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

    2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

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


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

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

    6. (tie) Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

    6. (tie) My Brother’s Book. By Maurice Sendak. HARPERCOLLINS.

    8. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. DUTTON.


    9. The Racketeer. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.

    10. Insane City. By Dave Barry. PUTNAM.


    1. Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy.

    W. W. NORTON & CO.

    2. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy.



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

    4. Going Clear. By Lawrence Wright. KNOPF.

    5. (tie) The Future. By Al Gore. RANDOM HOUSE.

    5. (tie) A Higher Call. By Adam Makos and Larry Alexander.


    7. (tie) The World Until Yesterday. By Jared Diamond. VIKING.

    7. (tie) Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.

    7. (tie) Thomas Jefferson. By Jon Meacham. RANDOM HOUSE.

    10. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.


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

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

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

    4. Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

    5. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

    7. 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. VINTAGE.

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

    9. The Silver Linings Playbook. By Matthew Quick. SARAH CRICHTON.

    10. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERRENNIAL.


    1. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

    2. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. By the Countess

    of Carnarvon. BROADWAY.

    3. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

    4. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W. W. NORTON & CO.

    5. Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? By Mindy Kaling.


    6. An Invisible Thread. By Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.


    7. (tie) In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

    7. (tie) American Sniper. By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen

    and Jim DeFelice. HARPER.

    9. Argo. By Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio. PENGUIN.

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

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

    Peter Cocchia can be reached at