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

Darkmans by Nicola Barker

On Deck

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. Havoc, in Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett
  7. A Fortunate Man by John Berger
  8. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen
  9. The Free World by David Bezmogis
  10. A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising by Miron Białoszewski
  11. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth
  12. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  13. Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
  14. The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  15. Afgantsy by Roderic Braithwaite
  16. Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatyole Broyard
  17. Brilliant by Jane Brox
  18. Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays edited by Brendan Burford
  19. The Luminaries edited by Eleanor Catton
  20. In Patagonia edited by Bruce Chatwin
  21. Banvard’s Folly edited by Paul Collins
  22. Fire Season by Philip Connors
  23. Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes by Ted Conover
  24. The Immortal Class by Travis Culley
  25. The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
  26. Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio
  27. The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars by Maurice DeKobra
  28. The White Album by Joan Didion
  29. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  30. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  31. Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur Domoslawski
  32. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  33. But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer
  34. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  35. A Game of Brawl by Bill Felber
  36. Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  37. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  38. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  39. Cold New World by William Finnigan
  40. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  41. On the Rez by Ian Frazier
  42. The Tree by John Fowles
  43. Panther Soup by John Gimlette
  44. Will in the the World by Stephen Greenblatt
  45. The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
  46. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  47. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  48. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  49. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
  50. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  51. Dispatches by Michael Herr
  52. The Nix by Nathan Hill
  53. The Whale by Philip Hoare
  54. Why Did Europe Conquer the World? by Philip Hoffman
  55. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  56. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  57. Negroland by Margo Jefferson
  58. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  59. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
  60. In Europe’s Shadow by Robert Kaplan
  61. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  62. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  63. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  64. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  65. Freedom from Fear by David Kennedy
  66. The Liberator by Alex Kershaw
  67. Now the Hell Will Start by Brendan Koerner
  68. Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
  69. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  70. Submergence by J.M. Ledgard
  71. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  72. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  73. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  74. The Preservationist by David Maine
  75. Class A by Lucas Mann
  76. Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin
  77. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  78. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 13
  79. The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand
  80. American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  81. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
  82. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles Morris
  83. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
  84. Diary of a Very Bad Year by n+1
  85. The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
  86. The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner
  87. The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer
  88. Bad Land by Jonathan Raban
  89. The Secret Parts of Fortune by Ron Rosenbaum
  90. Listen to This by Alex Ross
  91. Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
  92. Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement by Rodney Rothman
  93. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  94. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  95. Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky
  96. The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
  97. Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  98. The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  99. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  100. How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
  101. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  102. The Big Roads by Earl Swift
  103. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  104. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  105. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
  106. Within the Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow
  107. Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic
  108. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  109. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  110. Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
  111. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  112. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson
  113. 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