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

Her Privates We by Frederic Manning

On Deck

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  55. Negroland by Margo Jefferson
  56. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  57. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
  58. In Europe’s Shadow by Robert Kaplan
  59. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  60. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  61. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  62. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  63. Freedom from Fear by David Kennedy
  64. The Liberator by Alex Kershaw
  65. Now the Hell Will Start by Brendan Koerner
  66. Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
  67. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  68. Submergence by J.M. Ledgard
  69. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  70. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  71. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  72. The Preservationist by David Maine
  73. Class A by Lucas Mann
  74. Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin
  75. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  76. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 13
  77. The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand
  78. American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  79. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
  80. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles Morris
  81. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
  82. Diary of a Very Bad Year by n+1
  83. The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
  84. The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner
  85. The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer
  86. Bad Land by Jonathan Raban
  87. The Secret Parts of Fortune by Ron Rosenbaum
  88. Listen to This by Alex Ross
  89. Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
  90. Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement by Rodney Rothman
  91. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  92. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  93. Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky
  94. The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
  95. Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  96. The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  97. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  98. How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
  99. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  100. The Big Roads by Earl Swift
  101. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  102. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  103. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
  104. Within the Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow
  105. Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic
  106. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  107. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  108. Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
  109. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  110. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson
  111. 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