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1. Death Comes to Pemberley By P.D. James
2. American Dervish By Ayad Akhtar
3. The Lost Saints of Tennessee By Amy Franklin-Willis
4. Hope: A Tragedy By Shalom Auslander
5. Sunset Park By Paul Auster
6. The Reserve By Russell Banks
7. Lost Memory of Skin By Russell Banks
8. The Sense of An Ending By Julian Barnes
9. The O'Briens By Peter Behrens
10. Third Reich By Robert Bolano
11. Labyrinths By Jorges Luis Borges
12. Wild Child By T. Coraghessan Boyle
13. A Million Heavens By John Brandon
14. The Illumination By Kevin Brockmeier
15. Tell The Wolves I’m Home By Carol Rifka Brunt
16. A Small Hotel By Robert Olen Butler
17. Compass Rose By John Casey
18. A Land More Kind Than Home By Wiley Cash
19. Song of Slaves in the Desert By Alan Cheuse
20. Muhammad By Deepak Chopra
21. Exley By Brock Clarke
22. Gold By Chris Cleave
23. Ready Player One By Ernest Cline
24. Einstein's Rabbi By Michael Cohen
25. The Grief of Others By Leah Hager Cohen
26. Open City By Teju Cole
27. Daughters of the Revolution By Carolyn Cooke
28. By Nightfall By Michael Cunningham
29. The Outlaw Album By Daniel Woodrell
30. The Lover's Dictionary By David Levithan
31. Family Meeting By Miles Demott
32. Callings By Carl Dennis
33. The Starboard Sea By Amber Dermont
34. The Art of Disappearance By Anita Desai
35. The Sisters Brothers By Patrick deWitt
36. Memory Wall By Anthony Doerr
37. Room By Emma Donoghue
38. The Doll By Daphne du Maurier
39. A Partial History of Lost Causes By Jennifer DuBois
40. The Prague Cemetery By Umberto Eco
41. Three Stages of Amazement By Carol Edgarian
42. The Night Train By Clyde Edgerton
43. Half-Blood Blues By Esi Edugyan
44. A Visit from the Goon Squad By Jennifer Egan
45. A Hologram for the King By Dave Eggers
46. By Nathan Englander
47. The Forgotten Waltz By Anne Enright
48. The Adults By Alison Espach
49. The Marriage Plot By Jeffrey Eugenides
50. When London Was Capital of America By Julie Flavell
51. Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn
52. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk By Ben Fountain
53. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter By Tom Franklin
54. Nightwoods By Charles Frazier
55. The Newlyweds By Nell Freudenberger
56. Spies of The Balkans By Alan Furst
57. Mission to Paris By Alan Furst
58. The Sunlight Dialogues By John Gardner
59. The Coward’s Tale By Vanessa Gebbie
60. This Body of Death By Elizabeth George
61. River of Smoke By Amitav Ghosh
62. Norumbega Park By Anthony Giardina
63. Before the End, After the Beginning By Dagoberto Gilb
64. Lucy By Laurence Gonzales
65. The Cookbook Collector By Allegra Goodman
66. American Subversive By David Goodwillie
67. Museum of the Weird By Amelia Gray
68. The Fault in Our Stars By John Green
69. Arcadia By Lauren Groff
70. To the End of the Land By David Grossman
71. The Magician King By Lev Grossman
72. Ed King By David Guterson
73. The London Train By Tessa Hadley
74. The Lock Artist By Steve Hamilton
75. Our Lady of Alice Bhatti By Mohammed Hanif
76. A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion By Ron Hansen
77. The Art of Fielding By Chad Harbach
78. Tinkers By Paul Harding
79. The Great Leader By Jim Harrison
80. The History of History By Ida Hattemer-Higgins
81. The Good Father By Noah Hawley
82. Children and Fire By Ursula Hegi
83. Ten Thousand Saints By Eleanor Henderson
84. Learning to Swim By Sara J. Henry
85. King of The Badgers By Philip Hensher
86. How Should A Person Be? By Sheila Heti
87. The Red Garden By Alice Hoffman
88. Dovekeepers By Alice Hoffman
89. In One Person By John Irving
90. Aerogrammes By Tania James
91. Pym By Mat Johnson
92. The Orphan Master's Son By Adam Johnson
93. A Lady Cyclist By Suzanne Johnson
94. Stardust By Joseph Kanon
95. Istanbul Passage By Joseph Kanon
96. Thousand Cranes By Yasunari Kawabata
97. Mountains of the Moon By I. J. Kay
98. Comedy in a Minor Key By Hans Keilson
99. Pigeon English By Stephen Kelman
100. 11/22/63 By Stephen King
101. The Master Blaster By P.F. Kluge
102. Great House By Nicole Krauss
103. Gods without Men By Hari Kunzru
104. Turn of Mind By Alice LaPlante
105. I'd Know You Anywhere By Laura Lippman
106. The Ask By Sam Lipsyte
107. Watergate By Thomas Mallon
108. Last Night in Montreal By Emily St. John Mandel
109. Matterhorn By Karl Marlantes
110. An Object of Beauty By Steve Martin
111. A Dance with Dragons By George R.R. Martin
112. History of A Pleasure Seeker By Richard Mason
113. The Baker's Daughter By Sarah McCoy
114. Night Soul By James McElroy
115. How to Read the Air By Dinaw Mengestu
116. Embassytown By China Mieville
117. Pure By Andrew Miller
118. We Others By Steven Millhauser
119. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet By David Mitchell
120. A Gate at the Stairs By Lorrie Moore
121. The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern
122. Home By Toni Morrison
123. All I Ever Did Was Shoot My Man By Walter Mosley
124. 1Q84 By Haruki Murakami
125. 1Q84 By Haruki Murakami
126. Skippy Dies By Paul Murray
127. Bound By Antonya Nelson
128. The Leopard By Jo Nesbo
129. One Day By David Nicholls
130. Not Specified By Not Specified
131. The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe By Andrew O'Hagan
132. Songs for the Missing By Stewart O’Nan
133. The Odds By Stewart O'Nan
134. Sourland By Joyce Carol Oates
135. Mudwoman By Joyce Carol Oates
136. The Tiger By Tea Obreht
137. Last Call By Daniel Okrent
138. The Cat's Table By Michae Ondaatje
139. Foreign Bodies By Cynthia Ozick
140. Swim Back to Me By Ann Packer
141. Damned By Chuck Palahniuk
142. The Map of Time By Felix J Palma
143. I Am an Executioner By Rajesh Parameswaran
144. The Passages of H.M. By Jay Parini
145. State of Wonder By Ann Patchett
146. Binocular Vision By Edith Pearlman
147. The Leftovers By Tom Perrotta
148. I Curse the River of Time By Per Petterson
149. The Last Stand By Nathaniel Philbrick
150. The Imperfectionists By Tom Rachman
151. Before The Poison By Peter Robinson
152. Wayward Saints By Suzzy Roche
153. The Lifeboat By Charlotte Rogan
154. Ladies and Gentlemen By Adam Ross
155. Swamplandia By Karen Russell
156. Fat People By Bill Schubart
157. Northwest Corner By John Burnham Schwartz
158. Follow Me By Joanna Scott
159. Luminarium By Alex Shakar
160. 13, Rue Therese By Elena Mauli Shapiro
161. Day Out of Days By Sam Shepard
162. My Hollywood By Mona Simpson
163. Hint Fiction By Robert Smartwood
164. The Best of Me By Nicholas Sparks
165. The Art of Racing in The Rain By Garth Stein
166. The Help By Kathryn Stockett
167. Fun with Problems By Robert Stone
168. Maine By J. Courtney Sullivan
169. French Lessons By Ellen Sussman
170. Wish You Were Here By Graham Swift
171. The Elephanta Suite By Paul Theroux
172. The Lower River By Paul Theroux
173. The Age of Miracles By Karen Thompson Walker
174. We The Animals By Justin Torres
175. Rules of Civility By Amor Towles
176. Selected Stories By William Trevor
177. I Married You for Happiness By Lily Tuck
178. The Beginner's Goodbye By Anne Tyler
179. The Lonely Polygamist By Brady Udall
180. The Quality of Mercy By Barry Unsworth
181. Dirt By David Vann
182. The Dream of the Celt By Mario Vargas Llosa
183. Cutting for Stone By Abraham Verghese
184. The Submission By Amy Waldman
185. Half Broke Horses By Jeannette Walls
186. Beautiful Ruins By Jess Walter
187. Salvage The Bones By Jesmyn Ward
188. Before I Go to Sleep By S. J. Watson
189. Zone One By Colson Whitehead
190. The Family Fang By Kevin Wilson
191. An Available Man By Hilma Wolitzer
192. The Bellwether Revivals By Benjamin Wood
193. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle By David Wroblewski
194. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe By Charles Yu


1. Back to Work By Bill Clinton
