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1. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tart. Little, Brown.

2. The Invention of Wings. By Sue Monk Kidd. Viking.

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3. The Valley of Amazement (tie). By Amy Tan. Ecco.

3. On Such a Full Sea (tie). By Chang-Rae Lee. Riverhead.

5. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches. By Alan Bradley. Delacorte.

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6. The Lowland (tie). By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.

6. Sycamore Row (tie). By John Grisham. Doubleday.

8. The Luminaries. By Eleanor Catton. Little, Brown.

9. The Circle. By Dave Eggers. Knopf.

10. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Crown.


1. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. By Robert M. Gates.

2. The Bully Pulpit. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. Simon and Schuster.

3. Orr. By Bobby Orr. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

4. David and Goliath (tie). By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.

4. I Am Malala (tie). By Malala Yousafzai. Little, Brown.

6. The Boys in the Boat. By Daniel James Brown. Viking.

7. Little Failure (tie). By Gary Shteyngart. Random House.

7. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book (tie) By Diane Muldrow. Golden Books.

9. My Promised Land. By Ari Shavit. Spiegel & Grau.

10. The Kid. By Ben Bradlee Jr. Little, Brown.



1. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. Vintage.

2. Where’d You Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. Back Bay Books.

3. Life After Life. By Kate Atkinson. Back Bay Books.

4. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. Harper.

5. Me Before You. By Jojo Moyes. Penguin.

6. Tenth of December. By George Saunders. Random House.

7. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. William Morrow.

8. The Book Thief. By Markus Zusak. Knopf.

9. The Flamethrowers. By Rachel Kushner. Scribner.

10. A Week in Winter. By Maeve Binchy. Anchor.


1. My Beloved World. By Sonia Sotomayor. Vintage.

2. Orange Is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. Spiegel & Grau.

3. The Monuments Men. By Robert M. Edsel (Author),
Bret Witter (Contributor). Center Street.

4. Quiet. By Susan Cain. Broadway.

4. The Wolf of Wall Street. By Jordan Belfort. Bantam.

4. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W. W. Norton & Company.

7. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. Vintage.

7. Hyperbole and a Half. By Allie Brosh. Touchstone.

9. Wave. By Sonali Deraniyagala.Vintage.

10. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay Books.

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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