11th Grade Reading List

Author Title High School Pick
A. R. Ammons Collected Poems
A. R. Ammons Selected Longer Poems
A. R. Ammons Sphere: The Form of a Motion
Abraham Cahan The Rise of David Levinsky
Adrienne Rich On Lies, Secrets and Silence
Alan Shepard Moon Shot x
Alex Haley Roots x
Alfred Corn A Call in the Midst of the Crowd
Alice Walker The Color Purple x
Allen Grossman The Ether Dome and Other Poems
Allen Tate Collected Poems
Alvin Feinman Poems
Ambrose Bierce Collected Writings
Amy Clampitt Westward
Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club x
Anne McCaffrey Dragonsong x
Anthony Hecht Collected Earlier Poems
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman x
Arthur Miller The Crucible x
August Wilson Fences x
August Wilson Joe Turner’s Come and Gone x
bell hooks Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism x
Bernard Malamud The Fixer x
Bernard Malamud The Stories x
Bernard Malamud The Natural x
Carson McCullers The Ballad of the Sad Cafe x
Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter x
Carson McCullers Member of the Wedding x
Chaim Potok My Name is Asher Lev x
Chaim Potok The Promise x
Chaim Potok The Chosen x
Charles Kuralt Charles Kuralt’s America x
Charles Olson Call Me Ishmael
Charles Olson Collected Poems
Charles Olson The Maximus Poems
Charles Simic Selected Poems
Charles W. Chesnutt The Short Fiction
Charles Wright The World of the Ten Thousand Things
Chester Himes My Life of Absurdity: The Autobiography
Clifford Stoll Silicon Snake Oil x
Conrad Aiken Collected Poems
Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian x
Cormac McCarthy Child of God
Cormac McCarthy The Road x
Cormac McCarthy Suttree
Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses x
Cormac McCarthy The Crossing x
Cormac McCarthy No Country for Old Men x
Cynthia Ozick Envy, or Yiddish in America
Cynthia Ozick The Messiah of Stockholm
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe x
David Mamet American Buffalo
David Mamet Speed-the-Plow
David Rabe Streamers
Delmore Schwartz Selected Poems: Summer Knowledge
Denis Johnson Angels
Denis Johnson Fiskadoro
Denis Johnson Jesus’ Son
Don DeLillo Libra
Don DeLillo Mao II
Don DeLillo Running Dog
Don DeLillo White Noise x
Donald Barthelme Forty Stories x
Donald Barthelme The Dead Father x
Donald Hall Old and New Poems
Donald Hall The One Day
Donald Justice Selected Poems
Dorothy Allison Bastard out of Carolina
Douglas Crase The Revisionist
e. e. cummings Complete Poems x
E. L. Doctorow The Book of Daniel
E. L. Doctorow World’s Fair
E. L. Doctorow Ragtime x
Edgar Allan Poe Essays and Reviews x
Edgar Allan Poe Eureka x
Edgar Allan Poe Poetry and Tales x
Edgar Allan Poe The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym x
Edgar Bowers Living Together: New and Selected Poems
Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology x
Edith Wharton Collected Short Stories
Edith Wharton Ethan Frome
Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence x
Edith Wharton The Custom of the Country
Edith Wharton The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton Ethan Frome x
Edmund White Forgetting Elena
Edmund White Nocturnes for the King of Naples
Edmund Wilson Patriotic Gore
Edmund Wilson The Shores of Light
Edward Ball Slaves in the Family
Edward Hirsch Earthly Measures
Edwin Arlington Robinson Selected Poems
Edwin Justus Mayer Children of Darkness
Elinor Wylie Last Poems
Elizabeth Bishop The Complete Poems x
Ellen Glasgow Barren Ground
Ellen Glasgow Vein of Iron
Emily Dickinson Complete Poems x
Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms x
Ernest Hemingway Complete Short Stories x
Ernest Hemingway The Garden of Eden
Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises x
Eudora Welty Collected Stories x
Eudora Welty Delta Wedding
Eudora Welty The Ponder Heart
Eudora Welty The Robber Bridegroom
Eugene O’Neill Lazarus Laughed
Eugene O’Neill Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Eugene O’Neill The Iceman Cometh x
Ezra Pound Literary Essays
Ezra Pound Personae: Collected Poems
Ezra Pound The Cantos
F. Scott Fitzgerald Babylon Revisited and Other Stories
F. Scott Fitzgerald Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby x
Flannery O’Connor Complete Stories x
Flannery O’Connor The Violent Bear It Away
Flannery O’Connor Wise Blood x
Francis Parkman France and England in North America
Francis Parkman The California and Oregon Trail
Francisco Goldman The Ordinary Seaman
Frank Norris The Octopus
Frank O’ Hara Selected Poems
Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass x
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman The Cricket and Other Poems
Galway Kinnell Selected Poems
Gary Snyder No Nature: New and Selected Poems x
Gertrude Stein Tender Buttons
Gertrude Stein The Geographical History of America
Gertrude Stein The Making of Americans
Gertrude Stein Three Lives
Gloria Anzaldúa Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
Gloria Naylor The Women of Brewster Place
Gore Vidal Lincoln
Gore Vidal Myra Breckenridge
Grace Paley The Little Disturbances of Man
Guy Davenport Tatlin!
