College Bound Reading Guide

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  1. Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
  2. Adams, Richard - Watership Down
  3. Aeschylus - Prometheus Bound
  4. Allende, Isabel - House of Spirits
  5. Angelou, Maya - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
  6. Attenborough, David - The Living Planet: A Potrait of the Earth
  7. Atwood, Margaret - The Handmaid's Tale
  8. Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
  9. Baldwin, James - Go Tell It On The Mountain
  10. Beckett, Samuel - Waiting For Godot
  11. Bellamy, Edward - Looking Backward: 200-1887
  12. Bradbury, Ray - Fahrenheit 451
  13. Brecht, Bertolt - Mother Courage and Her Children
  14. Bronowski, Jacob - The Ascent of Man
  15. Bronte, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
  16. Bronte, Emily - Wuthering Heights
  17. Brown, Dee - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  18. Buck, Pearl - Good Earth
  19. Campbell, Joseph - The Power of Myth & Hero with a Thousand Faces
  20. Camus, Albert - The Stranger
  21. Carroll, Lewis - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  22. Carson, Rachel - Silent Spring
  23. Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop, My Antonia
  24. Cervantes, Miguel de - Don Quixote
  25. Chaucer, Geoffrey - Canterbury Tales
  26. Chekov, Anton The Cherry Orchard
  27. Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
  28. Clark, Walter Van Tilburg - The Ox-Bow Incident
  29. Conrad, Joseph - Hearts of Darkness
  30. Copote, Truman - In Cold Blood
  31. Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage
  32. Criddle, Jan D. - To Destroy You Is No Loss: The Oddyssey of a Cambodian Family
  33. Dante - The Divine Comedy
  34. Darwin, Charles - The Origin of Species
  35. Defoe, Daniel - Moll Flanders
  36. Dicken, Charles - Great Expectations
  37. Dostoevski, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment & Brother's Karamazov
  38. Douglas, Frederick - Narative of the Life of Frederick Douglas
  39. Dreiser, Theodore - American Tragedy
  40. Du Bois, W.E.B. - The Souls of Black Folk
  41. Ehrenreich, Barbara - Nickel and Dimed
  42. Eliot, T.S. - The Waste Land
  43. Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
  44. Faulkner, William - Light In August;
  45. As I Lay Dying;
  46. The Sound and the Fury;
  47. Absalom! Absalom!
  48. Fitzgerald, F. Scott - Great Gatsby
  49. Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
  50. Forster, E.M. - Passage to India
  51. Frank, Anne - The Diary of a Young Girl
  52. Franklin, Benjamin - The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  53. Fuentes, Carlos - The Death of Artemio Cruz
  54. Gaines, Earnest - The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitttman & A Lesson Before Dying
  55. Goethe, Johann Wolfgagn von - Faust
  56. Gogol, Nikolai - The Overcoat
  57. Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
  58. Grass, Gaunter - The Tin Drum
  59. Green, Grahame - Power and the Glory &
  60. The Heart of the Matter
  61. Haley, Alex - Roots
  62. Hamilton, Edith - Mythology
  63. Hamilton, Madison , Jay & Rossiter - Federalist Papers
  64. Hawking, Stephen - A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
  65. Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter
  66. Heller, Joseph - Catch-22
  67. Hemingway, Ernest -The Sun Also Rises
  68. Hemingway, Ernest - Farewell to Arms
  69. Hemingway, Ernest - Short Stories
  70. Hersey, John - Hiroshima
  71. Hesse, Herman - Siddhartha
  72. Hobbes, Thomas - Leviathon
  73. Homer - The Iliad & The Odyssey
  74. Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching God
  75. Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
  76. Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll's House & Hedda Gabler
  77. James, Henry - Turn of the Screw
  78. Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  79. Kafka, Franz - The Trial & The Metamorphosis
  80. Keller, Helen - The Story of My Life
  81. Kesey, Ken - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  82. King, Martin Luther, Jr. - A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of
  83. Martin Luther King Jr.
  84. Kipling, Rudyard - Jungle Books
  85. Kotlowitz, Alex - There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in Urban America
  86. Kozol, Jonathan - Savage Inequalities: Children in American School's
  87. Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
  88. Lewis, Sinclair - Main Street
  89. Llewellyn, Richard - How Green Was My Valley
  90. Machiavelli, Niccolo - The Prince
  91. Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  92. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia - One Hundred Years of Solitude
  93. Marx, Karl - The Communist Manifesto & Capital
  94. Mathabane, Mark - Kaffir Boy: True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
  95. Melvile, Herman - Moby Dick
  96. Miller, Arthur - Death of a Salesman & The Crucible
  97. Moore, Sir Thomas - Utopia
  98. Morrison, Toni - Song of Solomon
  99. Neihardt, John G. - Black Elk Speaks
  100. Nordhoff & Hall - Mutiny on the Bounty
  101. O'Brien, Tim - The Things They Carried
  102. Orwell, George - Animal Farm & Nineteen Eighty-four
  103. Parks, Gordon - The Learning Tree
  104. Paton, Alan - Cry, the Beloved Country
  105. Plato - The Republic
  106. Potok, Chaim - The Chosen
  107. Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front
  108. Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac
  109. Saadawi, Nawal el - Women At Point Zero
  110. Shakespeare, William - Complete works
  111. Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
  112. Saroyan, William - Human Comedy
  113. Sarton, George Six Wings: Men of Science in the Renaissance
  114. Schlosser, Eric - Fast Food Nation
  115. Shelley, Mary W. - Frankenstein
  116. Shilts, Randy - And The Band Played On
  117. Sinclair, Upton - The Jungle
  118. Soilko, Leslie Marmon - Ceremony
  119. Sophocles - Oedipus Cycle
  120. Steinbeck John - Grapes of Wrath & Of Mice And Men
  121. Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin
  122. Styron, William - Sophie's Choice
  123. Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels
  124. Tan, Amy - The Joy Luck Club
  125. Terkel, Studs Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession
  126. Throreau, Henry David - Walden
  127. Tocqueville, Alexis de - Democracy in America
  128. Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
  129. Twain, Mark - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  130. Virgil - The Aeneid
  131. Voltaire - Candide
  132. Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five
  133. Walker, Alice - The Color Purple
  134. Warren, Robert Penn - All the King's Men
  135. Weisel, Elie - Night
  136. Wharton, Edith - Ethan Frome
  137. Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass
  138. Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray
  139. Wilder, Thornton - Bridge of San Luis Rey
  140. Williams, Tennessee - A Streetcar Names Desire, The Glass Menagerie, & Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
  141. Wolfe, Thomas - Look Homeward, Angel
  142. Wollstonecraft, Mary - Vindication For The Rights of Women
  143. Woolf, Virginia - A Room of One's Own,
  144. Mrs. Dalloway &
  145. To The Lighthouse
  146. Wright, Richard - Native Son
  147. Yolen, Jane - Favorite Folk Tales From Around The World
  148. Old Testament
  149. New Testament
  150. The Upanishads
  151. The Koran
  152. The Kabbalah
Author Comments: 

This list was created by not only myself, but by the high school students who participate in this reading group. If there is a title that you feel I missed please let me know. Highlighted ones I have read all the way through.

Chaim Potok? We really need to read that to somehow do well in college?

It has a lot to say, especially with sociologically. There are a lot of titles on the list people may never need to read, but probably should. It just depends on what college you go to and what you are studying.