In the Garden of North American Martyrs, Tobias Wolff

A Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes

A Hand Reached Out to Guide Me, David Gates

Never Mind, Edward St Aubyn

Bad News, Edward St Aubyn

Some Hope, Edward St Aubyn

Mother’s Milk, Edward St Aubyn

No Logo, Naomi Klein

The Wife, Meg Wolitzer

The Vegetarian, Han Kang

Wabi-Sabi, Leonard Koren

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee

Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee

You Think It, I’ll Say It, Curtis Sittenfeld

The Birth of Korean Cool, Euny Hong

Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday

The State of Affairs, Esther Perel

Kudos, Rachel Cusk

Motherhood, Sheila Heti

The Painted Word, Tom Wolfe

Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado

Seeds from the East, Bertha Holt

The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson

Calypso, David Sedaris

LaRose, Louise Erdrich (DNF)

The Folded Clock, Heidi Julavits

All Joy and No Fun, Jennifer Senior

The Two Kinds of Decay, Sarah Manguso

To Save the Children of Korea, Arissa Oh

The Lost Salt Gift of Blood, Alistair MacLeod

All You Can Ever Know, Nicole Chung

Sleepless Nights, Elizabeth Hardwick

The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

Becoming, Michelle Obama

Blue Nights, Joan Didion

The Savage Detective, Roberto Bolano

My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath


Flash Fiction Forward, editors Robert Shapard, James Thomas

On Michael Jackson, Margo Jefferson

City of Thieves, David Benioff

The Coast of Chicago, Stuart Dybek

Postcards from the Edge, Carrie Fisher

The Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler

The Normal One, Jeanne Safer

The Handmaiden’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

Cowboys are My Weakness, Pam Houston

The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levey

The Secret History, Donna Tartt

Transit, Rachel Cusk

Love and Other Obstacles, Aleksandar Hemon

Do Not Become Alarmed, Maile Meloy

The Seven Good Years, Etgar Keret

The Plot Against America, Philip Roth

The Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy

Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout 

Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

Single, Carefree, Mellow, Katherine Heiny

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, ZZ Parker

Laughable Loves, Milan Kundera

How to Leave Hialeah, Jennine Capó Crucet

The Unsettlers, Mark Sundeen

Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout

Music for Wartime, Rebecca Makkai

The Twilight of the Superheroes, Deborah Eisenberg 

The Vanishing Velázquez, Laura Cumming

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner

Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Deborah Eisenberg 

My Misspent Youth, Meghan Daum

Sam the Cat, Matthew Klam

Paris Stories, Mavis Gallant 

Going to Meet the Man, James Baldwin

Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan

Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney 

The Burning Girl, Claire Messud



The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

At Night We Walk in Circles, Daniel Alarcón

Quartet in Autumn, Barbara Pym

Lit, Mary Karr

In Other Words, Jhumpa Lahiri

Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff

Gryphon, Charles Baxter

Granta Best American Short Stories

About A Mountain, John D'Agata

A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara

Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld 

Burning Down the House, Charles Baxter

In Our Time, Ernest Hemingway

NW, Zadie Smith

My Struggle, Volume 1, Karl Ove Knausgaard

2011 Best American Fiction 

The Girls, Emma Cline

The News From Spain, Joan Wickersham

Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner

The Lay of the Land, Richard Ford

Open City, Teju Cole

A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin 

Swing Time, Zadie Smith

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo

I Am Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout

Taking Care, Joy Williams

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry



The Empathy Exams, Leslie Jamison 

Are You Really Listening?, Mary E. Siegel and Paul J. Donoghue

The Ultimate Good Luck, Richard Ford 

Moby-Dick, Herman Melville

Reasons to Live, Amy Hempel

Stories of Frank O’Connor, Frank O’Connor

Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked, James Lasdun

Splash State, Todd Colby

Jesus’ Son, Denis Johnson 

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, Etgar Keret

There’s Something I Want You To Do, Charles Baxter 

The Secret History, Donna Tartt

The Anatomy of Story, John Truby

Attached, Amir Levine and Rachel Heller 

Sweet Talk, Stephanie Vaughn

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Mindful Writer, Dinty W. Moore

Stoner, John Williams

The Rules of Attraction, Bret Easton Ellis

One of Us, Asne Seierstad

Wildlife, Richard Ford

Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan

Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari

This Won’t Take But a Minute, Honey, Steve Almond

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

The Story of the Lost Child, Elena Ferrante 

Slaughtherhouse90210, Maris Kreizman

New American Stories, Ben Marcus (Editor)

American Pastoral, Philip Roth 

The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante

Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed 



My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante

Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman

Quack This Way, David Foster Wallace and Bryan A. Garner

Maus, Art Spiegelman 

Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg 

The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton

Bark, Lorrie Moore

Canada, Richard Ford

The Humor Code, Peter McGraw & Joel Warner

The Story of a New Name, Elena Ferrante

S/Z, Roland Barthes

Encounters with the Archdruid, John McPhee

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., Adelle Waldman

Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs, Caroline Knapp

Men Without Women, Richard Ford

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright

Sabbath’s Theater, Philip Roth

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami

The Plague, Albert Camus

Those Who Stay and Those Who Leave, Elena Ferrante

Outlines, Rachel Cusk

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham

One of Ours, Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing

Best American Short Shorts, 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan 

