Malibu’s Top Ten Books


The holidays are upon us, with wonderful new books coming out for the gift-giving season. With new books by Stephen King, Anne Rice and Philip Roth, there is something for everyone on the fiction list. In nonfiction, check out local Latana’s beautiful photography book “Barely Exposed,” the new “SuperFreakonomics” and Andre Agassi’s “Open.” In children’s books the new “Skippyjon Jones,” “2010’s Guinness World Records” and “Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies” all make wonderful reading for the young ones.


1. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” by Stieg Larsson, paperback, Vintage, $14.95

2. “Olive Kitteridge,” by Elizabeth Strout, paperback, Random House, $14

3. “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett, hardcover, Putnam, $24.95

4. “The Elegance of the Hedgehog,” by Muriel Barbery, paperback, Europa Editions, $15

5. “Sarah’s Key,” by Tatiana de Rosnay, paperback, St. Martin’s Griffin, $13.95

6. “Wolf Hall,” by Hilary Mantel, hardcover, Henry Holt, $27

7. “Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim,” by Anne Rice, hardcover, Knopf, $25.95

8. “Under the Dome,” by Stephen King, hardcover, Scribner, $35

9. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” by Mary Ann and Annie Barrows, paper, Dial Press, $14

10. “The Humbling,” by Philip Roth, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin, $22


1. “One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned About Everyone’s Struggle to be Singular,” by Abigail Pogrebin, hardcover, Doubleday, $26.95

2. “Barely Exposed: How do You See the World?,” by Latana, hardcover, Oro Editions, $40

3. “The Art of Overeating: A Bellyful of Laughs About Our Food-Phobic Culture,” by Leslie Landis, paperback, Sterling , $9.95

4. “Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action,” by Mike Roselle and Josh Mahan, hardcover, St. Martin’s, $24.99

5. “Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen,” by David Sax, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24

6. “Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel,” by Jeannette Walls, hardcover, Scribner, $26

7. “What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures,” by Malcolm Gladwell, hardcover, Little Brown, $27.99

8. “Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival,” by Norman Ollestad, hardcover, Ecco, $25.99

9. “Open: An Autobiography,” by Andre Agassi, hardcover, Knopf, $28.95

10. “SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance,” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, hardcover, William Morrow, $29.99


1. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” by Jeff Kinney, hardcover, Amulet Books, $13.95

2. “Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice,” by Judy Lachner, hardcover, Dutton Juvenile, $16.99

3. “Guinness World Records 2010,” by Guinness World Records, hardcover, Guinness World Records, $28.99

4. “Eclipse,” by Stephenie Meyer, paperback, Little Brown, $12.99

5. “Where the Wild Things Are,” by Maurice Sendak, paperback, HarperTrophy, $8.95

6. “The Sea of Monsters” (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Books 2), by Rick Riordan, paperback, Miramax, $7.99

7. “Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks,” by Margaret Sutherland and Sonja Lamut, paperback, Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99

8. “Leonardo, The Terrible Monster,” by Mo Willems, hardcover, Hyperion, $16.99

9. “Tales of the Great Heroes,” by Roger Lancelyn Green, paperback, Puffin, $4.99

10. “Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies,” by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, hardcover, Little Brown, $24.99

Reviews provided by Diesel, A Bookstore