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

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

3. Chestnut Street. By Maeve Binchy. Knopf.

4. All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. Scribner.

5. Delicious! By Ruth Reichl. Random House.

6. A nd the Dark Sacred Night. By Julia Glass. Pantheon.

7. The Husband’s Secret. By Liane Moriarty. Amy Einhorn.

8. The Snow Queen. By Michael Cunningham. Farrar.

9. The Target. By David Baldacci. Grand Central.

10. Can’t and Won’t. By Lydia Davis. Farrar.


1. Fighting Chance. By Elizabeth Warren. Metropolitan.

2. Opposite of Loneliness. By Marina Keegan. Scribner.


3. You Are Not Special. By David McCullough Jr. Ecco.

4. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. By Michael Lewis. W. W. Norton.

5. The Hunt. By David Farbman. Jossey-Bass.

6. Ten Percent Happier. By Dan Harris. It.

7. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant ? By Roz Chast. Bloomsbury .

8. The Bigs. By Ben Carpenter. Wiley.

9. Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness (tie). By George Saunders. Random House.

9. Everybody’s Got Something (tie). By Robin Roberts.
Grand Central.



1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Broadway.

2. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Anchor.

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

4. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. Speak.

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

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

7. The Circle. Dave Eggers. Vintage.

8. The Interestings. By Meg Wolitzer. Riverhead.

9. The Art Forger. B. A. Shapiro. Algonquin.

10. A Delicate Truth. By John le Carré. Viking.


1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. Random House.

2. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. Mariner.

3. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin.


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

5. F This Test. By Richard Benson. Chronicle.

6. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. By Susannah Cahalan.
Simon & Schuster.

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

8. Hare With the Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. Picador.

9. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. Vintage.

10. Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone. By Becky Blades.

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.

Alex Stills can be reached at alexandra.stills@globe.com