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



1."Howard Stern Comes Again," by Howard Stern (Simon & Schuster: $35) The radio interviewer shares his most memorable on-air conversations from the past four decades.

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

3."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.

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

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

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

8."Everything Is F(ASTERISK)cked," by Mark Mason (Harper: $28) The author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(ASTERISK)ck" dissects religion, politics, and relationships with money, entertainment and the internet.

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

10."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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