Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:



1. "Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.

2. "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.

3. "What it Takes," by Raegan Moya-Jones (Portfolio: $28) The founder of baby brand aden + anais shares what it takes to build a successful business.

4. "The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territory through five pioneers.

5. "The Second Mountain," by David Brooks (Random House: $28) How to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

6. "The Latte Factor," by David Bach (Atria: $20) A different way to think about your small expenses.

7. "The Moment of Lift," by Melinda Gates (Flatiron: $26.99) The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.

8. "The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.

9. "No Walls and the Recurring Dream," by Ani Difranco (Viking: $28)A memoir by the Grammy Award-winning folk and alternative rock musician.

10. "Sissy," by Jacob Tobia (G.P Putnam's Sons: $26) A memoir about what it's like to grow up unsure of who you are.

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