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Updated May 1, 2008

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Fiction titles are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name
  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  2. Double Cross by James Patterson
  3. Run by Ann Patchett
  4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  5. The Appeal by John Grisham
  6. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  7. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
  8. You've Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  9. T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
  10. Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

  1. Eat, Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
    G154.5.G55A3 2006
  2. The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
    ND623.C26H37 2005
  3. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
    KF8748.T66 2007
  4. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005

  5. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
    RJ416.L4C63 1999x
  6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    HV5132.W35 2005
  7. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
    E901.1.O23A3 2006
  8. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
    RA784.P643 2008
  9. For the Time Being by Annie Dillard
    LB3060.22 .G48 2000
  10. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
    GT2850.P65 2006

Archive of past lists

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