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

2. Midnight in Europe. By Alan Furst. Random House.

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

4. Mr. Mercedes. By Stephen King. Scribner.

5. The Vacationers. By Emma Straub. Riverhead.

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

7. Euphoria. By Lily King. Atlantic.

8. The One & Only. By Emily Giffin. Ballantine.

9. What Is Visible. By Kimberly Elkins. Twelve.

10. Beowulf. By J.R.R. Tolkien. Adult.


1. Capital in the 21st Century. By Thomas Piketty. Belknap.

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


3. The Opposite of Loneliness. By Marina Keegan. Scribner.

4. Fighting Chance. By Elizabeth Warren. Metropolitan.

5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book. By Diane Muldrow. Little Golden Books.

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

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

8. The Closer. By Mariano Rivera. Little, Brown.

9. Unbroken. By Lauren Hillenbrand. Random House.

10. Congratulations, by the way. By George Saunders. Random House.



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

2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Broadway.

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

4. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Anchor.

5. And the Mountains Echoed. Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.

6. Dirty Love. Andre Dubus III. W. W. Norton.

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

8. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. William Morrow.

9. The Circle. Dave Eggers. Vintage.

10. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. Anton DiSclafani.



1. The Boys in the Boat. By Daniel James Brown. Penguin


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

3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. By Maya Angelou.


4. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. By David Sedaris. Back Bay.

5. Brain on Fire. By Susannah Cahalan. Simon & Schuster.

6. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. Mariner.

7. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin.

8. The Examined Life. By Stephen Grosz. W. W. Norton.

9. Hyperbole and a Half (tie). By Allie Brosh. Touchstone.

9. Wemberly Worried (tie). By Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow.

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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