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

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

On Deck

The Fall Of Baghdad by Jon Lee Anderson

The Reading Queue

  1. Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum
  2. Super Crunchers by Ian Ayers
  3. Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker
  4. The Possessed by Elif Batuman
  5. A Fortunate Man by John Berger
  6. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen
  7. The Free World by David Bezmogis
  8. A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising by Miron Białoszewski
  9. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth
  10. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  11. Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
  12. The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  13. Afgantsy by Roderic Braithwaite
  14. Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatyole Broyard
  15. Brilliant by Jane Brox
  16. Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays edited by Brendan Burford
  17. The Luminaries edited by Eleanor Catton
  18. In Patagonia edited by Bruce Chatwin
  19. Banvard’s Folly edited by Paul Collins
  20. Fire Season by Philip Connors
  21. Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes by Ted Conover
  22. The Immortal Class by Travis Culley
  23. The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
  24. Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio
  25. The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars by Maurice DeKobra
  26. The White Album by Joan Didion
  27. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  28. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  29. Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur Domoslawski
  30. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  31. But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer
  32. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  33. A Game of Brawl by Bill Felber
  34. Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  35. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  36. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  37. Cold New World by William Finnigan
  38. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  39. On the Rez by Ian Frazier
  40. The Tree by John Fowles
  41. Panther Soup by John Gimlette
  42. Will in the the World by Stephen Greenblatt
  43. The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
  44. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  45. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  46. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  47. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
  48. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  49. Dispatches by Michael Herr
  50. The Nix by Nathan Hill
  51. The Whale by Philip Hoare
  52. Why Did Europe Conquer the World? by Philip Hoffman
  53. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  54. Negroland by Margo Jefferson
  55. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  56. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
  57. In Europe’s Shadow by Robert Kaplan
  58. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  59. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  60. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  61. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  62. Freedom from Fear by David Kennedy
  63. The Liberator by Alex Kershaw
  64. Now the Hell Will Start by Brendan Koerner
  65. Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
  66. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  67. Submergence by J.M. Ledgard
  68. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  69. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  70. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  71. The Not-Quite States of America by Doug Mack
  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. How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
  98. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  99. The Big Roads by Earl Swift
  100. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  101. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  102. Killings by Calvin Trillin
  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. The End of Loyalty by Rick Wartzman
  108. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  109. Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
  110. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  111. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson
  112. 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