1. Goodnight Cavaliers by Catherine Jennings Davis (Col '99) and Traci Shirley Thompson (Col '99)
  2. Sweet Dreams, UVA: A Goodnight Rhyme for Little Hoos at Bedtime by Kendall Wolfson (Com '05, Educ '10)
  3. Inferno by Dan Brown
  4. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  5. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
  6. The Right-Hand Shore: A Novel by Christopher Tilghman (faculty)
  7. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  8. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  9. Ender's Game (Ender Quintet, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card
  10. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (pen name for J.K. Rowling)


  1. Bossypants by Tina Fey (Col '92)
  2. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  3. Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America by Rex Bowman and Carlos Santos (Col '75, Grad '76)
  4. The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live—And How You Can Change Them by Richard J. Davidson
  5. Why Teach?: In Defense of a Real Education by Mark Edmundson (Faculty)
  6. Twin Expectations: Raising the Bar, Raising Expectations, Raising Children! by Eileen A. Olds (Col '79)
  7. Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
  8. Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry (Grad '86, Faculty)
  9. America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert
  10. Martha Jefferson Randolph: Republican Daughter & Plantation Mistress by Billy L. Wayson (Grad '08)

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