Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territory through five pioneers.
2."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.
3."The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
4."Unfreedom of the Press," by Mark R. Levin (Threshold: $28) The radio host takes a critical look at the role of the media and its political ideology.
5."Make Your Bed," by William H. McRaven (Grand Central: $18) A graduation speech from Adm.William H. McRaven at the University of Texas.
6."Mr. Know-It-All," by John Waters (FSG: $27) The cult filmmaker dishes on his decades of outrageousness in the entertainment world.
7."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.
8."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.
9."Sea Stories," by William H. McRaven (Grand Central: $30) A memoir from the Navy admiral includes the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and the capture of Saddam Hussein.
10."Autumn Light," by Pico Iyer (Knopf: $31) The travel writer and journalist contemplates how to hold on to the things we love.
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