Local bestsellers



1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

2. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

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


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

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5. The Racketeer. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.

6. Back to Blood. By Tom Wolfe. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

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

8. Darth Vader and Son. By Jeffrey Brown. CHRONICLE.


9. The Panther. By Nelson DeMille. GRAND CENTRAL.

10. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELACORTE.


1. Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.

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

3. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. By Deb Perelman. KNOPF.


4. Hallucinations. By Oliver Sacks. KNOPF.

5. The Last Lion. William Manchester and Paul Reid.

6. Elsewhere. By Richard Russo. KNOPF.

7. Bruce. By Peter Ames Carlin. TOUCHSTONE.

8. Life After Death. By Damien Nichols. BLUE RIDER.

9. (tie) How Children Succeed. By Paul Tough.

9. I Could Pee on This. By Francesco Marciuliano. CHRONICLE.



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

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

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

4. Elegy for Eddie. By Jacqueline Winspear. HARPER PERENNIAL.

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

6. Life of Pi. By Yann Martel. MARINER.

7. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

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

10. The Best American Short Stories 2012.
Edited by Tom Perrotta and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.


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

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

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

4. F for Effort. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

5. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.

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

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

8. (tie) Call the Midwife. By Jennifer Worth. PENGUIN.

8. Rin Tin Tin. By Susan Orlean. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

10. 1776. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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