For November 
Kim, Suki. 2015. Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite. New York: Broadway Books.  
For December 
Echenoz, Jean. 2015. 1914: A Novel. New York: The New Press.  
For January 
Moorehead, Caroline. Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees. New York: Henry Holt.  
For February  
Lalami, Laila. 2014.  The Moor's Account. New York: Pantheon. 

List of Human Rights-Themed Books We've Read

Abani, Chris. 2004. Graceland. New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux. [Related Posts]

Abley, Mark. 2005. Spoken Here. Travels Among Endangered Languages. Boston: Mariner Books. [Related Posts]

Adams, Lorraine. 2004. Harbor. New York : Knopf. [Related Posts]

Aidova, Marina and Anna Horsbrugh-Porter. 2007. From Newbury With Love: Letters of Friendship Across the Iron Curtain. New York : Melville House Publishing. [Related Posts]

Akinti, Peter. 2010. Forest Gate. New York : Free Press. [Related Posts]

Alarcon, Daniel. 2007. Lost City Radio. New York : Harper Collins. [Related Posts]

Al Aswany, Alaa. 2006. The Yacoubian Building. New York : Harper Perennial. [Related Posts]

Appiah, Kwame Anthony. 2010 The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen. New York : Norton. [Related Posts]

Arenas, Reinaldo. 1993. Before night falls. New York : Viking. [Related Posts]

Bales, Kevin. 1999. Disposable people : new slavery in the global economy. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press. [Related Posts]

Benard, Cheryl. 1998. Moghul Buffet. New York : Soho. [Related Posts]

Benitez, Sandra. 1998. Bitter Grounds. New York : Picador. [Related Posts]

Bolano, Roberto. 2009. Amulet. New York: Picador. [Related Posts]

Burdett, John. 2003. Bangkok 8. New York : Knopf.  [Related Posts]

Chang, Leslie T. 2009. Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Choi, Susan. 2009. A Person of Interest. New York : Penguin. [Related Posts]

Conover, Ted. 2000. Newjack : Guarding Sing Sing. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Conover, Ted. 2011. The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today. New York : Vintage.  [Related Posts]

Cooper, Helene. 2009. The House on Sugar Beach: In search of a lost African childhood. New York : Simon & Schuster. [Related Posts]

Cotterill, Colin. 2005. The Coroner’s Lunch. New York : Soho. [Related Posts]

Cummins, Ann. 2008. Yellowcake. New York : Mariner Books. [Related Posts]

Dai Sijie. 2001. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. New York : Knopf. [Related Posts]

Danticat, Edwidge. 2008. Brother, I'm Dying. New York : Vintage.  [Related Posts]

Davis, Wade. 2009. The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World. Toronto : House of Anansi.
Dean, Louise. 2007. This Human Season. New York : Harcourt. [Louise Dean]

Desai, Kiran. 2006. The Inheritance of Loss. New York: Grove Press. [Kiran Desai]

Diaz, Junot. 2008. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York: Riverhead. [Junot Diaz]

Dunn, Mark. 2002. Ella Minnow Pea. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Ehrenreich, Barbara. 2001. Nickel and Dimed : on (not) getting by in America. New York : Metropolitan Books. [Related Posts]

Elkins, Caroline. 2005. Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag. Clearwater : Owl Books. [Related Posts]

Elliot, Jason. 2001. An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan. New York : Picador. [Related Posts]

Elliot, Jason. 2006. Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran. New York : St. Martin's Press. [Related Posts]

Erdrich, Louise. 1988. Tracks. New York : Henry Holt. [Related Posts]

Farah, Nuruddin. 1998. Secrets. New York : Arcade Publishing. [Related Posts]

Ferraris, Zoe. 2009. Finding Nouf. New York : Mariner. [Related Posts]

Funder, Anna. 2011. Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall. New York : Harper Collins. [Related Posts]

Gage, Leighton. 2008. Blood of the Wicked. New York : Soho. [Related Posts]

Galloway, Steven. 2008. The Cellist of Sarajevo. New York: Riverhead. [Related Posts]

Gargan, Edward. 2002. The River’s Tale : A Year on the Mekong. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Gifford, Rob. 2007. China Road : A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Goldman, Francisco. 2007. The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? New York : Grove Press.  [Related Posts]

Goodman, Jordan. 2010. The Devil and Mr. Casement: One Man’s Battle for Human Rights in South America’s Heart of Darkness. New York : Farrar Straus & Giroux.

Gordimer, Nadine. 2001. The Pick-up. New York : Penguin Books. [Related Posts]

Guillermoprieto, Alma. 2004. Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution. New York : Pantheon. [Related Posts]

Gyatso, Palden. 1998. The autobiography of a Tibetan monk. New York : Grove Press. [Related Posts]

Hall, Tarquin. 2010. The Case of the Missing Servant. New York : Simon & Schuster.

Hamid, Mohsin. 2001. Moth Smoke. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux. [Related Posts]

Hamid, Mohsin. 2007. The Reluctant Fundamentalist. New York : Harcourt. [Related Posts]

Hass, Amira. 1999. Drinking the sea at Gaza : days and nights in a land under siege. New York : Metropolitan Books. [Related Posts]

Hegi, Ursula. 2011. Children and Fire. New York : Simon & Schuster.

Hensley, William L. Iggiagruk. 2008. Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux. [Related Posts]

Hirahara, Naomi. 2004. Summer of the Big Bachi. New York : Bantam Dell. [Related Posts]

Hochschild, Adam. 2003. The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin. New York : Mariner. [Related Posts]

Hollingshurst, Alan. 2005. The Line of Beauty. New York : Bloomsbury. [Related Posts]

Humes, Edward. 1996. No matter how loud I shout : a year in the life of Juvenile Court. New York : Simon & Schuster.  [Related Posts]

Huyler, Frank. 2009. The Right of Thirst. New York: Harper Perennial. [Related Posts]

Hvistendahl, Mara. 2011. Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. New York: Public Affairs. [Related Posts]

Ignatieff, Michael. 2000. Virtual war : Kosovo and beyond. New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt. [Related Posts]

Isegawa, Moses. 2001. Abyssinian Chronicles. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Iweala, Uzodinma. 2005. Beasts of No Nation. New York : Harper Collins Publishers. [Related Posts]

Jian, Ma. The Noodle Maker. 2005. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. [Related Posts]

Jin, Ha. 1998. Ocean of words. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Jin, Ha. 2002. The Crazed. New York : Pantheon. [Related Posts]

Jones, Edward P. 2004. The Known World. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. [Related Posts]

Jones, Stan. 2001. White Sky, Black Ice. New York : Soho. [Related Posts]

Joya, Malalai. 2011. A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her VoiceNew York : Scribner. [Related Posts]

Kadare, Ismail. 2008. The Successor. New York : Arcade. [Related Posts]

Kang Chol-Hwan. 2001. The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag. New York : Basic Books. [Related Posts]

Kaplan, Jonathan. 2001. The Dressing Station: A Surgeon’s Chronicle of War and Medicine. New York : Grove Press. [Related Posts]

Kerr, Blake. 1997. Sky burial : an eyewitness account of China's brutal crackdown in Tibet. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications. [Related Posts]

Khedairi, Betool. 2001. A Sky So Close. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Khadra, Yasmina. 2006. The Attack. New York : Nan A. Talese. [Related Posts]

Kidder, Tracy. 2003. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Paul Farmer, the Man who would Cure the World. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Kidder, Tracy. 2009. Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Kim, Song-Man. 2000. Enduring the Darkness: A story of Conscience, Hope and Triumph. Babbit's Books : Normal IL. [Related Posts]

Kim, Young-Ha. 2010. Your Republic is Calling You. New York : Mariner. [Related Posts]

Khan, Mahvish. 2008. My Guantanamo Diary. New York : Perseus Books. [Related Posts]

Kinzer, Stephen. 2001. Crescent and Star. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. [Related Posts]

Larkin, Emma. 2005. Finding George Orwell in Burma. New York : Penguin. [Related Posts]

Larsson, Stieg. The Girl Who Played with Fire. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

LaTour, Jose. 1999. Outcast. New York : Harper Collins. [Related Posts]

Lee, Chang-rae. 1999. A gesture life. New York : Riverhead. [Related Posts]

Maathai, Wangari. 2007. Unbowed. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Mahfouz, Naguib. 2000. The Day the Leader was Killed. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Malladi, Amulya. 2002. A Breath of Fresh Air. New York : Ballantine. [Related Posts]

Marcom, Micheline Aharonian. 2001. Three Apples Fell from Heaven. New York : Riverhead Books. [Related Posts]

Martin, Russell. 2003. Picasso’s War: The Destruction of Guernica and the Masterpiece that Changed the World. New York : Plume. [Related Posts]

Marton, Kati. 2009. Enemies of the People: My family's journey to America. New York: Simon & Schuster.  [Related Posts]

Masters, Jarvis Jay. 1997. Finding Freedom: Writings from death row. Junction City CA : Padma Publishing. [Related Posts]

Mengestu, Dinaw. 2007. The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears. New York : Riverhead. [Related Posts]

Morrison, Toni. 2008. A Mercy. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Mortenson, Greg and David Oliver Relin. 2006. Three Cups of Tea. New York : Viking. [Related Posts]

Mortenson, Greg. 2009. Stones into Schools. New York : Penguin. [Related Posts]

