1. "State of Wonder," by Ann Patchett. An tale of two medical researchers and the many shades of truths they find in the Amazon.

2. "Dreams of Joy," by Lisa See. A young Chinese-American woman's search for her father.

3. "The Paris Wife," by Paula McLain. A tale of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley.

4. "Hit List," by Laurell K. Hamilton. Vampire hunter Anita Blake pursues a gruesome serial killer in the Pacific Northwest.

5. "The Throne of Fire," by Rick Riordan. The Kane siblings search for the Book of Ra.

6. "The Fifth Witness," by Michael Connelly. Foreclosure may be tied to a banker's murder.

7. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," by Stieg Larsson. The final book of the "Millennium Trilogy."

8. "Robopocalypse," by Daniel Wilson. A robot uprising sets off a man vs. machine showdown for the fate of the human race.

9. "Dead Reckoning," by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse becomes more entwined in vampire games.

10. "The Kingdom," by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood. A husband and wife find fossils that could change evolutionary theory.

1. "Bossypants," by Tina Fey. How the actress, mom and writer rocked the comedy world.

2. "The Greater Journey," by David McCullough. How Americans in 19th century Paris shaped ideals back home.

3. "In the Garden of Beasts," by Erik Larson. Complex ties between the U.S. ambassador's family and the Nazi elite in 1930s Berlin.

4. "Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand. The extraordinary life story of Louis Zamperini: World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.

5. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book," by Jeff Kinney. An expanded interactive journal based on the hit books and movies.

6. "Demonic," by Ann Coulter. The conservative commentator argues that liberal Democrats exhibit mob mentality.

7. "Go the F — to Sleep," by Adam Mansbach. A comical not-for-kids picture book.

8. "Area 51," by Annie Jacobsen. A history of the top-secret Nevada base.

9. "Divinity of Doubt," by Vincent Bugliosi. The prosecutor makes his case for agnosticism.

10. "Stories I Only Tell My Friends," by Rob Lowe. The former Brat Packer writes frankly of his early partying days.

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