1. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
  2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  3. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  4. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  5. Leaving Las Vegas by John O’Brien
  6. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  8. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  9. The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks


  1. The Phenomena of the Belt/Pop Voice by Jan Sullivan
  2. Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
  3. Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  4. The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
  5. Ham: Slices of a Life by Sam Harris
  6. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
  7. Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
  8. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham
  9. Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay