Saturday, May 15, 2004

College Board Recommended Top 101 Books for the College Bound

Folks are passing this list around the blogsphere and highlighting the books they have read from the College Board list. Many of the books were read in high school and college but oddly enough my favorite five were read in my most active reading days...after college. My favorite books from this list are Beloved, The Color Purple, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

Beowulf ( a children’s retelling)
Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Agee, James - A Death in
the Family
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice(half-way)
Baldwin, James - Go Tell It
on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul -
The Adventures of Augie March
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights
Camus, Albert - The
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales
Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry
Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage
Dante - Inferno
de Cervantes,
Miguel - Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe (Calvert’s version :o)
Dickens, Charles - A
Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre - The
Three Musketeers
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph -
Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays
Faulkner, William -
As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry
- Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave
- Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier
Goethe, Johann
Wolfgang von – Faust
(in English)
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
Hardy, Thomas -
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet
Heller, Joseph - Catch 22
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey
Hugo, Victor - The
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll's
James, Henry - The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry - The Turn of
the Screw
Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Franz - The Metamorphosis
Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
Lewis, Sinclair -
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild
Mann, Thomas - The Magic
Marquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of
Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman -
Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible
Morrison, Toni -

O'Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find
O'Neill, Eugene -
Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George - Animal
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell
Poe, Edgar Allan - Selected Tales
Proust, Marcel - Swann's Way

Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet
on the Western Front
Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry -
Call It Sleep
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
William - Hamlet
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - A
Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
George Bernard - Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein
Silko, Leslie
Marmon - Ceremony
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - One Day in the Life of Ivan
Sophocles - Antigone
Sophocles - Oedipus
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath
Stevenson, Robert
Louis - Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels
Thackeray, William -
Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
Tolstoy, Leo - War and
Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
(Aw common, I read Tom Sawyer out loud to the kids!)
Voltaire - Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. -
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith - The
House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories
Whitman, Walt - Leaves
of Grass

Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie

Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard - Native Son

I would like to read, from this list,
The House of Mirth
Vanity Fair
Doctor Zhivago
Crime and Punishment

What book should I read next? What would you read?

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