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Updated January 2, 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. The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  4. The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith
  5. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
  6. T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
  7. The Overlook by Michael Connelly
  8. You've Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  9. The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  10. Run by Ann Patchett


  1. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
    BL2775.3.H58 2007
  2. Eat, Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
    G154.5.G55A3 2006
  3. Survivors: Children of the Halifax Explosion by Janet F. Kitz
    F1039.5.H17K585 2000
  4. Cracking the TOEFL iBT by The Princeton Review
  5. The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan
    HB119.G74A3 2007
  6. I am America (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
    PN6165.C63 2007x
  7. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
    E901.1.O23A3 2006
  8. The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown
    DA591.A45D52597 2007x
  9. The Black Swan: The Imapct of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Q375.T35 2007
  10. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
    BL2775.3.D39 2006

Archive of past lists

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