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New York Times Top Five

The following books were listed as the “Top Five at a Glance” in their respective categories Friday on the New York Times Web site:

Hardcover Fiction

1. 4th of July, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

2. True Believer, by Nicholas Sparks

3. The Closers, by Michael Connelly

4. Velocity, by Dean Koontz

5. Broken Prey, by John Sandford

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. 1776, by David McCullough

2. Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

3. The World is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman

4. On Bull—-, by Harry G. Frankfurt

5. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell

Hardcover Advice

1. You: The Owner’s Manual, by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz

2. French Women Don’t Get Fat, by Mireille Guiliano

3. The Purpose-Driven Life, by Rick Warren

4. Your Best Life Now, by Joel Osteen

5. Winning, by Jack Welch with Suzy Welch

Children’s Books

1. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss

2. Reaching for the Moon, by Buzz Aldrin. Illustrated by Wendell Minor

3. Runny Babbit, by Shel Silverstein

4. The Dragonology Handbook, edited by Dugald A. Steer

5. Dr. Ernest Drake’s Dragonology, edited by Dugald A. Steer

Paperback Fiction

1. The Nosy Neighbor, by Fern Michaels

2. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

3. The Taking, by Dean Koontz

4. Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown

5. Hidden Prey, by John Sandford

Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell

2. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson

3. Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom

4. Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi

5. Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond

Paperback Advice

1. The South Beach Diet, by Arthur Agatston

2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter

3. What to Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway

4. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, by Patricia Schultz

5. Bad Cat, by Jim Edgar

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