Malibu’s Top 10 Books


Following are the Top 10 bestsellers compiled by Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu for the week ending Aug. 29. “Tijuana Straits” is the latest surf novel by the author of the best surf novel ever written: “Tapping the Source.” Kem Nunn will be featured in “Surfing: The Book” panel discussion, as part of Diesel’s grand opening weekend Sept. 18 and 19. The lead title in the children’s bestseller list is by Diesel bookseller Melissa Lion, who will also be part of the grand opening festivities. The No. 2 children’s book is by local resident Billy Crystal. In nonfiction, the “9/11 Commission Report” is available again and selling like hotcakes, along with Garrison Keillor’s new one: “Homegrown Democrat.”


1. “Wind-Up Bird Chronicle,” by Haruki Murakami, Vintage International, $15

2. “Middlesex,” by Jeffrey Eugenides, Picador, $15

3. “Bangkok 8,” by John Burdett, Vintage, $12.95

4. “What I Loved,” by Siri Hustvedt, Picador, $14

5. “Star,” by Pamela Anderson, Atrium, $24

6. “Tijuana Straits,” by Kem Nunn, Scribner, $25

7. “Bergdorf Blondes,” by Plum Sykes, Miramax, $23.95

8. “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14

9. “The Known World,” by Edward Jones, Amistad, $13.95

10. “Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $14


1. “9/11 Commission Report,” by the 9/11 Commission, W.W. Norton, $10

2. “Homegrown Democrat,” by Garrison Keillor, Viking, $19.95

3. “Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide for Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals,” by Thomas Moore, Gotham, $27.50

4. “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” by Patricia Shultz, Workman, $18.95

5. “Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk,” by Maureen Dowd, Putnam, $24.95

6. “Dress Your Family in Corduroy,” by David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $24.95

7. “Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation,” by Lynne Truss, Gotham, $17.50

8. “Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror,” by Anonymous, Brassey’s, $27.50

9. “The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions to Guide You to an Extraordinary Life,” by Debbie Ford, Harper San Francisco, $12.95

10. “Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea,” by Thomas Cahill, Anchor, $14.95


1. “Swollen,” by Melissa Lion, Knopf, $15.95

2. “I Already Know I Love You,” by Billy Crystal, Harper, $16.99

3. “Dragon Rider,” by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic, $12.95

4. “Good Night Gorilla,” by Peggy Rathman, Penguin, $7.99

5. “Walter the Farting Dog,” by William Kotzwinkle, North Atlantic, $15.95

6. “Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable,” by Nicola Davies, Candlewick Press, $12.99

7. “Kingdom of the Golden Dragon,” by Isabel Allende, Harper, $19.99

8. “The Three Pigs,” by David Wiesner, Houghton Mifflin, $16.00

9. “ttyl (Talk to You Later),” by Lauren Myracle, Abrams, $15.95

10. “The Golem’s Eye,” by Jonathan Stroud, Hyperion, $17.95