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The Complete Graduate’s Reading List according to Wabash Faculty + Staff

The Cuckoo’s Egg by Cliff Stoll

Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter

The Book of Man by Bill Bennett

In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing by Walter Murch

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by Michio Kaku

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought by George C. Williams

The Art of Living by Alexander Nehamas

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

A Mathematician’s Apology by G. H. Hardy

Hegemony and the Holocaust: State Power and Jewish Survival in Occupied Europe by Ethan Hollander

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science by Ronald L. Graham, Donald Ervin Knuth, and Oren Patashnik

Greek Buddha: Pyrrho’s Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia by Christopher Beck 

Oil Curse by Micheal Ross

The Lustre of Our Country by John T. Noonan, Jr.

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! By Richard P. Feynman

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson

The Courage to Act by Ben Bernanke

On Tangled Paths by Theodor Fontane

One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko (1999)

Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley by John Gaventa

The New York Review of Books

Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership by Bo Schembechler

In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

In Memoriam A.H.H. by Tennyson

City Lights by Charlie Chaplin

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Song of Soloman by Toni Morrison

Eyes of the Overworld by Jack Vance

Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poetry

What’s So Good About America by Dinesh D’Souza

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The Sandman #1 “Preludes and Nocturnes” (1988-1989) by Neil Gaiman

Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Born to Run by Chris McDougall

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

To Kill a Mockingbird (reread it as an adult) by Harper Lee

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison

The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions, Asked, Answered, and Illustrated by Shea Serrano

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Dry White Season by Andre Brink

Swamplandia! By Karen Russell

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer

Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

To Be or To Have by Erich Fromm

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Grant by Ron Chernow

Flannery O’Conner’s short stories

Introduction to Christianity by Joseph Ratzinger

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

The Bible

Rumors by Fleetwood Mac

The Fisher King (1991) by Terry Gilliam

The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Unforeseen by James J. Barnes

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser

The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay

Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution by Wendy Brown

On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life by Sara Ahmed

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neill

Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean

Book by Jorge Luis Borges

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Taft by Ann Pratchett

Team of Rivals by Kerns Goodwin

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The City and The City by China Mieville

Kraken by China Mieville

Between Equal Rights by China Mieville

KEXP Song of the Day

KCRW Today’s Top Tune

Lexicon Valley with John McWhorter

All 6 Seasons of The Americans

Bladerunner (1982)

Brasil (1985)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

XKCD comic

Order of the Stick comic

Lifetime subscription to The Economist

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Anything by Dostoevsky

Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin

A View with a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

Why Poetry? by Matthew Zapruder

S/Z by Roland Barthes

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

1491 by Charles C. Mann

Loot by Sharon Waxman

Man and Boy by Tony Parsons

Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements by Bob Mehr

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Saga by Vaughan and Staples

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Anthem by Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Alamut by V. Bartol

Nekropolis by B. Pahor

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson