1. “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

2. “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)

3. “Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle (Grosset

& Dunlap)

4. “Pax,” by Sara Pennypacker (Balzer & Bray)

5. “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)

6. “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s)

7. “Snappsy the Alligator,” by Julie Falatko (Viking Books for Young Readers)

8. “The Guest Room,” by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday)

9. “Rogue Lawyer,” by John Grisham (Doubleday)

10. “Fates and Furies,” by Lauren Groff (Riverhead)


1. “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman (Washington Square)

2. “Brooklyn,” by Colm Toibin (Scribner)

3. “My Brilliant Friend,” by Elena Ferrante (Europa Editions)

4. “The Revenant,” by Michael Punke (Picador)

5. “The Escape,” by David Baldacci (Grand Central)

6. “Gray Mountain,” by John Grisham (Dell)

7. “Euphoria,” by Lily King (Grove)

8. “The Good Girl,” by Mary Kubica (Mira)

9. “Town in a Cinnamon Toast,” by B. B. Haywood (Berkley)

10. “Norwegian by Night,” by Derek Miller (Mariner)



1. “When Breath Becomes Air,” by Paul Kalanithi (Random


2. “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande (Metropolitan)

3. “The Witches,” by Stacy Schiff (Little Brown)

4.”Dark Money,” by Jane Mayer (Doubleday)

5. “H Is for Hawk,” by Helen MacDonald (Grove)

6. “What If,” by Randall Munroe (Houghton Mifflin)

7. “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” by Carrie Brownstein (Riverhead)

8. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed)

9. “Spark Joy,” by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed)

10. “Gratitude,” by Oliver Sacks (Knopf)


1. “How to Love,” by Thich Nhat Hanh (Parallax Press)

2. “The Mindfulness Coloring Book,” by Emma Farrarons


3. “Cape Elizabeth Past to Present,” by Cape Elizabeth Historical

Preservation Society (J.S. McCarthy Printers)

4. “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown (Penguin)

5. “Blink,” by Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay)

6. “Leaving Before the Rains Come,” by Alexandra Fuller (Penguin)

7. “Bossypants,” by Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur)

8. “We Should All Be Feminists,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor)

9. “Secret Garden,” by Johanna Basford (Laurence King)

10. “The Four Agreements,” by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen)

– Nonesuch Books and Cards, South Portland