The Field Library 2018 Reading Challenge Lists

Time Travel Books

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

11/22/63  by Stephen King

The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (A/C)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (A/C)

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

To Say Nothing of the Dog, or, How We Found the Bishop’s Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (J)

The House on the Strand by Daphne DuMaurier

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

Timeline by Michael Crichton

Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Paradox Bound by Peter Clines

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

The Time Traveler’s Handbook: 18 Experiences from the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock by James Wyllie (909 W)

Green Darkness by Anya Seton

Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card (YA)

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer

Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August  by Claire North

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

Version Control by Dexter Palmer

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

When You Reach Me  by Rebecca Stead (J)

Time Travel: A History by James Gleick (530.11 G)

Sphere by Michael Crichton

Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk

Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson

Passenger by Alexandra Bracker (YA)

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares (YA)

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (YA)

Into the Dim by Janet Taylor (YA)

Timeless by Alexandra Monir (YA)

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (YA)

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry (YA)

Pulitzer Prizes

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

March by Geraldine Brooks

GIlead by Marilynne Robinson

The Known World by Edward P. Jones

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Independence Day by Richard Ford

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City  by Matthew Desmond (339.46 D)

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick (956.054 W)

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History  by Elizabeth Kolbert (576.84 K)

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern  by Stephen Greenblatt (940.21 G)

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (616.994 M)

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E Hoffman (909.82 H)

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander (940.5318 F)

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins (967.62 E)

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll (958.1 C)

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power (304.66 P)

Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, and the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter (976.1 M)

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P Bix (bio Hirohito)

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower (952.04 D)

Annals of the Former World by John McPhee (557.3M)

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg (947 R)

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time by Jonathan Weiner (598.8 W)

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy  by Heather Ann Thompson (365.974 T)

Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T. J. Stiles (Bio, Custer)

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall (959.704 L)

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable (Bio, Malcolm X)

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner (973.7092 F)

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World  by Liaquat Ahamed (332.1 A) (also Great Depression)

The Hemingses of Monticello: an American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (929.2 Hemings)

What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America 1815 – 1848  by Daniel Walker Howe (973.5 H)

Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky (614.549 O)

Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (973.3 F)


National Book Award Winners

Sing, Unburied, Sing   by Jesmyn Ward

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen (947.086 G)

Half Light: Collected Poems, 1965 -2016 by Frank Bidart (811.5 B) (also poetry pub’d after 2000)

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi (305.8 K)

March. Book 3 by John Lewis (YA Graphic)

Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nahesi Coates (305.8 C)

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (YA)

The Redeployment by Phil Klay

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos (951.06 O)

Faithful and Virtuous Night  by Louise Gluck (811.54 G) (Also poetry pub’d after 2000)

Brown GIrl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (YA)

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn West

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard

Three Junes by Julia Glass

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

In America by Susan Sontag

Waiting by Ha Jin

Charming Billy by Alice McDermott

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos (951.06 O)

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer  (973.924P)

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (305.569 B)

Just Kids by Patti Smith (782.42 S)

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles (bio)

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of those who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan (978.03 E) (also book about Great Depression)

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (Bio)

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon B. Johnson  by Robert Caro (bio)

The Noonday Demon: an Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon (616.852 S)

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (910.4 P)

Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck (811.54 G) (also poetry published after 2000)

Lighthead by Terrance Hayes (811.5 H) (also poetry published after 2000)

Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems by Mark Doty (811.54 Doty) (also poetry published after 2000)

Time and Materials: Poems by Robert Hass (811.54H) (also poetry published after 2000)

Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems by Jean Valentine (811.54 V) (also poetry published after 2000)

The Singing by C. K. Williams (811.5 W) (also poetry published after 2000)

Poems Seven; New and Complete Poetry by Alan Dugan (811.5 D) (also poetry published after 2000)