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1. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tartt. LITTLE, BROWN.

2. The Lowland. By Jhumpa Lahiri. KNOPF.

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3. The Valley of Amazement. By Amy Tan. HARPERCOLLINS.

4. Dirty Love. By Andre Dubus III. NORTON.

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. By Jeff Kinney. AMULET.

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6. Dog Songs. By Mary Oliver. PENGUIN.

7. The Luminaries. By Eleanor Catton. LITTLE, BROWN.

8. Sycamore Row. By John Grisham. KNOPF.

9. The First Phone Call from Heaven. By Mitch Albom.

10. Doctor Sleep. By Stephen King. SCRIBNER.


1. The Bully Pulpit. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.

2. Orr. By Bobby Orr. PENGUIN.

3. Things That Matter. By Charles Krauthammer. CROWN.

4. I Am Malala. By Malala Yousafzai. LITTLE, BROWN.

5. David and Goliath. By Malcolm Gladwell. LITTLE, BROWN.

6. Stitches. By Anne Lamott. PENGUIN.

7. (tie) One Summer. By Bill Bryson. KNOPF.

7. (tie) This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. By Ann Patchett.

9. The Most of Nora Ephron. By Nora Ephron. KNOPF.

10. Double Down. By Mark Halperin, John Heilemann. PENGUIN.



1. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

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

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

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

5. Telegraph Avenue. By Michael Chabon. HARPERCOLLINS.

6. Dance with Dragons. By George R. R. Martin. RANDOM.

7. (tie) This Is How You Lose Her. By Junot Diaz. PENGUIN.

7. (tie) Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.
By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

9. The Dinner. By Herman Koch. CROWN.

10. The Best American Short Stories 2013. By Elizabeth Strout,


1. For Boston. By The Boston Globe. TRIUMPH.

2. Hyperbole and a Half. By Allie Brosh. TOUCHSTONE.

3. Orange Is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. RANDOM.

4. Our Boston. By Andrew Blauner (Editor).

5. (tie) 12 Years a Slave. By Solomon Northup. PENGUIN.

5. (tie) Townie. By Andre Dubus III. NORTON.

7. The Best American Sports Writing 2013. By J. R. Moehringer
(Editor), Glenn Stout (Editor). HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

8. Quiet. By Susan Cain. CROWN.

9. How Music Works. By David Byrne. MCSWEENEY’S.

10. Marmee and Louisa. By Eve LaPlante. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.

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.

Vanessa Fernandes can be reached at
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