Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Neil Degrasse Tyson (Norton: $18.95) A quick and easy introduction to the cosmos from the astrophysicist.
2."The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(ASTERISK)ck," by Mark Manson (HarperOne: $24.99) How stopping to try to be positive all the time will make us happier people.
3."Al Franken, Giant of the Senate," by Al Franken (Twelve: $28) The senator from Minnesota's memoir of his evolution from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to serious politician.
4."Hillbilly Elegy," by J.D. Vance (Harper: $27.99) The investor's account of growing up poor in a white working-class neighborhood.
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."Killers of the Flower Moon," by David Grann (Doubleday: $28.95) An investigation into the systematic murder of Osage Native Americans for their oil in the 1920s.
7."Devil's Bargain," by Joshua Green (Penguin Press: $27) An examination of the relationship between Donald Trump and his former aide Steve Bannon.
8."Blindsided," by James Ferraro (Gildan Press: $28) The decade-long courtroom battle against DuPont for a boy born with no eyes after his mother was doused with chemical fungicide.
9."Between the World and Me," by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau: $24) The hazards and hopes of black male life.
10."The Book of Joy," by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama (Avery: $26) The Nobel Prize-winning spiritual leaders share their wisdom.