Tuesday, July 8, 2014

101 Recommendations for a College-Bound Reader

So, when I was in high school, I stumbled across the list of 101 Books for the College-Bound Reader. On the list were all the classics you would expect to find on a recommended literature list. But then there were a few that I had never heard of. (Who on earth is Chinua Achebe??) But either way I thought to try to read them all would be a good goal to have! Well, it is ten years since my high school graduation and I am have only read 36 of the 101. Have you read many of these?

Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart 
Agee, James - A Death in the Family 
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice 
Baldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain 
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot 
Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March 
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre 
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights 
Camus, Albert - The Stranger 
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop 
Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales 
Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard 
Chopin, Kate - The Awakening 
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness 
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans 
Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage 
Dante - Inferno 
de Cervantes, Miguel - Don Quixote 
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe 
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities 
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment 
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy 
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers 
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss 
Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man 
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays 
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying 
Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury 
Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby 
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier 
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Faust 
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies 
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the d’Urbervilles 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter 
Heller, Joseph - Catch-22 
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms 
Homer - The Iliad 
Homer - The Odyssey 
Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching God 
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World 
Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll’s House 
James, Henry - The Portrait of a Lady 
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw 
Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 
Kafka, Franz - The Metamorphosis 
Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman Warrior 
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird 
Lewis, Sinclair - Babbitt 
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild 
Mann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain 
Marquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude 
Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener 
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick 
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible
 Morrison, Toni - Beloved 
O’Connor, Flannery - A Good Man Is Hard to Find
O’Neill, Eugene - Long Day’s Journey into Night 
Orwell, George - Animal Farm 
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago 
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar 
Poe, Edgar Allan - Selected Tales 
Proust, Marcel - Swann’s Way 
Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49 
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front 
Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac 
Roth, Henry - Call It Sleep 
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye 
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet 
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth 
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet 
Shaw, George Bernard - Pygmalion 
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein 
Silko, Leslie Marmon - Ceremony 
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 
Sophocles - Antigone 
Sophocles - Oedipus Rex 
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath 
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island 
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom’s Cabin 
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver’s Travels 
Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair 
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden 
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace 
Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons 
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
Voltaire - Candide 
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - Slaughterhouse-Five 
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple 
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth 
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories 
Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass 
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray 
Williams, Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie 
Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse 
Wright, Richard - Native Son


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