2. The Dragonfly Effect By Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith w/ Carlye Adler
3. Imperfect By Jim Abbott
4. The Great Sea By David Abulafia
5. Alibis By André Aciman
6. London Under By Peter Ackroyd
7. The New Jim Crow By Michelle Alexander
8. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life By Karen Armstrong
9. The Cult of LEGO By John Baichtal
10. How To Live By Sarah Bakewell
11. The Memory Palace By Mira Bartok
12. The Theory That Would Not Die By Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
13. Tubes By Andrew Blum
14. White Bread By Aaron Bobrow-Strain
15. Mycophilia By Eugenia Bone
16. Alain de Botton By Alain de Botton
17. Twelve Desperate Miles By Tim Brady
18. The Quiet World By Douglas Brinkley
19. Cronkite By Douglas Brinkley
20. Why Do I Love These People? By Po Bronson
21. How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming By Mike Brown
22. Fire and Rain By David Browne
23. Beethoven in America By Michael Broyles
24. The Backlash By Will Bunch
25. The Sounding of The Whale By D. Graham Burnett
26. Quiet By Susan Cain
27. The Wave By Susan Casey
28. Under the Sun By Bruce Chatwin
29. Finders Keepers By Craig Childs
30. The Most Human Human By Brian Christian
31. Diamond in The Rough By Shawn Colvin
32. Shop Class as Soulcraft By Matthew B. Crawford
33. Edward Weston By Steve Crist
34. How Did You Get This Number? By Sloane Crosley
35. City of Fortune By Roger Crowley
36. Walker Evans By James Crump
37. Nine Lives By William Dalrymple
38. Vanished Kingdoms By Norman Davies
39. The Beautiful And The Damned By Siddhartha Deb
40. And Furthermore By Judi Dench
41. The Beginning of Infinity By David Deutsch
42. Abundance By Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
43. Blue Nights By Joan Didion
44. Becoming Dickens By Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
45. How Intelligence Happens By John Duncan
46. Turing’s Cathedral By George Dyson
47. Incognito By David Eagleman
48. Life Itself By Roger Ebert
49. Making Babies By Anne Enright
50. Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook
51. Along The Way By Martin Sheen
52. Nobody Turn Me Around By Charles Euchner
53. The Crimean War By Orlando Figes
54. Delusions of Gender By Cordelia Fine
55. Here on Earth By Tim Flannery
56. Here on Earth By Tim Flannery
57. Moonwalking With Einstein By Joshua Foer
58. The Fiery Trial By Eric Foner
59. That Used To Be Us By Thomas L. Freidman & Michael Mandelbaum
60. Just My Type By Simon Garfield
61. Life Sentences By William Gass
62. Life Upon These Shores By Henry Louis Gates
63. The Idea Factory By Jon Gertner
64. The Triumph of the City By Edward Glaeser
65. America Aflame By David Goldfield
66. The New Hate By Arthur Goldwag
67. Lives Like Loaded Guns By Lyndall Gordon
68. Sarah By Robert Gottlieb
69. The Swerve By Stephen Greenblatt
70. The Hidden Reality By Brian Greene
71. My Faraway One By Sarah Greenough
72. Empire of the Summer Moon By S. C. Gwynne
73. The Righteous Mind By Jonathan Haidt
74. Feathers By Thor Hanson
75. Seized: A Sea Captain's Adventures By Max Hardberger
76. The Grand Design By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
77. Hemmingway's Boat By Paul Hendrickson
78. Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand
79. Sacred Trash By Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole
80. Inside of a Dog By Alexandra Horowitz
81. The Hemlock Cup By Bettany Hughes
82. Borrow By Louis Hyman
83. Benjamin Franklin By Walter Isaacson
84. Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson
85. The Natural History of The Piano By Stuart Isacoff
86. Between a Rock and a Hot Place By Tracey Jackson
87. American Terroir By Rowan Jacobsen
88. Holy Ghost Girl By Donna M. Johnson
89. Klonopin Lunch By Jessica Dorfman Jones
90. War By Sebastian Junger
91. Age of Movies By Pauline Kael
92. Thinking, Fast And Slow By Daniel Kahneman
93. How the Hippies Saved Physics By David Kaiser
94. Culinary Intelligence By Peter Kaminsky
95. The Obamas By Jodi Kantor
96. India Becoming By Akash Kapur
97. American Dreamers By Michael Kazin
98. The Violinist’s Thumb By Sam Kean
99. What Technology Wants By Kevin Kelly
100. The Anatomy of Harpo Marx By Wayne Koestenbaum
101. Hero By Michael Korda
102. End This Depression Now By Paul Krugman
103. Some Assembly Required By Ann Lamott
104. You Are Not a Gadget By Jaron Lanier
105. The Patagonian Hare By Claude Lanzmann
106. Let's Pretend This Never Happened By Jenny Lawson
107. The Whites of Their Eyes By Jill Lepore
108. The Ecstasy of Influence By Jonathan Lethem
109. The Big Short By Michael Lewis
110. Boomerang By Michael Lewis
111. The Compass of Pleasure By David J. Linden
112. The Gardens of Democracy By Eric Liu
113. Drift By Rachel Maddow
114. 1491 By Charles C. Mann
115. 1493 By Charles C. Mann
116. The Obamians By James Mann
117. When That Rough God Goes Riding By Greil Marcu
118. The Doors By Greil Marcus
119. An Anatomy of Addiction By Howard Markel
120. The Lives of Margaret Fuller By John Matteson
121. The Greater Journey By David McCullough
122. Eaarth By Bill McKibben
123. Hollywood: A Third Memoir By Larry McMurtry
124. The Blueberry Years By Jim Minick
125. Subliminal By Leonard Mlodinow
126. The Other Wes Moore By Wes Moore
127. How to Be a Woman By Caitlin Moran
128. Believing Is Seeing By Errol Morris
129. Secretariat By William Nack
130. Van Gogh By Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
131. Zoobiquity By Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
132. Sybil Exposed By Debbie Nathan
133. The Art of Cruelty By Maggie Nelson
134. Cinderella Ate My Daughter By Peggy Orenstein
135. Merchants of Doubt By Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
136. Rin Tin Tin By Susan Orlean
137. Revelations By Elaine Pagels
138. Promised Land By Jay Parini
139. Yellow Dirt By Judy Pasternak
140. The Secret Life of Pronouns By James W. Pennebaker
141. Drive By Daniel H. Pink
142. The Better Angels of Our Nature By Steven Pinker
143. The Spanish Holocaust By Paul Preston
144. As Always, Julia By Joan Reardon
145. Inside Scientology By Janet Reitman
146. The Playful Brain By Richard Restak
147. The Astaires By Kathleen Riley
148. Finding Everett Ruess By David Roberts
149. When I Was A Child I Read Books By Marilynne Robinson
150. The Mind's Eye By Oliver Sacks
151. The View from Lazy Point By Carl Safina
152. Wendy and The Lost Boys By Julie Salamon
153. Portraits of the Mind By Carl Schoonover
154. The Man in the Rockefeller Suit By Mark Seal
155. The Optimism Bias By Tali Sharot
156. The Emotional Calendar By John Sharp
157. Twin By Allen Shawn
158. The Lost Kingdom By Julia Flynn Siler
159. Charlotte au Chocolat By Charlotte Silver
160. The Man Who Invented the Computer By Jane Smiley
161. A Decade of Hope By Dennis Smith
162. Eisenhower in War and Peace By Jean Edward Smith
163. Finishing the Hat By Stephen Sondheim
164. Look, I Made a Hat By Stephen Sondheim
165. Darwin’s Ghosts By Rebecca Stott
166. Half a Life By Darin Strauss
167. Wild By Cheryl Strayed
168. Storyteller By Donald Sturrock
169. David Hockney By Christopher Simon Sykes
170. Moneymakers By Ben Tarnoff
171. Alone Together By Sherry Turkle
172. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 By Mark Twain
173. The Tiger By John Vaillant
174. Gypsy Boy By Mikey Walsh
175. Long For This World By Jonathan Weiner
176. Enemies By Tim Weiner
177. Paradise Lust By Brook Wilensky-Lanford
178. The Warmth of Other Suns By Isabel Wilkerson
179. The Ice Balloon By Alec Wilkinson
180. The Social Conquest of Earth By Edward O. Wilson
181. The Elizabethans By A. N. Wison
182. Atlantic By Simon Winchester
183. Empire of Liberty By Gordon S. Wood
184. The Idea of America By Gordon S. Wood
185. Shangri-La By Mitchell Zuckoff
186. Sex on Six Legs By Marlene Zuk