The Great Pomona Book List

“I have said that in my whole life, I’ve known no wise person over a broad subject matter area who didn’t read all the time–none, zero.” — Charlie Munger (partner in Berkshire Hathaway)

My sophomore year in college was 1994, and email was just starting to catch on.  I worked in the campus lab helping people print and explaining that I couldn’t help when they typed more than 256 characters into the email editor without hitting return, which overflowed the buffer, thereby losing their email. 

As a budding programmer, I was thrilled to discover a hack that would allow me to send email to everyone on campus.  I figured it would only work once, so we debated what to send for a couple of days.  My roommates Steve and Mira helped me come up with the question: “What are your five favorite books?”

Pomona only had about 1400 students, so the email system survived.  We got about 500 responses and I was told that my job depended on not doing that again.  We manually compiled everyone’s reccomendations into a giant list, and sent that back out to all respondees.  Twelve years later, that list is finally on the web, ordered by the number of votes received. 

Tolkien, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Salinger, J.D. Catcher in the Rye

Bible

Morrison, Toni Beloved Austen, Jane Pride and PrejudiceRand, Ayn Fountainhead, The

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia 100 Years of Solitude

Adams, Douglas Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy, The

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment

Rice, Anne Vampire Cronicles, The

Pirsig, Robert Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Kundera, Milan Unbearable Lightness of Being, The

Tan, Amy Joy Luck Club, The

Huxley, Aldous Brave New World

Orwell, George 1984

Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird

Steinbeck, John East of Eden

Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights

Fitzgerald, F. Scott Great Gatsby, The

Hesse, Hermann Siddartha

Kingsolver, Barbara Animal Dreams

Shakespeare, William Collected Shakespeare

Twain, Mark Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The

Allende, Isabel House of the Spirits, The

Camus, Albert Stranger, The

Goldman, William Princess Bride, The

Hoff, Benjamin Tao of Pooh, The

Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God

Mitchell, Margaret Gone with the Wind

Steinbeck, John Grapes of Wrath, The

Atwood, Margaret Handmaid’s Tale, The

Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Game

Chopin, Kate Awakening, The

Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness

Esquivel, Laura Like Water For Chocolate

Heller, Joseph Catch 22

King, Stephen Stand, The

Morrison, Toni Song of Solomon

Tolkein, J.R.R. Hobbit, The

Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre

Bryce, Courtenay Power of One, The

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Brothers Karamazov, The

Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man, The

Haley, Alex Autobiography of Malcolm X, The

Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Rand, Ayn Atlas Shrugged

Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina

Walker, Alice Color Purple, The

Heinlein, Robert Stranger in a Strange Land

Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Kingsolver, Barbara Bean Trees, The

L’Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia Love in the Time of Cholera

Anzaldua, Gloria Borderlands

Asimov, Isaac Foundation Series, The

Dickens, Charles A Tale of Two Cities

Dumas, Alexandre Count Of Monte Cristo, The

Faulkner, William Sound and the Fury, The

Herbert, Frank Dune

Joyce, James Ulysses

Robbins, Tom Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Shakespeare, William Hamlet

Stoker, Bram Dracula

Thoreau, Henry David Walden

Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse Five

Adams, Richard Watership Down

Bradley, Marion Zimmer Mists of Avalon, The

Gibran, Kahlil Prophet, The

Golding, William Lord of the Flies

Knowles, John A Separate Peace

Maupin, Armistead Tales Of the City (whole series)

Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables

Pynchon, Thomas Crying of Lot 49, The

Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace

Walker, Alice Temple of My Familiar

Walker, Alice Possessing the Secret of Joy

Byatt, A.S. Possession–A Romance

Cervantes, Miguel Don Quixote

Conroy, Pat Prince of Tides, The

Davies, Robertson Manticore, The

De Saint-Exupery, Antoine Little Prince, The

Gibson, William Neuromancer

Hugo, Victor Les Miserables

Twain, Mark A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart

Barth, John Lost in the Funhouse

Burgess, Anthony A Clockwork Orange

Carroll, Lewis Alice in Wonderland

Carter, Forest Education of Little Tree

Dickens, Charles Great Expectations

Duncan, David James River Why, The

Fowles, John Magus, The

Grisham, John Firm, The

Grisham, John A Time to Kill

Haley, Alex Roots

Hemingway, Ernest For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hesse, Herman Steppenwolf

Hesse, Hermann Demian

Jordan, Robert Eye of the World Series

Juster, Norton Phantom Tollbooth

Kundera, Milan Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The

McCaffrey, Anne White Dragon, The

Nabakov, Vladimir Pale Fire

Plath, Sylvia Bell Jar, The

Plato Republic, The

Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows

Scieszka, Jon & Lane Smith Stinky Cheese Man and Other

Fairly Stupid Tales

Steinbeck, John Of Mice and Men

Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Warren, Robert Penn All the King’s Men

Wright, Richard Native Son

Alexander, Lloyd Taran the Wanderer series

Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Auel, Jean M. Earth Children Series: Clan of the Cave Bear, etc.

