Scott’s Top Lists

These are the books from our reading list that I’d recommend. There are more that are really, really good, I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these. I tried to limit myself to 10, but couldn’t do it, so there you go. These are in no particular order.


The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Barbarian Nurseries by Hecter Tobar
A Delicate Truth by John LeCarre
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain


Four Fishes by Paul Greenberg
The Swerve by Steven Greenblatt
What Should I Do by Alexander George
How Doctors Think by Gerome Groopman
The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier
Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
The Man Who Love China by Simon Winchester
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
The History of the World in Six Drinks by Tom Standage
The Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

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