The Best of Books

What you’re reading (July 2013)

The Best of Books July 2013

Books Inc. hardcover best-seller list

  1. All That Is, by James Salter
  2. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, by David Sedaris
  3. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
  4. The Billionaire and the Mechanic, by Julian Guthrie
  5. City of Thieves: A Novel, by Davis Benioff
  6. Inferno: A Novel, by Dan Brown
  7. San Francisco Then & Now,
  8. by Eric J. Kos and Dennis Evanosky
  9. It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great, by Gwyneth Paltrow
  10. Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, by Lee Child
  11. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling


Bad Monkey

by Carl Hiaasen

The perfect summer read! You’ll love the setting (Florida Keys), the mystery (a man’s arm washes ashore with middle finger extended), and most important, the characters, whom Hiaasen fills with great humor. Fast and funny! A gem!

— Bill Dito

Detroit Rock City

by Steve Miller

A fun and informative oral history of the Motor City’s music scene, from Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, the Stooges, the MC5 and Kiss to the White Stripes, Detroit Cobras, and the Dirt Bombs. Throw in some Suzi Quatro and Andrew W.K. for good measure and we’ve got a party.

— Sandy Mullin


Wild Awake

by Hilary T. Smith

Wow! What a stunner of a book. Fresh, original, one part murder mystery, one part romance, one part coming of age — this is perfect summer reading!

— Elizabeth Freeman


A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse)

by Bonnie Becker and Kady MacDonald Denton

Though Bear keeps a quiet, neat house, he realizes (with the help of a persistent, bright-eyed mouse) that it is far better to fill your home with friends. Cozy and perfect to read aloud, preferably while enjoying some tea and a nice warm fire.

— Elizabeth Freeman

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Sandy Mullin is the manager at Books Inc.

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