Reading List

We also have a PRINTABLE READING LIST available.

2024 Reading List

Be Inspired.


Kaveh Akbar


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Ayad Akhtar

Homeland Elegies

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Margaret Atwood

Old Babes in the Wood

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Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event

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Vinson Cunningham

Great Expectations

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Kristin Hannah

The Women

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Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Latecomer

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Dennis Lehane

Small Mercies

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Ayana Mathis

The Unsettled

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Tommy Orange

Wandering Stars

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Ruth Reichl

The Paris Novel

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Abraham Verghese

Covenant of Water

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Alejandra Campoverdi

First Gen

Firoozeh Dumas


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Drew Gilpin Faust

Necessary Trouble

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Padma Lakshmi

Love, Loss, and What We Ate

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Clarissa Ward

On All Fronts

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Stephen Breyer

Reading the Constitution

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Sharon Brous

The Amen Effect

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Aleksandra Crapanzano


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Jonathan Eig

King: A Life

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Andrea Elliott

Invisible Child

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Niall Ferguson

Kissinger 1923 – 1968: The Idealist

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Jeffrey Goldberg


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Anne Lamott


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Erik Larson

The Demon of Unrest

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Tiya Miles

Night Flyer

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David Miliband

Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time

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Evan Osnos


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Pamela Paul

100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet

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Todd Purdum

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

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Jeffrey Rosen

The Pursuit of Happiness

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James Shapiro

The Playbook

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John Vaillant

Fire Weather

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Mikhail Zygar

War and Punishment

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Jeffrey Brown

The News

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Paul Muldoon


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Where to Buy

You can order the books of our guest writers through the wonderful independent bookstores in our valley. They can also ship books for you. For a printable version to take with you, CLICK HERE


Chapter One Bookstore

340 Second Street
Ketchum, ID 83340

Chapter One Website

Iconoclast Books & Gifts

15 East Bullion Street
Hailey, ID 83333

Iconoclast Website

Boise State University Bookstore

1700 University Drive BoiseID 83706

BSU Bookstore Website

Click here to purchase from a curated list of this year’s books. 10% of proceeds from any online sales via Bookshop are given to our local bookstores.

If you’d rather listen to the reading list, visit for a curated list of this year’s books in audio form. Be sure to select one of the bookstores above to support with your purchase!