Max’s Book Lists

The Millions started out as a place for Max to keep track of his reading, and he did so via various lists. Now that The Millions is about the reading proclivities of so many other people, as well, we’ve moved Max’s reading lists off the main Millions page to their own page here.

What I’m Reading Now

Arctic Mirrors: Russia and the Small Peoples of the North by Yuri Slezkine

On Deck

New York Diaries edited by Teresa Carpenter

The Reading Queue

  1. The Fall Of Baghdad by Jon Lee Anderson
  2. Super Crunchers by Ian Ayers
  3. Darkmans by Nicola Barker
  4. The Possessed by Elif Batuman
  5. Havoc, in Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett
  6. A Fortunate Man by John Berger
  7. The Free World by David Bezmogis
  8. A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising by Miron Białoszewski
  9. The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  10. Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatyole Broyard
  11. Brilliant by Jane Brox
  12. Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays edited by Brendan Burford
  13. The Luminaries edited by Eleanor Catton
  14. Fire Season by Philip Connors
  15. The Immortal Class by Travis Culley
  16. The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
  17. The White Album by Joan Didion
  18. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  19. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  20. Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur Domoslawski
  21. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  22. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
  23. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  24. A Game of Brawl by Bill Felber
  25. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  26. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  27. Cold New World by William Finnigan
  28. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  29. On the Rez by Ian Frazier
  30. The Tree by John Fowles
  31. The Information by James Gleick
  32. The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
  33. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  34. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  35. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  36. Dispatches by Michael Herr
  37. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  38. The Whale by Philip Hoare
  39. Round Rock by Michelle Huneven
  40. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  41. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  42. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  43. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  44. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  45. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  46. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  47. Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
  48. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  49. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  50. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
  51. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  52. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  53. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  54. Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker by James McManus
  55. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 13
  56. American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  57. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
  58. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles Morris
  59. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
  60. Diary of a Very Bad Year by n+1
  61. The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner
  62. The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer
  63. The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
  64. Bad Land by Jonathan Raban
  65. Listen to This by Alex Ross
  66. Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement by Rodney Rothman
  67. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  68. Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky
  69. Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  70. The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  71. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  72. The Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin
  73. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  74. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  75. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  76. A New Culture of Learning by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown
  77. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
  78. Within the Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow
  79. Revolution by Deb Olin Unferth
  80. Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic
  81. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  82. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  83. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  84. The Greatest Trade Ever by Gregory Zuckerman


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Mrs. Millions Has Been Reading

Currently reading the top book on the list. Now rated, by Mrs. Millions herself, from 0 to 5 *’s