1. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  2. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
  3. Mrs. Dalloway** by Virginia Woolf
  4. Third and Indiana by Steve Lopez
  5. Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks
  6. Of Mice and Men** by John Steinbeck
  7. The Pearl** by John Steinbeck
  8. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
  9. Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone
  10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  11. Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane
  12. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  13. Walking the Perfect Square by Reed Farrel Coleman
  14. More Sinned Against by Dave White
  15. Irregular Creatures by Chuck Wendig
  16. Foucault’s Pendulum** by Umberto Eco
  17. The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas
  18. The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais
  19. Yellow Medicine by Anthony Neil Smith
  20. The 25th Hour by David Benioff
  21. The Sentry by Robert Crais
  22. Out of the Woods by Chris Offutt
  23. Witness to Death by Dave White
  24. Eva’s Man by Gayl Jones
  25. A Killing Rain by P.J. Parrish
  26. Bitterroot by James Lee Burke
  27. Echo Burning by Lee Child
  28. When One Man Dies by Dave White
  29. Judgment Calls by Alafair Burke
  30. In Their Blood by Sharon Potts
  31. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
  32. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
  33. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
  34. The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison
  35. Choke on Your Lies by Anthony Neil Smith
  36. Pike by Benjamin Whitmer
  37. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  38. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  39. Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau
  40. Shotgun Gravy by Chuck Wendig
  41. Beautiful, Naked, and Dead by Josh Stallings
  42. Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder
  43. Riot Act by Zoë Sharp
  44. Hard Knocks by Zoë Sharp
  45. Out There Bad by Josh Stallings
  46. Sunset and Sawdust by Joe R. Lansdale
  47. Two-Way Split by Allan Guthrie
  48. Do They Know I’m Running? by David Corbett


  1. The Death and Life of Great American Citiesby Jane Jacobs
  2. Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh
  3. The Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide (3rd Edition) by Lynne T. Diaz-Rico & Kathryn Z. Weed
  4. A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman**by Ida Pruitt (editor) as  told by Ning L T’ai-T’ai
  5. Money Makes the World Go Around: One Investor Tracks Her Cash Through the Global Economy, from Brooklyn to Bangkok and Back by Barbara Garson
  6. The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert by Ann K. Levine, Esq.
  7. Common Cents: How the Economy Really Works — From the Global Market to the Supermarket by Nancy J. Kimelman
  8. Roughing It** by Mark Twain
  9. PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible: A Comprehensive System for Attacking the Logical Reasoning Section of the LSAT by David M. Killoran
  10. PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible: A Comprehensive System for Attacking the Logic Games Section of the LSAT by David M. Killoran
  11. American Nerd: The Story of My People by Benjamin Nugent


  1. Needle: A Magazine of Noir vol. 1, issue 1


  1. Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer

Comics/Graphic Novels:

  1. Local by Brian Wood (writer) & Ryan Kelley (artist)
  2. Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Tony Harris (artist)  & Tom Feister (artist)
  3. Alex by Mark Kalesniko
  4. Ex Machina: Tag by Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Tony Harris (artist)  & Tom Feister (artist)

*Reading list includes books, journals, comics, etc. finished during a year. Texts may have been started in a prior year.

**Book club picks