Local bestsellers



1. The Cuckoo’s Calling. By Robert Galbraith. LITTLE, BROWN.

2. Night Film. By Marisha Pessl. RANDOM.

3. Inferno. By Dan Brown. KNOPF.


4. And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. PENGUIN.

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5. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. PENGUIN.

6. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

7. The English Girl. By Daniel Silva. HARPERCOLLINS.

8. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. WILLIAM MORROW.


9. Snow Hunters. By Paul Yoon. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.

10. (tie) Bad Monkey. By Carl Hiaasen. KNOPF.

10. (tie) The Good Lord Bird. By James McBride. PENGUIN.

10. (tie) The Silver Star. By Jeannette Walls. SCRIBNER.


1. Lawrence in Arabia. By Scott Anderson. KNOPF.


2. This Town. By Mark Leibovich. BLUE RIDER.

3. Zealot. By Reza Aslan. RANDOM.

4. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. By David Sedaris.

5. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

6. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. VIKING.

7. Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi. TEN SPEED.

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

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

10. Hothouse. By Boris Kachka. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.



1. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. HARPER.

2. Where’d You Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. LITTLE, BROWN.

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

4. The Light Between Oceans. By M. L. Stedman. SCRIBNER.

5. (tie) The Art Forger. By B. A. Shapiro. ALGONQUIN.

5. (tie) Sweet Tooth. By Ian McEwan. KNOPF.

7. The Silent Wife. By A. S. A. Harrison. VIKING.

8. The Orphan Master’s Son. By Adam Johnson. RANDOM HOUSE.

9. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

10. Me Before You. By Jojo Moyes. PENGUIN.


1. Orange is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. RANDOM.

2. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.

3. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. LITTLE, BROWN.

4. Brain on Fire. By Susannah Cahalan. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.

5. Quiet. By Susan Cain. CROWN.

6. Waging Heavy Peace. By Neil Young. PENGUIN.

7. (tie) Elsewhere. By Richard Russo. KNOPF.

7. (tie) The Glass Castle. By Jeannette Walls. SCRIBNER.

9. Thinking Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman.

10. (tie) The Other Wes Moore. By Wes Moore. RANDOM.

10. (tie) Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. CROWN.

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

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