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


1. "Bring Up the Bodies," by Hilary Mantel.

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

3. "Catching Fire," by Suzanne Collins.

4. "Mockingjay," by Suzanne Collins.

5. "Canada," by Richard Ford.

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

7. "The Serpent's Shadow," by Rick Riordan.

8. "Rules of Civility," by Amor Towles.

9. "Stolen Prey," by John Sandford.

10. "The Columbus Affair," by Steve Berry.


1. "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson," by Robert A. Caro.

2. "The Amateur," by Edward Klein.

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

4. "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed.

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

6. "This Is How," by Augusten Burroughs.

7. "Farther Away," by Jonathan Franzen.

8. "Service: A Navy SEAL at War," by Marcus Luttrell.

9. "It Worked for Me," by Colin Powell & Tony Koltz.

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

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