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Local bestsellers



1. The Silkworm. By Robert Galbraith. LITTLE BROWN.

2. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tartt. LITTLE BROWN.

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3. All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

4. Matchmaker. By Elin Hilderbrand. LITTLE BROWN.

5. Midnight in Europe. By Alan Furst. RANDOM HOUSE.

6. The Vacationers. By Emma Straub. HUDSON.

7. The One and Only. By Emily Giffin. RANDOM HOUSE.

8. The Invention of Wings. By Sue Monk Kidd. PENGUIN.

9. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. By Diana Gabaldon.

10. Mr. Mercedes. By Stephen King. SCRIBNER.


1. Hard Choices. By Hillary Clinton. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

2. Capital in the 21st Century. By Thomas Piketty. HARVARD.

3. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

4. David and Goliath. By Malcolm Gladwell. LITTLE BROWN.

5. Flash Boys. By Michael Lewis. NORTON.

6. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast. BLOOMSBURY.

7. At the Point of a Cutlass. By Gregory Flemming. UNIVERSITY.

8. Let the Tornado Come. By Rita Zoey Chin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. Think Like a Freak. By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J Dubner.

10. The Most Dangerous Book. By Kevin Birmingham. PENGUIN.



1. Americanah. By Chimamanda Adichie. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

3. The Lowland. By Jhumpa Lahiri. RANDOM HOUSE.

4. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. HARPER.

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

6. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

8. The Signature of All Things. By Elizabeth Gilbert. PENGUIN.

9. My Struggle Book 1. By Karl Knausgaard. FARRAR, STRAUS, GIROUX.

10. A Game of Thrones. By George R.R. Martin. RANDOM HOUSE


1. The Boys in the Boat. By Daniel James Brown. PENGUIN.

2. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. One Summer. By Bill Bryson. KNOPF.

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

5. Orange Is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. RANDOM HOUSE.

6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. By Maya Angelou. RANDOM HOUSE.

7. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. PENGUIN.

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

9. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

10. Launch. By Jeff Walker. MORGAN JAMES.

Compiled from Andover, Spirit of ‘73, Bookends, BookRack, Concord, Harvard, NEMBF, Porter Square, Wellesley and Brookline Booksellers.

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