and weave through the natural world.

5. How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island by Egill Bjarnason

An Icelandic journalist’s history of how the tiny island has had a major impact in shaping the world as we know it.


1. Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey

Graphic Novel, ages 8-12. The second installment of the new Cat Kid series, from the creator of the enormously popular Dog Man.

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney

Graphic Novel, ages 8-10. The 16th episode of the enormously popular Wimpy Kid series.

3. Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman and Loren Long

Illustrated, ages 4-8. Picture book debut from the Presidential Inaugural poet. Rhyming verses and vibrant illustrations offer ways to change the world in large and small ways.

4. Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Philip Stead and Erin E. Stead

Illustrated, ages 2-6. A zookeeper plans an outing for his animal friends.

5. It Fell From the Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

Illustrated, ages 4-8. A group of insects find a mysterious object lying in the grass in this fable about the consequences of greed.

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