The Book List

This is from the USA Today's 100 Best Selling Books of 2011. I will attempt to read the top 25 and cross them off as I go. Graded on a 3 star rating scale: 1 = I didn't like it, 2 = Liked it but it was just okay, 3 = Liked it and would recommend it.

Total: 1/25 (4%)
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1The Help 3 starsKathryn StockettA young white woman tells the story of black maids in 1960s Mississippi (F)
2The Hunger GamesSuzanne CollinsYouth: Girl takes sister's place in a real world survivor game in a post-apocalyptic U.S. (F)
3Heaven is for Real 3 starsTodd Burpo with Lynn VincentSubtitle: "A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back" (NF)
4Water for ElephantsSara GruenLove, drama in a circus in the 1930s (F)
5Catching FireSuzanne CollinsYouth: Katniss and Peeta are targeted as rebels after winning the Hunger Games; second in series (F)
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin FeverJeff KinneyYouth: Greg is trapped with his family during a blizzard after he is accused of damaging school property (F)
7MockingjaySuzanne CollinsYouth: Katniss must give herself completely to the rebellion for it to succeed; final in series (F)
8Steve Jobs: A BiographyWalter IsaacsonBiography recounts the life of the late founder of Apple (NF)
9The Girl With the Dragon TattooStieg LarssonJournalist is hired to investigate the disappearance of an heir to a wealthy family (F)
10UnbrokenLaura HillenbrandSubtitle: "A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" (NF)
11The Girl Who Played With FireStieg LarssonAn Eastern European sex-trafficking ring propels this sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (F)
12InheritanceChristopher PaoliniYouth: Eragon and his dragon must topple an evil king to restore justice to their land; fourth in series (F)
13The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestStieg LarssonLisbeth Salander is accused of murder and turns to journalist Mikael Blomkvist for help; last in series (F)
14The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book TwoRick RiordanYouth: Demigods Jason, Piper and Leo continue quest; second in series (F)
15Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed AmericaBill O'Reilly, Martin DugardThe Fox News host writes an account of President Lincoln's death at the hand of John Wilkes Booth (NF)
16The LitigatorsJohn GrishamPartners in a two-bit law firm land a big case that could make them rich (F)
17A Stolen LifeJaycee DugardMemoir: Kidnapping victim recounts 18 years of captivity and abuse (NF)
18A Game of ThronesGeorge R.R. MartinTrouble and coldness descend on a kingdom where the seasons are out of balance; book one in series (F)
19The ConfessionJohn GrishamThe wrong man awaits execution in the rape and murder of a high school cheerleader (F)
20The Best of MeNicholas SparksLovers torn apart by unforeseen events reunite 25 years later (F)
21Smokin' SeventeenJanet EvanovichBounty hunter Stephanie Plum investigates a series of killings; 17th in series (F)
22BossypantsTina FeyThe comedy writer and star of 30 Rock riffs on her life and career (NF)
2311/22/63Stephen KingA teacher travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (F)
24Cutting for StoneAbraham VergheseA 50-year epic that begins with the birth of conjoined twins to an Indian nun in 1950s Ethiopia (F)
25The Throne of FireRick RiordanYouth: Carter Kane and his sister Sadie continue their quest to save the world; second in series (F)