1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  2. Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  3. When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton (Col ’89)
  4. The Associate by John Grisham
  5. Sonata Mulattica by Rita Dove (Faculty)
  6. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  7. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  8. Sestets by Charles Wright (Faculty)
  9. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  10. Satin Cash by Lisa Russ Spaar (Faculty)


  1. The Year of Obama: How Barack Obama Won the White House by Larry J. Sabato (Col ’74, Faculty)
  2. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia by Coy Barefoot (Grad ’97, Faculty)
  4. A More Perfect Constitution Why the Constitution Must Be Revised: Ideas to Inspire a New Generation by Larry J. Sabato (Col ’74, Faculty)
  5. The Confederate War by Gary W. Gallagher (Faculty)
  6. Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know About the Civil War by Gary W. Gallagher (Faculty)
  7. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton & Erin Torneo
  8. The Physics of NASCAR by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
  9. The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm by Robert F. Bruner (Faculty) and Sean D. Carr
  10. Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut