1. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
An ambitious young art dealer manipulates her way through Manhattan's high-end art world.
2. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The breakdown of a Midwestern family.
3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
A collection of animal tales dealing with contemporary issues.
4. Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy
Jack Ryan Jr. and his colleagues are on the trail of the world's most dangerous terrorist.
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
Greg confronts puberty without his best friend.
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
The final book of the "Millennium Trilogy" has Lisbeth Salander in peril.
7. The Confession by John Grisham
A man confesses to the crime for which another man is about to be executed.
8. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
The lives and schemes of characters at small-time horseracing track in 1970s West Virginia.
9. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
A new group of heroes return to Camp Half-Blood.
10. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
Five families struggle against the events of World War I.