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1. The Cuckoo’s Calling. By Robert Galbraith. LITTLE, BROWN.

2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman.

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3. And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. PENGUIN.

4. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

5. & Sons. By David Gilbert. RANDOM.

6. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. PENGUIN.

7. Inferno. By Dan Brown. KNOPF.

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8. (tie)The English Girl. By Daniel Silva. HARPERCOLLINS.

8. (tie)William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. By Ian Doescher. QUIRK.

10. Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett. By Tom Angleberger.


1. Zealot. By Reza Aslan. RANDOM.

2. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. By David Sedaris.

3. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

4. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. VIKING.

5. This Town. By Mark Leibovich. BLUE RIDER.

6. Lawrence in Arabia. By Scott Anderson. KNOPF.

7. Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi. TEN SPEED.

8. The Telling Room. By Michael Paterniti. RANDOM.

9. I Could Chew on This. By Francesco Marciuliano. CHRONICLE.

10. Dad is Fat. By Jim Gaffigan. CROWN.



1. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. HARPER.

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

3. Me Before You. By Jojo Moyes. PENGUIN.

4. The Casual Vacancy. By J. K. Rowling. LITTLE, BROWN.

5. Sweet Tooth. By Ian McEwan. KNOPF.

6. Where’d you Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. LITTLE, BROWN.

7. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

8. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

9. The Art Forger. By B. A. Shapiro. ALGONQUIN.

10. The Silent Wife. By A. S. A. Harrison. VIKING.


1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

2. Quiet. By Susan Cain. CROWN.

3. Elsewhere. By Richard Russo. KNOPF.

4. How Children Succeed. By Paul Tough. HOUGHTON.

5. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.

6. Orange is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. RANDOM.

7. Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling.

8. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. LITTLE, BROWN.

9. Hallucinations. By Oliver Sacks. KNOPF.

10. The Glass Castle. By Jeannette Walls. SCRIBNER.

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

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