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Suggested Reading List

This is a list of books to read at some point in one's life. Many are my favorite books.

1984 by George Orwell
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
A Dance to the Music of Time (series) by Anthony Powell
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
A Change of Heart by David Garrett Izzo
A Tomb on the Periphery by John Domini
Alive by Piers Paul Read
All the Kingŭs Men by Robert Penn Warren
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Appointment in Samarra by John OŭHara
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Be the Person You Were Meant to Be by Dr. Jerry Greenwald
Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth by Richard Wright
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Bones Washed with Wine by Jeff Mann
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho
Canciones para una sola cuerda / Songs for a Single String by Jesŭs Gardea / trans. Robert L. Giron
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Cathedral by Raymond Carver
City of Night by John Rechy
Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Damian by Hermann Hesse
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Dead Time / Tiempo muerto by Carlos Rubio
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Deliverance by James Dickey
Dervish by Gerard Wozek
Dreams and Other Ailments / Sueŭos y otros Achaques by Teresa Bevin
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
Feelings by Willard Gaylin, M.D.
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Hard Time by Charles Dickens
Havana Split by Teresa Bevin
Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Home by LeRoi Jones
Honey by Richard Carr
House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
Howards End by E. M. Forster
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
I'm Ok You're Ok by Thomas H. Harris, M.D.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Ironweed by William Kennedy
It Takes a Village: An Other Lessons Children Teach Us by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Let Orpheus Take Your Hand by George Klawitter
Light in August by William Faulkner
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
Loving by Henry Green
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
Maurice by E. M. Forster
Maximus in Catland by David Garrett Izzo
Metamorphosis of the Serpent God by Robert L. Giron
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Native Son by Richard Wright
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
Now I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings by Maya Angalou
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
On the Road by Jak Kerouac
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
On the Altar of Greece by Donna J. G. Lee
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Paradeŭs End by Ford Maddox Ford
Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Poetic Voices Without Borders edited by Robert L. Giron
Pocho by Jose Antonio Villarreal
Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
Portnoyŭs Complaint by Philip Roth
Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
Rite of Passage by Richard Wright
Roots by Alex Haley
Secret Memories / Recuerdos secretos by Carlos Rubio
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Songs for the Spirit by Robert L. Giron
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
Sophieŭs Choice by William Styron
Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
Studs Lonigan (Trilogy) by James T. Farrell
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Way of all Flesh by Samuel Butler
The Ambassadors by Henry James
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
The Golden Bowl by Henry James
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
The Living and the Dead by Paul Hendrickson
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Old Wivesŭ Tale by Arnold Bennett
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
The Magus by John Fowles
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Sexual Outlaw by John Rechy
The Prince by Machiavelli
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler
The Great Canopy by Paula Goldman
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Shining by Stephen King
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols
The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence by Dr. Robert Anthony
The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo Jose Cela
The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Satre
The Smoke Week: Sept. 9-11, 2001 by Ellis Avery
The Origin of the Milky Way by Barbara Louis Ungar
The Nature Sonnets by Jill Williams
The Last of Paradise by Kiki Denis
The Spanish Teacher by Barbara de la Cuesta
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Tickets to a Closing Play by Janet I. Buck
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Twelve Rivers of the Body by Elizabeth Oness
U.S.A. (Trilogy) by John Dos Passos
Ulysses by James Joyce
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
Washington Square by Henry James
Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? by Edward Albee
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
Wrestling with Wood by Robert L. Giron
Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm