Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Jan. 4)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “999 Kansas Characters” by Dave Webb

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

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

4. “The Book With No Pictures” by B. J. Novak

5. “Once Upon an Alphabet” by Oliver Jeffers

6. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo

7. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand

8. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doer

9. “Kansas Music: Stories of a Rich Tradition” by Debra Goodrich Bisel

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

New and notable

“The Rosie Effect” by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster, $25.99) – In a follow-up to “The Rosie Project”, Don and Rosie relocate to New York City and face their biggest challenge: an unexpected pregnancy.

“1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die” by Mimi Sheraton (Workman, $24.95) – A definitive list of the world’s best foods from food writer and former restaurant critic Sheraton.

Eighth Day Books


1.“The World of Silence” by Max Picard

2. “Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story” by Sally Lloyd-Jones

3. “The Silmarillion” by J.R.R. Tolkien

4. “Adam: God’s Beloved” by Henri Nouwen

5 “The Complete Stories” by Flannery O’Connor

6. “The Hobbit: Pocket Edition” by J.R.R. Tolkien

7. “Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal” by Sigrid Undset

8. “Out of the Silent Planet” by C.S. Lewis

9. “Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life” by Henri Nouwen

10. “Moon Over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool

New and notable

“Lenin’s Private War: The Voyage of the Philosophy Steamer and the Exile of the Intelligentsia” by Leslie Chamberlain (Picador, $20) – In 1922, Vladimir Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 undesirable intellectuals – philosophers, academics, scientists – to be deported. That autumn, Old Russia’s eminent men and their families were sent into permanent exile in Berlin, Prague and Paris. Through journals, letters, memoirs, and personal accounts, the author creates a rich portrait of these banished thinkers and their families.

“High as the Horses Bridles: A Novel” by Scott Cheshire (Henry Holt, $26) – In1980, at a crowded amphitheater in Queens, New York, a nervous Josiah Laudermilk, age 12, is about to step to the stage while thousands of believers wait to hear him. As if a switch had been flipped, Josiah’s words come rushing out, his whole body fills to the brim with the certainty of a strange apocalyptic vision. But is it true prophecy or just a young believer’s imagination running wild?

National best-sellers


1. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham

2. “Hope to Die” by James Patterson. Little, Brown ($29)

3. “Revival” by Stephen King. Scribner ($30)

4. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Scribner ($27)

5. “Tom Clancy: Full Force and Effect” by Mark Greaney. Putnam ($29.95)

6. “The Escape” by David Baldacci. Grand Central ($28)

7. “The World of Ice & Fire” by George R.R. Martin. Bantam ($50)

8. “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult. Ballantine ($28)

9. “Flesh and Blood” by Patricia Cornwell. Morrow ($28.99)

10. “The Burning Room” by Michael Connelly. Little, Brown ($28)


1. “Killing Patton” by O’Reilly/Dugard. Henry Hold ($30)

2. “41: Portrait of My Father” by George W. Bush. Crown ($28)

3. “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler. HarperCollins/Dey Street ($28.99)

4. “Guinness World Records 2015” by Guinness World Records. Guinness World Records ($28.95)

5. “Make It Ahead” by Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter ($35)

6. “What If?” by Randall Munroe. HMH ($24)

7. “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Ripley Publishing ($28.95)

8. “Money: Master the Game” by Tony Robbins. Simon & Schuster ($28)

9. “Dreamers and Deceivers” by Glenn Beck. S&S/Threshold ($27)

10. “You Can, You Will” by Joel Osteen. FaithWords ($24)

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