1. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (Grad '04)
  3. And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems by Kwame Alexander
  4. Bicycles: Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni
  5. Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky Finney


  1. My Song: A Memoir by Harry Belafonte
  2. America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries by Edward L. Ayers
  3. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt (faculty)
  4. Bossypants by Tina Fey (Col '92)
  5. The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From the Front Lines by Michael Mann