Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

Chevalier’s Books – Bestsellers from June


For your reading pleasure… Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont Blvd. shares a list of Chevalier’s Bestsellers from the month of June. How many of these have you read?

“Want more information on any of these books? Come in and talk to our booksellers!”

Non-Fiction Hardcover:
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Probably anyone who likes Larson’s previous bestsellers will enjoy this book.

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Non-fiction Paperback:
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
So far we haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like this book.

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Fiction Hardcover:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
From customer reports, it seems everyone likes this Pulitzer prize winning novel about WWII in France.

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Just as popular as Gone Girl!

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Great reviews, apparently Judy Blume can write for adults too.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Harrowing, brutal, tender, just brilliant, it will move you to tears!

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Fiction Paperback:
Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian by E L James
FYI: Literary Snob Liz and Open-minded Julia have a bet going – if we sell enough of this book, currently our best-selling book, Julia will win an ice cream at Salt and Straw, paid for by Liz. Buy it for Julia’s sake, down with the Literary Snob!

Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Paperback of the best selling novel.

My Struggle, Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The first book of the six volumes of the global bestseller -Karl Ove is a genius!

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H is for Hawk  by Helen Macdonald
A book about bereavement, rave reviews.

Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs by Sally Mann
A stunning, insightful reflection on Mann’s life, on art, on the South – with photographs.

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The Wright Brothers by David McCullouh
Yet another terrific biography from David McCullough.

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Life- Saving Magic of Tidying Up:The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
Most customers say it’s for a gift. Hmm?

Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer
How curiosity can inspire.

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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie
Adapted from her TED talk and her novels and short stories are wonderful too.

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Graphic Literature:
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? : A Memoir by Roz Chast
Leave it to Roz Chast to make caring for elderly parents funny and moving.

Blacksad Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (novel)
Terrific noir graphic novel.

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Picture Fiction (4-8 years):
Storm Whale by Benji Davies
Gorgeous illustrations, lovely, spare prose.

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Middle Reader (9-12 years):
Dork Diaries 9: Tales fro a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen  by Rachel Renee Russell
Go Dork Diaries!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Still going strong!

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Young Adult:
Paper Towns by John Green
All of John Green’s books are bestsellers and the movie of this one is coming out later this month.

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Twelve Recipes by Cal Peternell
Beautifully written, informative book by a Chez Panisse chef.

Thug Kitchen by Thug Kitchen
Very hip vegan cookbook.

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126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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