The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor, Peter Taylor

The Group, Mary McCarthy

Every Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole

10:04, Ben Lerner

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast

Home Cooking, Laurie Colwin



A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers

Half in Love, Maile Meloy 

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, Joan Ryan

Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry

The Centennial History of the Jews of Colorado, Allen duPont Breck

Light Years, James Salter

50 Shades of Grey, E.L. James

The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer

Generation X, Douglas Coupland

The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

When Everything Changed, Gail Collins

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, David Sedaris

Pigeon Feathers, John Updike 

Freedom, Jonathan Franzen 

Born to Run, Christopher McDougall

Where Did You Go Bernadette?, Maria Semple

The Lowlands, Jhumpa Lahiri

Where Men With Glory, Jon Krakauer 

Many Lives, Many Masters, Brian Weiss

Independence Day, Richard Ford

A Dangerous Place: California’s Unsettling Fate, Marc Reisner

The Kid, Dan Savage

Dear Life, Alice Munro

Roth Unbound, Claudia Roth Pierpoint

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson

Decoded, Jay-Z



The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach

Like Life, Lorrie Moore

The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides

Big Sur, Jack Kerouac

The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson

The After-Life, Donald Antrim

Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis

Scenes in America Deserta, Reyner Banham

Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison Bechdel

The Gaggle, Jessica Massa (with Rebecca Wiegand)

After Henry, Joan Didion

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra

Desperate Characters, Paula Fox

Wild, Cheryl Strayed

Coming Into the Country, John McPhee

Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life, Anonymous

Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld

I Don’t Care About Your Band, Julie Klausner

Columbine, Dave Cullen

Once A Runner, John L. Parker, Jr.

The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

Rock Springs, Richard Ford

Nothing to Envy, Barbara Demick

On Writing, Stephen King

This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz

The Sportswriter, Richard Ford

Look at Me, Jennifer Egan

Midnight in Sicily, Peter Robb

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Goodbye, Columbus, Philip Roth 

In Strange Gardens, Peter Hamm

The Secret Race, Tyler Hamilton

The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway 



A Short History of Women, Kate Walbert  

Pale Fire, Vladmir Nabakov

The Fall, Albert Camus

For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway

The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway

A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

Just Kids, Patti Smith

A Family Daughter, Maile Meloy

The Nick Adams Stories, Ernest Hemingway

Bearing the Body, Ehud Havazelet 

Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

Miami, Joan Didion

Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver

The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson 

Cooking for Mr. Latte, Amanda Hesser

Heartburn, Nora Ephron

The Custom of the Country, Edith Wharton

The Keep, Jennifer Egan

Great Plains, Ian Frazier

The Heart Says Whatever, Emily Gould

Civilwarland in Bad Decline, George Saunders

The Collected Stories of Grace Palely, Grace Palely

The Good Soldiers, David Finkel 

Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates

The Rez, Ian Frazier

The John McPhee Reader, John McPhee

The Loser, Thomas Bernhard

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

Notes on Yellowstone, Jim Carrier

A Backwards Glance, Edith Wharton

Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse

1Q84, Haruki Murakami

Emma, Jane Austen

Food Matters, Mark Bittman

Samedi the Deafness, Jesse Ball

Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann



Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories, Alice Munro

The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus

Two Lives, Janet Malcolm 

Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami

Stitches, David Small

Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy

A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway

Falconer, John Cheever

Cheever, Blake Bailey

Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Half in Love, Maile Meloy

Native Speaker, Chang-Rae Lee

Men Without Women, Ernest Hemingway 

The White Album, Joan Didion 

A Gate At the Stairs, Lorrie Moore

American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis

American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Salvador, Joan Didion

Self-Help, Lorrie Moore

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami

Seize The Day, Saul Bellow

Elliot Allagash, Simon Rich

Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross

Reading Myself and Others, Philip Roth

The Big Short, Michael Lewis

The Book of Common Prayer, Joan Didion

Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner

Good Bones, Margaret Atwood

Blind Willow, Sleeping Women, Haruki Murakami

Natasha, David Bezmozgis

Lowboy, John Wary

Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Wells Tower

Where I’m Calling From, Raymond Carver

Changing My Mind, Zadie Smith 

Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You, Laurie Lynn Drummond 

Truman Capote Stories, Truman Capote

The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee

Empire Falls, Richard Russo

Sexy, Joyce Carol Oats

La Place de la Concorde Suisse, John McPhee



The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Netherland, Joseph O'Neill 

