46. Things Have Changed      Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan

45. Why You Should Read History     A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II, Gerhard Weinberg

44. Taking Over My Brain   various works, Johnny Cash, Hunter Thompson, Tom Clancy

43. Is a Little Integrity Too Much to Ask?     The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

42. Hemingway’s Mary Sue Problem     The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Islands in the Stream, Ernest Hemingway

41. How to Break Your Brain     Red Storm Rising, Tom Clancy and Catch-22, Joseph Heller

40. The English Majeure Guide to Bathroom Books       various works, various authors

39. Cue ‘Yakety Sax’ for Act II         Othello, William Shakespeare

38. A Study in Brownish    The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco

37. It’s Not Like It’d Be an Easy Conversation    House of Holes, Nicholson Baker

36. Better Late Than Never    Dykes to Watch Out For, Allison Bechdel

35. Who Took My Saliva?    The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides

34. We Don’t Need No Education   A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

33. Dipping from the Same Well   Richard III, William Shakespeare and the Song of Ice and Fire cycle, George R. R. Martin

32. And Then There’s Hitler’s Fez Collection…     A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan.

31. SYMB 1190 Intro to Applied Symbology     The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

30. Crowd Control     1984, George Orwell

29. The Tom Robbins Algorithm       various works, Tom Robbins

28. I Know I’d Get Tired of It      Life, Keith Richards

27. It All Seemed So Familiar    A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin

26. I Mean, Isn’t the Sorting Hat Kind of Invasive and Judgmental?   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, JK Rowling

25. Pretty Obvious, in Retrospect       A Million Little Pieces, James Frey

24. It’s More Believable than Spider-Man     The Fermata, Nicholson Baker

23. What Lolita is Really About     Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

22. Humanity 2.0   Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut

21. Kilgore Trout, Giant of American Letters    various works, Kurt Vonnegut

20. Be Careful What You Pretend to Be  Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut

19. What Are Friends For? A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway

18. Save Two Birds with One Stone    Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

17. Just Blame It on the Ring   Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

16. Maybe the Whole Zombie Thing Was Just a Plot of the Commander’s…    World War Z, Max Brooks

15. At Least it’s Not Just Me     The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Sarah Vowell

14. They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To    Candide, Voltaire

13. Being a Dick to God    Genesis, Anonymous Hebrew Scribes with an assist from the First Westminster Company

12. Tell Me What I Want to Hear    The Pale King, David Foster Wallace

11. A Handy Guide to Subsidized Time    Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

10. Different Worlds     “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” Ernest Hemingway

9. Be All that You Can Be     Dune, Frank Herbert

8. Healthy Competition     The Road to Wellville, T.C. Boyle

7. More Atlas Shrugged: The College Years     Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

6. The Power of Nicknames   Lincoln, Gore Vidal

5. Dr. Gonzo, Attorney at Law   Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

4. The Power of Revision   The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

3. I Don’t Know, It Just Seemed to Fit  Paradise Lost, John Milton

2. Finish the Book Before You Suggest It  The Castle in the Forest, Norman Mailer

1. Atlas Shrugged: The College Years   Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand