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


1. "Bring Up the Bodies," by Hilary Mantel. Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell's vicious maneuvering continue in this sequel to "Wolf Hall."

2. "In One Person," by John Irving.

3. "The Sense of an Ending," by Julian Barnes.

4. "Catching Fire," by Suzanne Collins.

5. "Deadlocked," by Charlaine Harris.

6. "Mockingjay," by Suzanne Collins.

7. "Sacre Bleu," by Christopher Moore.

8. "Home," by Toni Morrison.

9. "Darth Vader and Son," by Jeffrey Brown.

10. "Calico Joe," by John Grisham.


1. "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson," by Robert A. Caro. LBJ's sudden presidency, the Civil Rights Act and war on poverty.

2. "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed.

3. "I Am a Pole," by Stephen Colbert.

4. "Imagine: How Creativity Works," by Jonah Lehrer.

5. "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake," by Anna Quindlen.

6. "Prague Winter," by Madeleine Albright.

7. "Drift," by Rachel Maddow.

8. "My Cross to Bear," by Gregg Allman.

9. "The Power of Habit," by Charles Duhigg.

10. "End This Depression Now!" by Paul Krugman.

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