Reading List

We will be posting a Reading List for 2019 soon. In the meantime, take a look at the Reading List from 2018 below. Please scroll ALL the way down within this window to view the entire selection as well as bookstore information. You can also download a printable version of the Reading List.

In addition, we you can also view a full list of all books by each of the 2018 presenters.

If you prefer the audiobook versions, please go to for a fully curated list. Purchases made from this independent site also support Iconoclast Books in Hailey, Idaho.


Tess Gerritsen
I Know a Secret

Adam Johnson
The Orphan Master’s Son

Karan Mahajan
The Association of Small Bombs


Maile Meloy
Do Not Become Alarmed

Michael Ondaatje

Kamila Shamsie
Home Fire

Gillian Slovo
Ten Days

Linda Spalding
A Reckoning


Gene Luen Yang
Boxers & Saints


Edwidge Danticat
Brother, I’m Dying


Souad Mekhennet
I Was Told to Come Alone

Mark Salzman
True Notebooks


Ken Auletta

A. Scott Berg

Joanna Breyer
When Your Child Is Sick

Stephen Breyer
The Court and the World

Steve Coll
Directorate S

Karen Crouse

Wade Davis
Into the Silence

Deborah & James Fallows
Our Towns

Thomas L. Friedman
Thank You for Being Late

Jeanne Gang
Reveal: Studio Gang Architects

Eliza Griswold
Amity and Prosperity

Nader Mousavizadeh
Interventions: A Life in War and Peace

Simon Winchester
The Perfectionists


Jessica Yu
Garden of the Lost and Abandoned

Fareed Zakaria
In Defense of a Liberal Education


Jeffrey Brown
The News: Poems

Terrance Hayes
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin


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

Chapter One Bookstore

340 Second Street
Ketchum, ID 83340

Iconoclast Books & Gifts

111 North First Avenue, Unit G
Hailey, ID 83333

as well as from:

Boise State University

1700 University Drive
Boise Idaho 83725