1. Compass Rose by John Casey (faculty)
  2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
  3. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  5. Words for Empty and Words for Full by Bob Hicock
  6. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  7. The Confession by John Grisham
  8. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  10. Spartina by John Casey (faculty)


  1. WAHOOWA: The History of Virginia Cavalier Football (Documentary DVD) by Kevin Edds (Col ’95)
  2. The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy by George Weigel III
  3. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart
  4. The Fall of 2008 by Edwin T. Burton (faculty)
  5. Decision Points by George W. Bush
  6. The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick
  7. The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison
  8. Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy
  9. Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century by P. W. Singer
  10. Showdown in Virginia: The 1861 Convention and the Fate of the Union by William W. Freehling (faculty) and Craig M. Simpson