1.BOOK OF THE DEAD
by Patricia Cornwell
The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta opens a private practice in Charleston, South Carolina.
2. A LICK OF FROST<
by Laurell Hamilton
In the sixth Meredith Gentry paranormal romance, Meredith's wicked uncle presses charges against her guards.
3. PLAYING FOR PIZZA<
by John Grisham
An American third-string quarterback joins the Italian National Football League's Parma Panthers.
4. WORLD WITHOUT END<
by Ken Follett
It's love and intrigue in Kingsbridge, the medieval English cathedral town at the center of Follett's Pillars of the Earth.
5. THE ALMOST MOON<
by Alice Sebold
A woman murders her mother; from the author of The Lovely Bones.
6. THE CHOICE<
by Nicholas Sparks
How the choices made by a North Carolina man and the neighbor with whom he falls in love play out their lives.
7. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS<
by Khaled Hosseini
A friendship between two women in Afghanistan against the backdrop of 30 years of war.
8. NOW AND THEN<
by Robert Parker
What looked like a simple matrimonial case for a Boston private investigator turns out to involve a group that sponsors terrorists.
9. DARK OF THE MOON<
by John Sandford
Virgil Flowers, a character from Invisible Prey, investigates three murders in a small Minnesota town.
10. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED<
by James Patterson and
An aspiring photographer working as a nanny and in love with the children's father has terrible visions.
11. PANDORA'S DAUGHTER<
by Iris Johansen
An Atlanta doctor discovers she is part of an ancient family of psychics and searches for the book of its secrets.
12. BRIDGE OF SIGHS<
by Richard Russo
The entangled lives of an upstate New York couple and their best friend, from the author of Empire Falls.
1. I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU!)<
by Stephen Colbert et al
The wit and wisdom of the mock pundit of Comedy Central's Colbert Report.
by Eric Clapton
The great guitarist looks back on his life and his music.
3. MY GRANDFATHER'S SON<
by Clarence Thomas
A memoir from an associate justice of the Supreme Court.
4. LONE SURVIVOR<
by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson.
The only survivor of a Navy SEAL operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.
5. THE AGE OF TURBULENCE<
by Alan Greenspan
A memoir by the longtime chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
6. FAIR GAME<
by Valerie Plame Wilson
Simon & Schuster
A former undercover CIA officer who was exposed by the Bush administration describes
by Oliver Sachs
A neurologist examines the interaction between music and the brain.
8. QUIET STRENGTH<
by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker
A memoir by the first black coach to win a Super Bowl. (He did it with the Indianapolis Colts last February.)
9. IF DEMOCRATS HAD ANY BRAINS, THEY'D BE REPUBLICANS<
by Ann Coulter
A collection of the columnist's provocative quotations, some from previous books and interviews, some new.
10. THE NINE<
by Jeffrey Toobin
A portrait of the Supreme Court since the Reagan administration focuses on the influence of its moderates.
by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer
A former member of a fundamentalist polygamous sect describes her forced marriage to a much older man.
12. THE HEROIN DIARIES<
by Nikki Sixx with Ian Gittins
The Motley Crue bassist's record of a year of drug addiction.