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Updated April 3, 2006

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Archive of Past Lists

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. Sea Change by Robert B. Parker
  4. The Lighthouse by P.D. James
  5. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  6. The 5th Horseman by James Patterson
  7. The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel by Michael Connelly
  8. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  9. "S" Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  10. Mary, Mary: A Novel by James Patterson

  1. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
    HV5831.M6F74 2004x
  2. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    BF448.G53 2005
  3. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    HB74.P8L479 2005
  4. The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century by Howie Carr
    HV6452.M4C37 2006
  5. 1776 by David McCullough
    E208.M396 2005
  6. The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
    ND623.C26H37 2005
  7. A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer
    HV883.C2P45 1995
  8. Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau
    RZ440.T785 2004bx
  9. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    E457.45.G66 2005
  10. The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
    DG674.2.B47 2005

Archive of past lists

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