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Reading List


Sorted by Author’s Last Name*

(Multiple Books separated by “|”)

First Name Last Name Book Title
Louisa May Alcott Little Women | Little Men
Isaac Asimov The Currents of Space, plus others
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
Honore de Balzac Pere Goriot
Stephen Benet John Brown’s Body
John Blackmore Lorna Doone
Elizabeth Bowen A House in Paris
Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine, plus others
Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights
Pearl Buck Dragon Seed | The Good Earth
John Bunyan Pilgrims Progress
Samuel Butler The Way of All Flesh
Albert Camus The Rebel | The Plague | The Stranger
Willa Cather Death Comes to the Archbishop | My Antonio
G.K. Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday | Ballad of the White House
Walter Van Tillbery Clark The Ox-Bow Incident
Arthur C. Clarke My Childhood’s End | 2001, A Space Odyssey, plus others
Joseph Conrad Almayer’s Folly | Lord Jim | Nostromo | Under Western Eyes | Typhoon | Victory | Youth | Secret Sharer | Heart of Darkness
James Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohicans | The Deerslayer
Stephen Crane Open Boat | The Red Badge of Courage
Miguel Cervantes Don Quixote
Michael Crichton The Andromeda Strain | Congo | Jurassic Park
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe | Moll Flanders
Charles Dickens David Copperfield | Great Expectations | Oliver Twist | Tale of Two Cities | Christmas Carol
Fydor Dostoevski Crime and Punishment
Lloyd Douglas The Robe
Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles
Theodore Dreiser The Great American Tragedy
Alan Drury Advise and Consent
Alexander Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo | The Three Musketeers
George Eliot Mill on the Floss | Adam Bede | Silas Marner
T.S. Eliot Murder in the Cathedral | The Cocktail Party
William Faulkner The Bear | Intruder in the Dust | The Sound and the Fury | Fable
Henry Fielding Joseph Andrews | Tom Jones
Edna Ferber Cimarron | Giant
Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby | Tender is the Night
Cecil Scott Forester Horatio Hornblower
Frederick Forsythe The Odessa File
Pat Frank Alas Babylon
John Galsworthy The Forsyte Saga
William Golding The Lord of the Flies
Graham Greene The Third Man | Heart of the Matter | Ministry of Fear | Our Man in Havana | Power and Glory | The Burnt Out Case
Thomas Hardy Jude the Obscure | Return of the Native | Tess of the D’Ubervilles | Mayor of Castrobridge
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter | House of the Seven Gables
Robert Heinlein Podkayne of Mars | Space Cadet
Ernest Hemmingway Old Man and the Sea | Farewell to Arms | For Whom the Bell Tolls | The Sun Also Rises
John Hersey A Bell for Adano
James Hilton Good-Bye Mr. Chips | Lost Horizon | Random Harvest
Homer Illiad (w. Intro) | Odyssey (w. Intro)
William H. Hudson Green Mansions
Victor Hugo Les Miserables
Katherine Hulme The Nun’s Story
Aldous Huxley Brave New World | Point Counter Point
Thor Hyerdal Kon-Tiki
Helen Jackson Ramona
Henry James The Ambassador | The American | Jenny | Miracle of the Bells
James Joyce Portrait of an Artist
Kenneth Kessey One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest
Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon
Stephen King Fire Starter | Four Seasons | plus others
Rudyard Kipling Captain Courageous | Jungle Book | Kim
F. Kneber Seven Days in May
John Knowles A Separate Peace
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
C.S. Lewis Out of a Silent Plant | Perelanore | That Hideous Strength | Until We Have Faces | Screwtape Letters
Sinclair Lewis Babbit | Main Street
Richard Llewellyn How Green Was My Valley
Jack London All
Thomas Mann Magic Mountain
Christopher Marlow Dr. Faustus
Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage | The Moon and Sixpence
Carson Mccullers Member of the Wedding | Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Herman Melville Moby Dick | Billy Bud
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman | The Crucible
Margaret Mitchell Gone With the Wind
James Michener Centennial | Hawaii | Chesapeake | plus others
Thomas More Utopia
Hall Nordoff Mutiny on the Bounty
Flannery O’Connor The Last Hurrah
Emmuska Orczy The Scarlet Pimpernel
George Orwell Animal Farm | 1984
Elizabeth Page The Tree of Liberty
Alan Paton Cry, the Beloved Country | Too Large the Phalorpe
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar
Edgar Allan Poe Tales and Poems
Katherine Ann Porter Flowering Judas | Pale Horse Pale Rider | Ship of Fools
Ayn Rand Anthym | The Fountainhead | Atlas Shrugged
Erich Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front | The Road Back
Conrad Richter The Sea of Grass
Kenneth Roberts Northwest Passage
Henry Robinson The Cardinal
Ole Rolvaag Giants in the Earth
Edmond Rostand Cyrano De Bergerac
J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye | Franny and Zooey
William Saroyan The Human Comedy
Walter Scott Ivanhoe | The Talisman
William Shakespeare Any (not read as part of class requirement at school | All plays
George Bernard Shaw Pygmalian | Saint Joan
Mary Shelly Frankenstein
Richard Sheridan The Rivals | School for Scandal
Nevil Shute On the Beach
Henri Sienkiewicz With Fire and Sword | Quo Vadis
Sophocles Oedipus Rex | Antigone
John Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath | The Pearl | Of Mice and Men | Travels with Charley | Tortilla Flats | Once There Was a War
Robert Lewis Stevenson Kidnapped | Treasure Island | The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde
Antoine St.Exuprey The Little Prince | Night Flight
Bram Stoker Dracula
Irving Stone Lust for Life
Harriet B. Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Jonathon Swift Gulliver’s Travels
William Thackeray Vanity Fair | Henry Esmond
Henry B. Thoreau Walden
James Thurber My Life and Hard Times | Captain D. | The Thirteen Clocks | Thurber Carnival
J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit | The Tolkien Trilogy
Leo Tolstoy War and Peace | Anna Karenina
Mark Twain Huck Finn | Tom Sawyer | Life on the Mississippi
Leon Uris Exodus | Mila 18 | Trinity
Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, plus others
Lewis Wallace Ben Hur
Robert Penn Warren All the King’s Men
H.G. Wells War of the Worlds
Evelyn Waugh The Loved One
Thornton Wilder Bridge of San Louis Rey | Our Town
Herman Wouk The Caine Mutiny | Marjorie Morningstar | The Winds of War | War and Remembrance
Philip Wylie When Worlds Collide | After Worlds Collide

