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Student and Faculty Picks -- Great Reads
  • Oresteia by Aeschylus
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The poetry of Elizabeth Bishop
  • The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Possession by A. S. Byatt
  • The fiction of Angela Carter
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doeblin
  • The poetry of John Donne, "Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward."
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  • Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • The poetry of Joy Harjo, "The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window."
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Dwellings:  A Spiritual History of the Living World by Linda Hogan
  • The Illiad by Homer
  • The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  • Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • The Woman Warrior:  Memoirs of a Childhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • The poetry of Philip Larkin, in general and "Church-Going"
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday
  • Sula by Toni Morrison
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • The poetry of Simon Ortiz, "Culture and the Universe."
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Street by Ann Petry
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Grass Dancer by Susan Power
  • The fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Sonette an Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Naked by David Sedaris
  • The poetry of Anne Sexton, "Her Kind."
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • The complete works of William Shakespeare
  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Maus, vols. 1 & 11 by Art Speigelman
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Fools Crow by James Welch
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • The works of Sherman Alexie   

          
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