The Best of Books

Best-selling at Books Inc.

Books Inc. best-seller list

  1. Mile 46: Face to Face in Maasailand, by Joni Binder (hardcover)
  2. Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion, by Elle Luna (hardcover)
  3. City of Thieves, by David Benioff (paperback)
  4. 111 Places in San Francisco That You Must Not Miss, by Floriana Peterson (paperback)
  5. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice, by Bill Browder (paperback)
  6. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes (paperback)
  7. Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown (paperback)
  8. The Tender Bar: A Memoir, by J.R. Moehringer (paperback)
  9. Sunny’s Nights: Lost and Found at a Bar on the Edge of the World, by Tim Sultan (hardcover)
  10. Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People, by Emma Farrarons (paperback)


Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business,

by Charles Duhigg (hardcover)

From the author of The Power of Habit, this new book will change how you live your life with eight key concepts from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision-making that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters, this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently: They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,

by Mathew Desmond (hardcover)

This brilliant, heartbreaking book takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and carefully gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.


The Nest,

by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny (hardcover)

This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend on one another, and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

At the Edge of the Orchard,

by Tracy Chevalier (hardcover)

The newest novel by the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, this book tells the story of a pioneer family struggling to survive in Ohio and California. A richly imagined story of family, deeply detailed with historical nuance, this is Chevalier at her best. “Sometimes, a book comes along that somehow ticks all the boxes. This is one of those books: The voices are rich and individual; the attention to detail impressive; the scent of apples, damp earth, and pines runs potently through the whole. A joy.”  — Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat


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