1. “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)

2. “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)

3. “A Spool of Blue Thread,” by Anne Tyler (Knopf)

4. “The Burning Room,” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

5. “The Boston Girl,” by Anita Diamant (Scribner)

6. “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press)

7. “Euphoria,” by Lily King (Atlantic Monthly Press)!

8. “Dreaming Spies,” by Laurie R. King (Bantam)

9. “The Secret Place,” by Tana French (Viking)

10. “Gray Mountain,” by John Grisham (Doubleday)


1. “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry,” by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin of Chapel Hill)

2. “Norwegian by Night,” by Derek Miller (Mariner Books)

3. “The Winter People,” by Jennifer McMahon (Anchor)

4. “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster)

5. “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova (Gallery Books)

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

7. “The Orphan Train,” by Christina Baker Kline (William Morrow)

8. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

9. “The Son,” by Jo Nesbo (Vintage)

10. “A Memory of Violets,” by Hazel Gaynor (William Morrow)



1. “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande (Metropolitan Books)

2. “Leaving Before the Rains Come,” by Alexandra Fuller (Penguin)

3. “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed Press)

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

5. “Believer,” by David Axelrod (Penguin)

6. “The Brain’s Way of Healing,” by Norman Doidge (Viking)

7. “What If?,” by Randall Munroe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

8. “Yes Please,” by Amy Poehler (Dey Street Books)

9. “Emotional Intelligence 2.0,” by Travis Bradberry; Jean Greaves (TalentSmart)

10. “Small Victories,” by Anne Lamott (Riverhead)


1. “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown (Penguin)

2. “Disney Frozen Hairstyles,” by Theodora Mjoll Jack (Edda USA)

3. “How to Love,” by Thich Nhat Hanh (Parallax Press)

4. “The Heart of Everything That Is,” by Bob Drury; Tom Clavin (Simon & Schuster)

5. “Alan Turing: The Enigma,” by Andrew Hodges (Princeton

University Press)

6. “Traveling to Infinity,” by Jane Hawking (Alma Books)

7. “Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

8. “The Sixth Extinction,” by Elizabeth Kolbert (Picador)

9. “George Washington’s Secret Six,” by Brian Kilmeade (Sentinel Trade)

10. “American Sniper,” by Chris Kyle (William Morrow)

– Nonesuch Books and Cards,

South Portland