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

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

1. "Inferno," by Dan Brown. In Florence with a case of amnesia, Robert Langdon must find a destructive virus before it infects the world.

2. "And the Mountains Echoed," by Khaled Hosseini. A father's decision to give his 3-year-old daughter to a wealthy family in Kabul begins a 60-year Afghan history lesson.

3. "A Delicate Truth," by John le Carre. A botched covert operation involving the abduction of a terrorist is threatened to be exposed three years later.

4. "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green. Two teenagers fighting cancer fall in love.

5. "Life After Life," by Kate Atkinson. A woman is reborn into different versions of the same events in wartime Europe.

6. "The Woman Upstairs," by Claire Messud. A teacher's life is awakened by an enchanting Lebanese family.

7. "The Flamethrowers," by Rachel Kushner. A young artist navigates turmoil in Manhattan and Italy during the late '70s.

8. "Little Green," by Walter Mosley. Picking up where "Blonde Faith" left off, Detective Easy Rawlins navigates Los Angeles in the wake of the Watts riots and the Summer of Love.

9. "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio. The trials and triumphs of a 10-year-old boy starting school for the first time.

10. "The Interestings," by Meg Wolitzer. The bond formed between six teenagers at an arts summer camp is explored through adulthood.

1. "Eleven Rings," by Phil Jackson. The "Zen master" coach of 11 NBA championships discusses leadership and managing Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.

2. "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls," by David Sedaris. The essayist's recent collection of his life's travails and travel tales.

3. "Lean In," by Sheryl Sandberg. The Facebook executive offers advice and observations on gender inequities in the professional world.

4. "My Greek Drama," by Gianna Angelopoulos. One woman's quest to lead her country's campaign to host the 2004 Olympic Games.

5. "The Guns at Last Light," by Rick Atkinson. This final book in the liberation trilogy tells the story of the Allied battle for Western Europe during World War II starting with D-Day.

6. "I Could Pee on This," by Francesco Marciuliano. A quirky collection of feline poetry.

7. "Henri, Le Chat Noir," by William Braden. A collection of photos, quotes and musings from an existential cat.

8. "Help, Thanks, Wow," by Anne Lamott. Three simple prayers to get through the tough times.

9. "The Outsider," by Jimmy Connors. The original bad boy of tennis recounts his turbulent life and career from his humble roots to winning eight Grand Slam titles.

10. "The One Thing," by Gary Keller. Getting more productivity from your work and life by focusing on one task at a time.