1 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond

2 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer >>> READING  – JANUARY 13
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

3 The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
by Stephen Greenblatt

4 Gulag: A History
by Anne Applebaum

5 Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas R. Hofstadter

6 Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence
by Carl Sagan

7 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
by Annie Dillard

8 Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
by Gilbert King

9 Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
by Herbert P. Bix

10 Annals of the Former World
by John McPhee

11 Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
by John W. Dower

12 The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

13 The Ants
by Bert Hölldobler

14 The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes

15 Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45
by Barbara W. Tuchman

16 Rousseau and Revolution (The Story of Civilization, #10)
by Will Durant

17 The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy
by David E. Hoffman (Goodreads Author)

18 Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
by Douglas A. Blackmon

19 Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Extermination, 1939-1945
by Saul Friedländer

20 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
by Lawrence Wright

21 Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
by Steve Coll

22 A Problem from Hell
by Samantha Power

23 Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
by Diane McWhorter

24 The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism
by Tina Rosenberg

25 Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
by David Remnick

26 Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America
by Garry Wills

27 The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
by Daniel Yergin

28 A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
by Neil Sheehan

29 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
by David K. Shipler

30 Gandhi’s Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence
by Erik H. Erikson

31 Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
by J. Anthony Lukas

32 The Good War: An Oral History of World War II
by Studs Terkel

33 The Guns of August
by Barbara W. Tuchman

34 On Human Nature
by Edward O. Wilson

35 Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
by Frances FitzGerald

36 Children of Crisis, Volume 2: Migrants, Sharecroppers, Mountaineers
by Robert Coles

37 Children of Crisis, Volume 3: South Goes North
by Robert Coles

38 The Rising Sun: The Decline & Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-45
by John Willard Toland

39 The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History
by Norman Mailer

40 The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture
by David Brion Davis

41 Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
by Richard Hofstadter

42 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert

43 Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya
by Caroline Elkins

44 Ashes to Ashes: America’s Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris
by Richard Kluger

45 And Their Children After Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: James Agee, Walker Evans, and the Rise and Fall of Cotton in the South
by Dale Maharidge (Goodreads Author)

46 Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White
by Joseph Lelyveld

47 The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry
by Paul Starr

48 Is There No Place on Earth for Me?
by Susan Sheehan

49 The Soul of a New Machine
by Tracy Kidder

50 Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture
by Carl E. Schorske

51 Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay
by William W. Warner

52 Why Survive?: Being Old in America
by Robert N. Butler

53 The Denial of Death
by Ernest Becker

54 So Human an Animal: How We are Shaped by Surroundings and Events
by René Dubos

55 Wandering Through Winter: A Naturalist’s Record of a 20,000-Mile Journey Through the North American Winter
by Edwin Way Teale

56 O Strange New World: American Culture, the Formative Years
by Howard Mumford Jones

57 The Making of the President 1960
by Theodore H. White

58 Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
by Dan Fagin (Goodreads Author)