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Local bestsellers



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

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

3. Colorless Tsukuru Tasaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.

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

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

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

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

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

9. The Husband’s Secret. By Liane Moriarty. PUTNAM.

10. The Vacationers. By Emma Straub. PENGUIN.



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

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

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

4. In The Kingdom of Ice. By Hampton Sides. DOUBLEDAY.

5. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

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

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

9. (tie) Flash Boys. By Michael Lewis. NORTON.

9. (tie) Carsick. By John Waters. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.



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

2. Americanah. By Chimamanda Adichie. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

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

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

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

7. The Rosie Project. By Graeme Simsion. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

8. The Giver. By Lois Lowry. RANDOM HOUSE.

9. We Are Water. By Wally Lamb. HARPER perennial.

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


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

2. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

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


4. (tie) Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.

4. (tie) Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

6. One Summer. By Bill Bryson. KNOPF.

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

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

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

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

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

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