1. “Dead Man’s Wake,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
2. “The Covenant of Water,” by Abraham Verghese (Grove)
3. “Lessons in Chemistry,” by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday)
4. “I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home,” by Lorrie Moore (Knopf)
5. “Demon Copperhead,” by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)
6. “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow,” by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf)
7. “The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi,” by Shannon Chakraborty (Harper)
8. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle (Philomel)
9. “This Other Eden,” by Paul Harding (W.W. Norton)
10. “Don’t Worry Little Crab,” by Chris Haughton (Candlewick)


1. “Night of the Living Rez,” by Morgan Talty (Tin House)
2. “The Midcoast,” by Adam White (Hogarth)
3. “The Guest List,” by Lucy Foley (William Morrow)
4. “Trust,” by Hernan Diaz (Riverhead)
5. “The Thursday Murder Club,” by Richard Osman (Penguin)
6. “Rules for Visiting,” by Jessica Francis Kane (Penguin)
7. “The Midnight Library,” by Matt Haig (Penguin)
8. “This is How You Lose the Time War,” by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Gallery)
9. “Beach Read,” by Emily Henry (Berkley)
10. “The Secret History,” by Donna Tartt (Vintage)




1. “Battle of Ink & Ice,” by Darrell Hartman (Viking)
2. “The Creative Act,” by Rick Rubin (Penguin)
3. “Pageboy,” by Elliot Page (Flatiron)
4. “Poverty, By America,” by Matthew Desmond (Crown)
5. “The Wager,” by David Grann (Doubleday)
6. “Outlive,” by Peter Attia, MD (Harmony)
7. “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” by Jennette McCurdy (Simon)
8. “Saving Time,” by Jenny Odell (Random)
9. “What an Owl Knows,” by Jennifer Ackerman (Penguin)
10. “Momfluenced,” by Sara Petersen (Beacon)


1. “Self-Portrait as Homestead,” by Jeri Theriault (Deerbrook)
2. “Several Short Sentences about Writing,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Vintage)
3. “Portland Maine: Connections Across Time,” by Paul J. Ledman (Nextsteps)
4. “Crying in H Mart,” by Michelle Zauner (Vintage)
5. “I Was Told There’d Be Cake,” by Sloane Crosley (Riverhead)
6. “Take It Easy,” by John Duncan (Islandport)
7. “The Secret Life of Lobsters,” by Trevor Corson (Harper)
8. “Otherlands,” by Thomas Halliday (Random House)
9. “The Dawn of Everything,” by David Graeber & David Wengrow (Picador)
10. “Walking Through History,” by Paul J. Ledman (Next Steps)

— Longfellow Books, Portland

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