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Local bestsellers



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

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

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

4. The Magician’s Land. By Lev Grossman. VIKING.

5. Lucky Us. By Amy Bloom. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

7. Big Little Lies. By Liane Moriarty. PUTNAM.

8. Four: A Divergent Collection. By Veronica Roth. Katherine TEGEN.

9. The Queen of the Tearling. By Erika Johansen. HARPERCOLLINS.

10. (tie) Wonder. By R. J. Palacio. RANDOM HOUSE.


10. (tie) The Vacationers. By Emma Straub. PENGUIN.


1. A Spy Among Friends. By Ben Macintyre. CROWN.

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

3. Off the Leash. By Matthew Gilbert. DUNNE.

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

5. Hard Choices. By Hillary Clinton. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

6. My Promised Land. By Ari Shavit. SPIEGEL & GRAU.

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

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

9. The Invisible Bridge. By Rick Perlstein. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

10. Minecraft: Essential Handbook. By Scholastic. SCHOLASTIC.



1. Americanah. By Chimamanda Adichie. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

3. Lowland. By Jhumpa Lahiri. VINTAGE.

4. (tie) Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. HARPER.

4. (tie) The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. PENGUIN.

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

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

8. The Valley of Amazement. By Amy Tan. HarperCollins.

9. The Alchemist. By Paulo Coelho. HarperOne.

10. Alice Bliss. By Laura Harrington. PENGUIN.


1. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

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


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

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

5. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. By David Sedaris. LITTLE, BROWN.

6. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. By Mindy Kaling. CROWN.

8. Bad Feminist. By Roxane Gay. HARPER.

9. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. PENGUIN.

10. One Summer. By Bill Bryson. KNOPF.

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

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