The Aeneid*
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
Angels & Demons
Anna Karenina
Atlas Shrugged
The Blind Assassin
Brave New World
The Brothers Karamazov
The Canterbury Tales*
The Catcher in the Rye
A Clockwork Orange
Cloud Atlas*
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Confusion
The Corrections^
The Count of Monte Cristo
Crime and Punishment
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
David Copperfield
Don Quixote
Eats, Shoots & Leaves^ (agree with commentary above)
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Fountainhead
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything*
The God of Small Things
The Grapes of Wrath^ (my hatred of being forced to read Steinbeck for 4 years in my California high school knows no bounds)
Gravity’s Rainbow
Great Expectations
Gulliver’s Travels
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius*
The Historian: a novel^ (drivel)
The Hobbit
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Iliad
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences
The Inferno*
Jane Eyre
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Kite Runner
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Love in the Time of Cholera*
Madame Bovary
Mansfield Park*
Memoirs of a Geisha
Mrs. Dalloway
The Mists of Avalon
Moby Dick (more of a thing that I read just to say I’d read it than something I actually enjoyed)
The Name of the Rose
Northanger Abbey*
The Odyssey
Oliver Twist
The Once and Future King
One Hundred Years of Solitude*
On the Road
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Oryx and Crake
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man*
Pride and Prejudice* (read it first on my own, then for school…twice)
The Prince
Reading Lolita in Tehran
The Satanic Verses
The Scarlet Letter*
Sense and Sensibility
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Silmarillion
The Sound and the Fury^ (HATE Faulkner. HATE)
A Tale of Two Cities*
Tess of the D’Urbervilles^ (Hated it at the time; found it stupid and found Tess to not stand up to the lofty ideals of an Austen heroine, which was kind of an unfair thing to hold her to; I might like it if I re-read it)
The Time Traveler’s Wife
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island
The Three Musketeers
Ulysses (someday I will read it all)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Vanity Fair
War and Peace
Watership Down
White Teeth^
Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Wuthering Heights* (love it for its pulpiness)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance