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College Summer Reading at JCPL

Title Author
A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway
A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O'Connor
A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines
A Portrait of the artist as a young man James Joyce
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
A Thousand splendid suns Khaled Hosseini
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
Animal Farm George Orwell
As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
Bastard out of Carolina Dorothy Allison
Beloved Toni Morrison
Beowulf Unknown
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Busmans Honeymoon Dorothy L. Sayers
Candide Voltaire
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Collected Stories Eudora Welty
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
Cyrano de Bergerac Edmund Rostand
Death comes for the archbishop Willa Cather
Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
Dracula Bram Stoker
Ella Minnow Pea Mark Dunn
Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass
Feed M.T. Anderson
Frankenstein Mary Shelley
Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift
Hamlet William Shakespeare
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontèˆ
Little brother Cory Doctorow
Lord of the Flies William Golding
Macbeth William Shakespeare
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
Moby Dick Herman Melville
Never Let Me Go Kauzo Ishiguro
Nineteen Minutes Jodi Picoult
Oedipus Rex Sophocles
On the Road Jack Kerouac
One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett
Pioneer Women Joanna Stratton
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare
Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Sold Patricia McCormick
Someday this pain will be useful to you Peter Cameron
Swanns Way Marcel Proust
Tess of the DUrbervilles Thomas Hardy
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
The Awakening Kate Chopin
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
The Call of the Wild Jack London
The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
The Color Purple Alice Walker
The Complete illustrated stories and poems Edgar Allen Poe
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
The Crucible Arthur Miller
The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time Mark Haddon
The Forgotten fire Adam Bagdasarian.
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams
The God of Animals Aryn Kyle
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The History of Tom Jones Henry Fielding
The House of Mirth Edith Wharton
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo
The Iliad Homer
The Known World Edward P. Jones
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
The Mill on the Floss George Eliot
The Odyssey Homer
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
The Plot Against America Philip Roth
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
The Red Tent Anita Diamant
The Road Cormac McCarthy
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
The Stranger Albert Camus
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
The Turn of the Screw Henry James
These is my words Nancy Groves Turner
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
Vanity Fair William Thackeray
Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett
Walden Henry David Thoreau
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West Gregory Maguire
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte