Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Decide." by Steve McClatchy (Wiley: $23) Becoming an effective leader with better decision-making habits.
2."Duty," by Robert M. Gates (Knopf: $35) The former Defense secretary's account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
3."The Boys in the Boat," by Daniel James Brown (Viking: $28.95) The underdog story of a scrappy U.S. Crew team competing for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
4."Things That Matter," by Charles Krauthammer (Crown: $28) A collection of columns covering three decades of politics from the Financial Times writer.
5."I Am Malala," by Malala Yousafzai (Little, Brown: $26) Memoir of the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for standing up for education rights.
6."Glitter and Glue," by Kelly Corrigan (Ballantine: $26) A nanny examines the complex bond between mothers and daughters including her own.
7."All Joy and No Fun," by Jennifer Senior (Ecco: $26.99) The various ways children reshape their parents' lives.
8."David and Goliath," by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $29) How underdogs get ahead.
9."Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book," by Diane Muldrow (Golden Books: $9.99) Advice from the classic children's books.
10."Little Failure," by Gary Shteyngart (Random House: $27) A Russian emigre's tale of survival, guilt and perseverance.