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

The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders

On Deck

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

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. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  18. Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur Domoslawski
  19. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  20. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
  21. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  22. A Game of Brawl by Bill Felber
  23. Cold New World by William Finnigan
  24. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  25. The Tree by John Fowles
  26. Tough Trip Through Paradise 1878-1879 by Andrew Garcia
  27. The Information by James Gleick
  28. The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
  29. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  30. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  31. Dispatches by Michael Herr
  32. Hiroshima by John Hersey
  33. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  34. The Whale by Philip Hoare
  35. Round Rock by Michelle Huneven
  36. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  37. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  38. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  39. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  40. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  41. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  42. Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
  43. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  44. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  45. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
  46. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  47. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  48. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  49. Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker by James McManus
  50. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 13
  51. American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  52. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
  53. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles Morris
  54. Diary of a Very Bad Year by n+1
  55. The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner
  56. The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
  57. Bad Land by Jonathan Raban
  58. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  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. Cubed by Nikil Saval
  63. Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky
  64. Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
  65. Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  66. The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  67. Arctic Mirrors: Russia and the Small Peoples of the North by Yuri Slezkine
  68. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  69. The Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin
  70. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  71. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
  72. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  73. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  74. A New Culture of Learning by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown
  75. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
  76. Within the Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow
  77. Revolution by Deb Olin Unferth
  78. Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic
  79. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  80. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  81. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  82. Mr. Jefferson’s University by Garry Wills
  83. Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
  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