Winter Reading Top Ten

Top 10 Books at Tsunami Books

Lila by Marilynne Robinson. Farrar Straus Giroux, $26.

The Co-Creation Handbook by Alida Birch. Luminaire Press, $12.95.

Falling From Horses by Molly Gloss. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25. (See review this issue)

Roadside Geology of Oregon, Second Edition by Marli B. Miller. Mountain Press, $26. (See review this issue)

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Random House, $30.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Plume, $16.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Little, Brown and Company, $14.99.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Milkweed Editions, $18.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Charles Eisenstein. North Atlantic Books, $19.95.

Eugene Public Library’s Top Book Picks

Adult Fiction

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

 Adult Nonfiction

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright

Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (see review this issue)

Young Adult

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld


The Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

2014 Thurston Book Exchange Top Ten Sellers

Top used books reprinted this year due to film or TV tie-ins

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House Trade, $16 ($8).

Maze Runner by James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99 ($5.50).

Books by Diana Gabaldon: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, Fiery Cross, Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Heart’s Blood. Dell, $9.99 ($5).

Books by George R.R. Martin: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons, Bantam, $9.99 ($5).

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Colton Burpo, T. Nelson, $16.99 ($8.50).

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Broadway Books, $9.99 ($5).

Divergent by Katherine Roth, Tegen Books $9.99 ($5).

Top 2014 books

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Speak, $12.99 ($6.50)

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and 

Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17 ($8.50)

J. Michaels Books Top Picks

Painter’s Progress: A Portrait of Lucian Freud by David Dawson. Knopf, $65.

My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman. Harper Design, $36.

 Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness by Rebecca Solnit. Trinity University Press, $25.95.

Blue Horses: Poems by Mary Oliver. The Penguin Press, $24.95.

Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems by Louise Gluck. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. $23. Winner of the National Book Award for poetry 2014.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Deckle Edge, $26.

Lila: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.

Redeployment by Phil Klay. The Penguin Press HC, $26.95. Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for fiction.

Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton. Random House, $45.

Mix It Up by Herve Tullet. Chronicle Books, $15.99.



Black Sun Books Staff Picks

Roadside Geology of Oregon, Second Edition by Marli Miller. Mountain Press Publishing Company, $26.

Dreams Before Extinction by Naeemeh Naeemaei. Perceval Press, $11.99. 

Collect Raindrops: The Seasons Gathered by Nikki McClure. Abrams, $24.95. 

Collected Poems by Mark Strand. Knopf, $30. 

Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music & Cosmology by Miranda Lundy, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau, Daud Sutton, John Martineau. Bloomsbury, $20. 

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Hogarth, $15.

Pursuit of Happiness: An Introduction to the Libertarian Ethos of Charles Erskine Scott Wood by Alan L. Contreras. Oregon Review, $19. 

Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves from Korea, Japan, China, India & Beyond by Karen Solomon. 10 Speed Press, $19.99.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett. HarperCollins, $15.99.

Leontari: A Polemic Romance by A. M. Brosius. Little Lulu Press, $20.




UO Duck Store Literary Duck Top Ten

1. The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them by Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley. Plume, $16. 

2. 100 Things Oregon Fans Should Know and Do by Rob Moseley. Triumph Books, $14.95.

3. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris. Back Bay Books, $17.

4. Shrubs to Know by Edward Jensen. Oregon State, $12.

5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Dutton, $12.99.

6. Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a 

New Ecological Age by Christina Mary Wood. Cambridge University Press, $45.

7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Broadway Books, $15. 

8. Embers of War by Lesley Lever. Moreton Street Books, $14.99.

9.Civil War Rivalry: Oregon s Oregon State by Kerry Eggers. The History Press, $24.99. 

10. March 1939: Before the Madness: The Story of the First NCAA Basketball Tournament Champions by Terry Frei.  Taylor Trade Publishing, $24.95.