Austen, Jane Persuasion

Bach, Richard Illusions

Bancock, Isaac Griffin and Sabine

Barthelme, Donald Come Back Dr Caligari

Bercouici, Konrad Exodus, The

Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451

Brown, Margaret Goodnight Moon

Camus, Albert Plague, The

Carver, Raymond What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Clancy, Tom Red Storm Rising

Crichton, Michael Sphere

Crichton, Michael Rising Sun

Crichton, Michael Jurassic Park

Crichton, Michael Andromeda Strain, The

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Sherlock Holmes, The Complete Collection

Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Dumas, Alexandre Three Musketeers

Duras, Marguerite Lover, The

Eco, Umberto Name of the Rose, The

Eddings, David Belgariad Series, The

Faludi, Susan Backlash

Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying

Forster, E.M. A Room With A View

Gaiman, Neil Sandman: Season of Mists

Gould, Stephen J. Mismeasure of Man, The

Grisham, John Pelican Brief, The

Hardy, Thomas Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Hawking, Stephen A Brief History of Time

Hemingway, Ernest Old Man and the Sea, The

Hoff, Benjamin Te of Piglet, The

Homer Iliad, The

Irving, John A Prayer for Owen Meany

James, Henry Portrait of a Lady

Kadohata, Cynthia In the Heart of the Valley of Love

Kafka, Franz Metamorphosis

Kerouac, Jack On The Road

King, Stephen It

Kingston, Maxine Hong Woman Warrior, The

Klima, Ivan Love and Garbage

Koontz, Dean R. Watchers

Kundera, Milan Immortality

Lawrence, D. H. Sons and Lovers

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity

Lorde, Audre Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Maclean, Norman A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

Maugham, Somerset Of Human Bondage

Mill, John Stuart On Liberty

Milne, A.A. Winnie the Pooh or A House at Pooh Corner

Milton, John Paradise Lost

Nabakov, Vladimir Lolita

Neville, Katherine Eight, The

O’Connor, Flannery Complete Stories

Ondaatji, Micheal English Patient, The

Ousmane, Sembene Petals of Blood

Remarque, Erich All Quiet on the Western Front

Robbins, Tom Skinny Legs and All

Robbins, Tom Another Roadside Attraction

Salinger, J.D. Nine Stories

Shakespeare, William A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare, William Macbeth

Stille, Alexander Benevolence and Betrayal:Five Italian Jewish Families Under Facism

Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Ten Boom, Carrie Hiding Place, The

Vatsyayana Kama Sutra

Vonnegut, Kurt Breakfast of Champions

Vonnegut, Kurt Cat’s Cradle

Wharton, Edith Age of Innocence

Wolf, Christa Cassandra

Wright, Richard Black Boy

Mating

Abbey, Edward Desert Solitaire

Andrews, V.C. Flowers in the Attic

Anthony, Piers A Spell for Chameleon

Asimov, Isaac Gods Themselves, The

Atwood, Margaret Cat’s Eye

Baker, Nicholson Vox

Barker, Clive Books of Blood (I thru III)

Barnes, Julian Talking it Over

Barry, Dave Dave Barry Slept Here

Baum, L. Frank Wizard of Oz series, The

Borges, Jorge Luis Ficciones

Brin, David Earth

Brooks, Terry Elfstones Of Shanara, The

Brooks, Terry Shannara Trilogy, The

Burnett, Frances Hodgeson Little Princess, The

Camus, Albert La Chute

Carroll, Lewis Through The Looking Glass

Carson, Rachel Silent Spring

Cary, Lorene Black Ice

Christie, Agatha Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The

Clancy, Tom Patriot Games

Clavell, James Shogun

Copeland, Douglas Generation X

Dante Divine Comedy, The

Dante Inferno

Delillo, Don Mao II

Dinesen, Isak Out of Africa

Dixon, Franklin Hardy Boys, The

Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca

Dunn, Katherine Geek Love

Eddings, David Pawn of Prophecy

Eddings, David Mallorian Series, The

Eliot, George Middlemarch

Eliot, T.S. Complete Poems and Plays, The

Ellis, Brett Easton American Psycho

Ende, Michael Neverending Story, The

Faulkner, William Light in August

Feynman, Richard “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman”