Harold Brodkey Stories in an Almost Classical Mode
Harold Frederic The Damnation of Theron Ware
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird x
Hart Crane Complete Poems
Hart Crane Selected Letters and Prose
Henry Adams Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres
Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams
Henry David Thoreau Essays x
Henry David Thoreau Poems x
Henry David Thoreau Walden x
Henry James The Wings of the Dove x
Henry James Short Novels and Tales
Henry James The Ambassadors
Henry James The Awkward Age
Henry James The Bostonians
Henry James The Golden Bowl
Henry James The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James The Princess Casamassima
Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer
Henry Roth Call It Sleep
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Selected Poems
Herman Melville Billy Budd x
Herman Melville Clarel
Herman Melville Collected Poems
Herman Melville Moby-Dick
Herman Melville The Piazza Tales
Herman Melville The Confidance-man
Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) Selected Poems
Howard Moss New Selected Poems
Irving Feldman New and Selected Poems
Ishmael Reed Mumbo Jumbo
J. D. McClatchy The Rest of the Way
J. D. Salinger Nine Stories x
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye x
Jack Kerouac On the Road x
Jack London The Sea Wolf x
Jamaica Kincaid Annie John
James Agee Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
James Agee Permit Me Voyage
James Applewhite River Writing: An Eno Journal
James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain x
James Baldwin The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction
James Dickey The Central Motion
James Dickey The Early Motion
James Fenimore Cooper The Deerslayers x
James Fenimore Cooper Last of the Mohicans x
James McCourt Time Remaining
James Merrill From the First Nine
James Merrill The Changing Light at Sandover
James Salter Light Years
James Salter Solo Faces
James Schuyler Collected Poems
James Thurber My Life and Hard Times x
James Thurber The Thurber Carnival x
James Wilcox Modern Baptists
James Wright Above the River: The Complete Poems
Jay Wright Boleros
Jay Wright Dimensions of History
Jay Wright Elaine’s Book
Jay Wright Selected Poems
Jay Wright The Double Invention of Komo
Jean Garrigue Selected Poems
Jean Toomer Cane
Jerzy Kosinski The Painted Bird
Joan Didion Slouching Towards Bethlehem
John Ashbery And the Stars Were Shining
John Ashbery Flow Chart
John Ashbery Hotel Lautréamont
John Ashbery Houseboat Days
John Ashbery Selected Poems
John Ashbery The Double Dream of Spring
John B. Wheelwright Collected Poems
John Barth The End of the Road
John Barth The Floating Opera
John Barth The Sot-Weed Factor
John Berryman Collected Poems
John Cheever Bullet Park
John Cheever The Stories x
John Crowe Ransom Selected Poems
John Crowley Aegypt
John Crowley Little, Big
John Crowley Love and Sleep
John Dos Passos U.S.A.
John Edgar Wideman Philadelphia Fire
John G. Neihardt Black Elk Speaks
John Greenleaf Whittier Collected Poems
John Gunther Death Be Not Proud x
John Hawkes Second Skin
John Hawkes The Cannibal
John Hollander Reflections on Espionage
John Hollander Selected Poetry
John Hollander Tesserae
John O’Hara Appointment in Samarra
John O’Hara Collected Stories
John P. Marquand H. M. Pulham, Esquire
John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath x
John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men x
John Steinbeck East of Eden x
John Steinbeck The Winter of Our Discontent
John Steinbeck Tortilla Flat x
John Updike Rabbit, Run
John Updike The Witches of Eastwick
Jon Okada No-No Boy
Jones Very Essays and Poems
Joseph Mitchell Up in the Old Hotel
Joyce Carol Oates Them
Julia Alvarez How The García Girls Lost Their Accents x
Kate Chopin The Awakening x
Katherine Anne Porter Collected Stories x
Katherine Anne Porter Flowering Judas and Other Stories
Kay Boyle Three Short Novels
Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest x
Kenneth Burke A Rhetoric of Motives
Kenneth Burke Counter-statement
Kenneth Koch Seasons on Earth
Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five x
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Cat’s Cradle x
Langston Hughes I Wonder as I Wander
Langston Hughes Selected Poems x
Langston Hughes The Big Sea
Léonie Adams Poems: A Selection
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) Blues People: Negro Music in White America
