TO READ (before college)

  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • For Whom The Bells Toll – Ernest Hemingway
  • Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  • War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  • The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
  • A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  • Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  • Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  • Madame Curie – Eve Curie
  • Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard – Norrie Epstein
  • Roots – Alex Haley
  • The Story of My Life – Helen Keller
  • Hiroshima – John Hersey
  • Profiles in Courage – John F. Kennedy
  • Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era – James McPherson
  • Democracy in America – Alexis de Tocqueville
  • The Poetical Works of Longfellow – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The Poems – William Butler Yeats
  • The Prince – Machiavelli
  • Britain Since 1918 – David Marquand
  • The Last Enemy – Richard Hillary
  • The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  • Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  • Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
  • Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain
  • Autobiography of Mark Twain – Mark Twain
  • Life on The Mississippi – Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  • The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey
  • The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History – Michael H. Hart
  • The Elements of Style – William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White
  • Necropolis: London and Its Dead – Catharine Arnold
  • Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of Europe – Adam Zamoyski
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West – Dee Brown Charting
  • A People’s History of the World – Chris Harman
  • Empires of the Sea: the Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580 – Roger Crowley
  • Liberation: The Bitter Road to Freedom, Europe 1944-1945 – William I. Hitchcock
  • The Ascent of Money: a Financial History of the World – Niall Ferguson
  • Clean: An Unsanitised History of Washing – Katherine Ashenburg
  • Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town – Mary Beard
  • Henry: The Virtuous Prince – David Starkey
  • The Tudors – John Guy
  • Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  • The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
  • Man O’ War – Walter Farley
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart
  • North & South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Villette – Charlotte Brontë
  • Portrait of A Lady – Henry James
  • The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
  • The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
  • The Nine Tailors – Dorothy Sayers
  • The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  • The Rise & Fall of The Third Reich – William Shirer
  • War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  • Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
  • The Wanderer – Sharon Creech
  • Woodsong – Gary Paulsen
  • Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
  • City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • Eragon – Christopher Paolini
  • Eldest – Christopher Paolini
  • Brisinger – Christopher Paolini
  • Inheritance – Christopher Paolini
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  • The Private Lives of the Impressionists – Sue Roe
  • Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  • Home: A Memoir of My Early Years – Julie Andrews
  • The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, & Sir Orfeo – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Feast for Crows – George R. R. Martin
  • A Storm of Swords – George R. R. Martin
  • A Clash of Kings – George R. R. Martin

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