1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  3. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  4. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
  5. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  6. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  8. Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
  9. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  10. Through the Cracks by Carolyn Sollman, Barbara Emmons and Judith Paolini


  1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  2. Revelations in the Rearview Mirror: One Mother’s Hard-Won and Hilarious Epiphanies on the Road to the Empty Nest by Louise Parsley
  3. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
  4. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  5. The Year of Obama: How Barack Obama Won the White House by Larry J. Sabato (Col ’74, Faculty)
  6. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing by Burton G. Malkiel
  7. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  8. The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson
  9. The Emperor’s New Clothes: Exposing the Truth from Watergate to 9/11 by Richard Ben-Veniste
  10. Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom: Strategies and Tools for Responsive Teaching by Carol Ann Tomlinson (Faculty)