Books Inc. Marina's best-seller list

The Books Inc. Marina best-seller list

1. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (fiction, hardcover)
2. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (fiction, hardcover)
3. City Of Thieves by David Benioff (fiction, paperback)
4. Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann (fiction, paperback)
5. Little Bee by Chris Cleave (fiction, paperback)
6. Farm City by Novella Carpenter (nonfiction, paperback)
7. The Big Short by Michael Lewis (nonfiction, hardcover)
8. The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson (fiction, paperback)
9. Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese (fiction, paperback)
10. Tinkers by Paul Harding (fiction, paperback)

Books Inc. staff picks

Fiction: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Guaranteed read! We are so confident that you will like this debut novel by Tom Rachman that we are offering a money-back guarantee! Follow the cast of characters working at an international English-language newspaper based in Rome. In each chapter, Rachman paints another character with such real emotion, humor and candid bitterness that you can’t put it down. If you don’t like it, bring it back (within 30 days with receipt). We guarantee it!
— Books Inc. Chestnut Street Staff

Fiction: Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
Not for the faint of heart or the squeamish, but trust me, it’s sadistically good! Classic Palahniuk, now in paperback.
— Amadeus

Fiction: Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann
New York City in the 1970s. McCann brings us New Yorkers from all walks of life, with the backdrop the day the Frenchman walked the wire across the Twin Towers. Really shows the amazing grace in the ordinary lives of his characters. Very well written. Winner of the National Book Award, and now in paperback.
— Rich Ciccotelli

Nonfiction: Idiot America by Charles Pierce
A regular contributor to NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me, Charlie gives a hilarious (because it’s true) look at America today – how we went from enlightened Jeffersonians to a “nation of simpletons.” Great fun.
— Rich Ciccotelli

Nonfiction: Cheesemonger: A Life On The Wedge by G. Edgar
An aggressively unpretentious guide to shopping for cheese, written by S.F.’s own Rainbow Grocery cheese buyer. A must read for Bay Area foodies! Funny and informative.
– Maggie Tokuda-Hall

For kids

New picture book: OH NO! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed The World) by Barnett & Santat
Robots, giant-mutant toads and a science fair, oh my! An exciting and funny tale of experiments gone awry – perfect for read aloud with robot lovers of all ages.

 – Maggie Tokuda-Hall


Rich Ciccotelli is the manager of Books Inc. in the Marina.