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Updated May 1, 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 Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown
  3. Mary, Mary: A Novel by James Patterson
  4. "S" Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  5. Sea Change by Robert B. Parker
  6. The House by Danielle Steel
  7. The 5th Horseman by James Patterson
  8. Predator by Patricia Cornwell
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  10. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

NON-FICTION
  1. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
    HV5831.M6F74 2004x
  2. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005
  3. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
    PS3554.I33Z63 2005
  4. The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century by Howie Carr
    HV6452.M4C37 2006
  5. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  6. 1776 by David McCullough
    E208.M396 2005
  7. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman
    HM846.F74 2005
  8. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    E457.45.G66 2005
  9. The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
    ND623.C26H37 2005
  10. Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
    E457.5.S993 2006

Archive of past lists

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