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1. The Nest Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Ecco

2. The Summer Before the War Helen Simonson Random House

3. Miller’s Valley Anna Quindlen Random House

4. Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld Random House

5. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner

6. The Little Red Chairs Edna O’Brien Little Brown

7. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead

8. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s


9. Journey to Munich Jacqueline Winspear Harper

10. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos Dominic Smith Sarah Crichton Books


1. Lab Girl Hope Jahren Knopf

2. When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi Random House

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

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

5. The Rainbow Comes and Goes Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt Harper

6. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Carlo Rovelli Riverhead

7. Being Mortal Atul Gawande Metropolitan

8. Hamilton: The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter Grand Central

9. It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook Gwyneth Paltrow Grand Central Life & Style

10. Girls & Sex Peggy Orenstein Harper



1. My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante Europa Editions


2. The Little Paris Bookshop Nina George Broadway

3. A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Washington Square Press

4. A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara Anchor

5. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman Washington Square Press

6. Luckiest Girl Alive Jessica Knoll S&S

7. Brooklyn Colm Toibin Scribner

8. The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Grove Press

9. Me Before You Jojo Moyes Penguin

10. The Story of a New Name Elena Ferrante Europa Editions


1. H Is for Hawk Helen Macdonald Grove Press

2. The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown Penguin

3. The Soul of an Octopus Sy Montgomery Atria

4. Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Penguin

5. Dead Wake Erik Larson Broadway

6. Between You & Me Mary Norris Norton

7. Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson Spiegel & Grau

8. You Are a Badass Jen Sincero Running Press

9. The Mindfulness Coloring Book Emma Farrarons Experiment

10. I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai Back Bay


Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, April 24.

John Paul Stapleton can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JohnP_Stapleton