1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  2. Dear Life by Alice Munro
  3. Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems by Charles Wright (Faculty)
  4. The Lowland: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
  5. River Inside the River: Three Lyric Sequences by Gregory Orr (Faculty)
  6. History and Other Poems by Brenda Marie Osbey
  7. Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson
  8. The Luminaries: A Novel by Eleanor Catton
  9. The Round House: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
  10. The Best American Short Stories 2013 by Elizabeth Strout (Editor)


  1. The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry J. Sabato (Col ’74, Faculty)
  2. Bossypants by Tina Fey (Col ’92)
  3. Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed by Alexis Ohanian (Com ’05)
  4. A Tour of Mr. Jefferson’s University with Edgar the Squirrel by Mark Dewalt (Grad ’86), Elisabeth Wise, Carolyn Dewalt (Educ ’77) and Deb Mink
  5. Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities by Craig Steven Wilder
  6. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  7. Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World by Stephen R. Kellert
  8. Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry (Grad ’86, Faculty)
  9. God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet
  10. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck