Local bestsellers



1. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tart. Little, Brown.

2. The Invention of Wings. By Sue Monk Kidd. Viking.

3. Still Life With Bread Crumbs. By Anna Quindlen. Random House.


4. Ripper. By Isabel Allende. Harper.

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5. One More Thing. By B. J. Novak. Knopf.

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

7. Guts. By Roddy Doyle. Viking.

8. The Lowland. By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.


9. Doctor Sleep. By Stephen King. Scribner.

10. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Knopf.


1. The Race Underground. By Doug Most. St. Martin’s Press.

2. All Joy and No Fun. By Jennifer Senior. Ecco.

3. My Life in Middlemarch. By Rebecca Mead. Crown.


4. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. By Robert M. Gates. Knopf.

5. The Bully Pulpit. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. Simon and Schuster.

6. Orr. By Bobby Orr. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

7. David and Goliath (tie). By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.

7. The Kid (tie) By Ben Bradlee Jr. Little, Brown.

9. My Promised Land. By Ari Shavit. Spiegel & Grau.

10. A Short Guide to a Long Life. Dr. David B. Agus.
Simon & Schuster.



1. Life After Life. By Kate Atkinson. Back Bay Books.

2. Me Before You. By Jojo Moyes. Penguin.

3. Where’d You Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. Back Bay Books.

4. The Flamethrowers. By Rachel Kushner. Scribner.

5. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. Vintage.

6. Tale for the Time Being. By Ruth Ozeki. Penguin.

7. A Week in Winter. By Maeve Binchy. Anchor.

8. Orphan Train (tie). By Christina Baker Kline. William Morrow.

8. The Best American Short Stories (tie). By Elizabeth Strout, Heidi Pitlor (Editor). Mariner

10. A Thousand Mornings. By Mary Oliver. Penguin.


1. The Monuments Men. By Robert M. Edsel (Author), Bret Witter (Contributor). Center Street.

2. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. Vintage.

3. My Beloved World. By Sonia Sotomayor. Vintage.

4. Lone Survivor. By Marcus Luttrell. Little, Brown.

5. Orange Is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. Spiegel & Grau.

6. Hyperbole and a Half. By Allie Brosh. Touchstone.

7. The Moth. By Catherine Burns (Editor, Introduction) Adam Gopnik (Preface) , George Dawes Green (Foreword). Hyperion.

8. The Power of Habit. By Charles Duhigg. Random House.

9. A Long Way Gone. By Ishmael Beah. Sarah Crichton.

10. The Mystic River. By Richard H. Beinecke. CreateSpace Independent.

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.