Classics sorted in order of Book Title

Book Title Author
1984 George Orwell
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, plus others Jules Verne
2001, A Space Odyssey, plus others Arthur C. Clarke
A Bell for Adano John Hersey
A House in Paris Elizabeth Bowen
A Separate Peace John Knowles
Adam Bede George Eliot
Advise and Consent Alan Drury
After Worlds Collide Philip Wylie
Alas Babylon Pat Frank
All plays William Shakespeare
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Remarque
All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren
All Jack London
Almayer’s Folly Joseph Conrad
Animal Farm George Orwell
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Anthym Ayn Rand
Antigone Sophocles
Any (not read as part of class requirement at school William Shakespeare
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
Babbit Sinclair Lewis
Ballad of the Sad Cafe Carson Mccullers
Ballad of the White House G.K. Chesterton
Ben Hur Lewis Wallace
Billy Bud Herman Melville
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Bridge of San Louis Rey Thornton Wilder
Captain Courageous Rudyard Kipling
Captain D. James Thurber
Centennial James Michener
Chesapeake James Michener
Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
Cimarron Edna Ferber
Congo Michael Crichton
Crime and Punishment Fydor Dostoevski
Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton
Cyrano De Bergerac Edmond Rostand
Dandelion Wine, plus others Ray Bradbury
David Copperfield Charles Dickens
Death Comes to the Archbishop Willa Cather
Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
Don Quixote Miguel Cervantes
Dr. Faustus Christopher Marlow
Dracula Bram Stoker
Dragon Seed Pearl Buck
Exodus Leon Uris
Fable William Faulkner
Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemmingway
Fire Starter Stephen King
Flowering Judas Katherine Ann Porter
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemmingway
Four Seasons Stephen King
Frankenstein Mary Shelly
Franny and Zooey J.D. Salinger
Giant Edna Ferber
Giants in the Earth Ole Rolvaag
Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Good-Bye Mr. Chips James Hilton
Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Green Mansions William H. Hudson
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathon Swift
Hawaii James Michener
Heart of the Matter Graham Greene
Henry Esmond William Thackeray
Horatio Hornblower Cecil Scott Forester
House of the Seven Gables Nathaniel Hawthorne
How Green Was My Valley Richard Llewellyn
Huck Finn Mark Twain
Illiad (w. Intro) Homer
Intruder in the Dust William Faulkner
Ivanhoe Walter Scott
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Jenny Henry James
John Brown’s Body Stephen Benet
Joseph Andrews Henry Fielding
Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton
Kidnapped Robert Lewis Stevenson
Kim Rudyard Kipling
Kon-Tiki Thor Hyerdal
Les Miserables Victor Hugo
Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain
Little Men Louisa May Alcott
Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
Lorna Doone John Blackmore
Lost Horizon James Hilton
Lust for Life Irving Stone
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
Magic Mountain Thomas Mann
Main Street Sinclair Lewis
Marjorie Morningstar Herman Wouk
Mayor of Castrobridge Thomas Hardy
Member of the Wedding Carson Mccullers
Mila 18 Leon Uris
Mill on the Floss George Eliot
Ministry of Fear Graham Greene
Miracle of the Bells Henry James
Moby Dick Herman Melville
Moll Flanders Daniel Defoe
Murder in the Cathedral T.S. Eliot
Mutiny on the Bounty Hall Nordoff
My Antonio Willa Cather
My Childhood’s End Arthur C. Clarke
My Life and Hard Times James Thurber
Night Flight Antoine St.Exuprey
Northwest Passage Kenneth Roberts
Nostromo Joseph Conrad
Odyssey (w. Intro) Homer
Oedipus Rex Sophocles
Of Human Bondage Somerset Maugham
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemmingway
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
