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September 11, 2011

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1. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.

2. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE. 3. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.

4. (tie) Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. KNOPF.

4. The Leftovers. By Tom Perrotta. ST. MARTIN’S.

6. A Dance with Dragons. George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.

7. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.

8. (tie) Caleb’s Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.

8. The Family Fang. By Kevin Wilson. ECCO.

10. Go the F*ck to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.


1. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.

2. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

3. (tie) In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.

3. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

5. 1493. By Charles C. Mann. KNOPF.

6. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller. PENGUIN.

7. Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi. CHRONICLE.

8. In My Time. By Dick Cheney. THRESHOLD.

9. Prime Time. By Jane Fonda. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.


1. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.

2. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.

3. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.

4. Sarah’s Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.

5. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.

6. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.

7. One Day. By David Nicholls. VINTAGE.

8. To the End of the Land. By David Grossman. VINTAGE.

9. A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.

10. A Feast for Crows. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.


1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.

2. Let’s Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.

4. (tie) The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.

4. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.

4. Born to Run. By Christopher McDougall. VINTAGE.

7. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.

8. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.

9. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.

10. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World. By John Baxter. HARPER.