1. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” by David Lagercrantz (Knopf)

2. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim

Kay (Arthur A. Levine)

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

4. “The Sword of Summer,” by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)

5. “The Secret Chord,” by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)

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

7. “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” by George R. R. Martin, illustrated by Gary Gianni (Bantam)

8. “The Nightingale,” by Kristen Hannah (St. Martin’s)

9. “Make Me,” by Lee Child (Delacorte)

10. “Purity,” by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


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

2. “The Martian,” by Andy Weir (Broadway)

3. “My Brilliant Friend,” by Elena Ferrante (Europa)

4. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine)

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

6. “Room on the Broom,” by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Puffin)

7. “The Paying Guests,” by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)

8. “The Secret History,” by Donna Tartt (Vintage)

9. “Still Life,” by Louise Penny (Griffin)

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



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

2. “A Common Struggle,” by Patrick J. Kennedy (Blue Rider)

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

4. “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau)

5. “Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better,” by Pema Chodron (Sounds True)

6. “Well Read, Well Fed,” by Marcia F. Brown (Sellers)

7. “M Train,” by Patti Smith (Knopf)

8. “My Kitchen Year,” by Ruth Reichl (Random House)

9. “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)

10. “Furiously Happy,” by Jenny Lawson (Flatiron)


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

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

3. “Secret Garden,” by Johanna Basford (Laurence King)

4. “Enchanted Forest,” by Johanna Basford (Laurence King)

5. “The Mindfulness Coloring Book,” by Emma Farrarons

6. “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson (Broadway Books)

7. “You Are a Badass,” by Jen Sincero (Running Press)

8. “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau)

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

10. “#Girlboss,” by Sophia Amoruso (Portfolio)

– Nonesuch Books and Cards, South Portland