December 8, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Dec. 8)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Santa is Coming to Kansas” by Robert Dunn

2. “How to Tie a Scarf” by Potter Style

3. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8” by Jeff Kinney

4. “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

5. “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Oliver Jeffers

6. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

7. “Otis Christmas” by Loren Long

8. “Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

9. “Mayday Over Wichita” by D.W. Carter

10. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” by Ree Drummond

New and notable

“The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, $28.00) A new courtroom thriller in which “Lincoln Lawyer” Mickey Haller defends a murder case in which the victim was his former client.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree” by Robert Barry

2. “Timely . . . Timeless: 25 Years at Eighth Day Books,” edited by Victoria Foth Sherry

3. “Dakota: A Spiritual Geography” by Kathleen Norris

4. “On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century,” edited by Diego Rosemberg

5. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins

6. “The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy” by Lori Walburg

7. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

8. “Usborne Illustrated Classics for Boys” by Rachel Firth

9. “Usborne Art Ideas Big Book of Things to Draw” by Fiona Watt

10. “The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor” by Jonathan Rogers

New and notable

“The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House, $17) – A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For the author, black swans underlie a good portion of what happens in our world.

“Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” by Siegfried Engelmann (Touchstone, $22) – DISTAR is one of the most successful beginning reading programs available for schools. This program has been adapted for use at home. In 20 minutes a day, the step-by-step program teaches reading with exacting care.

National best-sellers


1. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson

2. “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich

3. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

4. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

5. “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci

6. “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom

7. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

8. “Dust” by Patricia Cornwell

9. “S” by Abrams/Dorst

10. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt


1. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

3. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

4. “Guinness World Records 2014”

5. “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade

6. “Miracles and Massacres” by Glenn Beck

7. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond

8. “Si-Cology” by Si Robertson

9. “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by GaryVaynerchuk

10. “Let Me Off at the Top!” by Ron Burgundy

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