Fiction ⁄ Poetry

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  2. From Sand Creek by Simon J. Ortiz
  3. A Burnable Book  by Bruce Holsinger (Faculty)
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  6. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  8. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
  9. Inferno by Dan Brown
  10. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer


  1. The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry J. Sabato (Col ’74, Faculty)
  2. Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America by Jason Fagone
  3. The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor (Faculty)
  4. It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd
  5. “Boots” Mead: Eight Decades at The University by Ernest Mead(Col ’40, Faculty Emeritus)
  6. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
  7. A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination From Persecution to Genocide by Alon Confino (Faculty)
  8. Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson (Faculty)
  9. Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph
  10. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane E. Muldrow