The top-selling titles at Petaluma’s Copperfield’s Book Store, for the week of April 2-April 8, 2018.
Petaluma’s Number One bestselling book last week was Robert Reich’s “The Common Good,” no surprise given the popular author’s well-attended appearance last weekend at a Literacyworks fundraiser at the Veteran’s Hall. What is a surprise (and a pleasant one) is the return to the list of “Sail Cowabunga: A Family’s Ten Years at Sea,” by Petaluma author Janis Lasky Couvreux. The memoir, last seen on the list in the Number Eight spot in January, has returned in the Number Two spot.
Meanwhile, on the list of bestselling books for kids and young adults, Madeleine L’Engle’s classic “A Wrinkle in Time” - still riding the wave of renewed interest after last month’s release of the big screen film starring Oprah Winfrey - remains in the top spot for its second consecutive week. A notable new arrival is Jill Twist’s “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” developed and published through John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” television show on HBO. Timed to be released on the same day as the similarly titled “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President,” written by VP Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte, Twist’s book takes the name of the Pence family’s pet rabbit, and imagines him (the rabbit) falling in love and marrying another boy rabbit. He does this over the objections of the self-appointed ruler , the Stink Bug, who is promptly voted out of his leadership position by the other animals in the forest. Profits from the book are being donated to the Trevor Project, a nationwide 24-hour suicide hotline for young LGBTQ Americans, and also to AIDS United, working to end the worldwide AIDS epidemic.
For what it’s worth, please note that Pence’s book is not on the list.
FICTION & NON-FICTION
1. “The Common Good,” by Robert Reich
2. “Sail Cowabunga! A Family’s Ten Years at Sea,” by Janis Lasky Couvreux
3. “Call of the Wild & White Fang,” by Jack London
4. “Russian Roulette,” by Michael Isikoff
5. “Ready Player One,” by Ernest Cline
6. “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara
7. “Make Trouble,” by Cecile Richards
8. “Female Persuasion,” by Meg Wolitzer
9. “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng
10. “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
KIDS & YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
1.“A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleine L’Engle
2.“A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” by Jill Twist and Last Week Tonight
3.“Wishtree,” by Katherine Applegate
4.“Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic,” from Scholastic Press
5.“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Getaway,” by Jeff Kinney
6.“Dog Man and Cat Kid,” by Dav Pilkey
7.“Phoebe and Her Unicorn: Unicorn of Many Hats,” by Dana Simpson
8.“Let’s Find Momo!: A Hide-and-Seek Board Book,” by Andrew Knapp
9.“Bad Guys: Mission Unpluckable,” by Aaron Blabey
10.“Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship,” by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes, and “Wild Robot Escapes,” by Peter Brown.