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

The Nix by Nathan Hill

On Deck

Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays edited by Brendan Burford

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