Leslie Marmon Silko Ceremony x
Linda Hogan Mean Spirit
Li-Young Lee The Winged Seed
Louisa May Alcott Little Women x
Louise Bogan The Blue Estuaries: Selected Poems
Louise Erdrich Love Medicine
M. B. Tolson Harlem Gallery
M.F.K. Fisher The Art of Eating
Madeleine Blaise In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle x
Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Margaret Mitchell Gone With the Wind x
Marianne Moore Complete Poems
Mark Strand Dark Harbor
Mark Strand Selected Poems
Mark Strand The Continuous Life
Mark Twain Letters from the Earth x
Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court x
Mark Twain Complete Short Stories x
Mark Twain Number Forty-Four: The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Twain Pudd’nhead Wilson
Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn x
Mark Twain The Devil’s Racetrack
Maxine Hong Kingston Woman Warrior
May Sarton At Seventy
May Swenson In Other Words
May Swenson New & Selected Things Taking Place
Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings x
Michael Herr Dispatches
N. Scott Momaday House Made of Dawn
Nathanael West A Cool Million
Nathanael West Miss Lonelyhearts
Nathanael West The Day of the Locust
Nathaniel Hawthorne Notebooks x
Nathaniel Hawthorne Tales and Sketches x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The House of Seven Gables x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter x
Norman Mailer Advertisements for Myself
Norman Mailer Ancient Evenings
Norman Mailer The Executioner’s Song
Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky
Paul Theroux The Mosquito Coast
Pearl S. Buck The Good Earth x
Peter Arnett Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Bagdad x
Philip Levine Selected Poems
Philip Roth My Life as a Man
Philip Roth Operation Shylock
Philip Roth Patrimony
Philip Roth Portnoy’s Complaint
Philip Roth The Counterlife
Philip Roth Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays, first and second series x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Journals
Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Representative Men
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Conduct of Life
Randall Jarrell Complete Poems
Raymond Carver Cathedral
Raymond Carver Where I’m Calling From
Richard Eberhart Collected Poems
Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast
Richard Howard Findings
Richard Howard Untitled Subjects
Richard Wilbur New and Collected Poems
Richard Wright Black Boy x
Richard Wright Native Son x
Rita Dove Selected Poems
Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land x
Robert A. Heinlein Job: A Comedy of Justice x
Robert Coover Spanking the Maid
Robert Cormier The Chocolate War x
Robert Duncan Bending the Bow
Robert Fitzgerald Spring Shade: Poems
Robert Frost The Poetry x
Robert Hayden Collected Poems
Robert Lowell Collected Poems
Robert Penn Warren All the King’s Men x
Robert Penn Warren Selected Poems
Robert Penn Warren World Enough and Time
Robert Stone A Flag for Sunrise
Robert Stone Dog Soldiers
Robinson Jeffers Selected Poems
Rollo May Love and Will
Rudolfo Anaya Bless Me Ultima
Russell Baker Growing Up x
Russell Hoban Riddley Walker
Sam Shepard Seven Plays
Sandra Cisneros The House On Mango Street x
Sarah and Elizabeth Delany Having Our Say x
Sarah Orne Jewett The Country of the Pointed Firs
Saul Bellow Herzog
Saul Bellow Seize the Day
Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March x
Sherwood Anderson Death in the Woods and Other Stories
Sherwood Anderson Winesburg,Ohio x
Sidney Lanier Poems
Sinclair Lewis Babbitt
Sinclair Lewis It Can’t Happen Here
Stanley Elkin The Living End
Stephen Crane Poems x
Stephen Crane Stories x
Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage x
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar x
Sylvia Plath The Collected Poems
T. S. Eliot Selected Essays
T. S. Eliot The Complete Poems and Plays
Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire x
Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie x
Theodore Dreiser An American Tragedy
Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie x
Theodore Roethke Collected Poems
Theodore Roethke Straw for the Fire
Thomas M. Disch On Wings of Song
Thomas Merton The Seven Storey Mountain
Thomas Pynchon Gravity’s Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49 x
Thomas Pynchon V.
