1. “Poems to Learn by Heart,” by Caroline Kennedy (Disney)

2. “I Love Bugs,” by Philemon Sturges (HarperCollins)

3. “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

4. “Good Night Maine,” by Adam Gamble (Our World of Books)

5. “If I Built a House,” by Chris Van Dusen (Dial)

6. “Blueberries for Sal,” by Robert McCloskey (Viking)

7. “The Golden Egg,” by Donna Leon (Atlantic Monthly)

8. “The Burgess Boys,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

9. “Manuscript Found in Accra,” by Paulo Coelho (Knopf)

10. “Z,” by Therese Anne Fowler (St. Martin’s)



1. “Defending Jacob,” by William Landay (Dell)

2. “The Art of Fielding,” by Chad Harbach (Back Bay)

3. “Beautiful Ruins,” by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial)

4. “Of Mice & Men,” by John Steinbeck (Penguin)

5. “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern (Anchor)

6. “The Orchardist,” by Amanda Coplin (HarperPerennial)

7. “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Simon & Schuster)

8. “Where’d You Go Bernadette,” by Maria Semple (Back Bay)

9. “Death Comes to Pemberley,” by P.D. James (Vintage)

10. “Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man,” by Robert McCloskey (Puffin)




1. “E.B. White on Dogs,” ed. by Martha White (Tilbury House)

2. “My Beloved World,” by Sonia Sotomayor (Knopf)

3. “When We Were the Kennedys,” by Monica Wood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

4. “Rifleman,” by Howie Carr (Frandel LLC)

5. “Cooked,” by Michael Pollan (Penguin)

6. “The Way of the Knife,” by Mark Mazzetti (Penguin)

7. “Gulp,” by Mary Roach (Norton)

8. “Lean In,” by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)

9. “The Fast Diet,” by Michael Mosley (Atria)

10. “It’s All Good,” by Gwenyth Paltrow (Grand Central)



1. “Lost in Shangri-La,” by Mitchell Zuckoff (HarperPerennial)

2. “ObamaCare Survival Guide,” by Nick Tate (Humanix)

3. “America the Beautiful,” by Ben Carson (Zondervan)

4. “Proof of Heaven,” by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster)

5. “The Gifts of Imperfection,” by Brene Brown (Hazelden)

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

7. “Finding Your Inner Moose,” by Susan Poulin (Islandport)

8. “In the Garden of Beasts,” by Erik Larson (Broadway)

9. “South Portland and Cape Elizabeth,” by Connie Porter Scott (Arcadia)

10. “Lady Almina & the Real Downton Abbey,” by Fiona Carnarvon (Broadway)

– Nonesuch Books and Cards, South Portland


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