Fiction/Poetry

  1. The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
  2. Anthill by Edward O. Wilson
  3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  4. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
  5. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  6. How Beautiful the Beloved by Gregory Orr (faculty)
  7. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  9. Solar by Ian McEwan
  10. Axe Handles: Poems by Gary Snyder

Nonfiction

  1. The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia by Coy Barefoot (Grad ’97, faculty)
  2. The Viking in the Wheat Field: A Scientist’s Struggle to Preserve the World’s Harvest by Susan Dworkin
  3. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
  4. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
  5. The Fine Wisdom and Perfect Teachings of the Kings of Rock and Roll: A Memoir by Mark Edmundson (faculty)
  6. By Any Means Necessary!: An Entrepreneur’s Journey into Space by Gregory Olsen (Engr ’71)
  7. Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History by Ted Sorensen
  8. Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 by Michael R. Beschloss
  9. The Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson: A Coloring and Activity Book by Mark W. Dewalt (Grad ’86)
  10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot