1. “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown and Co.)

2. “The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking Adult)

3. “Natchez Burning,” by Greg Iles (William Morrow & Co.)

4. “The Target,” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

5. “Chestnut Street,” by Maeve Binchy (Knopf)

6. “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarty (Amy Einhorn Books)

7. “Delicious!,” by Ruth Reichl (Random House Books)

8. “One More Thing,” by B. J. Novak (Knopf)

9. “The Last Kind Words Saloon,” by Larry McMurtry (Liveright Publishing Corp.)

10.”All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner Book Co.)


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

2. “The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green (Speak)

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

4. “The House at the End of Hope Street,” by Meena Van Pragg (Penguin Books)

5. “Darkness First,” by James Hayman (Witness Impulse)

6. “Americanah,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor)

7. “The Interestings,” by Meg Wolitzer (Riverhead Trade)

8. “Broken Harbor,” by Tana French (Penguin Books)

9. “A Dance with Dragons,” by George R. R. Martin (Bantam)

10. “A Hundred Summers,” by Beatriz Williams (Berkley Trade)



1. “Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?,” by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury USA)

2. “The Closer,” by Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey (Little, Brown and Co.)

3. “David and Goliath,” by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Co.)

4. “Think Like a Freak,” by Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner (William Morrow & Co.)

5. “Flash Boys,” by Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton & Co.)

6. “Congratulations, by the Way,” by George Saunders (Random House)

7. “Thrive,” by Arianna Huffington (Harmony)

8. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book,” by Diane E. Muldrow (Golden Books)

9. “Uganda Be Kidding Me,” by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central


10. “Starting Out: Life Lessons for Graduates,” by Becki Smith (Islandport Press)


1. “Cape Elizabeth Past to Present,” by The Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society

2. “Last Chance to See,” by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine (Ballantine Books)

3. “Brain on Fire,” by Susannah Cahalan (Simon & Schuster)

4. “Into the Abyss,” by Carol Shaben (Grand Central Publishing)

5. “The Forts of Maine,” by Harry Gratwick (History Press)

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

7. “The Plantagenets,” by Dan Jones (Penguin Books)

8. “Quiet,” by Susan Cain (Broadway Books)

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

10.”Cooked,” by Michael Pollan (Pengin Books)

—Nonesuch Books and Cards,

South Portland