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Local bestsellers



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

2. Colorless Tsukuru Tasaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.

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

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

5. The Invention of Wings. By Sue Monk Kidd. VIKING.

6. The Book of Life. By Deborah Harkness. VIKING.

7. Big Little Lies. By Liane Moriarty. PUTNAM.

8. We Are Not Ourselves. By Matthew Thomas. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. Wonder. By R.J. Palacio. KNOPF.

10. Heist. By Daniel Silva. HarperCollins.


1. A Spy Among Friends. By Ben Macintyre. CROWN.


2. Off the Leash. By Matthew Gilbert. DUNNE.

3. Elephant Company. By Vicki Croke. RANDOM HOUSE.

4. The Organized Mind. By Daniel Levitin. DUTTON.

5. The Opposite of Loneliness. By Marina Keegan. SCRIBNER.

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

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

8. Goodnight Darth Vader. By Jeffrey Brown. CHRONICLE.

9. (tie) Minecraft Combat Handbook. By Scholastic. SCHOLASTIC.

9. (tie) The Bully Pulpit. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.



1. Americanah. By Chimamanda Adichie. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

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

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

5. The Valley of Amazement. By Amy Tan. HarperCollins.

6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. HarperCollins.

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

8. (tie) The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. PENGUIN.

8. (tie) An Event in Autumn. By Henning Mankell. VINTAGE.

10. The Wrong Girl. By Hank Phillippi Ryan. FORGE.


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


2. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

4. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

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

6. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN.

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

8. Brain on Fire. By Susannah Cahalan. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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

10. (tie) This Boy’s Life. By Tobias Wolff. GROVE.

10. (tie) Survival Guide to Parenting Teens. By Joani Geltman. AMACOM.

Compiled from Andover, Spirit of ‘76, BookEnds, Bookrack, Concord, Harvard, NEMBF, Porter Square, Wellesley and Brookline Booksellers.

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