You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Local bestsellers

HARDCOVER FICTION

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

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

Continue reading below

3. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

4. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. By Therese Anne Fowler.
ST. MARTIN’S.

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.

NONFICTION

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.
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
.

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

6. (tie) Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy.
W. W. NORTON & CO.

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.

PAPERBACK FICTION

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.

NONFICTION

1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

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

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

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.
THREE RIVERS
.

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 peter.cocchia@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @CocchiaP.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.