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

Learn More
Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Woman of Light

Learn More
Judith Freeman

MacArthur Park

Learn More
Lauren Groff


Learn More
Sanaë Lemoine

The Margot Affair

Learn More
Alexander Maksik

The Long Corner

Learn More
Imbolo Mbue

How Beautiful We Were

Learn More
Kalani Pickhart

I Will Die in a Foreign Land

Learn More


Barbara Ascher


Learn More
Alan Pesky & Claudia Aulum

More to Life Than More

Learn More
Kathryn Schulz

Lost & Found

Learn More
Natasha Trethewey

Memorial Drive

Learn More


A. Scott Berg


Learn More
Arthur Brooks

From Strength to Strength

Learn More
Rebecca Donner

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

Learn More
Geoff Dyer

The Last Days of Roger Federer

Learn More
Noah Feldman

The Broken Constitution

Learn More
Elizabeth Kolbert

Under a White Sky

Learn More
Stephen Kotkin


Learn More
Sebastian Mallaby

The Power Law

Learn More
Heather McGhee

The Sum of Us

Learn More
Yascha Mounk

The Great Experiment

Learn More
Evan Osnos


Learn More
Ben Rhodes

After the Fall

Learn More
Erich Schwartzel

Red Carpet

Learn More
James Stavridis

To Risk It All

Learn More
Terry Tempest Williams


Learn More


Rita Dove

Playlist for the Apocalypse

Learn More
Ocean Vuong

Time Is a Mother

Learn More

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!