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As an English major in college, I had the opportunity to read a lot of great literature and some not so great literature too.  Here is my rather extensive list of things worth reading.  Anything here you disagree with?   Anything not here you think I need to consider adding?  Let me know!

Author Title Notes
A Adams, R.                    
Alcott, Louisa May            
Auel, Jean M.                    
Austen, Jane                  
Watership Down
Little Women
Clan of the Cave Bear
Pride and Prejudice
Jean Auel's series is good through book
3 and then they got too long winded
for me.
B Baum, L. Frank
Bradbury, Ray
Bradbury, Ray
Bronte, Charlotte
Bronte, Emily
Buck, Pearl S.
Bunyan, John
Burgess, Anthony
Wizard of Oz
The Martian Chronicles
Fahrenheit 451
Jane Eyre

Wuthering Heights
The Good Earth
Pilgrim's Progress
A Clockwork Orange
C Camus, Albert
Camus, Albert
Card, Orson Scott
Carroll, Lewis
Carroll, Lewis
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Chopin, Kate
Clarke, Arthur C.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Conrad, Joseph
Conrad, Joseph
Crighton, Michael
The Plague
The Stranger
Ender’s Game
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
Canterbury Tales
The Awakening
Childhood's End
The Rime of The Ancient Mariner
Lord Jim
Heart of Darkness
Jurassic Park


For science fiction fans, anything by Arthur C. Clarke is a must read.



D Dahl, Roald
Dengler, Marianna
Dick, Philip K.
Dickens, Charles
Dickens, Charles
Dorris & Erdrich
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Dumas, Alexander
Charlie and The Choc. Factory
Catch The Passing Breeze
The Man in the High Castle
A Tale of Two Cities
A Christmas Carol
The Crown of Columbus
Crime and Punishment
The Count of Monte Cristo
Catch the Passing Breeze will probably
never be considered a classic but it is a great book for young teens.
E Eliot, George
Ellison, Ralph
Silas Marner
Invisible Man
F Farley, Walter
Faulkner, William
Faulkner, William
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Frank, Anne
The Black Stallion
As I Lay Dying
The Bear
The Great Gatsby
The Diary of a Young Girl
G Gabaldon, Diana
Gardner, John
George, Jean Craighead
Golding, William
Goldman, William

My Side of The Mountain
Lord of The Flies
The Princess Bride
H Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Hemingway, Ernest
Hemingway, Ernest
Hemingway, Ernest
Heller, Joseph
Herbert, Frank
Hesse, Hermann
Huxley, Aldous
The Scarlet Letter
The Old Man and The Sea
For Whom The Bell Tolls
The Sun Also Rises
The Iliad
The Odyssey
Brave New World
J James, Henry
Juster, Norton
The Turn of the Screw
The Phantom Tollbooth
K King, Stephen & Peter Straub
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Kipling, Rudyard
Koestler, Arthur
Konigsburg, E. L.
The Talisman
Woman Warrior

Darkness At Noon
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
L L'Engle, Madeleine
LaHaye, Tim & Jerry B. Jenkins
Lee, Harper
LeGuin, Ursula K.
Lewis, C.S.
Lewis, Sinclair
London, Jack
London, Jack
A Wrinkle In Time
Left Behind series (12 books)
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Sea Wolf
Call of the Wild
M Marshall, Catherine
Melville, Herman
Melville, Herman
Miller, Arthur
Miller, Arthur
Miller Jr., Walter M.
Moby Dick
Billy Budd
Death of a Salesman
The Crucible
A Canticle For Leibowitz
O O’Brien, Robert
O'Brien, Robert
Orwell, George
Orwell, George
Z for Zachariah
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Animal Farm
Z for Zachariah is a great teen book that deals with the possibility of being one of the last people alive on Earth.
P Philbrick, Rodman Freak The Mighty
Q/R Raskin, Ellen
Rhys, Jean
The Westing Game
Wide Sargasso Sea
S Salten, Felix
Sewell, Elizabeth
Sinclair, Upton
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William
Smith, Betty
Steinbeck, John
Steinbeck, John
Steinbeck, John
Steinbeck, John
Stevenson, Robert Lewis
Stevenson, Robert Lewis
Stoker, Bram
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Swift, Jonathan
Black Beauty
The Jungle
Henry IV
King Lear
The Taming of the Shrew
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer's Night Dream
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Oedipus Rex
Grapes of Wrath
Of Mice and Men
The Pearl
The Red Pony
Treasure Island
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Gulliver's Travels
T Taylor, Theodore
Thoreau, Henry David
Toffler, Alvin
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Twain, Mark
Twain, Mark
The Cay

The Third Wave
The Hobbit
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
V Virgil
Vonnegut, Kurt
Vonnegut, Kurt
Cat's Cradle
Slaughterhouse Five
W Walker, Alice
Welch, James
Wells, H. G.
Wharton, Edith
White, E. B.
Wilde, Oscar
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Wister, Owen
Woolf, Virginia
Wright, Richard
Wright, Richard
The Color Purple
Winter In The Blood
The Time Machine
Ethan Frome
Charlotte's Web
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Little House On The Prairie
The Virginian
To The Lighthouse
Black Boy
Native Son
Z Zola, Emile Germinal

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