1. “The Marriage Plot,” by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar Straus Giroux)

2. “The Son of Neptune,” by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books)

3. “Barnyard Dance!” by Sandra Boynton (Workman Publishing)

4. “The Splendid Spotted Snake,” by Betty Ann Schwartz (Workman Publishing)

5. “Home for Christmas,” by Jan Brett (Putnam Publishing Group)

6. “Moo Baa La La La,” by Sandra Boynton (Workman Publishing)

7. “The Litigators,” by John Grisham (Doubleday Books)

8. “Goodnight iPad,” by Ann Droyd (Blue Rider Press)

9. “The Cat’s Table,” by Michael Ondaatje (Knopf Publishing Group)

10. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” by Randsom Riggs (Quirk Books)


1. “The Kitchen House,” by Karen Grissom (Touchstone Books)

2. “Room,” by Emma Donoghue (Back Bay Books)

3. “A Secret Kept,” by Tatiana De Rosnay (St. Martin’s Griffin)

4. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee (Warner Books)

5. “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford (Ballantine Books)

6. “The Heretic’s Daughter,” by Kathleen Kent (Back Bay Books)

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

8. “The Name of the Wind,” by Patrick Rothfuss (Daw Books)

9. “Uprising,” by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

10. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” by C. S. Lewis (HarperTrophy)



1. “Steve Jobs,” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)

2. “Killing Lincoln,” by Bill O’Reilly (Henry Holt & Company)

3. “Rin Tin Tin,” by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster)

4. “Destiny of the Republic,” by Candice Millard (Doubleday Books)

5. “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy,” (Hyperion Books)

6. “A Stolen Life,” by Jaycee Dugard (Simon & Schuster)

7. “The Price of Civilization,” by Jeffrey Sachs (Random House)

8. “Blue Nights,” by Joan Didion (Knopf Publishing House)

9. “Hitman,” by Howie Carr (Forge)

10. “Heart Stones,” by Josie Isselin (Abrams)


1. “Cleopatra,” by Stacy Schiff (Back Bay Books)

2. “At Home,” by Bill Bryson (Anchor Books)

3. “Lost on a Mountain in Maine,” by Donn Fendler (HarperTrophy)

4. “Heaven is For Real,” by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

5. “Unlikely Friendships,” by Jennifer Holland (Workman Publishing)

6. “Made for Goodness,” by Desmond Tutu (HarperOne)

7. “Making Whoopies,” by Nancy Griffin (Down East Books)

8. “The Happiness Project,” by Gretchen Rubin (Harper Paperbacks)

9. “The Empire of the Summer Moon,” by S. C. Gwynne (Scribner Book Company)

10. “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson (Broadway Books)

— Nonesuch Books and Cards, South Portland