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Top Circulating Books
October 2009

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Archive of Past Lists


FICTION
Fiction titles are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name
  1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  2. The Given Day: A Novel by Dennis Lehane
  3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle : A Novel by David Wroblewski
  4. Run For Your Life: A Novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  5. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  6. The Associate by John Grisham
  7. My Sister's Keeper: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
  8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  9. The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
  10. The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

NON-FICTION
  1. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
    RA784.P643 2008
  2. 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
  3. True Compass: A Memoir by Edward M. Kennedy
    E840.8.K35A3 2009x
  4. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF637.S8G533 2008
  5. Side By Side by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss
    Literacy - BASIC STUDY SKILLS
  6. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  7. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History Of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
    GT2850.P65 2006
  8. When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
    PS3569.E314 W48 2008
  9. Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel
    E806 .T45 1986
  10. Consumer Reports by Consumers Union of United States
    TX335.A1C6

 

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