Malibu’s Top Ten Book List


Look no further than this month’s bestseller lists for summer reading selections. For paperback beach fiction there is “The Savage Detectives,” “Ten Days in the Hills,” or “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union.”

For hardback fiction there’s “The Wentworths,” “Unaccustomed Earth” and “Our Story Begins.” If well-written nonfiction is one’s taste, “the Diving Bell and The Butterfly,” “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” or “The Gift” might do. For children, hot off the presses are: “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” fourth title, “The Battle of the Labyrinth,” the latest Clique Summer Collection book “Dylan,” or the wonderful new Walter Dean Myers book, “What they Found: Love on 145th Street.”

1. “The Wentworths,” by Katie Arnoldi, hardcover, Overlook Press, $23.95

2. “Unaccustomed Earth,” by Jhumpa Lahiri, hardcover, Knopf, $25

3. “The Savage Detectives,” by Roberto Bolano and Natasha Wimmer, paperback, Picador, $15

4. “The Witch of Portobello,” by Paulo Coelho, paperback, Harper, $13.95

5. “California Poetry,” edited by Dana Gioia, paperback, Heyday Books, $21.95

6. “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,” by Michael Chabon, paperback, Harper, $15.95

7. “Out Stealing Horses,” by Per Petterson, paperback, Picador, $14

8. “Ten Days in the Hills,” by Jane Smiley, paperback, Anchor, $14.95

9. “Bright Shiny Morning,” by James Frey, hardcover, Harper, $26.95

10. “Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories,” by Tobias Wolff, hardcover, Knopf, $26.95


1. “The Malibu Cookbook,” by Dolores Rivellino, hardcover, Authorhouse, $28.49

2. “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose,” by Eckhart Tolle, paperback, Penguin, $14

3. “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace,” by Greg Mortenson, paperback, Penguin, $15

4. “The Last Lecture,” by Randy Pausch, hardcover, Harper, $21.95

5. “Just Who Will You Be? Big Question. Little Book. Answer Within.,” by Maria Shriver, hardcover, Harper, $14.95

6. “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” by Jean-Dominique Bauby, paperback, Random House, $12.95

7. “Eat, Pray, Love,” by Elizabeth Gilbert, paperback, Penguin, $15

8. “Audition: A Memoir,” by Barbara Walter, hardcover, Knopf, $29.95

9. “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life,” by Barbara Kingsolver, paperback, Harper, $14.95

10. “The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World,” by Lewis Hyde, paperback, Random, $14.95


1. “Alphabet,” by Matthew Van Fleet, hardcover, Simon and Schuster, $19.99

2. “The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson No. 4),” by Rick Riordan, hardcover, Hyperion, $17.99

3. “Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy,” by Matthew Reinhart, hardcover, Orchard, $34.99

4. “The Tail of Emily Windsnap,” by Liz Kessler and Sara Gibb, paperback, Candlewick, $5.99

5. “Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany,” by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, hardcover, Harper, $12.99

6. “Dylan (Clique Summer Collection No. 6),” by Lisi Harrison, paperback, Poppy, $6.99

7. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules,” by Jeff Kinney, hardcover, Abrams, $12.95

8. “Mach 5” (Speed Racer), by Price Stern Sloan, hardcover, Price Stern Sloan, $7.99

9. “What They Found: Love on 145th Street,” by Walter Dean Myers, hardcover, Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99

10. “The Way Back Home,” by Oliver Jeffers, hardcover, Philomel, $16.99

Book list provided by Diesel, A Bookstore