Thomas Wolfe You Can’t Go Home Again
Thomas Wolfe Look Homeward, Angel x
Thornton Wilder Three Plays
Thornton Wilder Our Town x
Thylias Moss Small Congregations
Tillie Olson Tell Me a Riddle
Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried x
Toni Morrison Beloved x
Toni Morrison Jazz
Toni Morrison Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison Sula
Tony Kushner Angels in America
Truman Capote In Cold Blood x
Truman Capote Other Voices, Other Rooms x
Trumbull Stickney Poems
Upton Sinclair The Jungle x
Ursula K. LeGuin The Left Hand of Darkness x
Vachel Lindsay Collected Poems
Vine Deloria Jr Custer Died for Your Sins
Vladimir Nabokov Lolita x
Vladimir Nabokov Pale Fire x
W. S. Merwin Selected Poems
W.E.B. DuBois The Souls of Black Folk
Wakako Yamauchi Songs My Mother Taught Me
Walker Percy The Moviegoer
Wallace Stevens Collected Poems x
Wallace Stevens Opus Posthumous
Wallace Stevens The Necessary Angel
Wallace Stevens The Palm at the End of the Mind
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass, first edition x
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass, third edition x
Walt Whitman Specimen Days
Walt Whitman The Complete Poems x
Walter Abish Alphabetical Africa
Walter Abish Eclipse Fever
Walter Abish How German Is It
Walter Abish I Am the Dust Under Your Feet
Walter Dean Myers The Glory Field x
Washington Irving The Sketch Book x
Weldon Kees Collected Poems
Willa Cather A Lost Lady
Willa Cather My Ántonia x
Willa Cather The Professor’s House
Willa Cather O Pioneers! x
William Burroughs Naked Lunch
William Carlos Williams Collected Poems x
William Carlos Williams Paterson
William Carlos Williams Spring and All
William Cullen Bryant Collected Poems
William Dean Howells A Modern Instance
William Dean Howells The Rise of Silas Lapham
William Faulkner Absalom, Absalom!
William Faulkner As I Lay Dying x
William Faulkner Light in August
William Faulkner Sanctuary
William Faulkner The Collected Stories x
William Faulkner The Hamlet
William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury x
William Faulkner The Wild Palms x
William Gaddis The Recognitions
William H. Gass In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
William H. Gass Omensetter’s Luck
William James Pragmatism
William James The Varieties of Religious Experience
William Kennedy Ironweed
William Kennedy The Albany Cycle
William Styron Sophie’s Choice
William Styron The Long March
Wright Morris Ceremony in Lone Tree
Wright Morris Field of Vision
Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God x

HIGH SCHOOL FAVORITES ONLY:

Author Title High School Pick
Alan Shepard Moon Shot x
Alex Haley Roots x
Alice Walker The Color Purple x
Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club x
Anne McCaffrey Dragonsong x
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman x
Arthur Miller The Crucible x
August Wilson Fences x
August Wilson Joe Turner’s Come and Gone x
bell hooks Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism x
Bernard Malamud The Fixer x
Bernard Malamud The Stories x
Bernard Malamud The Natural x
Carson McCullers The Ballad of the Sad Cafe x
Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter x
Carson McCullers Member of the Wedding x
Chaim Potok My Name is Asher Lev x
Chaim Potok The Promise x
Chaim Potok The Chosen x
Charles Kuralt Charles Kuralt’s America x
Clifford Stoll Silicon Snake Oil x
Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian x
Cormac McCarthy The Road x
Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses x
Cormac McCarthy The Crossing x
Cormac McCarthy No Country for Old Men x
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe x
Don DeLillo White Noise x
Donald Barthelme Forty Stories x
Donald Barthelme The Dead Father x
e. e. cummings Complete Poems x
E. L. Doctorow Ragtime x
Edgar Allan Poe Essays and Reviews x
Edgar Allan Poe Eureka x
Edgar Allan Poe Poetry and Tales x
Edgar Allan Poe The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym x
Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology x
Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence x
Edith Wharton Ethan Frome x
Elizabeth Bishop The Complete Poems x
Emily Dickinson Complete Poems x
Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms x
Ernest Hemingway Complete Short Stories x
Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises x
Eudora Welty Collected Stories x
Eugene O’Neill The Iceman Cometh x
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby x
Flannery O’Connor Complete Stories x
Flannery O’Connor Wise Blood x
Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass x
Gary Snyder No Nature: New and Selected Poems x
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird x
Henry David Thoreau Essays x
Henry David Thoreau Poems x
Henry David Thoreau Walden x
Henry James The Wings of the Dove x
Herman Melville Billy Budd x
J. D. Salinger Nine Stories x
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye x
Jack Kerouac On the Road x
Jack London The Sea Wolf x
James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain x
James Fenimore Cooper The Deerslayers x
James Fenimore Cooper Last of the Mohicans x
James Thurber My Life and Hard Times x
James Thurber The Thurber Carnival x
John Cheever The Stories x
John Gunther Death Be Not Proud x
John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath x
John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men x
John Steinbeck East of Eden x
John Steinbeck Tortilla Flat x
Julia Alvarez How The García Girls Lost Their Accents x
