The Books Inc. Hardcover
Fiction Best-seller List
1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,
by Stieg Larsson
2. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell
3. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
4. The Passage, by Justin Cronin
5. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman
6. Spies of the Balkans, by Alan Furst
7. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
8. A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
9. The Cookbook Collector: A Novel, by Allegra Goodman
10. Mr. Peanut, by Adam Ross
Books Inc. staff picks
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, by Phillip Pullman
An interesting and thought provoking take on the story of Jesus and the origins of Christianity. Same ending, just a different way to get to it.
– Amadeus Martin
The Children’s Book, by A.S. Byatt
A fantastic cornucopia of late Victorian and Edwardian England. It’s a triumph of exuberant storytelling!
– Bob Deloria
A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir, by Norris Church Mailer
Told in a down-to-earth honest voice, this memoir by the wife of the great author Norman Mailer is fearless and from the heart. As big of a character as Norris seems, she still had her troubles living with the famous author. A perfect summer read.
– Susan Sarmiento
Winston’s War: Churchill 1940–1945, by Max Hastings
World War II buffs, this book is for you. When you go to war, who best to lead but a warrior! And that’s what England got – a man, not perfect, but one confident of his talents and chosen for the moment. Full of new insights and anecdotes about Churchill, it is a rich and rewarding read throughout.
– Bill Dito
What on Earth Evolved?
100 Species that Changed the World, by Christopher Lloyd
This is perfect for all you science dorks like I am. Incredibly informative, yet easy to understand, it ranks the most influenced creatures to ever evolve on Earth. Believe it or not, humans only rank No. 6! An incredible book.
– Amadeus Martin
For Young Adults
The Goats, by Brock Cole
If I could choose one book to assign to all 13–15 year olds, this might very well be it. I wish all writing were like this: crisp, stirring and beautiful. A dangerously insightful book, written by a man who never forgot the first flush of love.
– Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Rich Ciccotelli is the manager of Books Inc in the Marina. The best-seller list is based on sales in Books Inc.’s stores in the Marina and Laurel Village during the first three weeks of July.