Local bestsellers


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

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

6. The Golden Egg. By Donna Leon. ATLANTIC MONTHLY.

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


8. The Dinner. By Herman Koch. HOGARTH.

9. (tie) All That Is. By James Salter. KNOPF.

9. Manuscript Found in Accra. By Paulo Coelho. KNOPF.


1. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

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

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

4. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy.

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

6. (tie) Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy.

6. Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottolenghi. Ten Speed.

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

8. It’s All Good. By Gwyneth Paltrow. GRAND CENTRAL.

10. Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi. CHRONICLE.


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

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

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

4. Last Friends. By Jane Gardam. EUROPA.

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

6. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELL.

7. (tie) The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.

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

9. The Orphan Master’s Son. By Adam Johnson. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. The Clover House. By Henriette Lazaridis Power. BALLANTINE.


1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

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

3. Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman.

4. Escape from Camp 14. By Blaine Harden. PENGUIN.

5. (tie) Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

5. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

7. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. By Jenny Lawson. BERKLEY.

8. (tie) The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.

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

8. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
By Jeanette Winterson. GROVE.

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.
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