Our Top 10
Best Selling Books in 2015
How many have you read?
~Listed in order~
All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This year's Pulitzer Prize winner is a beautiful story about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. This is a must read.
2. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. This bestseller is about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and has been on our top 10 list for the past two years. There now is a young adult version.
3. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Compulsively readable, this book is a Hitchcockian thriller.
4. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. A landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
5. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing that is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
6. The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello. This thriller written by a Westfield resident makes our top 10 for the second year in a row!
7. My Brilliant Friend: Neopolitan Novels Book One by Elena Ferrante. A meticulous portrait of two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. If you love this one, there are 4 books in this series.
8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. A romantic comedy featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.
9. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This wonderful book tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France. It captures the epic panorama of WWII illuminating an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war.
10. Lighten Up! Cooking with Trader Joes by Susan Greeley.
This cookbook is a staff favorite and has been on our top ten list for the last 4 years. We have sold over 725 copies! FYI...There are a whole series of these great TJ cookbooks!
For Children and Teens:
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School by Jeff Kinney. A new one in the series comes out every November and always makes the top of our bestselling list.
2. Paper Towns by John Green. He writes with a trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty. His Fault in Our Stars made our list in 2014.
3. The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak. This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud will turn any reader into a comedian.
4. Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. Once again, making our top 10 for children. This first chapter book series is about 2 little girls who are a dynamic duo like no other.
5. What Pet Should I Get?by Dr. Seuss. This never before seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one's mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure!
6. Critter Club: Amy and the Missing Puppy by Callie Barkley. Another series for new readers, Amy and her friends solve a canine caper in this start to a pet-friendly illustrated chapter book series.
7. Press Here by Herve Tullet. Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! This unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages.
8. The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt. The companion to The Day the Crayons Quit. Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued.
9. Adventures of Beekle: The Imaginary Friend by Dan Santat.
The winner of the 2015 Caldecott Award combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
10. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. The second year this book makes our list, it is hilariously written and a clever imagining of what would happen if crayons could talk!