1. Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
  2. A Room With A View by E. M. Forster
  3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  4. The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
  5. A Confederacy of Dunces by Toole
  6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  7. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  8. The Fever by Megan Abbott
  9. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  10. Ayoade on Ayoade by Richard Ayoade
  11. The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
  12. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  13. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  14. Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott
  15. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North
  16. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  17. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  18. Tenth of December by George Saunders
  19. On Writing by Stephen King
  20. Royal Wedding (New Princess Diaries book!!!) by Meg Cabot
  21. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Updated and Expanded by David Thomson
  22. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  23. How Should A Person Be? By Sheila Heti
  24. Anything by Maira Kalman
  25. Open City by Teju Cole
  26. The First Bad Man by Miranda July
  27. To Rise Again At A Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
  28. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  29. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  30. Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris
  31. The Revolution was Televised by Alan Sepinwall
  32. Everything is Bad For You: How Today's Pop Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson
  33. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman
  34. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  35. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
  36. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  37. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
  38. Little Children by Tom Perotta
  39. Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich
  40. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers