1. “How to Read a Book,” by Monica Wood (Mariner)
2. “James,” by Percival Everett (Doubleday)
3. “All Fours,” by Miranda July (Riverhead)
4. “Granite Harbor,” by Peter Nichols (Celadon)
5. “North Woods,” by Daniel Mason (Random House)
6. “Funny Story,” by Emily Henry (Berkley)
7. “Fire Exit,” by Morgan Talty (Tin House)
8. “Table for Two,” by Amor Towles (Viking)
9. “You Like it Darker,” by Stephen King (Scribner)
10. “Blueberries for Sal,” by Robert McCloskey (Viking)


1. “A Most Agreeable Murder,” by Julia Seales (Random House)
2. “The Thursday Murder Club,” by Richard Osman (Penguin)
3. “Happy Place,” by Emily Henry (Berkley)
4. “Big Swiss,” by Jen Beagin (Scribner)
5. “The Only One Left,” by Riley Sager (Dutton)
6. “Weyward,” by Emilia Hart (St. Martin’s)
7. “The Guest,” by Emma Cline (Random House)
8. “Kairos,” by Jenny Erpenbeck (New Direct)
9. “Old God’s Time,” by Sebastian Barry (Penguin)
10. “Poor Things,” by Alasdair Gray (Mariner)




1. “The Demon of Unrest,” by Erik Larson (Crown)
2. “Maine, A Love Story,” by Blue Butterfield (self-published)
3. “There’s Always This Year,” by Hanif Abdurraqib (Random House)
4. “On Great Fields,” by Ronald C. White (Random House)
5. “The Light Eaters,” by Zoe Schlanger (Harper)
6. “The Wager,” by David Grann (Doubleday)
7. “Who’s Afraid of Gender?,” by Judith Butler (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
8. “Making it in America,” by Rachel Slade (Pantheon)
9. “All Things Are Too Small,” by Becca Rothfeld (Metropolitan)
10. “Big Panda and Tiny Dragon,” by James Norbury (Mandala)


1. “Several Short Sentences about Writing,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Vintage)
2. “The Dawn of Everything,” by David Graeber & David Wengrow (Picador)
3. “How to Love,” by Thich Nhat Hanh (Parallax)
4. “I Was Told There’d Be Cake,” by Sloane Crosley (Riverhead)
5. “Master Slave Husband Wife,” by Ilyon Woo (Simon)
6. “Meditations,” by Marcus Aurelius (Modern Library)
7. “The Maine Atlas & Gazetteer” (Delorme)
8. “The Lonely City,” by Olivia Laing (Picador)
9. “The Unreality of Memory,” by Elisa Gabbert (FSG)
10. “How to Think Like a Woman,” by Regan Penaluna (Grove)

—Longfellow Books, Portland

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