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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. Educated  by Tara Westover
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towes
  4. Factfulness by Hans Rosling
  5. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  6. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
  7. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  9. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  10. The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
  11. Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin Manuel Miranda
  12. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  13. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  14. Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
  15. Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
  16. Mercer Island History by Jane Meyer Brahm
  17. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  18. Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
  19. The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
  20. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  21. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  22. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
  23. Amy Snow by Tracy Rees
  24. News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  25. Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  26. Red Notice by Bill Browder
  27. Improvement by Joan Silber
  28. Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler
  29. Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
  30. Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  31. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  32. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson
  33. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  34. Walk On by Ben Malcolmson
  35. Beartown by Frederik Bachman
  36. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
  37. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  38. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
  39. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  40. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi