Local bestsellers



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

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

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


4. Still Life with Bread Crumbs. By Anna Quindlen. Random House

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5. Thirty Girls. By Susan Minot. Knopf

6. Under the Wide and Starry Sky. By Nancy Horan. Ballantine.

7. Ripper. By Isabel Allende. Harper.

8. The Lowland (tie). By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.


8. The Fault in Our Stars (tie). By John Green. Dutton.

10. The Husband’s Secret. By Liane Moriarty. Amy Einhorn Books


1. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. By Elizabeth Kolbert. Henry Holt.

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

3. Trapped Under the Sea. By Neil Swidey. Crown.


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

5. Everything I need to Know I learned from a Little Golden Book. By Diane Muldrow. Golden Books.

6. The Kid. By Ben Bradlee Jr. Little, Brown.

7. I am Malala. Malala Yousafzai. Little, Brown.

8. David and Goliath. By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.

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

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



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

2. Cockroaches. By Jo Nesbo. Vintage.

3. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. William Morrow.

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

5. Where’d you Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. Back Bay Books.

6. The Woman Upstairs. By Claire Messud. Vintage.

7. A Tale for the Time Being (tie). By Ruth Ozeki. Penguin.

8. The Book Thief (tie). By Markus Zusak. Knopf.

9. Divergent. By Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen.

10. The Flamethrowers. By Rachel Kushner. Scribner.


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

2. My Beloved World (tie). By Sonia Sotomayor. Vintage.

2. Lone Survivor (tie). By Marcus Luttrell. Little, Brown.

4. The Lost Child of Philomena. By Martin Sixsmith. Pan.

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

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

7. Detroit: An American Autopsy. By Charlie LeDuff. Penguin.

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

9. Twelve Years a Slave. By Solomon Northup. Telemachus.

10. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. Vintage.

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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