1. The Disagreement by Nick Taylor (Col ’98, Grad ’05)
  2. The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  4. A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
  5. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  6. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
  7. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  8. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  9. The Shack by William P. Young
  10. Satin Cash by Lisa Russ Spaar (Col ’78, Grad ’82, Faculty)


  1. University of Virginia Football Vault by Jerry Ratcliffe
  2. The PostSecret Series by Frank Warren
  3. A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize Our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country by Larry. J. Sabato (Col ’74, Faculty)
  4. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  5. Our Dumb World: The Onion’s Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition by the Onion Staff
  6. Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
  7. Remarkable Trees of Virginia by Nancy Ross Hugo and Jeffrey Kirwan, photographs by Robert Llewellyn (Engr ’69)
  8. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
  9. What Should I Read Next?: 70 UVA Professors Recommend Readings in History, Politics, Literature, Math, Science, Technology, the Arts and More by Jessica Feldman (Faculty) and Robert Stilling (Grad ’11)
  10. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch