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.
5."The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territory through five pioneers.
6."Tiny But Mighty," by Hannah Shaw (Plume: $25) A professional kitten rescuer on saving the most vulnerable in the feline population.
7."America Is Better Than This," by Jeff Merkley (Twelve/Grand Central: $27) An expose and outrage of the humanitarian crisis brought on by the Trump administration by the senator from Oregon.
8."The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
9."Make Your Bed," by William H. McRaven (Grand Central: $18) The commencement speech from Navy Seal, Adm. William H. McRaven at the University of Texas.
10."Maybe You Should Talk to Someone," by Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin: $28) Behind the scenes of a therapist's world.
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