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Updated November 1, 2007

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Archive of Past Lists

Fiction titles are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name
  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  2. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
  3. The Overlook by Michael Connelly
  4. The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  7. The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  8. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  9. Away by Amy Bloom
  10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling


  1. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  2. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005

  3. The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown
    DA591.A45D52597 2007x
  4. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
    F68.P44 2006
  5. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
    HV5132.W35 2005
  6. What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles
  7. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
    E901.1.O23A3 2006
  8. Get Ready! For Standardized Tests by Joseph Harris, PhD
    LB3060.22 .G48 2000
  9. Eat, Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
    G154.5.G55A3 2006
  10. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
    BL2775.3.H58 2007

Archive of past lists

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