1. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
  2. The Litigators by John Grisham
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston
  5. Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems by Charles Wright (faculty)
  6. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  7. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
  8. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (Grad ’04)
  9. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
  10. The Marriage Plot: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides


  1. The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True by Richard Dawkins
  2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  3. Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain by Jim Lehrer
  4. Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward
  5. A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize Our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country by Larry Sabato (faculty)
  6. James Madison by Richard Brookhiser
  7. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
  8. The Union War by Gary Gallagher (faculty)
  9. Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin
  10. Attack of the Theocrats!: How the Religious Right Harms Us All—And What We Can Do About It by Sean Faircloth

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