Local Bestsellers



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

2. Maya’s Notebook. By Isabel Allende. HARPER.

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


4. All That Is. By James Salter. KNOPF.

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5. The Interestings. By Meg Wolitzer. RIVERHEAD.

6. The Hit. By David Baldacci. GRAND CENTRAL.

7. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

8. Perfect Ghost. By Linda Barnes. MINOTAUR.


9. The Dinner. By Herman Koch. HOGARTH.

10. Bring Up the Bodies. By Hilary Mantel. HENRY HOLT & CO.


1. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

2. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. By David Sedaris. LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

3. Cooked. By Michael Pollan. PENGUIN.


4. Unbroken. By Lauren Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

6. Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen, Shelley Murphy. W. W. NORTON & CO.

7. Dirty Wars. By Jeremy Scahill. NATION.

10. Drunken Botanist. By Amy Stewart. ALGONQUIN.

10. The Magical Journey. By Katrina Kenison. GRAND CENTRAL.

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



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

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

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

4. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELL.

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

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

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

8. Last Friends. By Jane Gardam. EUROPA.

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

10. Istanbul Passage. By Joseph Kanon. WASHINGTON SQUARE.


1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

2. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

3. Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake. By Anna Quindlen. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

5. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

6. Relish. By Lucy Knisley. FIRST SECOND.

7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. THREE RIVERS.

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

9. Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER PERENNIAL.

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

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, and Wellesley Books.