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

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

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

4. “The Reversal,” by Michael Connelly (Little Brown)

5. “Painted Ladies,” by Robert Parker (Penguin Group)


6. “Torment,” by Lauren Kate (Random House)

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

8. “Halt’s Peril,” by John Flanagan (Penguin Group)

9. “Catching Fire,” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

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




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

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

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

4. “Fallen,” by Lauren Kate (Random House)

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


6. “Little Bee,” by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster)

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

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

9. “Sarah’s Key,” by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin’s Press)

10. “Olive Kitteridge,” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)





1. “At Home,” by Bill Bryson (Knopf Doubleday)

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

4. “The Wave,” by Susan Casey (Knopf Doubleday)


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

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

7. “Trickle up Poverty,” by Michael Savage (HarperCollins)

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

9. “The Moral Landscape,” by Sam Harris (Simon & Schuster)

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




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

2. “Eat, Pray, Love,” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin Group)

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

4. “It Happened in Maine,” by Gail Underwood Parker (Globe Pequot Press)


5. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” by Heidi Murkoff (Workman Publishing)

6. “Making Whoopies,” by Nancy Griffin (Down East Books)

7. “Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs,” by Happycat Progessor (Penguin Group)

8. “Secretariat,” by William Nack (Hyperion)

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

10. “The China Study,” by T. Colin Campbell (Banbella Books)

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