This week’s best-selling books

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. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed Press: $16.99) A guru’s guide to decluttering your home and simplifying your life.

2. “Dead Wake,” by Erik Larson (Crown: $28) How the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans pulled the United States into World War I.

3. “Becoming Steve Jobs,” by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli (Crown Business: $30) Untold stories redefine stereotypes about the life of the Apple CEO.

4. “H is for Hawk,” by Helen MacDonald (Grove Press: $26) Mourning the death of her father, a falconer resolves to train a goshawk.

5. “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande (Metropolitan: $26) The surgeon addresses modern medicine’s role in enhancing quality of life and comfort at the end.

6. “The Motivation Manifesto,” by Brendon Burchard (Hay House: $19.99) Battling through self-doubt and distractions to claim personal power and freedom.

7. “Frank,” by Barney Frank (Farrar, Straus &Giroux: $28) The long-serving congressmen discusses his life as a gay man and politician.

8. “Girl in a Band,” by Kim Gordon (Dey Street: $27.99) The founding member of Sonic Youth opens up on her life in music, marriage and motherhood.

9. “Better Than Before,” by Gretchen Rubin (Crown: $26) Changing habits to build happier, more productive lives.

10. “What I Know for Sure,” by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron: $24.99) A collection of 14 years of inspirational columns from O, the Oprah Magazine.


1. “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner: $27) A blind French girl and a German teenager meet in occupied France during WWII.

2. “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead: $26.95) A London commuter is witness to a woman’s disappearance in this psychological thriller.

3. “The Buried Giant,” by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf: $26.95) An elderly couple leave their village in search of their son after the reign of King Arthur.

4. “A Spool of Blue Thread,” by Anne Tyler (Knopf: $25.95) A middle-class family’s resilience in the face of life’s challenges.

5. “Leaving Berlin,” by Joseph Kanon (Atria: $27) Faced with deportation, a young Jewish writer turns CIA agent in his native Berlin during the Cold War.

6. “The Stranger,” by Harlan Coben (Dutton: $27.95) A man’s mundane life unwinds when he learns of his wife’s deception from a stranger in a bar.

7. “The Fifth Gospel,” by Ian Caldwell (Simon &Schuster: $25.99) A priest living inside the Vatican uncovers secrets about a controversial holy relic.

8. “The Whites,” by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt (Henry Holt: $28) An unsolved murder and violent stalker rattles an NYPD detective.


9. “Cuba Straits,” by Randy Wayne White (G.P Putnam’s Sons: $26.95) Doc Ford investigates a missing briefcase of Fidel Castro’s stolen letters.

10. “World Gone By,” by Dennis Lehane (Morrow: $27.99) The gangster son of a Boston police captain is running rum in 1940s Florida and Cuba.