On the Beach Nevil Shute
Once There Was a War John Steinbeck
One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest Kenneth Kessey
Open Boat Stephen Crane
Our Man in Havana Graham Greene
Our Town Thornton Wilder
Out of a Silent Plant C.S. Lewis
Pale Horse Pale Rider Katherine Ann Porter
Pere Goriot Honore de Balzac
Perelanore C.S. Lewis
Pilgrims Progress John Bunyan
plus others James Michener
plus others Stephen King
Podkayne of Mars Robert Heinlein
Point Counter Point Aldous Huxley
Portrait of an Artist James Joyce
Power and Glory Graham Greene
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Pygmalian George Bernard Shaw
Quo Vadis Henri Sienkiewicz
Ramona Helen Jackson
Random Harvest James Hilton
Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Saint Joan George Bernard Shaw
School for Scandal Richard Sheridan
Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis
Seven Days in May F. Kneber
Ship of Fools Katherine Ann Porter
Silas Marner George Eliot
Space Cadet Robert Heinlein
Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Tales and Poems Edgar Allan Poe
Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tess of the D’Ubervilles Thomas Hardy
That Hideous Strength C.S. Lewis
The Ambassador Henry James
The American Henry James
The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton
The Bear William Faulkner
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
The Burnt Out Case Graham Greene
The Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk
The Cardinal Henry Robinson
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
The Cocktail Party T.S. Eliot
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexander Dumas
The Crucible Arthur Miller
The Currents of Space, plus others Isaac Asimov
The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
The Forsyte Saga John Galsworthy
The Fountainhead Ayn Rand
The Good Earth Pearl Buck
The Great American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
The Human Comedy William Saroyan
The Last Hurrah Flannery O’Connor
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
The Little Prince Antoine St.Exuprey
The Lord of the Flies William Golding
The Loved One Evelyn Waugh
The Man Who Was Thursday G.K. Chesterton
The Moon and Sixpence Somerset Maugham
The Nun’s Story Katherine Hulme
The Odessa File Frederick Forsythe
The Ox-Bow Incident Walter Van Tillbery Clark
The Pearl John Steinbeck
The Plague Albert Camus
The Rebel Albert Camus
The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
The Rivals Richard Sheridan
The Road Back Erich Remarque
The Robe Lloyd Douglas
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Pimpernel Emmuska Orczy
The Sea of Grass Conrad Richter
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde Robert Lewis Stevenson
The Stranger Albert Camus
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemmingway
The Talisman Walter Scott
The Third Man Graham Greene
The Thirteen Clocks James Thurber
The Three Musketeers Alexander Dumas
The Tolkien Trilogy J.R.R. Tolkien
The Tree of Liberty Elizabeth Page
The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
The Winds of War Herman Wouk
Thurber Carnival James Thurber
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Tom Jones Henry Fielding
Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
Too Large the Phalorpe Alan Paton
Tortilla Flats John Steinbeck
Travels with Charley John Steinbeck
Treasure Island Robert Lewis Stevenson
Trinity Leon Uris
Typhoon Joseph Conrad
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet B. Stowe
Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
Until We Have Faces C.S. Lewis
Utopia Thomas More
Vanity Fair William Thackeray
Victory Joseph Conrad
Walden Henry B. Thoreau
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
War and Remembrance Herman Wouk
War of the Worlds H.G. Wells
When Worlds Collide Philip Wylie
With Fire and Sword Henri Sienkiewicz
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte

