Middlemarch by George Elliot
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Angels of our Better Nature by Steven Pinker
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
Worse Than War by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
Henry IV by William Shakespeare
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter
Anti-intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
American Apostles by Christine Leigh Heyrman
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
The Infinitesmal:How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World by Amir Alexander
Islam by Karen Armstrong
Perception and Imaging by Richard Zakia
The Proper Study of Mankind by Isaiah Berlin
The Empire of Cotton by Sven Neckert
Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs
What if? by Randall Munroe
Supreme Power: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Supreme Court by Jeff Shesol
The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr by Ken Gormley
Mad as Hell by Dominic Sandbrook
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst and the Rush to Empire: 1898 by Evan Thomas
The Information by James Glieck
Heisenberg’s War by Thomas Powers
Challenger Revealed by Richard Cooke
Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
Liberty and Sexuality by David Garrow
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett
Browsings by Michael Dirda
The Rise of Southern Republicanism by Earl Black and Merl Black
Why Does the World Exist by Jim Holt
The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu by Bernard Fall