2. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn: Marriage can be a real killer. Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
4. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel by Ben Fountain: A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents is caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew, and transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. This is the story of the fallout for one particular soldier, who ends up confronting difficult truths about himself, his country, his struggling family, and his brothers-in-arms.
5. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro: This book follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him.
6. The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel by Adam Johnson: This is the story of a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
7. Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt: A moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.
8. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) by Cheryl Strayed: A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.
9. The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker: On a seemingly ordinary Saturday, Julia and her family awake to discover that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life. As she adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.
10.Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll: This book pulls back the curtain, tracking the corporation’s recent history and its central role on the world stage, beginning with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and leading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.