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Adam Canfield of the Slash by Michael Winerip
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star-Gazer: A Novel by Sena Jeter Naslund
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko
Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
America's War by Edward Ayers
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
Apotheosis of My Butterfly by Charles A. Shoemake
Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
Away by Amy Bloom
Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life by John Grogan
Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel
Beauty Shop for Rent by Laura Bowers
Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
Black Book of Secrets by F. E. Higgins
Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
Bloodroot by Amy Greene
Blue Fingers: a Ninja's Tale by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel
Book Thief, The by Markus Zusak
Boy Who Dated by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja
Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner
Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
Canned by Alex Shearer
Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwall
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
Chosen By a Horse by Susan Richards
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi
Compass Rose by John Casey
Compound by S.A. Bodeen
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Day of Tears by Julius Lester
Demon in the Teahouse by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
Diary of a Witness by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Dispatches by Michael Herr
Do Not Pass Go by Kirkpatrick Hill
Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Dreamers of the Day  by Mary Doria Russell
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles
Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia  by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson
Elephant Run by Roland Smith
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Enchantress of Florence  by Salman Rushdie
Eva Underground by Dandi Daley Mackall
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada
Eyre Affair: A Novel  by Jasper Fforde
Facing Down Evil: Life on the Edge as an FBI Hostage Negotiator by Clint Van Zandt with Daniel Paisner
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Feed by M.T. Anderson
For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Bradley
Ford County: Stories by John Grisham
Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Fragile by Lisa Unger
Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
Ghost by Robert Harris
Gift from the Sea  by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Gilead  by Marilynne Robinson
Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Go-Between by L.P. Hartley
Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden
Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Half World by Hiromi Goto; illustrations by Jillian Tamaki
Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Hard Hit by Ann Turner
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Help, The by Kathryn Stockett
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Hitler's Canary by Sandi Toksvig
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Housekeeper & the Professor by Yoko Ogawa; translated by Stephen Snyder
How Angel Peterson Got His Names by Gary Paulsen
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
In the Woods  by Tana French
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster    by Jon Krakauer
Invention of Everything Else  by Samantha Hunt
Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Keeper of the Night by Kimberly Willis Holt
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Kipling's Choice by Geert Spillebeen
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Lace Reader, The by Brunonia Barry
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal  by Christopher Moore
Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Last Lecture  by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
Last Night at the Lobster by Stuart O'Nan
Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Letters from Rapunzel by Sara Holmes
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (Originally Published as a Cup of Friendship) by Deborah Rodriguez
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff
Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan
Luncheon of the Boating Party  by Susan Vreeland
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, The by Oscar Hijuelos
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings
March by Geraldine Brooks
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog  by John Grogan
Martha Washington: An American Life by Patricia Brady
Mattaponi Queen by Belle Boggs
Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen
Messed Up by Janet Nichols Lynch
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson
Mistress of the Art of Death  by Ariana Franklin
Montmorency: thief, liar, gentleman? by Eleanor Updale
Mudbound: A Novel by Hillary Jordan
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche
My Antonia by Willa Cather
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
New World Monkeys by Nancy Mauro
Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
Night by Elie Wiesel
Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
Nothing Was the Same by Kay Redfield Jamison
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Overnight by Adele Griffin
Peak by Roland Smith
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Piano Teacher: A Novel by Janice Y.K. Lee
Pieces of Georgia by Jen Bryant
Places in Between by Rory Stewart
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Political Fictions by Joan Didion
Privileges by Jonathan Dee
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America by Sharon Robinson
Q & A: A Novel by Vikas Swarup
Raisin in the Sun, A by Lorraine Hansberry
Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings
Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells
Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
Remains of the Day, The by Kazuo Ishiguro
Remembering Raquel by Vivian Vande Velde
Return Of The Native by Thomas Hardy
River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
Rock of Ages by Howard Owen
Room by Emma Donoghue
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Run by Ann Patchett
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
Sarah's Key by Tatiana Rosnay
Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; translated by Lucia Graves
Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Small Steps by Louis Sachar
Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Stealing with Style by Emyl Jenkins
Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher
Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone
Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Suite française by Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith
Tadpole by Ruth White
Tasting the Sky by Ibtisam Barakat
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel by Zora Neale Hurston
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time  by Greg Mortenson
Tidewater Blood  by William Hoffman
Tiger by Jeff Stone
Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
Tinkers by Paul Harding
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
Trial by Jen Bryant
True Confections by Katharine Weber
True Talents by David Lubar
Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers by Henry James
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
Valley of the Wolves by Laura Gallego García
Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Witness by Karen Hesse
Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl    by Timothy Egan
Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay