Blog: This Month In Malibu Bestsellers

DIESEL, A Bookstore


1. Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. Everyone is raving, and cancelling everything to finish reading this latest novel by the author of The Secret History. Don’t miss it!

2. The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout. New in paperback, this much-acclaimed novel by the author of Olive Kitteridge pairs exquisite plotting with emotional depth in this tale of the ties of family and place.

3. Can’t and Won’t: Stories, by Lydia Davis. Rightly praised as a brilliant stylist writing in myriad forms about the quotidian challenges, joys and mysteries. A master of the short story form.

4. The Snow Queen, by Michael Cunningham. Fans of Cunningham’s luscious fiction are streaming in to pick up his new novel, a moving exploration of the diverse of paths of two brothers, told with skill, grace, and empathy.

5. Son, by Jo Nesbo. The latest from one the greatest contemporary mystery writers on the planet flew onto the bestseller list immediately. Nesbo is a master of Scandinavian crime fiction and the king of Nordic noir.


1. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefing Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder, by Arianna Huffington. Always wonderfully articulate, Huffington turns her attention away from politics and current affairs and focuses on reassessing the values important to true success.

2. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty. The surprise runaway bestseller of the year, it has been blowing through print runs and is now available again. A fresh look capital, capitalism, labor and the economy for our time, by a leading political economist.

3. Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, by Diane Keaton. A candid, thoughtful book on appearance, beauty and aging from this legendary actress, author and mother, hilarious and insightful.

4. Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises, by Timothy Geithner. With experience on all sides of the equation, Geithner shares his insights on the causes and cures for financial crises. The ultimate insider’s view of 25 years of financial crises.

5. Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, by Phil Jackson. THE champion coach, Jackson besides being an avid reader has been an advocate of the best in his players: authenticity, selfless teamwork and freedom. This is the ‘Zen master’s’ own insights, coaching philosophy, and the history of his championships, jam-packed with tales of his celebrity players over the years. Great Father’s Day Gift!


1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Busting out of the Young Adult Category, this is the inspiring story from the inspired author, John Green. Soon to be a movie, in June, and a cultural marker in its own right.

2. Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. Continuing to stay on our bestsellers, this is one of the most powerful kids books around — filled with courage, compassion and kindness.

3. We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart. This is the latest from award-winning author Lockhart, praised by John Green who described it as: “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart.”

4. The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems. Willems is one of the most popular children’s illustrators around and this is his latest picture book in the “Pigeon” series!

5. Counting By Sevens, by Holly Goldberg Sloan. This is a powerfully written middle grade novel which deals with loss, being an outsider and the meaning of family, full of revelatory joy.