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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. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  2. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  3. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  5. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  6. Mercer Island History by Jane Meyer Brahm
  7. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  8. The Martian by Andy Weir
  9. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  10. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  11. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  12. The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck
  13. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  14. Out of Deep Unordered Water by Carol White Kelly
  15. Euphoria by Lily King
  16. The Vacationers by Emma Straub
  17. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  18. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  19. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  20. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  21. A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
  22. The High Divide by Lin Enger
  23. The Road to Character by David Brooks
  24. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  25. H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  26. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  27. Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
  28. Walk! Mercer Island by Kris Kelsay
  29. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  30. Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe
  31. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  32. Astoria by Peter Stark
  33. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  34. Too High & Too Steep by David B. Williams
  35. The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
  36. The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko
  37. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  38. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  39. Orphan Train by Cristina Baker Kline
  40. The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks