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."The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territory through five pioneers.
4."Three Women," by Lisa Taddeo (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster: $27) An investigative look at the sex lives of three American women for almost a decade.
5."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.
6."Becoming Superman," by J. Michael Straczynski (Harper: $28.99) The writer behind Marvel's Thor reveals how creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth.
7."The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
8."Trust First," by Bruce Deel (Optimism Press: $26) The power of giving people second chances.
9."Salt in My Soul," by Mallory Smith (Spiegel & Grau: $26) The diary of a young woman's determination to live a meaningful life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis and a rare superbug.
10."Justice on Trial," by Mollie Hemingway & Carrie Severino (Regnery: $28.99) The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.