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1. My Name Is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout Random House

2. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner

3. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s

4. The Waters of Eternal Youth Donna Leon Atlantic Monthly

5. Fates and Furies Lauren Groff Riverhead

6. At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier Viking

7. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead


8. The Travelers Chris Pavone Crown

9. For a Little While Rick Bass Little Brown

10. The Swans of Fifth Avenue Melanie Benjamin Delacorte


1. When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi Random House

2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo
Ten Speed

3. The Road to Little Dribbling Bill Bryson Doubleday

4. Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates Spiegel & Grau

5. The Immortal Irishman Timothy Egan Houghton Mifflin

6. Being Mortal Atul Gawande Metropolitan

7. Dark Money Jane Mayer Doubleday

8. In Other Words Jhumpa Lahiri Knopf

9. And Then All Hell Broke Loose Richard Engel S&S

10. Evicted Matthew Desmond Crown



1. My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante Europa

2. Brooklyn Colm Toibin Scribner


3. A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara Anchor

4. A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Washington Square

5. The Story of a New Name Elena Ferrante Europa

6. Me Before You Jojo Moyes Penguin

7. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Elena Ferrante

8. The Story of the Lost Child Elena Ferrante Europa

9. Euphoria Lily King Grove

10. The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro Vintage


1. H Is for Hawk Helen Macdonald Grove

2. Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Penguin

3. The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown Penguin

4. The Mindfulness Coloring Book Emma Farrarons Experiment

5. We Should All Be Feminists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Anchor

6. Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson Spiegel & Grau

7. On the Move Oliver Sacks Vintage

8. I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai Back Bay

9. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Kim Barker Anchor

10. Harry Potter Coloring Book Scholastic

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, March 20.


John Paul Stapleton can be reached at john.stapleton@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JohnP_Stapleton