Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1.”What Happened,” by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster: $18) The former presidential candidate’s memoir of losing the 2016 election.
2.”Grant,” by Ron Chernow (Penguin Press: $40) A biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Union general and two-term U.S. president, by the author of “Hamilton.”
3.”Life Beyond Amazing,” by David Jeremiah (Thomas Nelson: $24.99) Nine qualities of character that will transform your life.
4.”We Were Eight Years in Power,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World: $28) Eight essays previously published in the Atlantic, from each year of the Obama administration.
5.”Code Girls,” by Liza Mundy (Hachette: $28) The story of a hidden army of American female cryptographers that broke codes during WWII.
6.”Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” by Neil Degrasse Tyson (Norton: $18.95) A quick and easy introduction to the cosmos from the astrophysicist.
7.”Blue Ocean Shift,” by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne (Hachette: $28) Strategies on how to create a new market space.
8.”Devotion,” by Patti Smith (Yale University Press: $18) The rocker-writer’s exploration of the nature of creative invention featuring a love story concerning an Estonian skater.
9.”The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” by Bandy X. Lee & Robert Jay Lifton (Thomas Dunne: $27.99) 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts give their assessments of the president.
10.”Killing England,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Holt: $30) The Revolutionary War told through the eyes of America’s Founding Fathers and King George III.
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