List of local bestsellers



1. Live By Night. By Dennis Lehane. WILLIAM MORROW.

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

3. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.


4. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELACORTE.

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

6. The Racketeer. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.

7. Back to Blood. By Tom Wolfe. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

8. A Thousand Mornings. By Mary Oliver. PENGUIN.


9. The Art Forger. By B.A. Shapiro. ALGONQUIN.

10. Mark of Athena. By Rick Riordan. HYPERION.


1. Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.

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

3. How Children Succeed. By Paul Tough. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.


4. The Signal and the Noise. By Nate Silver. PENGUIN.

5. Driving the Saudis. By Jayne Amelia Larson. FREE.

6. (tie) Guinness World Records 2013. By Guinness World Records.

6. The Last Lion. William Manchester and Paul Reid. LITTLE, BROWN

8. I Could Pee on This. By Francesco Marciuliano. CHRONICLE.

9. (tie) Bruce. By Peter Ames Carlin. TOUCHSTONE.

9. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. By Deb Perelman. KNOPF.



1. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

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

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

5. Perks of Being a Wallflower. By Stephen Chbosky. MTV.

6. Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

7. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERENNIAL.

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

9. The Best American Short Stories 2012. Edited by Tom Perrotta
and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.

10. Reflected in You. By Silvia Day. BERKLEY.


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

2. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.

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

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

5. Call the Midwife. By Jennifer Worth. PENGUIN.

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

7. How to Be Black. By Baratunde Thurston. HARPER.

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

9. A Train in Winter. By Caroline Moorehead. HARPER PERENNIAL.

10. How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One.
By Stanley Fish. HARPER.

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