AugustSun's "Recommended Reading List for the Well Educated Adult"

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Thanks to Jsherry, I’ve adapted my own list. As a high school English teacher, I would LOVE to give out/create a list for my students. I also had one when I was younger, but it was a compilation from other peers.

I think my list will keep some major classics, remove some of the history/non-fiction books, and add some modern influential novels. Most of all, they will be books I really liked.

So often on these lists, I am ambiovolent about the title, so I plan to stick with books that are socially important AND that I truly enjoyed because I either fell for the character(s) or they made me think.

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  1. 151.
    The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
    by Maxine Hong Kingston

  2. 152.
    Darkness at Noon
    by Arthur Koestler

  3. 154.
    Born on the Fourth of July
    by Ron Kovic

  4. 155.
    Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
    by Jonathan Kozol

  5. 156.
    Sons and Lovers
    by D. H. Lawrence

  6. 157.
    Inherit the Wind
    by Jerome Lawrence

  7. 158.
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    by Harper Lee

  8. 159.
    A Sand County Almanac (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)
    by Aldo Leopold

  9. 160.
    Main Street (Signet Classics)
    by Sinclair Lewis

  10. 161.
    How Green Was My Valley
    by Richard Llewellyn

  11. 162.
    The Call Of The Wild
    by Jack London

  12. 163.
    The complete poetical works of Longfellow (The Cambridge poets)
    by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  13. 164.
    The Prince
    by Niccolo Machiavelli

  14. 165.
    J.B.: A Play in Verse
    by Archibald MacLeish

  15. 166.

  16. 167.
    Death in Venice: And Seven Other Stories
    by Thomas Mann

  17. 168.
    The Magic Mountain
    by Thomas Mann

  18. 169.
    Doctor Faustus
    by Christopher Marlowe

  19. 170.
    The Communist Manifesto (Signet Classics)
    by Karl Marx

  20. 172.
    Of Human Bondage (Bantam Classics)
    by W. Somerset Maugham

  21. 173.
    Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World
    by David Maybury-Lewis

  22. 174.
    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
    by Carson McCullers

  23. 175.
    The Member of the Wedding
    by Carson McCullers

  24. 177.
    Moby-Dick (Bantam Classics)
    by Herman Melville

  25. 178.
    The Crucible (Penguin Plays)
    by Arthur Miller

  26. 179.
    Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)
    by Arthur Miller

  27. 180.

  28. 181.
    The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)
    by Nicholas Monsarrat

  29. 182.
    by Toni Morrison

  30. 183.
    Sula (Oprah's Book Club)
    by Toni Morrison

  31. 184.
    Bailey's Cafe
    by Gloria Naylor

  32. 185.
    A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
    by Flannery O'Connor

  33. 186.
    Long Day's Journey into Night
    by Eugene O'Neill

  34. 187.
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, Centennial Edition
    by George Orwell

  35. 188.
    Animal Farm
    by George Orwell

  36. 189.
    Learning Tree
    by Gordon Parks

  37. 190.

  38. 191.
    Cry, the Beloved Country
    by Alan Paton

  39. 192.
    The Bell Jar (P.S.)
    by Sylvia Plath

  40. 193.
    Plato: Republic
    by Plato

  41. 194.
    Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
    by Edgar Allan Poe

  42. 195.
    The Chosen
    by Chaim Potok

  43. 196.
    In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way, Vol. 1
    by Marcel Proust

  44. 197.
    The Crying of Lot 49
    by Thomas Pynchon

  45. 198.
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    by Erich Maria Remarque

  46. 199.

  47. 200.
    Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie (Perennial Classics)
    by Ole Edvart Rolvaag

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Created by AugustSun on Aug 22, 2007.


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