Local bestsellers



1. The Casual Vacancy. By J.K. Rowling. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

2. Live By Night. By Dennis Lehane. WILLIAM MORROW.

3. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.


4. This is How You Lose Her. By Junot Diaz. RIVERHEAD.

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5. Mark of Athena. By Rick Riordan. HYPERION.

6. In Sunlight and in Shadow. By Mark Helprin.

7. (tie) Winter of the World. By Ken Follett. DUTTON.

7. Son. By Lois Lowry. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN.


9. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELACORTE.

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


1. Killing Kennedy. By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. HENRY HOLT.

2. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

3. No Easy Day. By Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer. DUTTON.


4. Joseph Anton. By Salman Rushdie. RANDOM HOUSE.

5. The Oath. By Jeffrey Toobin. DOUBLEDAY.

6. How Children Succeed. By Paul Tough.

7. The Revenge of Geography. By Robert D. Kaplan. RANDOM HOUSE.

8. The Signal and the Noise. By Nate Silver. PENGUIN.

9. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. Waging Heavy Peace. By Neil Young. BLUE RIDER.



1. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. PICADOR.

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

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

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

5. Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

6. Perks of Being a Wallflower. By Stephen Chbosky. MTV.

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

8. Caleb’s Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.

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

10. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERENNIAL.


1. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W.NORTON.

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out with Me? By Mindy Kaling.

3. (tie) In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

3. Boomerang. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON.

5. How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One.
By Stanley Fish. HARPER.

6. Call the Midwife. By Jennifer Worth. PENGUIN.

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

8. Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.

9. 1493. By Charles C. Mann. VINTAGE.

10. I Feel Bad About My Neck. By Nora Ephron. VINTAGE.

Compiled from Andover Bookstore, The Book Rack, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Spirit of ’76, Spirit Squared, Wellesley Books.