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The Best of Books

What you’re reading (August 2013)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Books Inc. hardcover best-seller list

  1. Beautiful Ruins: A Novel, by Jess Walter
  2. The English Girl: A Novel, by Daniel Silva
  3. The Expats: A Novel, by Chris Pavone
  4. This is Where I Leave You: A Novel, by Jonathan Tropper
  5. This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital, by Mark Leibovich
  6. City of Thieves: A Novel, by David Benioff
  7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel, by Maria Semple
  8. Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
  9. Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
  10. Sweet Tooth: A Novel, by Ian McEwan

STAFF PICKS FOR ADULTS

The Humans

by Matt Haig

I loved this novel! It’s science fiction, it’s a murder mystery, and a love story. Best of all, it excells at all three genres. Totally fun (and seriously serious)!
— Bob Deloria

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

by Neil Gaiman

A lovely, dark fairy tale for adults, rich with myth and mystery.
— Tara Marsden

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

by David Rakoff

The late David Rakoff’s last book, a novel in verse, is a reminder of the great humorist’s talent: funny, biting, moving, and arch. Beautifully illustrated by Seth.
— Sandy Mullin


STAFF PICKS FOR AGES 10 AND UP

Twerp

by Mark Goldblatt

I really loved reading this. Set in Queens, 1969, and told from the compelling viewpoint of sixth grader Julian (the fastest kid in his whole class), this debut takes us through all the twists and turns of adolescence, at school and home and in the streets. Reminiscent of Spinelli or Blume. Fresh, funny, and a whole lot of fun!
— Elizabeth Freeman


STAFF PICKS FOR AGES 12 AND UP

The Moon and More

by Sarah Dessen

Fans will be pleased with the latest addition to Sarah’s extensive collection, and if you haven’t read her yet, summer’s the perfect time to start. Love and family in an idyllic beach town.
— Elizabeth Freeman

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Sandy Mullin is the manager at Books Inc. in the Marina.

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