The Best of Books

What you’re reading (October 2013)

Books Inc. hardcover best-seller list
Fortunately the Milk
  1. The Violet Hour: A Novel, by Katherine Hill
  2. City of Thieves: A Novel, by David Benioff
  3. Beautiful Ruins: A Novel, by Jess Walter
  4. The Billionaire & the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, The America’s Cup, by Julian Guthrie
  5. Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, by Gary Kamiya
  6. It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great, by Gwyneth Paltrow
  7. Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, by Piper Kerman
  8. Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love, by David Talbot
  9. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath
  10. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho and Alan R. Clarke

Staff Picks For Adults

Christian Nation: A Novel,
by Frderic C. Rich
Frightening, plausible alternate history. And a cracking good read!
— Bob Deloria

The Skull and the Nightingale,
by Michael Irwin
Sex and dark doings in 1760s London — thoroughly engaging!
— Bob Deloria

Staff Picks For Kids

Fortunately the Milk,
by Neil Gaiman and Skottie Young
Neil Gaiman brings his singular brand of magic to a whimsical account of a hyper-competent father, a time-traveling stegosaurus, thirsty wumpires, piranhas, a god of people with short and funny names, aliens, pirates, buttons, and a quest to get a bottle of milk home in time for breakfast. The story comes to life with fantastical illustrations by Skottie Young.
— Marie Siegenthaler

Ike’s Incredible Ink,
by Brianne Farley
Ike wants to write a story, but it has to be the best story ever. And what should he write about? Follow our intrepid protagonist on his quest to find the perfect ink for his epic tale.
— Sandy Mullin

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Sandy Mullin is the manager at Books the Marina.