Top 40 Bestsellers

The following are the Island Books bestsellers for the most recent full calendar year. Don't forget to visit our archive of previous bestseller lists.


  1. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  2. Mercer Island History by Jane Meyer Brahm
  3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  4. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  6. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  7. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  8. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  9. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  10. Hild by Nicola Griffith
  11. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Tim Egan
  12. The Last of the Blacksmiths by Claire Gebben
  13. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  14. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  15. Make It Ahead by Ina Garten
  16. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  17. A Boat, a Whale, & a Walrus by Renee Erickson
  18. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  19. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  20. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  21. Walk! Mercer Island by Kris Kelsay
  22. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  23. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  24. The House on Sylvia Street by Judy Bordeaux
  25. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
  26. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
  27. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  28. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  29. The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko
  30. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  31. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  32. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  33. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  34. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
  35. How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
  36. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  37. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  38. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  39. World Spice at Home by Amanda Bevill and Julie Kramis Hearne
  40. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger