Favorite Reads 2016

The Bookstore's Top 10 Bestsellers in 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child A Man Called Ove Stop the PressesPhysicians untold storiesNightingale

You've seen the lists from New York and Chicago, but what were the Top 10 Bestsellers in Glen Ellyn? We compiled a list of our customers' favorites and you'll be tickled by the selections, including several from local authors. 

Here is the list of The Bookstore's Top 10 Bestsellers in 2016.

  1. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" by JK Rowling
  2. "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
  3. "Stop The Presses!" by Robert Goldsborough
  4. "Physicians’ Untold Stories" by Dr. Scott J. Kolbaba
  5. "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah
  6. "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow
  7. "Spice Companion" by Lev Sercarz
  8. "Swans of Fifth Avenue" by Melanie Benjamin
  9. "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry" by Fredrik Backman
  10. "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger

Alexander HamiltonSpice companionSwans of Fifth Avenuemy grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorryOrdinary Grace

For more list mania, see below for our staffers' individual favorites from 2016. Jane, Jenny, Renee and Sue looked back on what they read in 2016 and selected 5 or 10 of their favorites. Click the links below to see their full lists, or stop by the store to learn more about their favorites reads in 2016.

Jane's Favorites

Last Days of Night


Click to see all of Jane's favorites in 2016.

Jenny's Favorites

The Orenda The tsar of love and techno

Click to see all of Jenny's favorites in 2016.

Renee's Favorites

Lab GirlChicago

Click to see all of Renee's favorites in 2016.

Sue's Favorites

News of the World

Gentleman in Moscow

Click to see all of Sue's favorites in 2016.