1. “Hatchet Island,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
2. “The House Across the Lake,” by Riley Sager (Dutton)
3. “The Midcoast,” by Adam White (Hogarth)
4. “Lessons in Chemistry,” by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday)
5. “How to be Eaten,” by Maria Adelmann (Little Brown)
6. “Sea of Tranquility,” by Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf)
7. “When Women Were Dragons,” by Kelly Barnhill (Doubleday)
8. “Horse,” by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
9. “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow,” by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf)
10. “The Twilight World,” by Werner Herzog (Penguin)


1. “Night of the Living Rez,” by Morgan Talty (Tin House)
2. “Oh William!,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
3. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
4. “Beautiful World, Where Are You,” by Sally Rooney (Picador)
5. “Conversations with Friends,” by Sally Rooney (Hogarth)
6. “Book Lovers,” by Emily Henry (Berkley)
7. “Klara and the Sun,” by Kazuo Ishiguro (Vintage)
8. “The Verifiers,” by Jane Pek (Vintage)
9. “Happy Hour,” by Marlowe Granados (Verso)
10. “Wayward,” by Dana Spiotta (Vintage)




1. “Happy-Go-Lucky,” by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
2. “Breaking Bread,” edited by Deborah Joy Corey & Debra Spark (Beacon)
3. “Did Ye Hear Mammy Died,” by Séamas O’Reilly (Little Brown)
4. “Four Thousand Weeks,” by Oliver Burkeman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
5. “Downeast,” by Gigi Georges (Harper)
6. “Crying in H Mart,” by Michelle Zauner (Knopf)
7. “Dirt Road Revival,” by Chloe Maxmin & Canyon Woodward (Beacon)
8. “Time Is a Mother,” by Ocean Vuong (Penguin)
9. “The 1619 Project,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones et al (One World)
10. “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” by Joan Didion (Picador)


1. “Take It Easy,” by John Duncan (Islandport)
2. “Walking Through History,” by Paul J. Ledman (Next Steps)
3. “Between Two Kingdoms,” by Suleika Jaouad (Random House)
4. “Women and Other Monsters,” by Jess Zimmerman (Beacon)
5. “Sigh, Gone,” by Phuc Tran (Flatiron)
6. “The Ride of Her Life,” by Elizabeth Letts (Ballantine)
7. “Devotions,” by Mary Oliver (Penguin)
8. “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed)
9. “Nobody Will Tell You This But Me,” by Bess Kalb (Vintage)
10. “The Confidence Men,” by Margalit Fox (Random House)

— Longfellow Books, Portland

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