The Best of Books

The Marina Books Inc. best-seller list

The Great Circle

Hardcover Fiction

1. Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr

2. The Great Circle: A Novel, by Maggie Shipstead

3. The Lincoln Highway: A Novel, by Amor Towles


Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear

2. Taste: My Life Through Food, by Stanley Tucci

3. The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, by Daniel H. Pink


Paperback Fiction

1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel, by Taylor Jenkins

2. Snow A Novel, by John Banville

3. Watch Me Disappear: A Novel, by JanelleBrown


Paperback Nonfiction

1. Three-Martini Lunches at the Ritz: A Novel, by Gail Crowther

2. Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness, by Rick Hanson

3. All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, by Tiya Miles

New and Notable Releases

The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season Two), by Phil Szostak

This gorgeous coffee table book for fans of that fun spaghetti Western in space showcases the fabulous art and imaginations of Doug Chiang and the other creative artists at Lucasfilm.

The Duchess Countess: The Woman Who Scandalized Eighteenth-Century London by Catherine Ostler

Named maid of honor to Augusta, Princess of Wales, in 1743, Elizabeth Chudleigh was the inspiration for the shrewd antiheroine of William Thackery’s Vanity Fair. This larger-than-life figure was “duchess, countess, courtier, socialite, hostess, mariner, property developer, celebrity, vodka distiller, press manipulator, arts patron, bigamist.” 

That’s quite a resume.


The Paris Apartment: A Novel, by Lucy Foley

A thrilling nail-biting, locked-room guaranteed to be just as satisfying as the author’s previous delicious guilty pleasures: The Hunting Party and The Guest List.

Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy), by Marlon James

This sequel to Black Leopard, Red Wolf has the epic sweep, intensely layered structure, and raw if luscious language his readers have come to expect, and it was a National Book Award finalist and New York Times best seller. For readers of fantasy and literary fiction alike, this should be another grand thrill.

Chris Hsiang can help you find your next book at Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut Street, 415-931-3633,

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