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

Havoc, in Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett

On Deck

To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell
Her Privates We by Frederic Manning

The Reading Queue

  1. The Fall Of Baghdad by Jon Lee Anderson
  2. Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum
  3. Super Crunchers by Ian Ayers
  4. Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker
  5. The Possessed by Elif Batuman
  6. A Fortunate Man by John Berger
  7. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen
  8. The Free World by David Bezmogis
  9. A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising by Miron Białoszewski
  10. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth
  11. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  12. Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
  13. The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  14. Afgantsy by Roderic Braithwaite
  15. Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatyole Broyard
  16. Brilliant by Jane Brox
  17. Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays edited by Brendan Burford
  18. The Luminaries edited by Eleanor Catton
  19. In Patagonia edited by Bruce Chatwin
  20. Banvard’s Folly edited by Paul Collins
  21. Fire Season by Philip Connors
  22. Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes by Ted Conover
  23. The Immortal Class by Travis Culley
  24. The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
  25. Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio
  26. The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars by Maurice DeKobra
  27. The White Album by Joan Didion
  28. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  29. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  30. Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur Domoslawski
  31. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  32. But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer
  33. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  34. A Game of Brawl by Bill Felber
  35. Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  36. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  37. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  38. Cold New World by William Finnigan
  39. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  40. On the Rez by Ian Frazier
  41. The Tree by John Fowles
  42. Panther Soup by John Gimlette
  43. Will in the the World by Stephen Greenblatt
  44. The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
  45. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  46. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  47. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  48. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
  49. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  50. Dispatches by Michael Herr
  51. The Nix by Nathan Hill
  52. The Whale by Philip Hoare
  53. Why Did Europe Conquer the World? by Philip Hoffman
  54. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  55. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  56. Negroland by Margo Jefferson
  57. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  58. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
  59. In Europe’s Shadow by Robert Kaplan
  60. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  61. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  62. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  63. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  64. Freedom from Fear by David Kennedy
  65. The Liberator by Alex Kershaw
  66. Now the Hell Will Start by Brendan Koerner
  67. Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
  68. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  69. Submergence by J.M. Ledgard
  70. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  71. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  72. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  73. The Preservationist by David Maine
  74. Class A by Lucas Mann
  75. Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin
  76. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  77. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 13
  78. The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand
  79. American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  80. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
  81. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles Morris
  82. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
  83. Diary of a Very Bad Year by n+1
  84. The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
  85. The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner
  86. The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer
  87. Bad Land by Jonathan Raban
  88. The Secret Parts of Fortune by Ron Rosenbaum
  89. Listen to This by Alex Ross
  90. Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
  91. Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement by Rodney Rothman
  92. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  93. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  94. Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky
  95. The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
  96. Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  97. The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  98. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  99. How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
  100. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  101. The Big Roads by Earl Swift
  102. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  103. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  104. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
  105. Within the Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow
  106. Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic
  107. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  108. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  109. Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
  110. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  111. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson
  112. 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