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1. Go Set a Watchman By Harper Lee Harper

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

3. The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins Riverhead

4. Circling the Sun By Paula McLain Ballantine

5. The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah St. Martin's

6. The Little Paris Bookshop By Nina George Crown

7. The Marriage of Opposites By Alice Hoffman S&S


8. Luckiest Girl Alive By Jessica Knoll S&S

9. Kitchens of the Great Midwest By J. Ryan Stradal Pamela Dorman

10. The Rumor By Elin Hilderbrand Little Brown


1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up By Marie Kondo
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2. Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Spiegel & Grau

3. The Wright Brothers By David McCullough S&S

4. Being Mortal By Atul Gawande Metropolitan

5. H Is for Hawk By Helen MacDonald Grove

6. Dead Wake By Erik Larson Crown

7. The Oregon Trail By Rinker Buck S&S

8. The Road to Character By David Brooks Random House

9. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book By Diane Muldrow Random House

10. Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari Penguin Press




1. The Martian By Andy Weir Broadway

2. Euphoria By Lily King Grove

3. The Boston Girl By Anita Diamant Scribner

4. Station Eleven By Emily St. John Mandel Vintage

5. The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt Back Bay

6. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Perennial

7. Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Anchor

8. The Vacationers By Emma Straub Riverhead

9. Everything I Never Told You By Celeste Ng Penguin

10. The Rosie Project By Graeme Simsion S&S


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

2. The Mindfulness Coloring Book By Emma Farrarons Experiment

3. I Am Malala By Malala Yousafzai Back Bay

4. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace Jeff Hobbs Scribner

5. We Should All Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


6. Wild By Cheryl Strayed Vintage

7. How Not to Be Wrong By Jordan Ellenberg Penguin


8. This Changes Everything By Naomi Klein S&S

9. The Sixth Extinction By Elizabeth Kolbert Picador USA

10. David and Goliath By Malcolm Gladwell Back Bay

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, Aug. 16.

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