1. “Hatchet Island,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
2. “Sea of Tranquility,” by Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf)
3. “The Midcoast,” by Adam White (Hogarth)
4. “Either/Or,” by Elif Batuman (Penguin)
5. “When Women Were Dragons,” by Kelly Barnhill (Doubleday)
6. “Horse,” by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
7. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle (Philomel)
8. “How to be Eaten,” by Maria Adelmann (Little Brown)
9. “The Paris Apartment,” by Lucy Foley (William Morrow & Co.)
10. “Lessons in Chemistry,” by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday)


1. “Klara and the Sun,” by Kazuo Ishiguro (Vintage)
2. “Oh William!,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
3. “Beautiful World, Where Are You,” by Sally Rooney (Picador)
4. “Book Lovers,” by Emily Henry (Berkley)
5. “Conversations with Friends,” by Sally Rooney (Hogarth)
6. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
7. “Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch,” by Rivka Galchen (Picador)
8. “The Plot,” by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Celadon)
9. “Happy Hour,” by Marlowe Granados (Verso)
10. “This is How You Lose the Time War,” by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Gallery)




1. “Happy-Go-Lucky,” by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
2. “Breaking Bread,” edited by Deborah Joy Corey & Debra Spark (Beacon)
3. “Phasers on Stun!,” by Ryan Britt (Plume)
4. “Downeast,” by Gigi Georges (Harper)
5. “Crying in H Mart,” by Michelle Zauner (Knopf)
6. “Did Ye Hear Mammy Died,” by Séamas O’Reilly (Little Brown)
7. “Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World,” by Barry Lopez (Random House)
8. “The Hurting Kind,” by Ada Limón (Milkweed)
9. “Remodelista in Maine,” by Annie Quigley (Artisan)
10. “Six Walks,” by Ben Shattuck (Tin House)


1. “The Ride of Her Life,” by Elizabeth Letts (Ballantine)
2. “Take It Easy,” by John Duncan (Islandport)
3. “Between Two Kingdoms,” by Suleika Jaouad (Random House)
4. “Sigh, Gone,” by Phuc Tran (Flatiron)
5. “Walking Through History,” by Paul J. Ledman (Next Steps)
6. “Nobody Will Tell You This But Me,” by Bess Kalb (Vintage)
7. “Women and Other Monsters,” by Jess Zimmerman (Beacon)
8. “Somebody’s Daughter,” by Ashley C. Ford (Flatiron)
9. “A Little Devil in America,” by Hanif Abdurraqib (Random House)
10. “Finding the Mother Tree,” by Suzanne Simard (Vintage)

— Longfellow Books, Portland

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