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    1. The Burgess Boys. By Elizabeth Strout. RANDOM HOUSE.

    2. Life After Life. By Kate Atkinson. REAGAN ARTHUR.

    3. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.


    4. The Dinner. By Herman Koch. HOGARTH.

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

    6. Leaving Everything Most Loved. By Jacqueline Winspear.


    7. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. By Therese Anne Fowler.



    8. A Week in Winter. By Maeve Binchy. KNOPF.

    9. (tie) The Golden Egg. By Donna Leon. ATLANTIC MONTHLY.

    9. There Was an Old Woman. By Hallie Ephron. WILLIAM MORROW.


    1. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.


    2. (tie) Margaret Fuller: A New American Life. By Megan Marshall. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

    2. Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy. W. W. NORTON & Co.

    4. Gulp. By Mary Roach. W. W. NORTON & CO.

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

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

    7. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

    8. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

    9. (tie) Help, Thanks, Wow. By Anne Lamott. RIVERHEAD.

    9. Crossing the Line. By Derek Sanderson. TRIUMPH.


    1. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. HARPER PERENNIAL.

    2. The Light Between Oceans. By M.L. Stedman. SCRIBNER.

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

    4. The Great Gatsby. By F. Scott Fitzgerald. SCRIBNER.

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

    6. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELL.

    7. (tie) Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

    7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple. BACK BAY.

    7. Last Friends. By Jane Gardam. EUROPA.

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


    1. Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.

    2. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

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

    4. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

    5. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

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

    7. Why Does the World Exist? By Jim holt. LIVERIGHT.

    8. Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? By Mindy Kaling. THREE RIVERS.

    9. (tie) Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer Holland. WORKMAN.

    9. The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs. By Nick Trout. HYPERION.

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

    Peter Cocchia can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @CocchiaP.