1. Waiting in the Silence by Rosalyn W. Berne (Col ’79, Grad ’82, ’99, Faculty)
  2. Life After Life: A Novel by Jill McCorkle
  3. Wash by Margaret Wrinkle
  4. Fragment of the Head of a Queen by Cate Marvin
  5. The Death of Fidel Perez by Elizabeth Huergo
  6. The Right-Hand Shore: A Novel by Christopher Tilghman (Faculty)
  7. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
  8. Fever by Mary Beth Keane (Grad ’05)
  9. Life Among Giants: A Novel by Bill Roorbach
  10. Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck
  11. A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire Series, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
  12. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  13. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo


  1. Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright
  2. The John Carlos Story by John Wesley Carlos and Dave Zirin
  3. Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change by John Lewis
  4. Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek
  5. The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity by Robert Louis Wilken (Faculty)
  6. Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas (Law ’77)
  7. The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich
  8. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
  9. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay (Col ’92, Faculty)
  10. Global Climate Change: A Primer by Orrin H. Pilkey, Keith C. Pilkey and Mary Edna Fraser