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College Board Recommended Reading List for College-Bound Students
                             These are the books your student is expected to have read before enrolling in college!
1. Anonymous   Beowulf
2. Achebe, Chinua   Things Fall Apart
3. Agee, James   A Death in the Family
4. Austen, Jane   Pride and Prejudice
5. Baldwin, James   Go Tell It on the Mountain
6. Beckett, Samuel T   Waiting for Godo
7. Bellow, Saul   The Adventures of Augie March
8. Bronte, Charlotte   Jane Eyre
9. Bronte, Emily   Wuthering Heights
10. Camus, Albert   The Stranger
11. Cather, Willa   Death Comes for the Archbishop
12. Cervantes, Miguel de   Don Quixote
13. Chaucer, Geoffrey   The Canterbury Tales
14. Chekhov, Anton   The Cherry Orchard
15. Chopin, Kate   The Awakening
16. Conrad, Joseph   Heart of Darkness
17. Cooper, James Fenimore   The Last of the Mohicans
18. Crane, Stephen   The Red Badge of Courage
19. Dante   Inferno
20. Defoe, Daniel   Robinson Crusoe
21. Dickens, Charles   A Tale of Two Cities
22. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor   Crime and Punishment
23. Douglass, Frederick   Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
24. Dreiser, Theodore   An American Tragedy
25. Dumas, Alexandre   The Three Musketeers
26. Eliot, George   The Mill on the Floss
27. Ellison, Ralph   Invisible Man
28. Emerson, Ralph Waldo   Selected Essays
29. Faulkner, William   As I Lay Dying
30. Faulkner, William   The Sound and the Fury
31. Fielding, Henry   Tom Jones
32. Fitzgerald, F. Scott   The Great Gatsby
33. Flaubert, Gustave   Madame Bovary
34. Ford, Ford Madox   The Good Soldier
35. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von   Faust
36. Hardy, Thomas   Tess of the d’Urbervilles
37. Hawthorne, Nathaniel   The Scarlet Letter
38. Heller, Joseph   Catch 22
39. Hemingway, Ernest   A Farewell to Arms
40. Homer   The Iliad
41. Homer   The Odyssey
42. Hugo, Victor   The Hunchback of Notre Dame
43. Hurston, Zora Neale   Their Eyes Were Watching God
44. Huxley, Aldous   Brave New World
45. Ibsen, Henrik   A Doll’s House
46. James, Henry   The Portrait of a Lady
47. James, Henry   The Turn of the Screw
48. Joyce, James   A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
49. Kafka, Franz   The Metamorphosis
50. Kingston, Maxine Hong   The Woman Warrior
51. Lee, Harper   To Kill a Mockingbird
52. Lewis, Sinclair   Babbitt
53. London, Jack   The Call of the Wild
54. Mann, Thomas   The Magic Mountain
55. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia   One Hundred Years of Solitude
56. Melville, Herman   Bartleby the Scrivener
57. Melville, Herman   Moby Dick
58. Miller, Arthur   The Crucible
59. Morrison, Toni   Beloved
60. O’Connor, Flannery   A Good Man is Hard to Find
61. O’Neill, Eugene   Long Day’s Journey into Night
62. Orwell, George   1984
63. Orwell, George   Animal Farm
64. Pasternak, Boris   Doctor Zhivago
65. Plath, Sylvia   The Bell Jar
66. Poe, Edgar Allen   Selected Tales
67. Proust, Marcel   Swann’s Way
68. Pynchon, Thomas   The Crying of Lot 49
69. Remarque, Erich Maria   All Quiet on the Western Front
70. Rostand, Edmond   Cyrano de Bergerac
71. Roth, Henry   Call It Sleep
72. Salinger, J.D.   The Catcher in the Rye
73. Shakespeare, William   Hamlet
74. Shakespeare, William   Julius Caesar
75. Shakespeare, William   Macbeth
76. Shakespeare, William   A Midsummer Night’s Dream
77. Shakespeare, William   Romeo and Juliet
78. Shaw, George Bernard   Pygmalion
79. Shelley, Mary   Frankenstein
80. Silko, Leslie Marmon   Ceremony
81. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander   One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
82. Sophocles   Antigone
83. Sophocles   Oedipus Rex
84. Steinbeck, John   The Grapes of Wrath
85. Stevenson, Robert Louis   Treasure Island
86. Stowe, Harriet Beecher   Uncle Tom’s Cabin
87. Swift, Jonathan   Gulliver’s Travels
88. Thackeray, William   Vanity Fair
89. Thoreau, Henry David   Walden
90. Tolstoy, Leo   War and Peace
91. Turgenev, Ivan   Fathers and Sons
92. Twain, Mark   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
93. Voltaire   Candide
94. Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.   Slaughterhouse-Five
95. Walker, Alice   The Color Purple
96. Wharton, Edith   The House of Mirth
97. Welty, Eudora   Collected Stories
98. Whitman, Walt  Leaves of Grass
99. Wilde, Oscar   The Picture of Dorian Gray
100. Williams, Tennessee   The Glass Menagerie
101. Woolf, Virginia   To the Lighthouse
102. Wright, Richard   Native Son

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