Kate Chopin The Awakening x
Katherine Anne Porter Collected Stories x
Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest x
Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five x
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Cat’s Cradle x
Langston Hughes Selected Poems x
Leslie Marmon Silko Ceremony x
Louisa May Alcott Little Women x
Madeleine Blaise In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle x
Margaret Mitchell Gone With the Wind x
Mark Twain Letters from the Earth x
Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court x
Mark Twain Complete Short Stories x
Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn x
Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings x
Nathaniel Hawthorne Notebooks x
Nathaniel Hawthorne Tales and Sketches x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The House of Seven Gables x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter x
Pearl S. Buck The Good Earth x
Peter Arnett Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Bagdad x
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays, first and second series x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems x
Richard Wright Black Boy x
Richard Wright Native Son x
Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land x
Robert A. Heinlein Job: A Comedy of Justice x
Robert Cormier The Chocolate War x
Robert Frost The Poetry x
Robert Penn Warren All the King’s Men x
Russell Baker Growing Up x
Sandra Cisneros The House On Mango Street x
Sarah and Elizabeth Delany Having Our Say x
Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March x
Sherwood Anderson Winesburg,Ohio x
Stephen Crane Poems x
Stephen Crane Stories x
Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage x
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar x
Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire x
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie x
Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie x
Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49 x
Thomas Wolfe Look Homeward, Angel x
Thornton Wilder Our Town x
Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried x
Toni Morrison Beloved x
Truman Capote In Cold Blood x
Truman Capote Other Voices, Other Rooms x
Upton Sinclair The Jungle x
Ursula K. LeGuin The Left Hand of Darkness x
Vladimir Nabokov Lolita x
Vladimir Nabokov Pale Fire x
Wallace Stevens Collected Poems x
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass, first edition x
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass, third edition x
Walt Whitman The Complete Poems x
Walter Dean Myers The Glory Field x
Washington Irving The Sketch Book x
Willa Cather My Ántonia x
Willa Cather O Pioneers! x
William Carlos Williams Collected Poems x
William Faulkner As I Lay Dying x
William Faulkner The Collected Stories x
William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury x
William Faulkner The Wild Palms x
Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God x
Author Title High School Pick
A. R. Ammons Collected Poems
A. R. Ammons Selected Longer Poems
A. R. Ammons Sphere: The Form of a Motion
Abraham Cahan The Rise of David Levinsky
Adrienne Rich On Lies, Secrets and Silence
Alan Shepard Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon x
Alex Haley Roots x
Alfred Corn A Call in the Midst of the Crowd
Alice Walker The Color Purple x
Allen Grossman The Ether Dome and Other Poems: New and Selected
Allen Tate Collected Poems
Alvin Feinman Poems
Ambrose Bierce Collected Writings
Amy Clampitt Westward
Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club x
Anne McCaffrey Dragonsong x
Anthony Hecht Collected Earlier Poems
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman x
Arthur Miller The Crucible x
August Wilson Fences x
August Wilson Joe Turner’s Come and Gone x
bell hooks Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism x
Bernard Malamud The Fixer x
Bernard Malamud The Stories x
Bernard Malamud The Natural x
Carson McCullers The Ballad of the Sad Cafe x
Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter x
Carson McCullers Member of the Wedding x
Chaim Potok My Name is Asher Lev x
Chaim Potok The Promise x
Chaim Potok The Chosen x
Charles Kuralt Charles Kuralt’s America x
Charles Olson Call Me Ishmael
Charles Olson Collected Poems
Charles Olson The Maximus Poems
Charles Simic Selected Poems
Charles W. Chesnutt The Short Fiction
Charles Wright The World of the Ten Thousand Things
Chester Himes My Life of Absurdity: The Autobiography
Clifford Stoll Silicon Snake Oil x
Conrad Aiken Collected Poems
Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian x
Cormac McCarthy Child of God
Cormac McCarthy The Road x
Cormac McCarthy Suttree
Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses x
Cormac McCarthy The Crossing x
Cormac McCarthy No Country for Old Men x
Cynthia Ozick Envy, or Yiddish in America
Cynthia Ozick The Messiah of Stockholm
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe x
David Mamet American Buffalo
David Mamet Speed-the-Plow
David Rabe Streamers
Delmore Schwartz Selected Poems: Summer Knowledge
Denis Johnson Angels
Denis Johnson Fiskadoro
Denis Johnson Jesus’ Son
Don DeLillo Libra
Don DeLillo Mao II
Don DeLillo Running Dog
Don DeLillo White Noise x
Donald Barthelme Forty Stories x
Donald Barthelme The Dead Father x
Donald Hall Old and New Poems
Donald Hall The One Day
Donald Justice Selected Poems
Dorothy Allison Bastard out of Carolina
Douglas Crase The Revisionist
e. e. cummings Complete Poems x
E. L. Doctorow The Book of Daniel
E. L. Doctorow World’s Fair
E. L. Doctorow Ragtime x
Edgar Allan Poe Essays and Reviews x
Edgar Allan Poe Eureka x
Edgar Allan Poe Poetry and Tales x
Edgar Allan Poe The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym x
Edgar Bowers Living Together: New and Selected Poems
Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology x
Edith Wharton Collected Short Stories
Edith Wharton Ethan Frome
Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence x
Edith Wharton The Custom of the Country
Edith Wharton The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton Ethan Frome x
Edmund White Forgetting Elena
Edmund White Nocturnes for the King of Naples
Edmund Wilson Patriotic Gore
Edmund Wilson The Shores of Light
Edward Ball Slaves in the Family
Edward Hirsch Earthly Measures
Edwin Arlington Robinson Selected Poems
Edwin Justus Mayer Children of Darkness
Elinor Wylie Last Poems
Elizabeth Bishop The Complete Poems x
Ellen Glasgow Barren Ground
Ellen Glasgow Vein of Iron
Emily Dickinson Complete Poems x
Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms x
Ernest Hemingway Complete Short Stories x
Ernest Hemingway The Garden of Eden
Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises x
Eudora Welty Collected Stories x
Eudora Welty Delta Wedding
Eudora Welty The Ponder Heart
Eudora Welty The Robber Bridegroom
Eugene O’Neill Lazarus Laughed
Eugene O’Neill Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Eugene O’Neill The Iceman Cometh x
Ezra Pound Literary Essays
Ezra Pound Personae: Collected Poems
Ezra Pound The Cantos
F. Scott Fitzgerald Babylon Revisited and Other Stories
F. Scott Fitzgerald Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby x
Flannery O’Connor Complete Stories x
Flannery O’Connor The Violent Bear It Away
Flannery O’Connor Wise Blood x
Francis Parkman France and England in North America
Francis Parkman The California and Oregon Trail
Francisco Goldman The Ordinary Seaman
Frank Norris The Octopus
Frank O’ Hara Selected Poems
Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman The Cricket and Other Poems
Galway Kinnell Selected Poems
Gary Snyder No Nature: New and Selected Poems x
Gertrude Stein Tender Buttons
Gertrude Stein The Geographical History of America
Gertrude Stein The Making of Americans
Gertrude Stein Three Lives
Gloria Anzaldúa Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
Gloria Naylor The Women of Brewster Place
Gore Vidal Lincoln
Gore Vidal Myra Breckenridge
Grace Paley The Little Disturbances of Man
Guy Davenport Tatlin!
Harold Brodkey Stories in an Almost Classical Mode
Harold Frederic The Damnation of Theron Ware
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird x
Hart Crane Complete Poems
Hart Crane Selected Letters and Prose
Henry Adams Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres
Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams
Henry David Thoreau Essays x
Henry David Thoreau Poems x
Henry David Thoreau Walden x
Henry James The Wings of the Dove x
Henry James Short Novels and Tales
Henry James The Ambassadors
Henry James The Awkward Age
Henry James The Bostonians
Henry James The Golden Bowl
Henry James The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James The Princess Casamassima
Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer
Henry Roth Call It Sleep
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Selected Poems
Herman Melville Billy Budd x
Herman Melville Clarel
Herman Melville Collected Poems
Herman Melville Moby-Dick
Herman Melville The Piazza Tales
Herman Melville The Confidance-man
Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) Selected Poems
Howard Moss New Selected Poems
Irving Feldman New and Selected Poems
Ishmael Reed Mumbo Jumbo
J. D. McClatchy The Rest of the Way
J. D. Salinger Nine Stories x
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye x
Jack Kerouac On the Road x
Jack London The Sea Wolf x
Jamaica Kincaid Annie John
James Agee Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
James Agee Permit Me Voyage
James Applewhite River Writing: An Eno Journal
James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain x
James Baldwin The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction
James Dickey The Central Motion
James Dickey The Early Motion
James Fenimore Cooper The Deerslayers x
James Fenimore Cooper Last of the Mohicans x
James McCourt Time Remaining
James Merrill From the First Nine
James Merrill The Changing Light at Sandover
James Salter Light Years
James Salter Solo Faces
James Schuyler Collected Poems
James Thurber My Life and Hard Times x
James Thurber The Thurber Carnival x
James Wilcox Modern Baptists
James Wright Above the River: The Complete Poems
Jay Wright Boleros
Jay Wright Dimensions of History
Jay Wright Elaine’s Book
Jay Wright Selected Poems
Jay Wright The Double Invention of Komo
Jean Garrigue Selected Poems
Jean Toomer Cane
Jerzy Kosinski The Painted Bird
Joan Didion Slouching Towards Bethlehem
John Ashbery And the Stars Were Shining
John Ashbery Flow Chart
John Ashbery Hotel Lautréamont
John Ashbery Houseboat Days
John Ashbery Selected Poems
John Ashbery The Double Dream of Spring
John B. Wheelwright Collected Poems
John Barth The End of the Road
John Barth The Floating Opera
John Barth The Sot-Weed Factor
John Berryman Collected Poems
John Cheever Bullet Park
John Cheever The Stories x
John Crowe Ransom Selected Poems
John Crowley Aegypt
John Crowley Little, Big
John Crowley Love and Sleep
John Dos Passos U.S.A.
John Edgar Wideman Philadelphia Fire
John G. Neihardt Black Elk Speaks
John Greenleaf Whittier Collected Poems
John Gunther Death Be Not Proud x
John Hawkes Second Skin
John Hawkes The Cannibal
John Hollander Reflections on Espionage
John Hollander Selected Poetry
John Hollander Tesserae
John O’Hara Appointment in Samarra
John O’Hara Collected Stories
John P. Marquand H. M. Pulham, Esquire
John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath x
John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men x
John Steinbeck East of Eden x
John Steinbeck The Winter of Our Discontent
John Steinbeck Tortilla Flat x
John Updike Rabbit, Run
John Updike The Witches of Eastwick
Jon Okada No-No Boy
Jones Very Essays and Poems
Joseph Mitchell Up in the Old Hotel
Joyce Carol Oates Them
Julia Alvarez How The García Girls Lost Their Accents x
Kate Chopin The Awakening x
Katherine Anne Porter Collected Stories x
Katherine Anne Porter Flowering Judas and Other Stories
Kay Boyle Three Short Novels
Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest x
Kenneth Burke A Rhetoric of Motives
Kenneth Burke Counter-statement
Kenneth Koch Seasons on Earth
Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five x
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Cat’s Cradle x
Langston Hughes I Wonder as I Wander
Langston Hughes Selected Poems x
Langston Hughes The Big Sea
Léonie Adams Poems: A Selection
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) Blues People: Negro Music in White America
Leslie Marmon Silko Ceremony x
Linda Hogan Mean Spirit
Li-Young Lee The Winged Seed
Louisa May Alcott Little Women x
Louise Bogan The Blue Estuaries: Selected Poems
Louise Erdrich Love Medicine
M. B. Tolson Harlem Gallery
M.F.K. Fisher The Art of Eating
Madeleine Blaise In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle x
Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Margaret Mitchell Gone With the Wind x
Marianne Moore Complete Poems
Mark Strand Dark Harbor
Mark Strand Selected Poems
Mark Strand The Continuous Life
Mark Twain Letters from the Earth x
Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court x
Mark Twain Complete Short Stories x
Mark Twain Number Forty-Four: The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Twain Pudd’nhead Wilson
Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn x
Mark Twain The Devil’s Racetrack
Maxine Hong Kingston Woman Warrior
May Sarton At Seventy
May Swenson In Other Words
May Swenson New & Selected Things Taking Place
Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings x
Michael Herr Dispatches
N. Scott Momaday House Made of Dawn
Nathanael West A Cool Million
Nathanael West Miss Lonelyhearts
Nathanael West The Day of the Locust
Nathaniel Hawthorne Notebooks x
Nathaniel Hawthorne Tales and Sketches x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The House of Seven Gables x
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter x
Norman Mailer Advertisements for Myself
Norman Mailer Ancient Evenings
Norman Mailer The Executioner’s Song
Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky
Paul Theroux The Mosquito Coast
Pearl S. Buck The Good Earth x
Peter Arnett Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Bagdad x
Philip Levine Selected Poems
Philip Roth My Life as a Man
Philip Roth Operation Shylock
Philip Roth Patrimony
Philip Roth Portnoy’s Complaint
Philip Roth The Counterlife
Philip Roth Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays, first and second series x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Journals
Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems x
Ralph Waldo Emerson Representative Men
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Conduct of Life
Randall Jarrell Complete Poems
Raymond Carver Cathedral
Raymond Carver Where I’m Calling From
Richard Eberhart Collected Poems
Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast
Richard Howard Findings
Richard Howard Untitled Subjects
Richard Wilbur New and Collected Poems
Richard Wright Black Boy x
Richard Wright Native Son x
Rita Dove Selected Poems
Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land x
Robert A. Heinlein Job: A Comedy of Justice x
Robert Coover Spanking the Maid
Robert Cormier The Chocolate War x
Robert Duncan Bending the Bow
Robert Fitzgerald Spring Shade: Poems
Robert Frost The Poetry x
Robert Hayden Collected Poems
Robert Lowell Collected Poems
Robert Penn Warren All the King’s Men x
Robert Penn Warren Selected Poems
Robert Penn Warren World Enough and Time
Robert Stone A Flag for Sunrise
Robert Stone Dog Soldiers
Robinson Jeffers Selected Poems
Rollo May Love and Will
Rudolfo Anaya Bless Me Ultima
Russell Baker Growing Up x
Russell Hoban Riddley Walker
Sam Shepard Seven Plays
Sandra Cisneros The House On Mango Street x
Sarah and Elizabeth Delany Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years x
Sarah Orne Jewett The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories
Saul Bellow Herzog
Saul Bellow Seize the Day
Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March x
Sherwood Anderson Death in the Woods and Other Stories
Sherwood Anderson Winesburg,Ohio x
Sidney Lanier Poems
Sinclair Lewis Babbitt
Sinclair Lewis It Can’t Happen Here
Stanley Elkin The Living End
Stephen Crane Poems x
Stephen Crane Stories x
Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage x
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar x
Sylvia Plath The Collected Poems
T. S. Eliot Selected Essays
T. S. Eliot The Complete Poems and Plays
Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire x
Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie x
Theodore Dreiser An American Tragedy
Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie x
Theodore Roethke Collected Poems
Theodore Roethke Straw for the Fire
Thomas M. Disch On Wings of Song
Thomas Merton The Seven Storey Mountain
Thomas Pynchon Gravity’s Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49 x
Thomas Pynchon V.
