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Updated August 9, 2006

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FICTION
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 Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  4. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  5. Prep: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
  6. The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown
  7. The Broker by John Grisham
  8. Mary, Mary: A Novel by James Patterson
  9. Cell: A Novel by Stephen King
  10. Saturday by Ian McEwan

NON-FICTION
  1. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
    PS3554.I33Z63 2005
  2. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005
  3. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
    HV5831.M6F74 2004x
  4. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  5. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman
    HM846.F74 2005
  6. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    E457.45.G66 2005
  7. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
    HM1033.G53 2000
  8. Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
    E457.5.S993 2006
  9. A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
    HV6534.B43J86 2006
  10. Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
    SF429.L3G76 2005

Archive of past lists

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