1. “Alice Bliss,” by Laura Harrington (Viking Books)

2. “Maine,” by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf)

3. “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)

4. “Go the **** to Sleep,” by Adam Mansbach (Akashic Books)

5. “A Dance With Dragons,” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam Books)

6. “Catching Fire,” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

7. “The Tiger’s Wife,” by Tea Obreht (Random House)

8. “Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words and Pictures,” by Jane McCloskey (Smith/Kerr Assoc.)

9. “Mockingjay,” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

10. “Trespasser,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur Books) 


1. “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” by Jennifer Egan (Knopf)

2. “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett (Berkley Publishing)

3. “Let the Great World Spin,” by Colum McCann (Random House)

4. “Sex, Drugs & Blueberries,” by Crash Barry (Maine Misadventures)

5. “Everything Matters,” by Ron Currie, Jr. (Penguin)

6. “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

7. “Everything Beautiful Began After,” by Simon Van Booy (HarperCollins)

8. “The Postmistress,” by Sarah Blake (Berkley Publishing)

9. “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe,” by Charles Yu (Vintage Books)

10. “Faithful Place,” by Tana French (Penguin) 



1. “The Foremost Good Fortune,” by Susan Conley (Knopf)

2. “The Filter Bubble,” by Eli Pariser (Penguin)

3. “In the Garden of Beasts,” by Erik Larson (Crown)

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

5. “Nothing Daunted,” by Dorothy Wickenden (Scribner)

6. “The Storm of War,” by Andrew Roberts (HarperCollins)

7. “A is for Allagash: A Lumberjack’s Life,” by Louis Pelletier (Northern Maine Books)

8. “The Maine Summers Cookbook,” by Linda & Martha Greenlaw (Penguin)

9. “Supergods,” by Grant Morrison (Random House)

10. “The President Is a Sick Man,” by Matthew Algeo (Chicago Review Press) 


1. “Governor’s Travels,” by Angus King (Down East Books)

2. “The Eat Local Cookbook,” by Lisa Turner (Down East Books)

3. “The Lost Cyclist,” by David Herlihy (Mariner Books)

4. “Just Kids,” by Patti Smith (Ecco Press)

5. “Four Fish,” by Paul Greenberg (Penguin Books)

6. “The Disappearing Spoon,” by Sam Kean (Back Bay Books)

7. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway Books)

8.”The Last Stand,” by Nathaniel Philbrick (Penguin Books)

9. “How to Train a Wild Elephant,” by Jan Chozen Bays (Shambhala Publications)

10.”All Over the Map,” by Laura Fraser (Broadway Books)

– Longfellow Books