Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Jan. 19)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki

2. “Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

3. “Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool” by James Dean

4. “Rebel Spirits” by Lois Ruby

5. “Well Read Women” by Samantha Hahn

6. “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth

7. “Flamethrowers” by Rachel Kushner

8. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth

9. “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor

10. “The Simple Art of Eating Well” by Jessie Price

New and notable

“Duty” by Robert M. Gates (Knopf, $35) – In this new memoir, Robert Gates writes about his time as Secretary of Defense under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Watermark has a limited number of signed copies available.

“Perfect” by Rachel Joyce (Random House, $25) – From the author of “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” comes a story of lives being thrown into chaos and the impact that has on individuals and families.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat Up, and Burnt Out” by Brennan Manning

2. “Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven” by James Bryan Smith

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

4. “Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology” by Andrew Louth

5. “Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom” by Peter Leithart

6. “E.B. White on Dogs” by E.B. White

7. “The Consolation of Philosophy” by Boethius, translated by Victor Watts

8. “The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision Is Key to the World’s Future” by David Gushee

9. “The Christian West and Its Singers: The First Thousand Years” by Christopher Page

10. “Pia Desideria” by Philip Spener

New and notable

“Wine: A Global History” by Marc Millon (Reaktion Books, $18) – How did wine surpass all other beverages to achieve global domination? In “Wine,” Marc Millon travels back to the origins of modern man to find the answer, discovering that this heady drink is intertwined with the roots of civilization itself. A new edition to Reaktion’s “Edible” history of food series.

“Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour” by Carol Mavor (Reaktion Books, $35) – The sea, the sky, the veins of your hands, the Earth when photographed from space – blue sometimes seems to overwhelm all the other shades of our world in its all-encompassing presence. “Blue Mythologies” gives us a fresh and contemplative look into the traditions, tales and connotations of things blue.

National best-sellers


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

2. “Dark Wolf” by Christine Feehan

3. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

4. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

5. “Hazardous Duty” by Griffin/Butterworth

6. “Standup Guy” by Stuart Woods

7. “Fear Nothing” by Lisa Gardner

8. “The First Phone Call From Heaven” by Mitch Albom

9. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy

10. “River Road” by Jayne Ann Krentz


1. “Super Shred” by Ian K. Smith

2. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

3. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

4. “The Daniel Plan” by Rick Warren

5. “The Pound a Day Diet” by Rocco Dispirito

6. “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

7. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

8. “The Doctor’s Diet” by Travis Stork

9. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

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