Diana, Tina Brown

Brooklyn Follies, Paul Auster

Lost City of Z, David Gramm 

Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro 

Blood Dark Track, Joseph O'Neill

Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

Exit Ghost, Philip Roth

King of the World, David Remnick

Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

Sag Harbor, Colson Whitehead

Brooklyn, Colm Toibin

Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell 

The Shadow Club, Neal Shusterman 

Anatomy Lesson, Philip Roth

Woe Is I, Patricia O'Conner 

The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm 

How Fiction Works, James Woods

My Mortal Enemy, Willa Cather 

My Life in France, Julia Child 

The Ice Storm, Rick Moody

The Believers, Zoë Heller

Varieties of Exile, Mavis Gallant

Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein

Smiles on Washington Square, Raymond Federman

The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, Flannery O'Connor

The Writing Life, Annie Dillard

The Cost of Living, Mavis Gallant 

102 Minutes, Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 

When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro

Cheever Stories, John Cheever

Personal Days, Ed Park



My Kind of Place, Susan Orlean,

Man of My Dreams, Curtis Sittenfeld

The Swimming Pool Library, Alan Hollinghurst

Let’s Talk About Love, Carl Wilson

The Ghost Writer, Philip Roth

Sex, Drugs and Coco Puffs, Chuck Klosterman

The Gift, Lewis Hyde

Blink, Malcolm Gladwell

Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, Janet Malcolm

Why Switzerland?, Jonathan Steinberg

The Executioner’s Song, Norman Mailer

Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri

Apex Hides the Hurt, Colson Whitehead

The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus

Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy

The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction, Stephen Koch

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

A Clearing in the Distance, Witold Rybczynski

Birds of America, Lorrie Moore

Madame Bovary, Gustav Flaubert

Portnoy’s Complaint, Philip Roth

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

No One Belongs Here More Than You., Miranda July

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon

Goodbye, Columbus, Philip Roth

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami

Emperor’s Children, Claire Messud

Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl

Stop-Time, Frank Conroy

The Hunters, Claire Messud

Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem

The Cutmouth Lady, Romy Ashby

Dora, Sigmund Freud

The Last Life, Claire Messud

American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld

Earlier: American In-Law

Netherland, Joseph O’Neill

Low Life, Luc Sante

Sweet Talk, Stephanie Vaughn

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, Philip Gourevitch

Lost Hearts In Italy, Andrea Lee

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962, Alistair Horne

The Devil Problem: And Other True Stories, David Remnick



A Heartbreaking Work A Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers

The Long Tail, Chris Anderson

The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell

The Missing Peace, Dennis Ross

Little Children, Tom Perrotta

I Wish I Could Be There, Allen Shawn

Fun Home, Allison Bechdel

The Bronx Is Burning, Jonathan Mahler

Maus, Art Spiegelman

Then We Came To The End, Joshua Ferris

Urban Tribes, Ethan Waters

The Watchmen

I Married A Communist, Philip Roth

The View From Castle Rock, Alice Munro

Moneyball, Michael Lewis

Bad Haircuts, Tom Perrotta

Under The Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer

Scoop, Evelyn Waugh

Delirious New York, Rem Koolhaas

Candide, Voltaire

Random Family, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

This Is Not Chick Lit, Anthology

Dishwasher, Pete Jordan

The Shadow of The Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell

The Line Of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst

Junky, William Burroughs

Honor Thy Father, Gay Talese

Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer

The Kingdom and the Power, Gay Talese

On Love, Alain de Botton

Veronica, Mary Gaitskill

Heat, Bill Buford

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine

Drown, Junot Diaz

Into The Wild, Jon Krakauer

Garlic and Sapphire, Ruth Reichl

Among Thugs, Bill Buford

Amazing Grace, Jonathan Kozol

The New Kings of Non-Fiction, edited by Ira Glass

The Bullfighter Checks Her Make Up, Susan Orlean

Learning To Drive, Katha Pollitt

Lenin’s Tomb, David Remnick



The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon

After the Quake, Haruki Murakami

Floater, Calvin Trillin

Black and Blue, Anna Quinlan

The Woman at the Washington Zoo, Marjorie Williams

Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem

Gig, edited by John Bowe

The Crime of Sheila McGough, Janet Malcolm

The Platform, Michel Houellebecq

722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York, William Graebner

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

Running After Antelopes, Scott Carrier

Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol

Little Money Street, Fernanda Eberstadt

Mistress: A Novel, Anita Nair

Wrong About Japan, Peter Carey

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

Happiness Sold Separately, Lolly Winston

Underground, Haruki Murakami

Rabbit, Run, John Updike

$40 Million Slaves, William C. Rhoden

On Beauty, Zadie Smith

Epileptic, David B.

Everyman, Philip Roth

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Tourist Season, Enid Shomer

Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld

Hiroshima, John Hersey

Corrections to My Memoirs, Michael Kun

The Great Bridge, David McCullough

Oh The Glory of It All, Sean Wilsey

Stray, Sheri Joseph

Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson

How to Breathe Underwater, Julie Orringer

Cold New World, William Finnegan

Man of My Dreams, Curtis Sittenfeld

Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis

Set Me Free, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Rats, Robert Sullivan

Beloved, Toni Morrison

The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn