Bossypants by Tina Fey

Category: Autobiography

Published by Little, Brown and Company

First Line: “My brother is eight years older than I am.”

The Belly Fat Diet Cookbookby John Chatham

Category: Self-Help, Cookbook

Published by Rockridge University Press, Berkeley, California

First Line: “Everything we think we know about belly fat is wrong.”

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dietingby David Nordmark

Category: Self-Help

Published by David Nordmark

First Line: “Think about what most traditional approaches to dieting entail.”

Unless It Moves the Human Heart by Roger Rosenblatt

Category: Self-Help, Autobiography

Published by HarperCollins

First Line: “Jasmine, Inur, and Kristie took my Modern Poetry class last semester.”

Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt

Category: Autobiography

Published by HarperCollins

First Line: “The trick when foraging for a tooth lost in coffee grounds is not to be misled by the clumps.”

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Category: Fiction

Published by HarperCollins

First Line: “A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture.”

The Round Houseby Louise Erdrich

Category: Fiction

Published by HarperCollins

First Line: “Small trees had attacked my parents’ house at the foundation.”

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owlsby David Sedaris

Category: Humor; Essays

Published by Little, Brown and Company

First Line: “One thing that puzzled me during the American health-care debate was all the talk about socialized medicine and how ineffective it’s supposed to be.”

Pirate King by Laurie R. King

Category: Fiction; Mystery

Published by Bantam Books

First Line: “Honestly, Holmes? Pirates?”

Garment of  Shadows by Laurie R. King

Category: Fiction; Mystery

Published by Bantam Books

First Line: “The big man had the brains of a tortoise, but even he was beginning to look alarmed.”

The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

Category: Fiction; Mystery

Published by Bantam Books

First Line: “The envelope reached Bennett Grey early Wednesday Afternoon.”

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

Category: Fiction; Mystery

Published by Hatchette Book Group

First Line: “The rat was dead, but no less horrifying than if it had been alive.”

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

Category: Fiction

Published by Thomas Dunne Books

First Line: “Bess ran.”

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts by Mark Montano

Category: Craft

Published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment

First Line: “Be warned, my friends.”

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Category: Fiction; Science Fiction

Published by Alfred A. Knopf

First Line: “I keep the Beast running, I  keep the 100 low lead on tap, I foresee attacks.”

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Category: Historical Fiction

Published by Little, Brown and Company

First Line: “Sitting on the edge of the bed in the front room, Blanche stoops to rip at the laces of her gaiters.”

Death in Bloodhound Red by Virginia Lanier

Category: Fiction; Mystery

Published by Harper Collins

First Line: “I turned left off the highway onto a narrow county dirt road.”

The Silver Starby Jeanette Walls

Category: Fiction

Published by Scribner

First Line: “My sister saved my life when I was just a baby.”

The Quarter-Acre Farm by Spring Warren

Category: Food/Gardening/Memoir

Published by Seal Press

First Line: “With  my limited yard space, every decision I made about what to grow on the Quarter Acre Farm loomed large.”

Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon

Category: Fiction; Mystery

Published by Random House

First Line: “Because she had worked for decades as a translator of fiction and non-fiction from English and German to Italian, Anna Maria Giusti was familiar with a wide range of subjects.”

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