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

Cubed by Nikil Saval

On Deck

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

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