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."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.
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3."The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $15) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
4."The Point of it All," by Charles Krauthammer (Crown: $28) A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
5."The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(ASTERISK)ck," by Mark Manson (Harper One: $24.99) How not being positive all the time will make us become happier people.
6."How to Change Your Mind," by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press: $28) A personal account of how psychedelics may help the mentally ill..
7."Brief Answers to the Big Questions," by Stephen Hawking (Bantam: $25) Final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind from the late scientist and mathematician.
8."21 Lessons for the 21st Century," by Yuval Noah Harari (Spiegel & Grau: $28) The author of "Sapiens" investigates today's most urgent issues as we move into the future.
9."Leadership: In Turbulent Times," by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster: $30) Lessons learned from four presidents dealing with major crisis in private and in the life of the country.
10."Gmorning, Gnight!" by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Random House: $22.) Illustrated affirmations from the creator of "Hamilton."