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The Round House. By Louise Erdrich.


1. Tenth of December. By George Saunders. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

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3. The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. HARPER.

4. A Thousand Mornings. By Mary Oliver. PENGUIN.

5. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

6. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. By Ayana Mathis. KNOPF.

7. Sweet Tooth. By Ian McEwan. NAN A. TALESE.

8. (tie) Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

8. This is How You Lose Her. By Junot Díaz. RIVERHEAD.

10. The Yellow Birds. By Kevin Powers. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.


1. My Beloved World. By Sonia Sotomayor. KNOPF.

2. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. (tie) Thomas Jefferson. By Jon Meacham. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. TEN SPEED.

5. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.

6. Killing Lincoln. By Bill O’Reilly. HENRY HOLT AND CO.

7. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

8. (tie) The World Until Yesterday. By Jared Diamond. VIKING.

8. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

8. How Children Succeed. By Paul Tough. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.


1. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

2. The Language of Flowers. By Vanessa Diffenbaugh. BALLANTINE.

3. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.

4. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. PENGUIN.

5. Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. VINTAGE.

6. Cloud Atlas. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

7. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

8. Fifty Shades of Grey. By E L James. VINTAGE.

9. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERRENNIAL.

10. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.


1. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? By Mindy Kaling. THREE RIVERS.

3. Tiny Beautiful Things. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

4. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

5. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

6. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W. W. NORTON & CO.

7. How to Write a Sentence. By Stanley Fish. HARPER.

8. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

9. Team of Rivals. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

10. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.

Compiled from Andover, The Book Rack, Spirit of ‘76, Spirit Squared, Harvard, New England Mobile, Concord, Brookline Booksmith, Wellesley and Porter Square.

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