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May 2009

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Archive of Past Lists

Fiction titles are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name
  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  3. The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  4. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
  5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski
  6. Away: A Novel by Amy Bloom
  7. The Brass Verdict: A Novel by Michael Connelly
  8. Night and Day by Robert B. Parker
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  10. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell

  1. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
    RA784.P643 2008
  2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF637.S8G533 2008
  3. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
    LC2330.M67 2007x
  4. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
    G154.5.G55A3 2006
  6. When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
    PS3569.E314W48 2008
  7. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
    E901.1.O23A3 2006
  8. Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
    HQ801.H3193 2008
  9. How to Speak Politely and Why by Munro Leaf
    Juvenile Nonfiction - PE1111.L3915 2005x
  10. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Q375.T35 2007

Archive of past lists

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