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

Panther Soup by John Gimlette

On Deck

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

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. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen
  6. The Free World by David Bezmogis
  7. A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising by Miron Białoszewski
  8. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth
  9. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  10. The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  11. Afgantsy by Roderic Braithwaite
  12. Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatyole Broyard
  13. Brilliant by Jane Brox
  14. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  15. Banvard’s Folly by Paul Collins
  16. Fire Season by Philip Connors
  17. Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes by Ted Conover
  18. The Immortal Class by Travis Culley
  19. The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
  20. Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio
  21. The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars by Maurice DeKobra
  22. The White Album by Joan Didion
  23. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  24. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  25. Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur Domoslawski
  26. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  27. But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer
  28. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  29. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  30. A Game of Brawl by Bill Felber
  31. Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  32. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  33. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  34. Barbarian Days by William Finnigan
  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. Will in the the World by Stephen Greenblatt
  40. The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald
  41. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  42. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  43. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
  44. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  45. Dispatches by Michael Herr
  46. The Whale by Philip Hoare
  47. Why Did Europe Conquer the World? by Philip Hoffman
  48. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  49. Negroland by Margo Jefferson
  50. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  51. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
  52. In Europe’s Shadow by Robert Kaplan
  53. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  54. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  55. The American Civil War by John Keegan
  56. The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  57. The Liberator by Alex Kershaw
  58. Rome: A History in Seven Sackings by Matthew Kneale
  59. Now the Hell Will Start by Brendan Koerner
  60. Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
  61. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  62. Submergence by J.M. Ledgard
  63. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki
  64. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  65. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
  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. American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  75. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
  76. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles Morris
  77. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
  78. Diary of a Very Bad Year by n+1
  79. The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
  80. The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner
  81. The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer
  82. Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry
  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. Killings by Calvin Trillin
  98. Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
  99. Within the Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow
  100. Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic
  101. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  102. The End of Loyalty by Rick Wartzman
  103. State by State edited by Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey
  104. Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
  105. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham
  106. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson
  107. 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