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1. The Casual Vacancy. By J.K. Rowling. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

3. This is How You Lose Her. By Junot Diaz. RIVERHEAD.

4. Winter of the World. By Ken Follett. DUTTON.

5. Telegraph Avenue. By Michael Chabon. HARPER.

6. A Wanted Man. By Lee Child. DELACORTE.

7. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELACORTE.

8. NW. By Zadie Smith. PENGUIN.

9. Mockingjay. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.

10. The Paternity Test. By Michael Lowenthal.


1. Joseph Anton. By Salman Rushdie. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. No Easy Day. By Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer. DUTTON.


3. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

4. The Oath. By Jeffrey Toobin. DOUBLEDAY.

5. Mortality. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.

6. (tie) How Music Works. By David Byrne. MCSWEENEY’S.

6. The Price of Politics. By Bob Woodward. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

8. How Children Succeed. By Paul Tough.

9. Fire in the Ashes. By Jonathan Kozol. CROWN.

10. When America First Met China. By Eric Jay Dolin. LIVERIGHT.



1. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. PICADOR.

2. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.

3. Cloud Atlas. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

4. Fifty Shades of Grey. By E. L. James. VINTAGE.

5. The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. BACK BAY.

6. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. VINTAGE.

7. Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

8. Caleb’s Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.

9. (tie) State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERENNIAL.

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


1. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

2. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W. W. NORTON.

3. Is Everyone Hanging Out with Me? By Mindy Kaling.

4. 1493. By Charles C. Mann. VINTAGE.


5. Boomerang. By Michael Lewis. W. W. NORTON.

6. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR/BACK BAY.

7. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.

8. (tie) How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One.
By Stanley Fish. HARPER.

8. F for Effort. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

10. I Feel Bad About My Neck. By Nora Ephron. VINTAGE.

Compiled from Andover Bookstore, The Book Rack, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Porter Square Books, Spirit of ’76, Spirit Squared, Wellesley Books.