The Best of Books

What you’re reading this autumn

Books Inc. best-seller list

  1. City of Thieves: A Novel, by David Benioff (paperback)
  2. The Tender Bar: A Memoir, by J.R. Moehringer (paperback)
  3. The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People, by Emma Farrarons (paperback)
  4. 111 Places in San Francisco That You Must Not Miss, by Floriana Peterson (paperback)
  5. The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, by David Lagercrantz (hardcover)
  6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo (hardcover)
  7. The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
  8. The Martian, by Andy Weir (paperback)
  9. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel Brown (paperback)
  10.  The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes (paperback)


Circling the Sun: A Novel

by Paula McLain

The acclaimed author of The Paris Wife returns with this novelized version of the life of the beautiful, high-flying Beryl Markham, a woman of remarkable and numerous accomplishments, in colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Thrilling and heartfelt, Paula McLain paints a portrait of a life on the fringes of society in stunning fashion.

Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

by Chuck Wendig

Star Wars is back, and respected sci-fi author Wendig begins the path to the new movies with this book. Resetting the post-Jedi canon is a bold choice for Lucasfilm, but Wendig does a great job putting us back into the exciting universe of Star Wars and recapturing what made Star Wars great.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

by Jenny Lawson

The next book from blogger extraordinaire Jenny Lawson (a.k.a. “The Bloggess”) is a follow-up to Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. With the same wry fatalism and sense of humor, Lawson paints the portrait of her life of domestic insanity and emotional turmoil with skill and not a few taxidermied animals. Hilarious!

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

by Felicia Day

Felicia Day has been a web icon since the early days of her web series, The Guild. Now she has penned a memoir of her life in fandom, as a member of Joss Whedon’s crew of stalwarts, and the difficulties of early Web development and forging a new path for creators in media. Honest and filled with great anecdotes from sets both big and small, this is a great read for the brainiac creator in your life.

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