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 more than 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."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.
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."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.
6."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.
7."The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
8."The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territory through five pioneers.
9."Kochland," by Christopher Leonard (Simon & Schuster: $35) How Koch Industries consolidated power and facets of modern life in the last half-century.
10."Justice on Trial," by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino (Regnery: $28) The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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