After two harried years on the trail, an endless stream of hotel rooms, fast food bolted on the fly, the same speeches day after day after day, journalists finally had time to curl up with a good book—or several good books. We asked a few campaign reporters what they chose to unwind with:
Candy Crowley (CNN): You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett; In the Woods by Tana French; Never Too Late: A Prosecutor’s Story of Justice in the Medgar Evers Case by Bobby Delaughter
Don Gonyea (NPR): To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne; The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Anne Kornblut (The Washington Post): Why Women Should Rule the World by Dee Dee Myers; The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Ryan Lizza (The New Yorker): The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope by Jonathan Alter; The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House by Bob Woodward; The White House Staff: Inside the West Wing and Beyond by Bradley H. Patterson Jr.
Alexander Marquardt (CNN): The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
Peter Nicholas (Los Angeles Times): The Crisis of the Old Order: 1919-1933, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume I by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Michael Powell (The New York Times): Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates; The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith; The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh
Andrew Romano (Newsweek): Lincoln by David Herbert Donald; The Earl of Louisiana by A. J. Liebling; The Points of My Compass by E. B. White
Jeff Zeleny (The New York Times): The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper