The full literary hit list of all the books our tastemakers love,
from A (Slim Aarons) to Z (Andrew Zuckerman)


A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, Slim Aarons
Poolside With Slim Aarons, Slim Aarons
Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time, Slim Aarons
Goldwyn: A Biography, A. Scott Berg
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, Marina Abramovic, Arthur Danto and Chrissie Iles
A Man of the People, Chinua Achebe
Open: An Autobiography, Andre Agassi
Eva Luna, Isabel Allende
America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen


Billy Baldwin Decorates, Billy Baldwin
An Education, Lynn Barber
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes, Elizabeth Bard
Queen Lucia, E.F. Benson
The Art of the Commonplace: the Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry, Wendell Berry and Norman Wirzba
Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors, Armelle Baron
The Royal Portraits, Cecil Beaton
The Unexpurgated Beaton: The Cecil Beaton Diaries, Cecil Beaton
Maggie’s Harvest, Maggie Beer
Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady, Derek Blasberg
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume
Lightning People, Christopher Bollen
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Jill Bolte Taylor
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, Daniel Boorstin
The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
The Brontë Sisters, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë
Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown
Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir, Christopher Buckley
Lee Miller: A Life, Carolyn Burke
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Road to Oxiana, Robert Byron


The Lost King of France, Deborah Cadbury
The Baron in the Trees, Italo Calvino
Masks of God, Joseph Campbell
Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz, Cynthia Carr
The China Study, T. Colin Campbell
Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote, Truman Capote
Farm City, Novella Carpenter
Raymond Carver: Collected Stories, Raymond Carver
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
The Stories of John Cheever, John Cheever
The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life, Deepak Chopra
Cloud 9, Caryl Churchill
The Second World War, Winston S. Churchill
Capote: A Biography, Gerald Clarke
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
Andy Warhol: Polaroids, Celebrities and Self-Portraits, Francesco Clemente
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Hollywood Wives, Jackie Collins
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Country, Jasper Conran
Lift, Kelly Corrigan
The Middle Place, Kelly Corrigan
Mary’s World: Love, War, and Family Ties in Nineteenth-century Charleston, Richard N. Côté
Last Maharaja, Quentin Crewe


Shells, Dezallier d’Argenville
Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India, William Dalrymple
The Nine Rooms of Happiness, Lucy S. Danziger
Lost Illusions, Honoré de Balzac
Lulu, Lulu De Kwiatkowski
Hamptons Gardens, Jack de Lashmet
Waterlog: A Swimmer’s Journey Through Britain, Roger Deakin
The Hunger: A Memoir of an Accidental Chef, John DeLucie
Jackie: A Life in Pictures, Yann-Brice Dherbier
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Play It as It Lays, Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
The Leopard, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970′s Paris, Alicia Drake
Geek Love, Katherine Dunn
The Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett
Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein, Marguerite Duras
My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell
Diana Vreeland, Eleanor Dwight


Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, David Eagleman
A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng, David Eggers
Zeitoun, Dave Eggers
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg, Deborah Eisenberg
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
Glamorama, Brett Easton Ellis
Imperial Bedroom, Bret Easton Ellis
Empire of Space, Todd Eberle
A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur, Gayatri Devi
The Hollywood Economist, Edward Jay Epstein
The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides


One Flight Up, Susan Fales-Hil
The Sound and The Fury, William Faulkner
All the Clothes of a Woman, Hans-Peter Feldmann
Snobs, Julian Fellowes
Jacques Garcia: Decorating in the French Style, Frank Ferrand
Bossypants, Tina Fey
Consider the Oyster, M.F.K. Fisher
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
A World on Fire, Amanda Foreman
White Mischief: The Murder of Lord Erroll, James Fox
Diary of the Cuban Revolution, Carlos Franqui
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
Walter Albini and His Times, Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, Alexandra Fuller


Rotten Ralph, Jack Gantos
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
Sophie’s World, Josteen Gardner
City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth Century London, Vic Gatrell
American Freak Show, Willie Geist
Loaded!, Willie Geist
The Man Who Planted Trees, Jean Giono
What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell
The Fear, Peter Godwin
The Secret Language of Birthdays, Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers
Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik
Jungle Fever, Jean-Paul Goude
My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Sarah Greenough
Gruau, Rene Gruau
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
George & Hilly: The Anatomy of a Relationship, George Gurley
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn


The Road Home, Jim Harrison
Act One, Moss Hart
A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
Green Hills of Africa, Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
An Eye For Design, Allegra Hicks
Thoughts Without Cigarettes, Oscar Hijuelos
Der Struwwelpeter, Heinrich Hoffmann
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers,
Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them
, Donovan Hohn
Stick Kid, Peter Holwitz
Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967, Tony Shafrazi
Delivering Happiness: A Path To Profits, Passion and Purpose, Tony Hsieh
The Big Sea, Langston Hughes


