Top 40 Bestsellers

The following are the bestselling books of the most recent full calendar year. Don't forget to visit our archive of previous bestseller lists.


  1. Mercer Island History by Jane Meyer Brahm
  2. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  4. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  5. Mercer Island: Images of America by Priscilla Padgett
  6. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  7. The Last of the Good Girls by Mary Ann Woodruff
  8. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  9. Quiet by Susan Cain
  10. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  11. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  12. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Tim Egan
  13. The House Girl by Tara Conklin
  14. Walk! Mercer Island by Kris Kelsay
  15. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  16. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  17. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  18. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
  19. Seattle Stairway Walks by Jake Jaramillo and Cathy Jaramillo
  20. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  21. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  22. The End of your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  23. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  24. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
  25. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  26. Brain Rules by John Medina
  27. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
  28. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  29. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  30. The Swerve by Stephen J. Greenblatt
  31. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
  32. Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
  33. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane E. Muldrow
  34. City of Women by David R. Gilham
  35. Aimless Love by Billy Collins
  36. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  37. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  38. Dear Life by Alice Munro
  39. Inferno by Dan Brown
  40. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri