Volumes with the best sales at resort-area bookstores in 2013

What books were the big hits at resort-area bookstores last year? (Some may surprise you.) And what titles are bookstore owners excited about this year?

Anna and Chris Miner, Morgan HillBookstore in New London, NH:

Last summer’s hits:

“Divergent,” by Veronica Roth

“The Art Forger,” by B.A. Shapiro

“The Light Between Oceans,”
by M.L. Stedman

Three titles they are especially
excited about this summer
:

“Written in My Own Heart’s Blood,”
by Diana Gabaldon

“Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands,”
by Chris Bohjalian

“The Book of Life,” by Deborah Harkness

Steve and Barbara Crane, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth:

Last summer’s hits:

“Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn

“Beautiful Ruins,”
by Jess Walter

“Orange is the New Black,”
by Piper Kerman

Three titles they are especially
excited about this summer
:

“Killing Patton,” by Bill O’Reilly

“Big Little Lies,” by Liane Moriarty

“The Matchmaker,” by Elin Hilderbrand

Jamie Layton, Duck’s Cottage and Manteo Books in the Outer Banks:

Last summer’s hits:

“The Prayer Box,” by Lisa Wingate

“The Silent Wife,” by A.S.A. Harrison

“The Outer Banks Cookbook,”
by Elizabeth Wiegand

Three titles she is especially excited about this year:

“We Were Liars,” by E. Lockhart

“Save the Date,” by Mary Kay Andrews

“Guests on Earth,” by Lee Smith

Bill and Ursula Rickman of the Island Bookstore in the Outer Banks:

Last summer’s hits:

“Inferno,” by Dan Brown

“The Light Between Oceans,” by M.L. Stedman

“Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes

Three titles they are especially
excited about this summer:

“The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry,”
by Gabrielle Zevin

“Written in My Own Heart’s Blood,”
by Diana Gabaldon

“Love and Treasure,” by Ayelet Waldman

Also… “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith,
a.k.a. you know who!

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Quiz: What should you read this summer?

Walter Isaacson recalls the summer he spent working and reading on the Mississippi River

Emma Straub’s ‘The Vacationers’ and Herman Koch’s ‘Summer House With Swimming Pool’

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Nora Krug is a Book World editor and a MisFits columnist.
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