1. The Bridge by Doug Marlette
  2. White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006 by Donald Hall
  3. A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
  4. Magic Time by Doug Marlette
  5. The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
  6. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
  7. Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares
  8. On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
  9. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  10. Horse Latitudes: Poems by Paul Muldoon


  1. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
  2. Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality by Pauline Chen
  3. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I’ve Learned From Pets Who Were Left Behind by Ken Foster
  4. The Girl’s Guide to Absolutely Everything by Melissa Kirsch (Col ’96)
  5. A Useful Dog by Donald McCaig
  6. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
  7. Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden
  8. The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt (faculty)
  9. Empires in the Forest: Jamestown and the Beginning of America by Avery Chenoweth (Grad ’91) and Robert Llewellyn (Engr ’69)
  10. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran