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

Killings by Calvin Trillin

On Deck

American Rust by Philipp Meyer

The Reading Queue

  1. Boom Town by Sam Anderson
  2. Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum
  3. Super Crunchers by Ian Ayers
  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. Cold New World by William Finnigan
  33. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  34. On the Rez by Ian Frazier
  35. The Tree by John Fowles
  36. Will in the the World by Stephen Greenblatt
  37. The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
  38. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  39. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  40. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
  41. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  42. Dispatches by Michael Herr
  43. The Whale by Philip Hoare
  44. Why Did Europe Conquer the World? by Philip Hoffman
  45. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  46. Negroland by Margo Jefferson
  47. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  48. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
  49. In Europe’s Shadow by Robert Kaplan
  50. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  51. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  52. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  53. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  54. The Liberator by Alex Kershaw
  55. Rome: A History in Seven Sackings by Matthew Kneale
  56. Now the Hell Will Start by Brendan Koerner
  57. Capital by John Lanchester
  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. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  62. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  63. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  64. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  65. Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas
  66. The Not-Quite States of America by Doug Mack
  67. The Preservationist by David Maine
  68. Class A by Lucas Mann
  69. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantas
  70. Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin
  71. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  72. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 13
  73. The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand
  74. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
  75. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles Morris
  76. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
  77. Diary of a Very Bad Year by n+1
  78. The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
  79. The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner
  80. The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer
  81. Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry
  82. Bad Land by Jonathan Raban
  83. The Secret Parts of Fortune by Ron Rosenbaum
  84. Listen to This by Alex Ross
  85. Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
  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. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
  97. Within the Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow
  98. Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic
  99. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  100. The End of Loyalty by Rick Wartzman
  101. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  102. Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
  103. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  104. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson
  105. 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