A & E, The Best of Books

The Marina Books Inc. best-seller list


  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, by J.K. Rowling (hardcover)
  2. The Narrow Corner, by Somerset Maugham (paperback)
  3. City of Thieves: A Novel, by David Benioff (paperback)
  4. The Sympathizer: A Novel, by Viet Nguyen (paperback)
  5. 111 Places in San Francisco That You Must Not Miss, by Floriana Petersen (paperback)
  6. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (paperback)
  7. The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life, by Chris Guillebeau (hardcover)
  8. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, by Jeffrey Toobin (hardcover)
  9. Santorini Sunsets: A Novel, by Anita Hughes (paperback)
  10. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates (hardcover)



Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.


Ada Twist, Scientist

by Andrea Beaty

Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose?

When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble.


Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

It’s autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

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Brian Pettus is the manager of Books Inc. in the Marina.