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Local bestsellers



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

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

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

4. The Long Way Home. By Louise Penny. MINOTAUR.

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

6. Adultery. By Paulo Coelho. KNOPF.

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

8. Kill My Mother. By Jules Feiffer. LIVERIGHT.

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

10. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000. By Dav Pilkey. SCHOLASTIC.



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

2. I Am Malala. By Malala Yousafzai. LITTLE BROWN.

3. Opening Kickoff. By Dave Revsine. GLOBE PEQUOT.

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

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

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

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

8. (tie) A Spy Among Friends. By Ben Macintyre. CROWN.

8. (tie) The Bully Pulpit. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

10. Building a Better Teacher. By Elizabeth Green. W.W. NORTON.



1. Americanah. By Chimamanda Adichie. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

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

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

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

6. The Lowland. By Jhumpa Lahiri. VINTAGE.

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

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

9. And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. RIVERHEAD.

10. The Alchemist. By Paulo Coelho. HarperOne.


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


2. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

4. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

5. Bad Feminist. By Roxane Gay. HARPER.

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

7. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. PENGUIN.

8. Book of Ages. By Jill Lepore. VINTAGE.

9. The Examined Life. By Stephen Grosz. W.W. NORTON.

10. Survival Guide to Parenting Teens. By Joani Geltman. AMACOM.

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

Andrew.Bourque can be reached at andrew.bourque@globe.com