Reading List

Start your summer reading by browsing below . . . or you can download a  PRINTABLE VERSION HERE. And don’t miss SVWC Associate Director Anne Taylor Fleming’s write-ups, featuring the books by our SVWC 2022 presenters, posted every week leading up to Conference—click below or check out our social media channels (links at top or bottom of page).

2022 Reading List

Be Inspired.


Anthony Doerr

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Judith Freeman

MacArthur Park

Lauren Groff


Imbolo Mbue

How Beautiful We Were


Barbara Ascher


Kathryn Schulz

Lost & Found

Natasha Trethewey

Memorial Drive


Casey Cep

Furious Hours

Rebecca Donner

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

Geoff Dyer

The Last Days of Roger Federer

Elizabeth Kolbert

Under a White Sky

Sebastian Mallaby

The Power Law

Heather McGhee

The Sum of Us

Yascha Mounk

The Great Experiment

Evan Osnos


Ben Rhodes

After the Fall

Erich Schwartzel

Red Carpet

Terry Tempest Williams



Rita Dove

Playlist for the Apocalypse

Ocean Vuong

Time Is a Mother

Local Bookstore Info

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

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!