1. The Sentry by Robert Crais
After saving a man from a beating, former mercenary Joe Pike is drawn into a web of deception and murder.
2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
The final book of the "Millennium Trilogy" has Lisbeth Salander in peril.
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Southern lives of a maid, cook and college graduate intertwine.
4. Tick Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
5. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
A tale of the female designer behind Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained-glass lamps.
6. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The breakdown of a Midwestern family.
7. Room by Emma Donoghue
A 4-year old boy is imprisoned in a 12-by-12 room.
8. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
An ambitious young art dealer manipulates her way through Manhattan's high-end art world.
9. The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
A hidden document in the national archives leads to high-level conspiracy linked to the president.
10. The Border Lords by T. Jefferson Parker
An L.A. County Sheriff's deputy helps the ATF suppress the gun trade along the Mexico border.