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

Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen

On Deck

The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle

The Reading Queue

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