Boston area bestselling books



1. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

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

3. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.


4. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELACORTE.

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5. Sweet Tooth. By Ian McEwan. NAN A.TALESE.

6. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

7. The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. HARPER.

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel. By Jeff Kinney.


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

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


1. Thomas Jefferson. By Jon Meacham. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. (tie) Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. By Ina Garten.

2. Hallucinations. By Oliver Sacks. KNOPF.


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

5. Help, Thanks, Wow. By Anne Lamott. RIVERHEAD.

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

7. Buddy. By Brian McGrory. CROWN.

8. Far From the Tree. By Andrew Solomon. SCRIBNER.

9. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

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



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

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

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

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

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

6. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

8. Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

9. Life of Pi. By Yann Martel. MARINER.

10. We the Animals. By Justin Torres. MARINER.


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

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling.

3. Team of Rivals. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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

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

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

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

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

9. Pity the Billionaire. By Thomas Frank. PICADOR.

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

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.