Fitzgerald trans. Odyessy, The

Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary

Follett, Ken Pillars of the Earth

Forster, E.M. Maurice

Frost, Robert Poems of Robert Frost

Harris, Richard Fatherland

Hawthorne, Nathaniel Scarlet Letter, The

Heinlein, Robert Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The

Heinlein, Robert Time Enough for Love

Heinlein, Robert Job: A Comedy of Justice

Hesse, Hermann Narcissus & Goldmund

Hinton, S.E. Outsiders, The

Hoffstader, Douglas Godel Escher Bach

Hulme, Keri Bone People

Irving, John World According to Garp, The

Jong, Erika Fear of Flying

Jordan, Robert Wheel of Time Series,The (Eye of the World,

The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn,

Shadow Rising, Fires of Heaven)

Joyce, James Finnegan’s Wake

King, Stephen Dark Tower Series, The

King, Stephen Misery

Koontz, Dean R. Lightning

Kozol, Jonathan Savage Inequalities

Kundera, Milan Joke, The

Lewis, C.S. Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The

Lewis, C. S. Chronicles of Narnia, The

Lewis, C.S. Screwtape Letters, The

Lodge, David Small World

London, Jack Sea Wolf, The

London, Jack White Fang

Lovecraft, H.P. H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Works of

Machiavelli Prince, The

Margaret Atwood

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia General in His Labyrinth, The

Marx and Engels Communist Manifesto, The

McKillip, Patricia Riddlemaster of Head, The

McKinley, Robin Blue Sword, The

McKinley, Robin Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Morrison, Toni Bluest Eye, The

Morrison, Toni Sula

Naylor, Gloria Mama Day

Nietzsche, Friedrich Genealogy of Morals

O’Rourke, P.J. Parliament of Whores

O’Toole, John Kennedy A Confederacy of Dunces

Orwell, George Animal Farm

Orwell, George Homage to Catalonia

Paterson, Katherine Bridge to Terebithia

Paton, Alan Cry, The Beloved Country

Percy, Walker Love In The Ruins

Powell, William Anarchist’s Cookbook, The

Puzu, Mario Godfather, The

Pynchon, Thomas Gravity’s Rainbow

Rand, Ayn Anthem

Rice, Anne Witching Hour, The

Rilke, Rainer Marie Letters to a Young Poet

Robbins, Tom Still Life With Woodpecker

Roth, Henry Call it Sleep

Rushdie, Salman Satanic Verses, The

Russell, Terry and Renny On the Loose

Saadawi Distant View of a Minaret

Said, Edward Orientalism

Savage, David Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court

Sembene, Ousmane God’s Bits of Wood

Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are

Shange, Ntozake For colored girls who have considered suicide

when the rainbow is enough

Shelley, Mary Frankenstein

Shilts, Randy And the Band Played On

Silverstein, Shel Giving Tree, The

Simmons, Dan Hyperion

Smith, Adam Wealth of Nations, The

Smith, Bette A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Spiegelman, Art Maus I & II

Steinbeck, John Winter of Our Discontent, The

Steinbeck, John Sweet Thursday

Stephenson, Neal Snow Crash

Tan, Amy Kitchen God’s Wife, The

Thoreau, Henry David Civil Disobedience

Tsu, Lao Tao Te Ching

Twain, Mark Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The

Twain, Mark Short Stories

Uris, Leon Trinity

Vonnegut, Kurt Monkey House, The

Watterson, Bill Calvin and Hobbes

West, Cornell Race Matters

White, T.H. Once and Future King, The

Wiesel, Elie Night

Williams, Joy Breaking and Entering

Williams, Tad Dragonbone Chair, The

Winterson, Jeanette Written on the Body

Wodehouse, P.G. Bertie Wooster books

Wolfe, Tom Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The

Wolfe, Tom Bonfire of the Vanities

Wright, Richard Uncle Tom’s Children

Yoshimoto, Banana Kitchen

Zahn, Timothy Last Command, The

Art of Kissing, The

Ultimate Book of Sex, The

Four Old Women

Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary

Our House At the End of the World

Tamuli, The

Beowulf

Batman–The New Adventures

Sex and Zen

Arc in the Rain Forest, The

Amorous Adventures of Fanny Hill, The

Qur’an, The

Harvard Student Agencies Bartending Course, The

Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

Nibelungenlied, The

New American Library.