Mosley, Walter. 2004. Little Scarlet. New York : Little, Brown & Co. [Related Posts]

Müller, Herta. 1998. The Land of Green Plums. Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press. [Related Posts]

Murakami, Haruki. 2003. After the Quake: Stories. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Nafisi, Azar. 2003. Reading Lolita in Tehran : A memoir in books. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Nazario, Sonia. 2006. Enrique's Journey. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Nemirovsky, Irene. 2007. Suite Francaise. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Nesbø, Jo. 2007. The Redbreast. New York : Harpers. [Related Posts]

Obreht, Tea. 2011. The Tiger's Wife: A Novel. New York: Random House. [Related Posts]

O'Brien, Edna. 1994. House of splendid isolation. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. [Related Posts]

O'Connor, Geoffrey. 1997. Amazon journal : dispatches from a vanishing frontier. New York : Dutton. [Related Posts]

Ondaatje, Michael. 2000. Anil's ghost. New York : Alfred A. Knopf. [Related Posts]

Pamuk, Orhan. 2005. Snow. New York: Knopf Publishing Group. [Related Posts]

Patchett, Ann. 2001. Bel Canto. New York : Harper Collins. [Related Posts]

Pelevin, Victor. 1996. Omon Ra. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. [Related Posts]

Pham, Andrew X. 2000. Catfish and Mandala. New York : Picador. [Related Posts]

Pham, Andrew X. 2008. Eaves of Heaven: A life in three wars. New York : Broadway. [Related Posts]

Phillips, Caryl. 2000. Atlantic Sound. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Politkovskaya, Anna. 2006. Putin’s Russia : Life in a failing democracy. New York : Owl Books. [Related Posts]

Power, Samantha. 2002. A Problem from Hell: America and the age of genocide. New York : Harper Collins. [Related Posts]

Restrepo, Laura. 1999. The Dark Bride. New York : Harper Collins. [Related Posts]

Robb, Peter. 2004. A Death in Brazil: A book of omissions. New York : H. Holt.  [Related Posts]

Rodriguez, Teresa. 2007. Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Murder South of the Border. New York : Atria. [Related Posts]

Roncagliolo, Santiago. 2010. Red April. New York : Vintage. [Related Posts]

Rosenberg, Tina. 2010. Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World. New York : Norton. [Related Posts]

de Rosnay, Tatiana. 2007. Sarah's Key. New York : St. Martin's. [Related Posts]

Roy, Arundhati. 1999. The cost of living. New York : Modern Library. [Related Posts]

Rushdie, Salman. 1981. Midnight’s Children. New York : Knopf. [Related Posts]

Saleem, Hiner. 2005. My Father’s Rifle : A childhood in Kurdistan. New York. Farrar Straus Giroux.  [Related Posts]

Saramago, José. 1998. Blindness. New York : Harcourt Brace & Company. [Related Posts]

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis. 2004. New York : Pantheon Books. [Related Posts]

Schulz, William. 2003. Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights. New York : Nation Books. [Related Posts]

Sebald, W.G. 2001. Austerlitz. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

See, Lisa. 2005. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Steinberg, Avi. Running the Books. New York : Random House. [Related Posts]

Tobar, Héctor. 1998. The Tattooed Soldier. Harrison, N.Y. : Delphinium Books. [Related Posts]

Tobar, Héctor. 2011. The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel. New York : MacMillan. [Related Posts]

Toer, Pramoedya Ananta. 1981. This Earth of Mankind. New York: Penguin Books. [Related Posts]

Vallejo, Fernando. 1994. Our Lady of the Assassins. New York : Serpent’s Tail. [Related Posts]

Vargas Llosa, Mario. 1996. Death in the Andes. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux.  [Related Posts]

Waugh, Louisa. 2003. Hearing Birds Fly: A Nomadic Year in Mongolia. London : Abacus. [Related Posts]

Waugh, Louisa. 2007. Selling Olga: Stories of Human Trafficking. London : Phoenix.  [Related Posts]

Weschler, Lawrence. 1990. A miracle, a universe : settling accounts with torturers. New York : Pantheon Books. [Related Posts]

Weschler, Lawrence. 1998. Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas. Chicago : University of Chicago Press. [Related Posts]

Wilentz, Amy. 2001. Martyr’s Crossing. New York : Ballantine. [Related Posts]

Wiwa, Ken. 2001. In the Shadow of a Saint. New York : Steerforth Press. [Related Posts]

Wright, Robin. 2008. Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East. New York : Penguin. [Related Posts]

Wrong, Michela. 2005. I Didn't Do It for You : How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation. New York : Harper Collins. [Related Posts]

Yan, Mo. 1988. The Garlic Ballads. New York : Arcade. [Related Posts]

Yunus, Muhammad. 2003. Banker to the Poor. New York : Public Affairs. [Related Posts]

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