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Top Circulating Books
Updated January 4, 2006

Fiction titles are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown
  3. The Broker by John Grisham
  4. School Days by Robert B. Parker
  5. Lifeguard: A Novel by James Patterson
  6. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  7. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  8. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  9. The Historian: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova
  10. 4th of July: A Novel by James Patterson


  1. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005
  2. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  3. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
    HV5831.M6F74 2004x
  4. 1776 by David McCullough
    E208.M396 2005
  5. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman
    HM846.F74 2005
  6. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
    PS3554.I33Z63 2005
  7. Dean & Me: (A Love Story) by Jerry Lewis and James Kaplan
    PN2287.M52L49 2005
  8. French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano
    RM222.2.G785 2005
  9. Boston: All One Family by Bill Brett
    TR681.F3B74 2005
  10. The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
    DG674.2.B47 2005

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