Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Trick Mirror," by Jia Tolentino (Random House: $27) A collection of essays on self-deception, surging beneath the surface of our lives from scammer culture to reality television.
2."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.
3."Permission to Feel," by Marc Brackett (Celadon: $28) A practical five-step strategy to ensure the mental wellbeing of children and adults.
4."How to Be an Antiracist," by Ibram X Kendi (One World: $27) An introduction to creating a just and equitable society by identifying and opposing racism.
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5."Three Women," by Lisa Taddeo (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster: $27) An investigative look at the sex lives of three American women for more than a decade.
6."Becoming," by Michelle Obama (Crown: $32.35) The former first lady recounts her childhood in Chicago, meeting Barack and their years in the White House.
7."There's No Plan B for Your A-Game," by Bo Easan (St. Martin's: $26.99) The former pro athlete shares a four-step process to help attain the effort and skills to persist through challenges.
8."Bitcoin Billionaires," by Ben Mezrich (Flatiron: $27.99) The story of how Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss bet big on crypto-currency and how it all paid off.
9."The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
10."The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(ASTERISK)ck," by Mark Manson (HarperOne: $24.99) How not being positive all the time will make us become happier people.
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