1. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, by Jeff Hobbs, a true story of race, inequity and self-destructive behavior.
  2. Missoula, by Jon Krakauer, about sexual violence on campuses
  3. Our Kids, by Robert Putnam, about the struggles of working class kids in America today
  4. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion, a hilarious novel
  5. The Moor's Account, by Laila Lalami, an excellent historical novel
  6. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, literary novel set in WWII
  7. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, a fantastic suspenseful novel set in occupied France
  8. Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham, one of the best story-tellers around