1. A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin
  2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  3. The Henry Spearman Mystery Series by Marshall Jevons, a.k.a. Kenneth G. Elzinga (faculty)
  4. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  5. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  6. Milagros: Girl from Away by Meg Medina
  7. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  8. Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci (Law ’86)
  9. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
  10. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett


  1. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  2. The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them by Wayne Pacelle
  3. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
  4. Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
  5. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  6. A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother by Janny Scott
  7. Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson (faculty) and Marcia B. Imbeau
  8. The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life by Jasmin Darznik (visiting professor)
  9. Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker
  10. Bossypants by Tina Fey (Col ’92)