The Best of Books

The Marina Books Inc. best sellers 


Here is a list of the most popular books sold last month at Books Inc. in the Marina:


1. Tom Lake: A Novel, by Ann Patchett

2. Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver

3. Hello Beautiful: A Novel, by Ann Napolitano


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

2. Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology, by Chris Miller

3. Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity, by Peter Attia


1. Icebreaker: A Novel, by Hannah Grace

2. Red, White and Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston

3. Days at Morisaki Book Shop, by Satoshi Yagisawa


1. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

2. We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland, by Fintan O’Toole

3. How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth, by The Moth, et al.


1. Grumpy Monkey, by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang

2. San Francisco ABCs, by Mr. Boddington’s Studio

3. The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale, by Jon Klassen


Light Bringer: A Red Rising Novel, by Pierce Brown

Brown continues his Roman Empire-inspired science-fiction saga, picking up right after the events of Dark Age (2019), when revolutionary-turned-ruler Darrow suffered a horrific defeat on Mercury. In retreat with a few allies and licking his wounds, he realizes he can’t simply go home to Mars and his wife, Virginia, especially once news reaches him that his best friend, Sevro, has been taken hostage. The mesh of intrigue, politics, war, daring rescues, and staggering losses keeps the sixth entry in Brown’s long-running Red Rising series moving at a fast clip. Die-hard fans will be engrossed and eager for the final showdown.

Shark Heart: A Love Story, by Emily Habeck

A young couple’s happy marriage shatters when the husband turns into a great white shark. Lewis and Wren prove the maxim that opposites attract. Wren is practical and solution-oriented; she works in finance and is the couple’s breadwinner. Idealistic dreamer Lewis tried to make it as an actor in New York and has now returned home to Texas to teach high school theater. But Lewis begins to develop worrying symptoms: insatiable thirst, extra teeth, a hunger for fish. It’s a rare condition but not unheard of: the Carcharodon carcharias mutation. The result is a bit Shakespeare, a bit Kafka, and a bit Disney, with Habeck unafraid of sentiment, big proclamations, and talking animals. 

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

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