Local bestsellers


1. Tenth of December. By George Saunders. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. The Dinner. By Herman Koch. HOGARTH.

3. The Accursed. By Joyce Carol Oates. ECCO.


4. The End of the Point. By Elizabeth Graver. HARPER.

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5. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

6. (tie) A Week in Winter. By Maeve Binchy. KNOPF.

6. Vampires in the Lemon Grove. By Karen Russell. KNOPF.

8. The Good House. By Ann Leary. ST. MARTIN’S.


9. (tie) The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. HARPER.

9. Alex Cross, Run. By James Patterson. LITTLE, BROWN .


1. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

2. Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy. NORTON .

3. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy. HOUGHTON


4. Margaret Fuller: A New American Life. By Megan Marshall.

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

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

7. Whitey. By Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. CROWN.

8. Marmee & Louisa. By Eve LaPlante. FREE.

9. Once Upon a Flock. By Lauren Scheuer. ATRIA.

10. Salt Sugar Fat. By Michael Moss. RANDOM HOUSE.


1. The Language of Flowers. By Vanessa Diffenbaugh. BALLANTINE.

2. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.

3. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELL.

4. Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. VINTAGE.

5. (tie) The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. By Nichole Bernier.

5. Abide with Me. By Sabin Willett. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

7. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

8. Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

9. (tie) The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.

9. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. PENGUIN.


1. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

2. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

3. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

4. Drift. By Rachel Maddow. BROADWAY.

5. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. By Jenny Lawson. BERKLEY.

6. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You. By The Oatmeal
and Matthew Inman. ANDREWS MCMEEL.

7. America the Beautiful. By Ben Carson M.D. ZONDERVAN.

8. House of Stone. By Anthony Shadid. MARINER.

9. You Are Here. By Thich Nhat Hanh. SHAMBHALA.

10. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER PERENNIAL.

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

Peter Cocchia can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @CocchiaP.