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Updated April 1, 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. Double Cross by James Patterson
  3. Run by Ann Patchett
  4. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  6. Now and Then by Robert B. Parker
  7. Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
  8. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  9. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  10. The Appeal by John Grisham

  1. The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan
    HB119.G74A3 2007
  2. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
    E901.1.O23A3 2006
  3. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005

  4. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  5. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
    BL2775.3.H58 2007
  6. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
    GT2850.P65 2006
  7. Get Ready! for Standardized Tests by Joseph Harris, PhD.
    LB3060.22 .G48 2000
  8. I am America (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
    PN6165.C63 2007x
  9. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
    KF8748.T66 2007
  10. Restless Virgins: Love, Sex and Survival at a New England Prep School by Abigail Jones and Marissa Miley
    LC58.7.J66 2007

Archive of past lists

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