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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. Now and Then by Robert B. Parker
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  5. The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  6. T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
  7. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  8. Run by Ann Patchett
  9. The Last Summer (Of You and Me) by Ann Brashares
  10. The Overlook by Michael Connelly


  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. Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by Janet F. Kitz
    F1039.5.H17K585 2000
  4. The Ominvore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
    GT2850.P65 2006
  5. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
    E901.1.O23A3 2006
  6. Restless Virgins: Love, Sex and Survival at a New England Prep School by Abigail Jones and Marissa Miley
    LC58.7.J66 2007
  7. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
    PN2287.M522A3 2007
  8. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005

  9. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
    BF637.S8B97 2006x
  10. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005

Archive of past lists

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