May 11, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 11)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Serve to be Great” by Matt Tenney

2. “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin

3. “The Nine” by Jeffrey Toobin

4. “The Oath” by Jeffrey Toobin

5. “Looking for Me” by Beth Hoffman

6. “The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards” by Kristopher Jansma

7. “God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines

8. “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon” by Grant Overstake

9. “Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler

10. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth

New and notable

“The Keillor Reader” by Garrison Keillor (Viking, $27.95) – An assortment of collected works including an essay in memory of Keillor’s mother, a list of Lake Wobegon precepts, as well as Keillor’s personal history.

“The Last Kind Words Saloon” by Larry McMurtry (Liveright, $24.95) McMurty revisits the Old West, retelling the story of legends Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp.

Eighth Day Books


1. “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote

2. “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck

3. “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison

4. “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood

5. “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” by Thomas C. Foster

6. “The Candymakers” by Wendy Mass

7. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow

8. “Church History: An Essential Guide” by Justo Gonzalez

9.. “The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss” by David Bentley Hart

10. “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya

New and notable

“Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books” by Wendy Lesser (FSG, $25.00) Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished little magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review, to describe a life lived in and through literature.

“Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow (Random House, $9.99) Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn’t been covered in the 70-year-old line of children’s books. From managing money to finding contentment in the simplest things, Muldrow combines evocative illustrations from Golden Book stories with reflective themes to create a shortguide to life.

National best-sellers


1. “The Target” by David Baldacci

2. “Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles

3. “The Collector” by Nora Roberts

4. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

5. “Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy

6. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Mary Higgins Clark

7. “Live to See Tomorrow” by Iris Johansen

8. “NYPD Red 2” by Patterson/Karp

9. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

10. “Bridge to Haven” by Francine Rivers


1. “Everybody’s Got Something” by Robin Roberts

2. “Capital in the TwentyFirst Century” by Thomas Piketty

3. “A Fighting Chance” by Elizabeth Warren

4. “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

5. “Let’s Just Say it Wasn’t Pretty” by Diane Keaton

6. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

7. “Smart Money Smart Kids” by Dave Ramsey

8. “Optimal Living 360” by Sanjay Jain

9. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

10. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned …” by Diane Muldrow

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