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Books You Should Read (Even If We Haven't)

(anon) Beowulf
(anon) The Bible
Aesop Aesop's Fables
Alexie, Sherman The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice or Emma or Sense and Sensibility
Beckett, Samuel Waiting for Godot or Endgame
Borges, Jorge Luis Ficciones
Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights
Burton, Sir Richard Arabian Nights
Carroll, Lewis Alice in Wonderland
Cather, Willa My Antonia or O Pioneers!
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de Don Quixote de la Mancha
Chaucer, Geoffrey Canterbury Tales
Christie, Agatha Murder on the Orient Express and Then There Were None
Coleridge, Samuel "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness
Cooper, James Fenimore Last of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen Red Badge of Courage
Cummings, e.e. some poetry
Defoe, Daniel Moll Flanders or Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles Great Expectations or A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol
Dickinson, Emily some poetry
DiLillo, Don White Noise
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Doyle, Arthur Conan Hound of the Baskervilles
Dreiser, Theodore Sister Carrie
Dumas, Alexandre (Pere) Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeer
Eliot, TS "The Lovesong of J.Alfred Prufrock"
Ellison, Ralph Waldo Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo "An American Scholar"
Faulkner, William "A Rose for Emily" and "The Bear" or The Sound and the Fury
Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave Madam Bovary
Frank, Anne The Diary of Anne Frank
Frost, Robert some poetry
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Love in the Time of Cholera
Ginsberg, Allen Howl
Golding, William Lord of the Flies
Grimm, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm's Fairytales
Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter
Heller, Joseph Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest The Sun Also Rises or For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hesse, Hermann Siddhartha
Homer Iliad and The Odyssey
Hughes, Lanston "A Dream Deferred" and "Theme for English B"
Hugo, Victor Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous Brave New World
James, Henry Portrait of a Lady
Joyce, James Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man or Dubliners
Kafka, Franz "Metamorphoses"
Keroac, Jack On the Road
Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book
Kundera, Milan The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Larsen, Nella Passing
Lewis, C.S. Narnia series
London, Jack Call of the Wild
Melville, Herman Moby Dick or, The Whale
Miller, Arthur Death of a Salesman and The Crucible
Miller, Henry Tropic of Cancer or Tropic of Capricorn
Morrison, Toni Beloved
Milton, John Paradise Lost
Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita
O'Neil, Eugene The Ice Man Cometh or Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George Animal Farm and 1984
Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar
Plato Allegory of the Cave
Poe, Edgar Allan "The Raven" and "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Pound, Ezra "In a Station of the Metro"
Pynchon, Thomas The Crying of Lot 49
Rushdie, Salman Satanic Verses
Salinger, JD Catcher in the Rye
Sartre, Jean Paul No Exit
Scott, Walter Ivanhoe
Shakespeare, William Hamlet or Macbeth, As You Like It or Twelfth Night, & Henry V
Shaw, George Bernard Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein
Sinclair, Upton The Jungle
Sophocles Oedipus Rex
Steinbeck. John Of Mice and Men or Grapes of Wrath or The Pearl
Stevenson, Robert Louis Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stoker, Bram Dracula
Stowe, Mary Beecher Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels or "A Modest Proposal"
Tolstoy, Leon Anna Karenenia and War and Peace
Twain, Mark Huckleberry Finn
Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse Five and Welcome to the Monkey House
Wells, HG The Invisible Man or The Time Machine or The War of the Worlds or The Island of Dr. Moreau
Wharton, Edith Age of Innocence
Welty, Eudora A Curtain of Green and Other Stories
Whitman, Walt some poetry
Wilde, Oscar The Importance of Being Ernest or An Ideal Husband
Williams, Tennessee A Street Car Named Desire and Glass Menagerie
Winterson, Jeanette Written on the Body
Woolf, Virginia A Room of One's Own or To the Lighthouse or Mrs. Dalloway
Wordsworth, William some poetry
Wright, Richard "Big Boy Leaves Home"