Recommended Reading List

“The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who can
t read them.”
-- Mark Twain
Achebe, Chinua. A Man of the People. Arrow of
God. Things Fall Apart.

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.
Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the Mountain.
Barth, John. Lost in the Funhouse.
Barthelme, Donald. Snow White. The Dead Father.
Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot.
Bellow, Saul. Henderson the Rain King.
Bolt, Robert. A Man for All Seasons.
Borges, Jorge Luis. Labyrinths.
Bradbury, Ray. Something Wicked This Way

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre.
Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights.
Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle.
Buck, Pearl. The Good Earth.
Bunyan, John. Pilgrim's Progress.
Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange.
Camus, Albert. The Stranger.
Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood.
Cather, Willa. Death Comes for the Archbishop.
My Antonia.
Cela, Camilo José. The Family of Pascual Duarte.
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening.
Clark, Walter Van Tilburg. The Ox-Bow Incident.
Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim. The Heart of Darkness.
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the

Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders. Robinson Crusoe.
Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. David
Copperfield. Hard Times. Nicholas Nickleby.
Oliver Twist.

Dillard, Annie. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
Dinesen, Isak. Out of Africa.
Doctorow, E. L. Ragtime.
Dostoevsky, Feodor. Crime and Punishment.
Dumas, Alexander. The Count of Monte Cristo.
Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose.
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. Juneteenth.
Shadow and Act.

Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom! As I Lay
Dying. The Light in August. The Sound and
the Fury.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Tender Is the Night. The
Great Gatsby. This Side of Paradise.

Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary.
Forster, E. M. A Passage to India.
Gaines, Ernest. A Gathering of Old Men.
Gardner, John. Grendel.
Golding, William. The Lord of the Flies.
Greene, Graham. Brighton Rock. The Heart of the

Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun.
Hardy, Thomas. Jude the Obscure. The Mayor of
Casterbridge. The Return of the Native. Tess of
the D'Urbervilles.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of Seven Gables.
The Scarlet Letter.

Heller, Joseph. Catch-22.
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. The
Old Man and the Sea. The Sun Also Rises.

Herriot, James. All Creatures Great and Small.
Hersey, John. Hiroshima.
Hesse, Herman. Demian. Siddhartha.
Hilton, James. The Lost Horizon.
Homer. The Iliad.
Hugo, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Mules and Men. Their Eyes
Were Watching God.

Huxley, Aldous. After Many a Summer Dies the
Swan. Brave New World. Brave New World

James, Henry. Daisy Miller. The Turn of the

Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist As a Young
Man. Ulysses.

Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis.
Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon.
Kincaid, Jamaica. Lucy.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. China Men. The Woman
  Kinsella, W. P. Shoeless Joe.
Knowles, John. A Separate Peace.
Kundera, Milan. The Unbearable Lightness of
Lawrence, D. H. Sons and Lovers. St. Mawr. The
Lawrence, Jerome and R. L. Lee. Inherit the Wind.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Prince.
Malamud, Bernard. The Natural.
Malory, Sir Thomas. Le Morte d'Arthur.
Marlowe, Christopher. Doctor Faustus. The Jew of
Malta. Tamburlaine the Great.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Chronicle of a Death
. One Hundred Years of Solitude.
McCullers, Carson. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
Melville, Herman. Billy Budd.
Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. The Crucible.
Milton, John. Paradise Lost.
More, Sir Thomas. Utopia.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved. The Bluest Eye. The Song
of Solomon. Sula.

Naylor, Gloria. The Women of Brewster Place.
Neruda, Pablo. Memoirs.
Orwell, George. 1984. Animal Farm.
Paton, Alan. Cry, the Beloved Country. Too Late
the Phalarope
Plath, Sylvia. The Bell-Jar.
Plato. The Republic.
Pynchon, Thomas. The Crying of Lot 49. V.
Rand, Ayn. Anthem. The Fountainhead.
Reed, Ishmael. The Last Days of Louisiana Red.
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down.

Remarque, Eric Maria. All Quiet on the Western

Renault, Mary. The King Must Die.
Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea.
Rose, Reginald. Twelve Angry Men.
Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye.
Saroyan, William. The Human Comedy.
Scott, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe.
Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. King Lear.
Macbeth. Merchant of Venice. Othello.
Taming of the Shrew. The Tempest.

Shaw, George Bernard. Pygmalion.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein.
Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice. On the Beach.
Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony.
Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle.
Singer, Isaac Bashevis. Shosha. The Penitent.
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. One Day in the Life of
Ivan Denisovich.

Sophocles. Antigone. Oedipus Rex.
Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. Of Mice
and Men. Travels with Charley.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels.
Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club.
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden.
Toffler, Alvin. Future Shock.
Tolstoy, Leo. The Death of Ivan Ilych.
Toomer, Jean. Cane.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn. Life on the Mississippi. Pudd'head
Wilson. Roughin' It.

Voltaire. Candide.
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. In Search of Our
Mother's Gardens. Meridian.

Waters, Frank. The Man Who Killed the Deer.
Waugh, Evelyn. Black Mischief. The Loved One.

Wharton, Edith. Age of Innocence. Ethan Frome.

White, T. H. The Once and Future King.
Wiesel, Elie. The Fifth Son. Night.
Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.
The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Wilder, Thornton. The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
Our Town.

Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire.
The Glass Menagerie.

Wright, Richard. Black Boy. Native Son.

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