1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Algonquin)

2. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)

3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (Random House Trade)

4. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Trade).

5. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (Penguin Books)

6. TIE: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin Books)

6. TIE: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Trade)

7. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Washington Square Press)

8. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (Washington Square Press)

9. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

10. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin Books)