Director’s Cut, Arthur Japin
Yoga Mala, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Dubliners, James Joyce
Your Competent Child, Jesper Juul


Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant
Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut, Jill Kargman
In a Perfect World, Laura Kasischke
Ad Hoc at Home, Thomas Keller
To Your Taste, Celerie Kemble
On The Road, Jack Kerouac
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
My First Loves, Ivan Klima
A Separate Peace, John Knowles
The World in Vogue, Alexandra Kotur and Hamish Bowles
A Hole Is To Dig, Ruth Krauss
Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
Telex From Cuba, Rachel Kushner


She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb
Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire, Steig Larsson
Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People, Valentine Lawford
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Naples ’44: A World War II Diary of Occupied Italy, Norman Lewis
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, Yiyun Li
The Vagrants, Yiyun Li
Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris, A.J. Liebling
The Ask, Sam Lipsyte
Theft, BK Loren
Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, Rob Lowe
Life Studies for the Union Dead, Robert Lowell


Age of Greed, Jeff Madrick
Immediate Family, Sally Mann
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family, Thomas Mann
Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man: The Early Years, Thomas Mann
An Object Of Beauty, Steve Martin
History of a Pleasure Seeker, Richard Mason
Écoute-moi, Margaret Mazzantini
Blood Meridian: or The Evening Redness in the West, Cormac McCarthy
Let the Great World Spin: A Novel, Colum McCann
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, David McCullough
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
Cheap Chic, Carol Troy and Caterine Milinaire
Diet for a Small Planet, Frances Moore Lappe
The Allure of Chanel, Paul Morand
Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
Who Do You Think You Are?, Alice Munro
1Q84, Haruki Murakami
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami
A Reader’s Manifesto: An Attack on the Growing Pretentiousness
in American Literary Prose
, B. R. Myers


Helmut Newton Portraits, Helmut Newton
My First New York, Early Adventures in the Big City
True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart, Thich Nhat Hanh
A Voyage for Madmen, Peter Nichols


A Way of Life, Like Any Other, Darcy O’Brien
The Sharp Time, Mary O’Connell
This Is The Life, Joseph O’Neill
Netherland, Joseph O’Neill
The Long Goodbye, Meghan O’Rourke
My Sister My Love, Joyce Carol Oates
The Invisible Bridge, Julie Orringer
Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell


The Secrets of the Sommeliers, Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay
Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed, Judy Pasternak
Flowers, Irving Penn
La Technique, Jacques Pepin
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life, Justine Picardie
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, Michael Pollan
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan
Dance to the Music of Time, Anthony Powell
Remembrance of Things Past, Marcel Proust
Model Home, Eric Puchner


The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman
Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee
They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex
, Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle
Fraud, David Rakoff
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
The Fountain Head, Ayn Rand
Ghost Light, Frank Rich
Life, Keith Richards
Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal, Rob Riemen
The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, Jeremy Rifkin
Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
The Food Revolution, John Robbins
Jules et Jim, Henri-Pierre Roché
Narciso Rodriguez, Narciso Rodriguez and Betsy Berne
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets,
Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
, Gretchen Rubin
Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College in the Twilight of the ’80s, Richard Rushfield


Love, Yves Saint Laurent
The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger
The Impostor’s Daughter, Laurie Sandell
Blindness, Jose Saramago
Persepolis 1 and 2, Marjane Satrapi
Scavullo on Beauty, Francesco Scavullo
Cupcakes and Cashmere, Emily Schuman
Dominion, Matthew Scully
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, Albertus Seba
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, Amy Sedaris
The Golden Gate, Vikram Seth
Mindful Brain, Dan Siegel
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!, Dr. Suess
Othello, William Shakespeare
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
You Think That’s Bad: Stories, Jim Shepard
Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart
The Bedwetter, Sarah Silverman
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Just Kids, Patti Smith
Finishing the Hat, Stephen Sondheim
Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors, Susan Sontag
Too Big to Fail, Andrew Ross Sorkin
Isabel Toledo, Valerie Steele
Living By Design, John Stefanidis
Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, William Steig
Edie: An American Biography, Jean Stein and George Plimpton
Travels with Charley in Search of America, John Steinbeck
The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten
The Shell: Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design, Hugh and Marguerite Stix
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann
We Are Our Brains, Dick Swaab


The Secret History, Donna Tartt
The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion
The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, Alice B. Toklas
The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
Resurrection, Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy


Hugging the Shore, John Updike


Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
Two Sisters, Gore Vidal
D.V., Diana Vreeland


The Submission, Amy Waldman
Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue, Neale Donald Walsch
Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
I Like You, Sandol Stoddard Warburg
Andy Warhol: Polaroids, Celebrities and Self-Portraits, Andy Warhol
Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza & Calzone, Alice Waters
Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales, Ali Wentworth
The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
Oh, the Glory of It All, Sean Wilsey
The Riders, Tim Winton


Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda


Town/Country, Geoffrey Zakarian
Creature and Bird, Andrew Zuckerman