Global Health, Environment, Genetics (F & NF)

  • In the Company of the Poor (Farmer, Gutierrez)
  • Mountains beyond Mountains (Kidder)
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Dillard)
  • House on Fire (Foege)
  • The Windup Girl (Bacigalupi)
  • The Water Knife (Bacigalupi)
  • Nature Writings (Muir)
  • Emperor of All Maladies (Mukherjee)
  • The Gene (Mukherjee)
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Fadiman)

Nonfiction

  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Caro)
  • Random House (LeBlanc)
  • Periodic Table (Levi)
  • Flesh and Stone (Sennett)
  • Skeletons on the Zahara (King)
  • Grace in Addiction (Zahl)
  • Why Liberalism Failed (Deneen)
  • The Long Loneliness (Day)
  • Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community (Berry)

Fiction

  • Don Quixote (Cervantes)
  • East of Eden (Steinbeck)
  • The Odyssey (Homer)
  • Middlemarch (Eliot)
  • Cloud Atlas (Mitchell)
  • Lord of the Rings (Tolkien)
  • Infinite Jest (Wallace)
  • Confederacy of Dunces (Toole)
  • Foundation Trilogy (Asimov)
  • Three-Body Problem (Liu)