Four Eyed Frog Books Top 20 Bestsellers September 2018
1) Less by Andrew Sean Greer B
A failed novelist about to turn 50 decides to accept every literary event invitation he’s been putting off in order to avoid the wedding of his former longtime boyfriend. A hilarious and heartfelt journey of love, loss and the legacy you leave behind you.
2) Fear: Trump in the White House by Robert Woodward
With reporting honed through 8 presidencies from Nixon to Obama, Woodward details life inside the current White House and how the current President makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.
3) Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year by Jeanne Jackson & Craig Tooley *
Far and away the Frog’s all-time bestselling book. Colorful flora and fauna arranged by season, with fun facts for all ages. A must-have gift for anyone who loves our coast.
4) Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast by Thomas E. Cochrane *
detailed yet approachable overview of how and why the Sonoma-Mendocino region’s coastline, with all its fascinating oddities, appears as it does today.
5) Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann B
After oil was discovered under their native land, Osage began to be killed off during the 1920’s and anyone trying to investigate the crime was killed as well. The fledgling FBI took up the case, and with an undercover team that included a former Texas Ranger and a Native American agent they uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
6) An Excess Male by Maggie Shen B
A chilling dystopian tale of politics, inequality, love and rebellion set in a near-future China.
7) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Everything changes when quiet Eleanor meets Raymond, a bumbling co-worker. She and Raymond save Sammy, an elderly gentleman, who has fallen on the sidewalk. The three become the kind of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living.
8) China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
Social-climbing and scandal is back in Kwan’s follow-up to bestseller Crazy Rich Asians.
9) Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks
Short stories linked by a single “character” – a typewriter. Both funny and moving, this first fiction collection by actor Hanks is a whimsical and graceful collection of stories.
10) Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Suspenseful noir intrigue set in World War II is a dazzling exploration of how the lives and identities of men, women and America itself transform in this page-turning historical fiction novel.
11) Origin by Dan Brown
In the fifth Robert Langdon book, atheist and computer scientist Edmond Kirsch is assassinated moments before making an announcement of a discovery that could change the way the world sees monotheistic religion in the modern world. The game is afoot as Langdon is determined to crack the code to Kirsch’s message before religious leaders – or the assassin – get to him first.
12) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Noah Yuval Harari
Renowned historian Harari explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding on what it means to be human.
13) Crazy Rich Asians (movie tie-in edition) by Kevin Kwan
When New Yorker Rachel Chu goes to Singapore with her boyfriend, Nick, to vacation and meet his family, she finds he may have left out a few details. His family isn’t just wealthy, they’re crazy rich…and Nick happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor. Opulent, zany and with over the top family drama and extravagant settings, it’s a perfect beach read!
14) Diary of A Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
The funny and fascinating memoir of Bythell’s experiences running Scotland’s oldest second-hand bookstore along with the unusual staff, eccentric customers and surreal buying trips that make up the life of a bookseller.
15) Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore B
Acclaimed author Moore’s hilarious and bold novel shares the greatest story never told: the life of Christ as share by his boyhood friend.
15) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
A sweeping four-generation saga of a Korean family from the start of the 20th century, moving to pre and post-war Osaka and covering nearly 100 years. Their story is full of joy, heartbreak and the intimate details of a family’s sacrifice to make a better future for their children and grandchildren.
17) Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance B
Shares the story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author – a Yale Law School graduate – while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.
18) Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
Closing the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, the Shang-Young clan has descended from all corners of the globe to stake a claim on the family matriarch’s massive fortune.
19) The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messaud B
Nora is a quiet and unremarkable woman who falls into a complex new world through her relationship with her exciting new neighbors.
20) Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Noah Yuval Harari
Bestselling author Harari turns his focus toward humanity’s future and the next stage of evolution.
B = Book club selection
* = Local author