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1. A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles, Viking

2. Mrs. Fletcher Tom Perrotta, Scribner

3. Camino Island John Grisham, Doubleday


4. Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz, Harper

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5. The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead, Doubleday

6. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy, Knopf

7. Into the Water Paula Hawkins, Riverhead

8. The Late Show Michael Connelly, Little Brown


9. House of Spies Daniel Silva, Harper

10. The Identicals Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown


1. Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance, Harper

2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton

3. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Al Franken, Twelve


4. Why Buddhism Is True Robert Wright, S&S

5. Make Your Bed William H. McRaven, Grand Central

6. The Book of Joy The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Avery

7. Devil’s Bargain Joshua Green, Penguin Press

8. The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books

9. Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) David Sedaris, Little Brown

10. Hunger Roxane Gay, Harper



1. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr, Scribner

2. The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press

3. Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine

4. The Trespasser Tana French, Penguin

5. Commonwealth Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial

6. A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press

7. The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood, Anchor

8. News of the World Paulette Jiles, Morrow

9. Homegoing Yaa Gyasi, Vintage

10. Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel


1. The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls, Scribner

2. On Tyranny Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books

3. The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown, Penguin

4. The Zookeeper’s Wife Diane Ackerman, Norton

5. Evicted Matthew Desmond, Broadway

6. White Trash Nancy Isenberg, Penguin

7. On Trails Robert Moor, S&S

8. Dunkirk Joshua Levine, Morrow

9. No Is Not Enough Naomi Klein, Haymarket Books

10. You Are a Badass Jen Sincero, Running Press

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ending Aug. 20.

Terence Cawley can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @terence_cawley