Z (ed note: that is a just a Z)

Growing Up (an autobiography)

Spy Masters of Israel: The History of the MOSSAD

Strands of Starlight: Feminist Fantasy

Ceremony

Pro-Life Feminism

Date Rape Awareness Handbook, The

Emporer Wears No Clothes, The

In to the Ferris Wheel

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

Declaration and Constitution

Aesop’s Fables

A Town Called Alice

Purple Plains

Star Wars: The Dark Empire Saga

Grower’s Handbook, The

Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior

X-Men Comic Books

In This Present Darkness

Island

Where Are the Children

Abbey, Edward Monkeywrench Gang, The

Abrams, M. Glossary of Literary Terms

Ackerman, Diane A Natural History of the Senses

Acuna, Rodolfo Occupied America

Aeschylus Orestia

Akhmatova, Anna Poems

Albee, Eduard Zoo Story

Alexander, Lloyd Beggar Queen Trilogy

Alhazred, Abdul Necronomicon, The

Allen, Charlotte Illusions

Allende, Isabel Of Love and Shadows

Allende, Isabel Eva Luna

Allison, Dorothy Bastard Out of Carolina

Anderson, Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales

Anderson, Sherwood Winesburg, Ohio

Anthony, Piers On a Pale Horse

Anyi, Wang Love on a Barren Mountain

Arden, William Crossfire

Aristotle Nicom. Ethics

Asprin, Robert Another Fine Myth

Atwood, Margaret Murder in the Dark

Atwood, Persuasion Surfacing

Austen, Jane Northanger Abbey

Bach, Richard Bridge Across Forever, The

Bach, Richard Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Balch Bridge of the Gods

