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

2. “White Dog Fell from the Sky,” by Eleanor Morse (Viking)

3. “Life Among Giants,” by Bill Roorbach (Algonquin)

4. “All That Is,” by James Salter (Knopf)

5. “Maya’s Notebook,” by Isabel Allende (Harper)

6. “Z,” by Theresa Fowler (St. Martin’s Press)

7. “Dinner,” by Herman Koch (Hogarth)

8. “Study in Revenge,” by Kieran Shields (Crown Publishing)

9. “A Week in Winter,” by Maeve Binchy (Knopf)

10. “Dance with Dragons,” by George R.R. Martin (St. Martins)


1. “Orphan Master’s Son,” by Adam Johnson (Random House)

2. “Windup Girl,” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

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

4. “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Scribner)

5. “Directions to the Beach of the Dead,” by Richard Blanco (University of Arizona Press)

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

7. “Beekeeper’s Apprentice,” by Laurie R. King (Picador)

8. “A Land More Kind Than Home,” by Wiley Cash (William Morrow)

9. “American Pastoral,” by Philip Roth (Vintage)

10. “The Yard,” by Alex Grecian (Putnam)



1. “When We Were the Kennedys,” by Monica Wood (HMH)

2. “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” by David Sedaris (Little Brown)

3. “City by the Sea,” by John Moon (Moon)

4. “Cooked,” by Michael Pollen (Penguin)

5. “Art of Katahdin,” by David Little (Down East)

6. “E.B. White on Dogs” by E.B. White (Tilbury)

7. “Maine Garden Journal,” by Lisa Colburn (Norton)

8. “Detroit,” by Charlie Leduff (Penguin)

9. “Book of Barely Imagined Beings,” by Caspar Henderson (Chicago)

10. “Standard Baking Co. Pastries,” by Alison Pray (Down East)


1. “This is How,” by Augusten Burroughs (Picador)

2. “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed (Vintage)

3. “Running with Scissors,” by Augusten Burroughs (Picador)

4. “The City Is a Classroom,” by Greater Portland Landmarks (GPL)

5. “Dirty Life,” by Kristin Kimball (Scribner)

6. “Proof of Heaven,” by Eben Alexander, M.D. (Simon & Schuster)

7. “Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake,” by Anna Quindlen (Random House)

8. “Escape from Camp 14,” by Blaine Harden (Penguin)

9. “Lobster Coast,” by Colin Woodard (Penguin)

10. “God’s Hotel,” by Victoria Sweet (Riverhead)

– Longfellow Books, Portland