Thomas Wolfe You Can’t Go Home Again
Thomas Wolfe Look Homeward, Angel x
Thornton Wilder Three Plays
Thornton Wilder Our Town x
Thylias Moss Small Congregations: New and Selected Poems
Tillie Olson Tell Me a Riddle
Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried x
Toni Morrison Beloved x
Toni Morrison Jazz
Toni Morrison Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison Sula
Tony Kushner Angels in America
Truman Capote In Cold Blood x
Truman Capote Other Voices, Other Rooms x
Trumbull Stickney Poems
Upton Sinclair The Jungle x
Ursula K. LeGuin The Left Hand of Darkness x
Vachel Lindsay Collected Poems
Vine Deloria Jr Custer Died for Your Sins
Vladimir Nabokov Lolita x
Vladimir Nabokov Pale Fire x
W. S. Merwin Selected Poems
W.E.B. DuBois The Souls of Black Folk
Wakako Yamauchi Songs My Mother Taught Me
Walker Percy The Moviegoer
Wallace Stevens Collected Poems x
Wallace Stevens Opus Posthumous
Wallace Stevens The Necessary Angel
Wallace Stevens The Palm at the End of the Mind
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass, first edition x
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass, third edition x
Walt Whitman Specimen Days
Walt Whitman The Complete Poems x
Walter Abish Alphabetical Africa
Walter Abish Eclipse Fever
Walter Abish How German Is It
Walter Abish I Am the Dust Under Your Feet
Walter Dean Myers The Glory Field x
Washington Irving The Sketch Book x
Weldon Kees Collected Poems
Willa Cather A Lost Lady
Willa Cather My Ántonia x
Willa Cather The Professor’s House
Willa Cather O Pioneers! x
William Burroughs Naked Lunch
William Carlos Williams Collected Poems x
William Carlos Williams Paterson
William Carlos Williams Spring and All
William Cullen Bryant Collected Poems
William Dean Howells A Modern Instance
William Dean Howells The Rise of Silas Lapham
William Faulkner Absalom, Absalom!
William Faulkner As I Lay Dying x
William Faulkner Light in August
William Faulkner Sanctuary
William Faulkner The Collected Stories x
William Faulkner The Hamlet
William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury x
William Faulkner The Wild Palms x
William Gaddis The Recognitions
William H. Gass In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
William H. Gass Omensetter’s Luck
William James Pragmatism
William James The Varieties of Religious Experience
William Kennedy Ironweed
William Kennedy The Albany Cycle
William Styron Sophie’s Choice
William Styron The Long March
Wright Morris Ceremony in Lone Tree
Wright Morris Field of Vision
Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God x
  1. December 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    No Ray Bradbury? Matt, this is quite disappointing. Ray and I had plans together. He was going to let me read his books, and in return I was going to write wonderful book reviews for your class. Now all of my hopes and dreams for the future are over. CRUSHED. Could you please explain to me why he does not appear on this list?

    Oh, and in case you were wondering, I was planning on reading Something Wicked This Way Comes. I know it’s super mainstream or whatever, but I started reading it over the summer and never had the chance to read the whole thing. I would love to use this opportunity to finish it, but I don’t think you’ll let me…unless I beg?

    PLEASE MATT, PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  2. Aleinna Smith
    March 4, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    The joy luck club alternates from sixteen different characters, including Suyuan Woo, An-Mei Hsu, Lindo Jong, Ying-Ying”Betty” ST. Clair, Jing-Mei “June” Woo, Rose Hsu Jordan, Waverly Jong, and Lena St. Clair. The joy luck club is a means for escape for Suyuan Woo, An-Mei Hsu, Lindo Jong, Ying-Ying “Betty” St. Clair from the constant struggles each of them face. There they play may-johng, a game usually played by four persons in which 144 pieces are marked in suits, counters, and dice the goal is to construct a winning combination of pieces.
    Unique facts
    The book comes from eight different perspectives in which reflect upon each other. The story is relatable to both mothers and daughters in many ways. In various aspects, diverse generations, cultures (both American and Chinese), individuality, and relationships.
    I appreciated how Amy Tan displayed the different aspects of the Asian culture.
    As individuals each character builds their own perspective on life, influenced by their ancestors, experiences, and culture.
    Your recommendation
    Personally, I found the joy luck club to be dull. Since the stories were fragmented it was hard to concentrate.

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