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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
A Fine Balance by Rohintron Mistry *
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving *
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini *
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
An Imperfect Offering by James Orbinski *
Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande *
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam *
Brave New World by Aldos Huxley
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande *
Complications by Atul Gawande
Confessions of A Shopaholic by Spirit Junkie
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese *
Damned Nations by Samantha Nutt
Darwin’s Children by Greg Bear
Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear
Dubliners by James Joyce
East of Eden by John Steinbeck *
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Every Patient Tells A Story by Lisa Sanders
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
Flatland by Edwin Abbott
Flow by Mihaly Cizentmikaly
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes *
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen *
God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet
Harvey Cushing: A life in surgery by Michael Bliss
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Hot Lights, Cold Steel by Michael J. Collins
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish *
Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl *
Matilda by Roal Dahl
Merchants of Doubt  by Naomi Oreskes
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides *
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
My Experiments with Truth by Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nine Stories (esp “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and “For Esme with Love and Squalor” by JD Salinger
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevski *
On the Road by Jack Kerouac *
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey *
Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Sex at dawn by Christopher Ryan
Shogun by James Clavel
Sometimes A Great Notion by Ken Kesey
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
Tenth of December by George Saunders
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel H Pink *
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
The Argumentative Indian by R.K. Sen
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddharta Mukherjee *
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The Fall by Albert Camus
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green *
The Final Exam by Pauline Chen
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls *
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
The Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling
The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin *
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot *
The Intern by Sandeep Jauhar
The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durrant *
The Love of a Good Woman (“Before the Change”) by Alice Munro
The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Shift by Brian Goldman *
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver *
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Secret History of the War on Cancer by Devra Davis
The Secret Language of Doctors by Brian Goldman
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaardner
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman *
The Stand by Stephen King
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera *
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann Marie MacDonald
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe *
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Tinkers by Paul Harding
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To The Lighthouse  by Virginia Woolf
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
We Are All Weird by Seth Godin
What is the What by Dave Eggers
When I stop talking, you’ll know I’m dead by Jerry Weintraub
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

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