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

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

On Deck

Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky

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