FIFTY AMERICAN WORKS YOU SHOULD READ

  1. MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather
  2. A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith
  3. THE HOUSE OF MIRTH by Edith Wharton
  4. MOBY DICK by Herman Melville
  5. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
  6. THE FINANCIER by Theodore Dreiser
  7. SISTER CARRIE by Theodore Dreiser
  8. LUCY GAYHEART by Willa Cather
  9. GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell
  10. I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou (Vol 1)


11. GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME by Maya Angelou (Vol 2)
12. SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ AND GETTIN’ MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS by Maya Angelou (Vol 3)
13. DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT by Anne Tyler
14. THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand
15. ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
16. THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath
17. JOHNNY TREMAIN by Esther Forbes.
18. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
19. I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN by Joanne Greenberg
20. THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne


21. THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES by Nathaniel Hawthorne
22. THE LOTTERY AND OTHER STORIES by Shirley Jackson
23. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EUDORA WELTY by Eudora Welty
24. THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
25. OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck
26. THE PEARL by John Steinbeck
27. A MOVEABLE FEAST by Ernest Hemingway
28. THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway
29. A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway
30. SOPHIE’S CHOICE by William Styron


31. DARKNESS VISIBLE by William Styron
32. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
33. PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT by Philip Roth
34. GOODBYE, COLUMBUS by Philip Roth
35. PATRIMONY by Philip Roth
36. THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH by Saul Bellow
37. THE CHOSEN by Chaim Potok
38. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim Potok
39. SELECTED WRITINGS/EDGAR ALLAN POE by Edgar Allan Poe
40. SELECTED WRITINGS/RALPH WALDO EMERSON by Ralph Waldo Emerson


41. WALDEN/OTHER WRITINGS by Henry David Thoreau
42. SELECTED POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
43. THREE BY FLANNERY O’CONNOR by Flannery O’Connor
44. THE WINDS OF WAR by Herman Wouk
45. WAR AND REMEMBRANCE by Herman Wouk
46. A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
47. THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane
48. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers
49. ORDINARY PEOPLE by Judith Guest
50. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving