Reading List

We will be posting our new 2017 Reading List in late March. Below you will find our SVWC Reading List for 2016 with suggestions of books written by each of this past summer’s presenters. Please scroll ALL the way down within this window to view the entire selection as well as bookstore information. For a printable version of the list, click HERE.


David Benioff
City of Thieves

Ethan Canin
A Doubter’s Almanac

Firoozeh Dumas
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel

Anne Enright
The Green Road

Jamaica Kincaid
See Now Then

Alexander Maksik
A Marker to Measure Drift

Thomas McGuane
Crow Fair

Salman Rushdie
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone

Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold Fame Citrus



Judith Freeman
Latter Days



Gregory Berns
How Dogs Love Us

Clara Bingham
Witness To the Revolution

Stephen Breyer
The Court and the World

Voices in the Ocean
The Green Road

Neal Conan
Play by Play

Maureen Corrigan
So We Read On

David Eagleman
The Brain

Philip Gourevitch
The Ballad of Abu Ghraib

David E. Hoffman
The Billion Dollar Spy

Juliette Kayyem
Security Mom

Dead Wake
Erik Larson

Larissa MacFarquhar
Strangers Drowning

David Maraniss
Once in a Great City

Patricia Marx
Let’s Be Less Stupid

James McClintock
A Naturalist Goes Fishing

Steven Lee Myers
The New Tsar

Walter V. Robinson
Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church

Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy

Strobe Talbott
Fast Forward

Héctor Tobar
Deep Down Dark


Jeffrey Brown
The News: Poems

Arlo Haskell
The Joker

Terrance Hayes
How to Be Drawn


You can order the books of our guest writers through the wonderful independent bookstores in Ketchum. They can also ship books for you:

Chapter One Bookstore

340 Second Street
Ketchum, ID 83340

Iconoclast Books & Café

671 Sun Valley Road
Ketchum, ID 83340

as well as from:

Boise State University

1700 University Drive
Boise Idaho 83725