The following Authors can be read in their Entirety or in Excerpts

First Name Last Name   Book Title
 Henry Adams  The Education of Henry Adams
 Sherwood Anderson  Winesburg, Ohio
 Saint Augustine  Confessions
 Arnold Bennet  The Old Wives Tale
 Joyce Cary  Mister John
 Wilkie Collins  The Moonstone
 Mark Connelly  Green Pastures
 Louis Dewohl  The Quiet Light; The Restless Flame
 Giovanni Guareschi  Little World of Dom Camillo
 J. Marquand  Point of No Return
 Thomas Merton  Seven Story Mountain
 Christopher Morley  The Haunted Bookshop
 John Ruskin  Unto This Last
 Booth Tarkington  The Magnificent Amberson; Monsieur Beaucaire

Biographies

First Name Last Name Book Title
 Henry Adams  The Education of Henry Adams
 Sherwood Anderson  Winesburg, Ohio
 Saint Augustine  Confessions
 Arnold Bennet  The Old Wives Tale
 Joyce Cary  Mister John
 Wilkie Collins  The Moonstone
 Mark Connelly  Green Pastures
 Louis Dewohl  The Quiet Light; The Restless Flame
 Giovanni Guareschi  Little World of Dom Camillo
 J. Marquand  Point of No Return
 Thomas Merton  Seven Story Mountain
 Christopher Morley  The Haunted Bookshop
 John Ruskin  Unto This Last
 Booth Tarkington  The Magnificent Amberson; Monsieur Beaucaire

POETS

Carl Sandburg
Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Dylan Thomas
e.e. cummings
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Lee Masters
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Emily Dickinson
Ezra Pound
Frederico Garcia Lorca
John Donne
John Greenleaf Whittier
John Keats
John Milton
Langston Hughes
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Ogden Nash
Percy Bysshe Shelly
Robert Browning
Robert Burns
Robert Frost
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sylvia Plath
T.S. Eliot
Theodore Rothke
Walt Whitman
Wilford Owen
William Blake
William Butler Yeats
William Wordsworth

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