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

2. “The Day the Crayons Quit,” by Drew Daywalt; Oliver Jeffers (Philomel Books)

3. “At the Water’s Edge,” by Sara Gruen (Spiegel & Grau)

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

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

6. “The Dream Lover,” by Elizabeth Berg (Random House)

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

8. “A Dangerous Place,” by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)

9. “The Fifth Gospel,” by Ian Caldwell (Simon & Schuster)

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


1. “Euphoria,” by Lily King (Grove Press)

2. “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarty (Berkley)

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

4. “The Light Between Oceans,” by M. L. Stedman (Scribner)

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

6. “Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt (Back Bay)

7. “Backseat Saints,” by Joshilyn Jackson (Grand Central Publishing)

8. “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic,” by Emily Croy

Barker (Penguin)

9. “The Heist,” by Daniel Silva (Harper)

10. “The Quick,” by Lauren Own (Random House Trade)



1. “The Road to Character,” by David Brooks (Random House)

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

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

4. “H Is for Hawk,” by Helen MacDonald (Grove Press)

5.”Better Than Before,” by Gretchen Rubin (Crown)

6. “Between You & Me,” by Mary Norris (W.W. Norton)

7. “Dead Wake,” by Erik Larson (Crown)

8.”Small Victories,” by Anne Lamott (Riverhead)

9. “Heretic,” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Harper)

10. “Killing Patton,” by Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard (Henry Holt)


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

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

3. “Lone Survivor,” by Marcus Luttrell; Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown)

4.”Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed (Vintage)

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

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

7. “We Should All Be Feminists,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor)

8. “10% Happier,” by Dan Harris (Dey Street Books)

9. “Flash Boys,” by Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton)

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

– Nonesuch Cards and Books, South Portland