1. Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James
  2. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Right-Hand Shore by Christopher Tilghman (faculty)
  4. A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin
  5. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (Grad '04)
  6. The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
  7. Canada by Richard Ford
  8. Calico Joe by John Grisham
  9. Ministers of Fire by Mark Saunders (Grad '97)
  10. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks


  1. The University of Virginia: A Pictorial History by Susan Tyler Hitchcock (Grad '78)
  2. University of Virginia: The Campus Guide by Richard Guy Wilson (faculty) and Sarah Butler
  3. Light and Liberty: Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge by Robert M.S. McDonald (Col '92)
  4. The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives by Katie Couric (Col '79)
  5. Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden—From 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter L. Bergen
  6. Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance by J. Harvie Wilkinson III (Law '72)
  7. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
  8. Bossypants by Tina Fey (Col '92)
  9. A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello by Peter J. Hatch and Alice Waters
  10. Beyond Jefferson's Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia by Richard Leahy

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