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

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

On Deck

Stoner by John Williams
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell

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. The Free World by David Bezmogis
  7. Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatyole Broyard
  8. Brilliant by Jane Brox
  9. Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays edited by Brendan Burford
  10. New York Diaries edited by Teresa Carpenter
  11. The Luminaries edited by Eleanor Catton
  12. Fire Season by Philip Connors
  13. The Immortal Class by Travis Culley
  14. The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
  15. The White Album by Joan Didion
  16. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  17. Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur Domoslawski
  18. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  19. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
  20. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  21. A Game of Brawl by Bill Felber
  22. Cold New World by William Finnigan
  23. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  24. The Tree by John Fowles
  25. Tough Trip Through Paradise 1878-1879 by Andrew Garcia
  26. The Information by James Gleick
  27. The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
  28. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  29. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  30. Hiroshima by John Hersey
  31. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  32. The Whale by Philip Hoare
  33. Round Rock by Michelle Huneven
  34. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  35. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  36. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  37. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  38. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  39. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  40. Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
  41. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  42. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  43. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
  44. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  45. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  46. 1491 by Charles Mann
  47. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  48. Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker by James McManus
  49. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 13
  50. American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  51. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
  52. The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
  53. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles Morris
  54. Diary of a Very Bad Year by n+1
  55. Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
  56. The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner
  57. The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
  58. Bad Land by Jonathan Raban
  59. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  60. Listen to This by Alex Ross
  61. Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement by Rodney Rothman
  62. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  63. The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders
  64. Cubed by Nikil Saval
  65. Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky
  66. Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
  67. Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  68. The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  69. Arctic Mirrors: Russia and the Small Peoples of the North by Yuri Slezkine
  70. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  71. The Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin
  72. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  73. The Suicide Run by William Styron
  74. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
  75. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  76. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  77. A New Culture of Learning by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown
  78. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
  79. Within the Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow
  80. Revolution by Deb Olin Unferth
  81. Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic
  82. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  83. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  84. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  85. Mr. Jefferson’s University by Garry Wills
  86. Going Clear by Lawrence Wright


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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