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

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

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

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

5. “Cross Fire,” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

5. “Under the Dome,” by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster)

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

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

8. “Her Fearful Symmetry,” by Audrey Niffenegger (Simon & Schuster)

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

10. “Happy Ever After,” by Nora Roberts (Penguin) 



1. “City by the Sea: A Photographic History of Portland, Maine,” by John Moon (Elysium)

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. “The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood,” by Jane Leavy (HarperCollins)

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

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


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

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

3. “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary,” (Merriam-Webster)

4. “When the Game was Ours,” by Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson with Jackie MacMullan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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

6. “1,001 Facts That Will Scare the S#*t Out of You,” by Cary McNeal (Adams Media Corp.)

7. “The Book of Awakening,” by Mark Nepo (Red Wheel/Weiser)

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

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

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

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