1. Vanitas, Rough by Lisa Russ Spaar (Col ’78, Grad ’82, Faculty)
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  4. The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg by Deborah Eisenberg
  5. Dear Life by Alice Munro
  6. Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy
  7. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  9. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  10. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon


  1. All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
  2. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay (Col ’92, Faculty)
  3. America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert
  4. Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know by Ralph Fletcher
  5. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
  6. Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten by Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover
  7. An Extraordinary School: Re-Modelling Special Education by Sara James (Col ’83)
  8. It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism by Thomas E. Mann
  9. Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek
  10. A More Perfect Constitution: Why the Constitution Must Be Revised: Ideas to Inspire a New Generation by Larry J. Sabato (Col ’74, Faculty)