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Updated March 9, 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. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  3. The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  4. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
  5. Now and Then by Robert B. Parker
  6. The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
  7. The Appeal by John Grisham
  8. The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
  9. You've Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  10. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell

  1. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
    E901.1.O23A3 2006
  2. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005

  3. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
    BL2775.3.H58 2007
  4. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  5. Eat, Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
    G154.5.G55A3 2006
  6. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
    GF75.W455 2007
  7. I am America (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
    PN6165.C63 2007x
  8. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations -- One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
    LC2330.M67 2006
  9. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Q375.T35 2007
  10. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
    BF637.S8B97 2006x

Archive of past lists

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