Fiction/Poetry

  1. Inferno by Dan Brown
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. Pity the Beautiful: Poems by Dana Gioia
  4. Goodnight Cavaliers by Catherine Jennings Davis (Col ’99) and Traci Shirley Thompson (Col ’99)
  5. A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire Series, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
  6. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
  7. Bringing the Shovel Down by Ross Gay
  8. Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel by Hilary Mantel
  9. KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France by Shannon Jones (Col ’93)
  10. The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout

Nonfiction

  1. America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert
  2. All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings (Updated with New Letters and Photos) by George H.W. Bush
  3. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
  4. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay (Col ’92, Faculty)
  5. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  6. Who Stole the American Dream? by Hedrick Smith
  7. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas G. Carr
  8. Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright
  9. The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War by Andrew J. Bacevich
  10. Twin Expectations: Raising the Bar, Raising Expectations, Raising Children! by Eileen A. Olds (Col ’79)