Books to Know-Top 10 List-September 2011


September 1, 2011
Jordan Schatz
Reporter/News Writer
Books: Top 10 List

1. Prime Time: Love, Health, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit-Making the Most of All of Your Life

By Jane Fonda, 2011

Academy Award winning actress Jane Fonda, 73, tackles life in her latest book, letting readers everywhere know that the best years are the mature years. In Prime Time, Fonda informs her readers how to make the most of the life in way that keeps you happy and healthy.

2. Living Large In Lean Times

By Clark Howard, 2011

Living Large is the latest book from Clark Howard, giving readers the tools necessary to successfully manage their finances and get the most out of their money in a deteriorating economy. Readers will find hundreds of ways to maximize the stock market while spending and saving smarter.

3.The Help

Kathryn Stockett, 2009

Stockett’s 2009 masterpiece, The Help, is a must read for the fall season. Stockett tells the tale of three extraordinary women in 1962 Mississippi who come together to start a movement that will shake the town they live in forever. Now a major motion picture, The Help is a wonderful story of hope, laughter and the power of friendship.

4. Victory and Honor

By W.E.B. Griffin, 2011

The latest book in the Honor Bound Series, Griffin’s latest novel puts readers in the middle of the action, introducing members in the Office of Strategic Service fighting fierce battles in the wake of Hitler’s suicide. Victory and Honor is spellbinding and full of espionage, betrayal, action and suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

5. Unbroken

By Laura Hillenbrand, 2011

Unbroken is the story of one man’s survival and defiance as he goes on an incredible journey, experiencing the horrors of World War II in Japan, the torture of his memories upon his remarkable journey home and the discovery of peace and love through the healing help of an inspiring man. Unbroken is the life-story of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini and his fight to never give up.

6. Area 51

By Annie Jacobsen, 2011

Jacobsen takes an inside look at America’s biggest secret. Area 51 has long been a topic of both mystery and intrigue and in AREA 51, readers are introduced to the long history of the base; the weapons, espionage, secrets and…UFOs

7.After America

By Mark Steyn, 2011

Steyn’s latest apocalyptic book takes an inward look at the United States and a glimpse at what a post-American world would look like. Full of humor, readers will get tips on how to survive the collapse of America from a book that mixes laughter and doom like never before.

8.Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files

By Jim Butcher, 2011

The highly anticipated novel of the best selling Dresden File series has finally arrived, again featuring the wizard detective Harry Dresden. Recently murdered Dresden returns to life but must survive without his powers in an effort to protect his friends and earn payback from those that took his life

9.The Devil in the White City

By Eric Larson, 2003

Larson’s novel pits a serial killer an architect against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World Fair. Murder, mystery and non-stop action mixed with the unique history of the World Fair make The Devil in the White City a must read for 2011.

10. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis, 2010

An eye-popping non-fiction book, Lewis focuses on the build up of the credit bubble during the early 21st century and the negative effect it had on the stock market and the economy. The lead up to the current financial crisis is put under the microscope by Lewis who keeps readers riveted and gives insight into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.


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