Summer Reading List Revisited

CJR’s summer reading list for journalists

Recently, we asked readers to recommend a book to members of the journalistic community for their summer vacations. Below, we present an alphabetized list of the recommendations we received, with a link to more information for each book.

The Hearts of Darkness, by Milton Allimadi

Family of Secrets, by Russ Baker

Republican Gomorrah, by Max Blumenthal

Murder City, by Charles Bowden

Free For All: The Post-Soviet Transition of Russia, by Gary K. Busch

Zioncheck for President, by Phil Campbell

Capturing the News, by Anthony Collings

Create Your Own Economy, by Tyler Cowen

Conservatives Without Conscience, by John Dean

Richistan, by Robert Frank

Torture the Artist, by Joey Goebel

Bad Moon Rising: How Reverend Moon Created the Washington Times, Seduced the Religious Right, and Built an American Kingdom, by John Gorenfeld

Lost Joy, by Camden Joy

The Tyranny of Oil, by Antonia Juhasz

With God on Their Side, by Esther Kaplan

The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein

I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and Nobody Can Pay, by John Lanchester

Me Cheeta, by James Lever

The Big Short, by Michael Lewis

Man’s Fate, by Andre Malraux

The Wallander Series, by Henning Mankell

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

The Death and Life of American Journalism, by Robert McChesney and John Nichols

Solar, by Ian McEwan

Battle Cry of Freedom, by James McPherson

The Meat You Eat, by Ken Midkiff and Wendell Berry

My Ears Are Bent, by Joseph Mitchell

Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell

Before the Storm, by Rick Perlstein

Nixonland, by Rick Perlstein

The Imperfectionists, by Thomas Rachman

Confidence Game, by Christine S. Richard

Low Life, by Luc Sante

Blackwater, by Jeremy Scahill

Spoon Fed - How Eight Cooks Saved My Life, by Kim Severson

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, by Jeff Sharlet

The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tolan

All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren

City, Save Thyself!, by David Wylie

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The Editors are the staffers of Columbia Journalism Review.