Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."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.
2."The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $15) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
3."The Truths We Hold," by Kamala Harris (Penguin Press: $30) The senator from California discusses the role of leadership in challenging times.
4."12 Rules for Life," by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House: $25.95) A hard-line, self-help manual of self-reliance and good behavior.
5."The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed Press: $16.99) The cleaning guru's method to decluttering your home and simplifying your life.
6."Girl, Wash Your Face," by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Dunne: $22.99) Tips for living a joy-filled life.
7."Out of the Gobi," by Weijian Shan (Wiley: $29.95) A former laborer turn Asia's best-known financiers shares his perspective on Americas' view of China.
8."Life Changing Magic of Not Givin a F(ASTERISK)ck," by Sarah Knight (Little, Brown: $16.99) This decluttering parody shares how to rid your life of unwanted obligations and do what makes you happy.
9."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.
10."Daditude," by Chris Erskine (Prospect: $18.95) Joys and absurdities of modern fatherhood.
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