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Local bestsellers


1. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tartt. LITTLE BROWN.

2. The Book of Life. By Deborah Harkness. VIKING.

3. Heist. By Daniel Silva. HARPER COLLINS.

4. All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

5. The Silkworm. By Robert Galbraith. LITTLE BROWN.

6. One Plus One. By Jojo Moyes. DORMAN.

7. Midnight in Europe. By Alan Furst. RANDOM HOUSE.

8. The Queen of the Tearling. By Erika Johansen. HARPER COLLINS.

9. The Care and Management of Lies. By Jacqueline Winspear. HARPER.

10. The Vacationers. By Emma Straub. PENGUIN.


1. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.


2. The Opposite of Loneliness. By Marina Keegan. SCRIBNER.

3. Capital in the 21st Century. By Thomas Piketty. HARVARD.

4. Elephant Company. By Vicki Croke. RANDOM HOUSE.

5. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant. By Roz Chast. BLOOMSBURY.

6. David and Goliath. By Malcolm Gladwell. LITTLE BROWN.

7. The Angel In My Pocket. Sukey Forbes. VIKING.

8. Minecraft Redstone Handbook. By Scholastic. SCHOLASTIC.

9. The Divide. By Matt Taibbi. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. Blood Feud. By Edward Klein. REGNERY.


1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Americanah. By Chimamanda Adichie. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. Lowland. By Jhumpa Lahiri. VINTAGE.

4. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. HARPER.

5. The Girl You Left Behind. By Jojo Moyes. VIKING.

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

7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. HARPER COLLINS.

8. The Valley of Amazement. By Amy Tan. HARPER COLLINS.

9. The Signature of All Things. By Elizabeth Gilbert. PENGUIN.

10. Where’d You Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. LITTLE BROWN.


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

2. Orange Is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.


4. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

5. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. By David Sedaris. HACHETTE.

6. One Summer. By Bill Bryson. KNOPF.

7. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN.

8. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. The Power of Habit. By Charles Duhigg. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

Compiled from Andover, Spirit of ‘76, BookEnds, Bookrack, Concord, Harvard, NEMBF, Porter Square, Wellesley and Brookline Booksellers.

Andrew.Bourque can be reached at

Correction: An earlier version of this list misidentified the author and publisher of “The Angel In My Pocket.”