1. “Sardines,” by Sashi Kaufman (Quill Tree Books)
2. “The Passenger,” by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf)
3. “Horse,” by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
4. “No Plan B,” by Lee Child, Andrew Child (Delacorte Press)
5. “Toad,” by Katherine Dunn (MCD)
6. “Lessons in Chemistry,” by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday)
7. “The Boys from Biloxi,” by John Grisham (Doubleday)
8. “Lucy by the Sea,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
9. “Our Missing Hearts,” by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)
10. “The Furies,” by John Connolly (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)


1. “It Starts With Us,” by Colleen Hoover (Atria)
2. “Verity,” by Colleen Hoover (Grand Central Publishing)
3. “My Dark Vanessa,” by Kate Elizabeth Russell (William Morrow)
4. “Best American Short Stories 2022,” edited by Andrew Sean Greer (Mariner Books)
5. “Oh William,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House Trade)
6. “The Silent Patient,” by Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books)
7. “These Silent Woods,” by Kim Cunningham Grant (Minotaur Books)
8. “Cloud Cuckoo Land,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
9. “The Night of The Living Rez,” by Morgan Talty (Tin House Books)
10. “It Ends With Us,” by Colleen Hoover (Atria)




1. “Surrender,” by Bono (Knopf)
2. “The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man,” by Paul Newman (Knopf)
3. “Go-To Dinners,” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)
4. “Dinners with Ruth,” by Nina Totenberg (Simon & Schuster)
5. “Confidence Man,” by Maggie Haberman (Penguin Press)
6. “Live Wire,” by Kelly Ripa (Dey Street Books)
7. “And Then There was Light,” by Jon Meacham (Random House)
8. “The Lost Kitchen,” by Erin French (Clarkson Potter)
9. “50 Things To Do In Maine Before You Die,” by Nancy Griffin (Down East Books)
10. “Inciting Joy,” by Ross Gay (Algonquin)


1. “Union,” by Colin Woodard (Penguin Books)
2. “Maine Community Cookbook 200 More Recipes,” by Margaret Hathaway (Islandport)
3. “These Precious Days,” by Ann Patchett (Harper)
4. “And There was Light,” by Jon Meacham (Random House)
5. “Fuzz,” by Mary Roach (W.W. Norton)
6. “The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac,” by Old Farmer’s Almanac (Old Farmer’s Almanac)
7. “The Ghosts of Walter Crockett,” by W. Edward Crockett (Islandport Press)
8. “How to Focus,” by Thich Nhat Hanh (Parallax Press)
9. “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
10. “Finding the Mother Tree,” by Suzanne Simard (Vintage)

— Nonesuch Books & More, South Portland

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