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

2. “In the Unlikely Event,” by Judy Blume (Knopf)

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

4. “The Truth According to Us,” by Annie Barrows (Dial)

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

6. “Radiant Angel,” by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central)

7. “Seveneves,” by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow)

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

9. “Luckiest Girl Alive,” by Jessica Knoll (Simon & Schuster)

10. “Memory Man,” by David Baldacci (Grand Central)


1. “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman (Washington Square)

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

3. “The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin Books)

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

5. “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)

6. “Delicious,” by Ruth Reichl (Random House Trade)

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

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

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

10. “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt (Back Bay Books)



1. “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough (Simon &


2. “The Negotiator,” by George Mitchell (Simon & Schuster)

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

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

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

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

7. “H is for Hawk,” by Helen MacDonald (Grove Press)

8. “Deep Down Dark,” by Hector Tobar (Straus Giroux)

9. “The Quartet,” by Joseph J. Ellis (Knopf)

10. “A Lucky Life Interrupted,” by Tom Brokaw (Random House)


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

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


3. “I Am Malala,” by Malala Yousafzai (Back Bay Books)

4. “Perfectly Miserable,” by Sarah Payne Stuart (Riverhead Books)

5. “Things That Matter,” by Charles Krauthammer (Crown


6. “When We Were the Kennedys,” by Monica Wood (Mariner Books)

7. “How to Be Interesting,” by Jessica Hagy (Workman)

8. “Peace is Every Step,” by Thich Nhat Hanh (Bantam)

9. “In the Kingdom of Ice,” by Hampton Sides (Anchor)

10. “My Age of Anxiety,” by Scott Stossel (Vintage)

– Nonesuch Books and Cards,

South Portland