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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. Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
  2. Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  4. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  5. Educated  by Tara Westover
  6. Guts by Raina Telgemeier
  7. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  8. The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden
  9. Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14) by Jeff Kinny
  10. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  11. The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
  12. Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan
  13. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  14. For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man #7) by Dav Pilkey
  15. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towes
  16. Fetch-22 (Dog Man #8) by Dav Pilkey
  17. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  18. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  19. Mercer Island History by Jane Meyer Brahm
  20. Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
  21. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
  22. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  23. American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  24. Huntress by Kate Quinn
  25. Second Mountain by David Brooks
  26. Edgar by Edgar Martinez
  27. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  28. Factfulness by Hans Rosling
  29. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  30. Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
  31. Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  32. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  33. Blowout by Rachel Maddow
  34. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat
  35. Pioneers by David McCullough
  36. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  37. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  38. My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  39. Turn Around Time by David Guterson
  40. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb