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2016

  1. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  4. Thanks for the Money by Joel McHale
  5. Amy Snow by Tracy Rees
  6. Mercer Island History by Jane Meyer Brahm
  7. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  8. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  9. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  10. Before the Wind by Jim Lynch
  11. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  12. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  13. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  14. The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
  15. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  16. The Art of Inspiration by Justina Chen
  17. The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
  18. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  19. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
  20. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  21. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  22. Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten
  23. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  24. Pure Food by Kurt Beecher Dammeier
  25. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  26. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
  27. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  28. Descent by Tim Johnston
  29. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  30. The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango
  31. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  32. Too High & Too Steep by David B. Williams
  33. H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  34. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  35. Avenue of Spies by Alex Kershaw
  36. Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton
  37. My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  38. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  39. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
  40. (tie) Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig and The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay

2015

  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

2014

  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

2013

  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

2012

  1. Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
  2. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
  4. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett
  5. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht
  6. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, by Tim Egan
  7. Truth Like the Sun, by Jim Lynch
  8. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
  9. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson
  10. The Hare with Amber Eyes, by Edmund De Waal
  11. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
  12. The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
  13. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, by Ina Garten
  14. Fifty Shades Darker, by E.L. James
  15. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles
  16. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach
  17. The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin
  18. The American Heiress, by Daisy Goodwin
  19. Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson
  20. The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown
  21. The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje
  22. Mr. Churchill's Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal
  23. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
  24. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
  25. Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard
  26. Turn Right at Machu Picchu, by Mark Adams
  27. Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
  28. Fifty Shades Freed, by E.L. James
  29. The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka
  30. The Submission, by Amy Waldman
  31. Bossypants, by Tina Fey
  32. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, by John Meacham
  33. Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
  34. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  35. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
  36. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
  37. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
  38. Joy for Beginners, by Erica Bauermeister
  39. The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman
  40. Seattle Stairway Walks, by Jake Jaramillo
  41. More from Macrina, by Leslie Mackie

2011

  1. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
  2. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
  4. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
  5. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
  6. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
  7. The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson
  8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
  9. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick
  10. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann
  11. Alone Around the Mountain, by Fred Milkie, Jr.
  12. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
  13. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers
  14. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
  15. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley
  16. Between the Two Rivers, by Aida Kouyoumjian
  17. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis
  18. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
  19. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
  20. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann
  21. The Fox's Watch, by M.A. Simonetti
  22. Every Man Dies Alone, by Hans Fallada
  23. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
  24. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall
  25. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger
  26. Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?, by Ina Garten
  27. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
  28. Tinkers, by Paul Harding
  29. I'm Down, by Mishna Wolff
  30. Border Songs, by Jim Lynch
  31. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan
  32. City of Thieves, by David Benioff
  33. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls
  34. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
  35. Operation Mincemeat, by Ben MacIntyre
  36. One Day, by David Nicholls
  37. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book), by Jon Stewart
  38. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  39. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  40. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay

2010

  1. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
  2. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
  4. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
  5. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
  6. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
  7. The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson
  8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
  9. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick
  10. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann
  11. Alone Around the Mountain, by Fred Milkie, Jr.
  12. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
  13. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers
  14. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
  15. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley
  16. Between the Two Rivers, by Aida Kouyoumjian
  17. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis
  18. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
  19. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
  20. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann
  21. The Fox's Watch, by M.A. Simonetti
  22. Every Man Dies Alone, by Hans Fallada
  23. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
  24. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall
  25. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger
  26. Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?, by Ina Garten
  27. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
  28. Tinkers, by Paul Harding
  29. I'm Down, by Mishna Wolff
  30. Border Songs, by Jim Lynch
  31. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan
  32. City of Thieves, by David Benioff
  33. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls
  34. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
  35. Operation Mincemeat, by Ben MacIntyre
  36. One Day, by David Nicholls
  37. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book), by Jon Stewart
  38. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  39. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  40. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay

 

2009

  1. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
  2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  3. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
  4. Lake Washington 130 Homes, by David Dykstra
  5. Walk! Mercer Island, by Kris Kelsay
  6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
  7. People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks
  8. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
  9. Dreamers of the Day, by Mary Doria Russell
  10. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga
  11. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
  12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
  13. The Middle Place, by Kelly Corrigan
  14. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
  15. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  16. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
  17. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall
  18. My Life in France, by Julia Child
  19. Cheese Deluxe, by Greg Palmer
  20. The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson
  21. Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson
  22. City of Thieves, by David Benioff
  23. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
  24. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
  25. The Writing Class, by Jincy Willett
  26. Showing Up for Life, by Bill Gates, Sr.
  27. The Big Burn, by Timothy Egan
  28. The Billionaire's Vinegar, by Benjamin Wallace
  29. Nudge, by Richard Thaler
  30. The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway
  31. Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  32. The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff
  33. Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell
  34. Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones
  35. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch
  36. The Motion of the Ocean, by Janna Cawrse Esarey
  37. The Pig Did It, by Joseph Caldwell
  38. Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof
  39. The Shack, by Will Young
  40. Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan

2008

  1. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortensen
  2. Cheese Deluxe, by Greg Palmer
  3. New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle
  4. Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan
  5. Out Stealing Horses, by Per Pettersen
  6. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch
  7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  8. Run, by Ann Patchett
  9. Away, by Amy Bloom
  10. Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs
  11. The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
  12. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  13. Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama
  14. The Shack, by William Young
  15. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
  16. Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen
  17. Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness, by Ed Hallowell
  18. Goodnight, Bush, by Erich Origen
  19. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
  20. Bridge of Sighs, by Richard Russo
  21. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
  22. In the Woods, by Tana French
  23. Divisadero, by Michael Ondaatje
  24. The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu
  25. The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman
  26. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
  27. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  28. Breakfast With Buddha, by Ron Merullo
  29. An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore
  30. Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones
  31. The Space Between Before and After, by J.R. Page
  32. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman
  33. Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky
  34. Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  35. The Book of Air and Shadows, by Michael Gruber
  36. The Last Chinese Chef, by Nicole Mones
  37. Triangle, by Katherine Weber
  38. Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, by Ina Garten
  39. The Yiddish Policeman's Union, by Michael Chabon
  40. White Cascade, by Gary Krist