Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Three Women," by Lisa Taddeo (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster: $27) An investigative look at the sex lives of three American women for almost a decade.
2."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.
3."The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territory through five pioneers.
4."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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5."The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
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."American Carnage," by Tim Alberta (Harper: $29.99) Politico's chief political correspondent narrates a decade-long civil war inside the GOP and Donald Trump's coincidental ascension.
8."Justice on Trial," by Mollie Hemingway & Carrie Severino (Regnery: $28.99) The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
9."America's Reluctant Prince," by Steven M. Gillon (Dutton: $29) A historian describes John F. Kennedy Jr. through the lens of their decades-long friendship.
10."Chaos: Charles Manson," by Tom O'Neill (Little, Brown: $30) A journalist's 20-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to new revelations about the FBI's involvement.
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