The Best of Books

The Marina Books Inc. best-seller list

Hard Cover Fiction

1. Time For Mercy, by John Grisham

2. Lying Life of Adults, by Elena Ferrante

3. Vanishing Half: A Novel, by Brit Bennett

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Rage, by Bob Woodward

2. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

3. Untamed, by Glennon Doyle 

Paperback Fiction

1. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

2. Circe, by Madeline Miller

3. City of Girls: A Novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Paperback Nonfiction

1. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah

2. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White Peo- ple to Talk About Racism, by Robin Diangelo 

3. Attached: The New Sci- ence of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find — and Keep —Love, by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller


1. Claude: The True Story of a White Alligator, by Emma Bland Smith

2. The Barnabus Project, by Terry Fan, Derrick Fan, and Eric Fan

3. Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Doreen Rappaport and Eric Velasquez


Spirits of San Francisco, by Gary Kamiya and Paul Madonna 

Kamiya joins forces with celebrated, best-selling artist Madonna to take a fresh look at this one-of-a-kind city. Marrying image and text, Kamiya’s captivating narratives accompany Madonna’s masterful pen-and-ink drawings, breathing life into San Francisco sites both iconic and obscure. Spirits of San Francisco is both a visual feast and a detailed, personal, loving, informed portrait of a beloved city.

Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day, by Jay Shetty

Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can — and should — think like a monk.

Find Kevin McCarthy at Books Inc. in the Marina (2251 Chestnut Street, 415-931-3633,

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