1. “Fall of Giants,” by Ken Follett (Penguin)

2. “Don’t Blink,” by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little Brown)

3. “Freedom,” by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

4. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” by Stieg Larsson (Knopf Doubleday)

5. “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk,” by David Sedaris (Little Brown)


6. “Mockingjay,” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

7. “Naked Heat,” by Richard Castle (Hyperion)

8. “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett (Penguin)

9. “Guardians of Ga’Hoole Collection,” by Kathryn Lasky (Scholastic)

10. “Safe Haven,” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)




1. “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

2. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” by Stieg Larsson (Knopf Doubleday)

3. “A Gate at the Stairs,” by Lorrie Moore (Knopf Doubleday)

4. “Cutting for Stone,” by Abraham Verghese (Knopf Doubleday)

5. “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” by Stieg Larsson (Knopf Doubleday)


6. “Best Friends Forever,” by Jennifer Weiner (Simon & Schuster)

7. “A Reliable Wife,” by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

8. “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein (HarperCollins)

9. “Worst Case,” by James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing)

10. “Half Broke Horses,” by Jeannette Walls (Simon & Schuster)





1. “Obama’s Wars,” by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster)

2. “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race,” by Jon Stewart (Grand Central Publishing)

3. “Assholes Finish First,” by Tucker Max (Simon & Schuster)

4. “The Grand Design,” by Stephen Hawking (Random House)


5. “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” by Dinesh D’Souza (Regnery)

6. “Aftershock,” by Robert Reich (Knopf Doubleday)

7. “Guinness World Records 2011,” (Time, Inc.)

8. “The Power,” by Rhonda Bryne (Simon & Schuster)

9. “Pinheads and Patriots,” by Bill O’Reilly (William Morrow)

10. “Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics,” by Ina Garten (Crown)




1. “Inside of a Dog,” by Alexandra Horowitz (Simon & Schuster)

2. “Kitchen Confidential,” by Anthony Bourdain (HarperCollins)

3. “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress,” by Rhoda Janzen (Henry Holt)

4. “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” by Old Farmer’s Almanac (Yankee Publishing)


5. “The Official SAT Study Guide,” by College Board staff (Henry Holt)

6. “Waiting for Superman,” by Karl Weber, editor (PublicAffairs)

7. “Your Best Body Now,” by Tosca Reno (Harlequin)

8. “The Worst Hard Time,” by Timothy Egan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

9. “Haunted Maine,” by Charles Stansfield, Jr. (Stackpole)

10. “Maine Impressions,” by Nance Trueworthy and Barbara Fifer (Farcountry Press)

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