1. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth,” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams)

2. “The Confession,” by John Grisham (Knopf Doubleday)

3. “Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee,” by Chris Van Dusen (Chronicle Books)

4. “Full Dark, No Stars,” by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster)


5. “Dead or Alive,” by Tom Clancy (Penguin Group)

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

7. “Port Mortuary,” by Patricia Cornwell (Penguin)

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

9. “The Lost Hero,” by Rick Riordan (Hyperion)

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



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

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

3. “House Rules,” by Jodi Picoult (Simon & Schuster)

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

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


6. “The Lacuna,” by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperCollins)

7. “Breadwinner,” by Deborah Ellis (Groundwork Books)

8. “Cutting for Stone,” by Abraham Verghese (Knopf Doubleday) 9. “Happy Ever After,” by Nora Roberts (Penguin)

10. “Snow,” by Roy McKie (Random House) 




1. “Decision Points,” by George W. Bush (Crown)

2. “Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

3. “Life,” by Keith Richards (Little, Brown)

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

5. “Cleopatra,” by Stacy Schiff (Little, Brown)

6. “Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?” by Ina Garten (Crown)


7. “Cooking Down East,” by Marjorie Standish (Down East Books)

8. “Broke,” by Glenn Beck (Simon & Schuster)

9. “Guinness World Records 2011,” (Guinness World Records Ltd.)

10. “Becoming Teddy Roosevelt,” by Andrew Vietze (Down East Books) 


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


2. “Portland’s Greatest Conflagration: The 1866 Fire Disaster,” by Michael Daicy (History Press)

3. “The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010,” by World Almanac (Facts on File )

4. “Old Farmer’s Almanac 2011,” by Old Farmer’s Almanac (Yankee Publishing)

5. “1,001 Facts That Will Scare the S#*t Out of You,” by Cary McNeal (Adams Media Corp.)

6. “Rachael Ray’s Look + Cook,” by Rachael Ray (Crown)

7. “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson (Broadway Books)


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

9.”Where Men Win Glory,” by Jon Krakauer (Knopf Doubleday)

10. “The Tipping Point,” by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) 

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