Local bestsellers



1. The Cuckoo’s Calling. By Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling).

2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

3. How the Light Gets In. By Louise Penny. ST. MARTIN’S.


4. Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish. By David Rakoff.

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5. Claire of the Sea Light. by Edwidge Danticat. KNOPF.

6. Inferno. By Dan Brown. KNOPF.

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

8. The Fall of Five. By Pittacus Lore. HARPER.


9. Night Film. By Marisha Pessl. RANDOM.

10. Bad Monkey. By Carl Hiaasen. KNOPF.


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

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

3. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.


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

5. Zealot. By Reza Aslan. RANDOM.

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

7. Grumpy Cat. By Chronicle. CHRONICLE.

8. The Boys in the Boat. By Daniel Brown. VIKING ADULT.

9. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM.

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



1. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. HARPER.

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

3. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

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

5. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling.

5. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

6. Elsewhere. By Richard Russo. KNOPF.

7. The Other Wes Moore. By Wes Moore. RANDOM.

8. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. LITTLE, BROWN.

9. Quiet. By Susan Cain. CROWN.

10. (tie) Brain on Fire. By Susannah Cahalan. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.

10. (tie) The Black Count. By Tom Reiss. 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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