The Best of Books

The Marina Books Inc. best-seller list

Compiled by Brian Pettus

  1. Man of the Year: A Memoir, by Lou Cove (hardcover)
  2. A Really Big Lunch: Meditations on Food and Life from the Roving Gourmand, by Jim Harrison (hardcover)
  3. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice, by Bill Browder (paperback)
  4. In a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware (paperback)
  5. The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life, by Chris Guillebeau (paperback)
  6. Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love, by David Talbot (paperback)
  7. Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel, by Amor Towles (hardcover)
  8. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance (hardcover)
  9. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur (paperback)
  10. Into the Water: A Novel, by Paula Hawkins (hardcover)


French Wedding, by Hannah Tunnicliffe: Six college friends reunite on the Brittany coast to celebrate one’s 40th birthday. With sumptuous food and plenty of wine, the table is set for tricky romantic entanglements, fiery outbursts, and a range of secrets. Readers who loved The Vacationers and The Little Paris Bookshop will love this as well.

Wolf on a String, by Benjamin Black: An ambitious young scholar and alchemist arrives in Prague in the winter of 1599 intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor. After stumbling upon the body of a young woman, he quickly finds himself entangled in the machinations of the court. This historical crime novel delivers both a mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense.

Illustrated Art of Manliness: The Essential How-To Guide, by Brett McKay: An indispensable, hands-on guide dedicated to the lost art of being a man with more than 100 practical skills every modern man needs to know in an entertaining, easy-to-follow visual format.

The World’s Greatest Chocolate-Covered Pork Chops, by Ryan SagerChef Zoey Kate is a 12-year-old on a mission to start her own restaurant, but quickly learns that the restaurant industry is competitive … and dangerous. This cooking story is sure to appeal to young foodies and fans of shows like MasterChef Junior and Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off.

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


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