Baldwin, James Giovanni’s Room

Baldwin, James Another Country

Balzac La Duchesse de Langeais

Bambara, Toni Cade Gorilla My Love

Bambara, Toni Cade Salt Eaters, The

Bancock, Isaac Sabine’s Notebook

Bancock, Isaac Golden Mean, The

Banks, Iain Use of Weapons

Barker, Clive Weave World

Barker, Clive Great and Secret Show, The

Barnes, Julian History of the World in 10 and a half Chapters

Barnoow, Erik Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television

Barrie, Patricia Rosie

Barry, Dave Best of Dave Barry, The

Bastiat, Frederick Law

Bataille, George Story of the Eye

Beagle, Peter S. Last Unicorn, The

Beauvoir, S. de La Mujer Rota

Beavis & Butthead This Book Sucks

Bellah, Robert Habits of the Heart

Bellow, Saul Mr. Sammler’s Planet

Berger, Thomas Little Big Man

Bernanos, Mitchel Other Side of the Mountain, The

Berry, Wendell Memory of Old Jack, The

Binchy, Maeve Circle of Friends

Bird, Sarah Alamo House: Women without Men, Men without Brains

Blake, William Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The

Block, Francesca Lea Weetzie Bat

Bloom, Allan Closing of the American Mind

Bloom, Allen Love and Friendship

Boccaccio Decameron, The

Bogosian, Eric Notes From the Underground

Bondurant, Bob High Performance Driving

Boston Women’s Health Collective Our Bodies, Ourselves

Bowles, Paul Sheltering Sky, The

Boyd, Blance Revolution of Little Girls, The

Boyle, T.C. World’s End

Boyle, T. C. If the River was Whiskey

Boyle, T. C. Tales from Greasy Lake

Bradbury, Ray S is for Space

Bradfield, Scott History of Luminous Motion, The

Bradley, Marion Zimmer Forbidden Tower, The

Bradley, Marion Zimmer Free Amazons of Darkover

Bragg, Paul Shocking Truth About Water, The

Brautigan, Richard Hawkline Monster, The

Breathed, Berkeley Bloom County

Brink, Andre A Dry White Season

Britten, Vera Testament of Youth

Bromage, Iris A Bend in the River

Brown, Peter Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin America

Brown, Peter Christianity

Brown, Rita Mae Rubyfruit Jungle

Bucheim, Gunther Das Boot

Buffet, Jimmy Tales From Margaritaville

Bukowski, Charles Ham on Rye

Bulgakov, Mikhail Master and Margarita, The

Bulosan, Carlos America is in the Heart

Burke, Edmund Reflections on the French Revolution

Burnett, Frances Hodgeson Secret Garden, The

Burns, James McGregor Leadership

Burns, Olive Ann Cold Sassy Tree

Burroughs, William Naked Lunch

Bynum, Carolyn Holy Feast, Holy Famine: Female Saints in

the Late Middle Ages

Calvino, Italo Invisible Cities

Calvino, Italo If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Campbell, Joseph with Bill Moyer Power of Myth, The

Capote, Truman In Cold Blood

Capra, Fritjof Tao of Physics

Capra, Fritoff Turning Point, The

Caqin, Seth and Philip Dray We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Scwerner and Chaney and the Civil Rights Campaign for Mississipi

Card, Orson Scott Tales of Alvin Maker, The (Trilogy: Seventh Son, Red Prophet,

Prentice Alvin)

Card, Orson Scott Xenocide

Card, Orson Scott Songmaster

Carroll, Jonathan Sleeping in Flame

Carroll, Lewis Annotated Alice

Carter, Bill Late Shift

Carver, Raymond Cathedral

Castaneda, Carlos A Seperate Reality

Castenada, Carlos Journey to Ixtlan

Cather, Willa My Antonia

Cather, Willa O Pioneers

Chabon Mysteries of Pittsburg, The

Chadwick, Whitney Women, Art, and Society

Chambers, Oswald My Utmost for His Highest

Chang, Yung Wild Swans

Chappell, Fred Brighten the Corner Where You are By

Charles Dickens Old Curiosity Shop, The

Charriere, Henri Papillon

Cherry, C.J. Book of Morgaine, The

Chevalier, G. Clochemerle

Cicero De Re Republica

Cisneros, Sandra Women Hollering Creek

Clancy, Tom Hunt for Red October, The

Clancy, Tom Clear & Present Danger

Clarin, Leopoldo Alas La Regenta

Clarke, Arthur C. Any anthology of short stories

Clarke, James Man is the Prey

Cleary, Beverly Ramona Quimby Age 8

Clendinnen, Inga Ambiguous Conquests

Collins, Wilkie Woman in White

Comer, James P. Maggie American Dream: The life and times of

a Black family

Cooper, James Fenimore Last of the Mohicans

Cooper, Susan Dark is Rising, The

Coupland Life After God

Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The

Crichton, Michael Congo

Crichton, Michael Disclosure

Crighton, Michael Travels

cummings, ee &

Cussler, Clive Treasure

Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald James and the Giant Peach

Dahl, Roald BFG, The

Darwin, Charles Origin of Species, The

Darwin, Charles Voyage of the Beagle

Davies, Robertson Fifth Buisness

Davies, Robertson Deptford Trilogy, The : The Rebel Angels,

What’s Bred in the Bone, The Lyre of Orpheus

Davis, Mike City of Quartz, The

Davis, Natalie Zemon Return of Martin Guerre, The

de Alba, Alicia Gaspar Three Times a Woman

De Grazia, Sebastian Of Time, Work, and Leisure

de Maupassant, Guy Une Vie

de Unamuno, Miguel Niebla

Deford, Frank Alex, the Life of a Child

Delany, Sarah Having Our Say: Bessy and Sadie Delany’s story

Delibes, M. Cinco Horas Con Mario

Delillo, Don White Noise

Denker, Henry Error of Judgement

Devall, Bill and George Sessions Deep Ecology

Dickinson, Emily Poems of Emily Dickinson

Diderot, Denis Jacques the Fatalist

Didion, Joan Any collection of essays

Dillard, Annie Writing Life, The

Dionne, E.J. Why Americans Hate Politics

Doctorw, E.L. Ragtime

Doerr Stones for Ibarra

Donaldson, Stephen Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The

Dorris, Michael A Yellow Raft on Blue Water

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Hound of the Baskervilles, The

Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks

Dr. Seuss Thidwick the Moose

Dr. Seuss Butter Battle Book

Dreiser, Theodore Sister Carrie

Duffy, Eamon Striping of the Altars

Duncan, James Brothers K, The

Dunning, A.J. Extremes

Eddings, David Elenium Series, The

Eddings, David Prophecy Series

Edsall &Edsall Chain Reaction

Ehrenhalt, Alan United States of Ambition, The

Ehrlich, Gretel Solace of Open Spaces, The

Eiseley, Loren Immense Journey, The

Eliot, George Mill on the Floss, The

Eliot, George Adam Bede

Elliot, Sumner Locke Waiting for Childhood

Ellis, Brett Easton Less Than Zero

Ellis, Brett Easton Rules of Attraction

Ellison, Harlan Essential Ellison, The

Elton, Geoffery R. Practice of History

Emerson, Ralph Self Reliance (Collected Essays)

Erdman, Paul Zero Coupon

Erdrich, Louise Beet Queen,The

Erdrich, Louise Love Medicine

Farmer, Philip Jose To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Farmer, Philip Jose Dayworld

Faulkner, William Absalom, Absalom!

Faulkner, William Wild Palms, The

Feist, Raymond E. and Janny Wurts Servant of the Empire

Ferris, Timothy Coming of Age in the Milky Way

Fielding, Henry Tom Jones

Fischer, Tibor Under the Frog

Fitzgerald, F. Scott Lost Tycoon

Fitzgerald, F. Scott Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, Gerald Zelda

Fjermedal, Grant Tomorrow Makers, The

Flack, Marjorie Story of Ping, The

Flagg, Fannie Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Flaubert, Gustave Sentimental Education, The

Flaubert, Gustave Salammbo

Ford, Gerald State of the World

Forster, Alan Spellringer

Forster, E.M. A Passage to India

French, Marilyn Women’s Room, The

Freud Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Friedrich, Duerrenmatt Judge and His Hangman, The

Fugard, Athol Master Harold and the Boys

Fulghum, Robert All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Gaddis, William Recognitions, The

Gaiman, Neil A Doll’s House

Gaiman, Neil and Terry Pratchett Good Omens

Gallegos, Romulo Dona Barbara

Galvin, James Meadow, The

Gardner, John Grendel

Gibbon, Edward Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Gibson, Fred Old Yeller

Gibson, William Mona Lisa Overdrive

Gierach, John Sex, Death & Flyfishing

Ginsberg, Allan Howl and Other Poems

Gleitman Basic Psychology

Goldwater, Barry Conscience of a Conservative, The

Gordimer, Nadine July’s People

Gore, Al Earth in the Balance

Goscinny and Uderzo Asterix and Obelix comics

Gould, Stephen J. Wonderful Life

Gould, Stephen J. Ever Since Darwin

Gracian, Baltazar Art of Worldly Wisdom, The

Grafton, Sue Any book (mysteries)

Grahn, Judy Queen of Swords

Grass, Gunter Tin Drum, The

Green, Simon Blue Moon Rising

Greene, Graham Power and the Glory, The

Greene, Graham End of the Affair, The

Griffith, John W. Black Like Me

Grimm, Brothers Sleeping Beauty

Grimm, Brothers Briar Rose

Grimm, Brothers Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Groening, Matt Bart Simpson’s Guide To Life

Groening, Matt Big Book of Hell, The

Hagedorn, Jessica Dogeaters

Hamill, Pete A Drinking Life

Hansberry, Lorraine To Be Young Black and Gifted

Hansel, Tim Holy Sweat

Haoffer, Eric True Believer

Hardy, Thomas Return of the Native, The

Hardy, Thomas Jude the Obscure

Harrison, Harry Stainless Steel Rat Series, The

Hasek, Jaroslav Good Soldier Schweik, The

Hasford, Gustav Short-timers, The

Hawking, Stephen History of the Universe, The

Hedges, Peter What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Heidegger, Martin Being and Time

Heinlein, Robert Friday

Heinlein, Robert I Will Fear No Evil

Heinlein, Robert Number of the Beast

Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms

Hemphil, Essex, ed. Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men

Herriot, James All Creatures Great and Small Trilogy

Herz, Martin Lunch Box

Hiaasen, Carl Skin Tight

Hite, Shere Hite Report, The

Hobbes, Thomas Leviathan

Hollander, Nicole That Woman Must Be On Drugs

hooks, bell Black Looks: Race and Representation

hooks, bell Feminist Theory: From Margin Center

hooks, bell From the Margins to the Center

Hrabal, Bohumil I Served the King of England

Huff, Tanya Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light

Hughes, Langston Big Sea, The

Hurnard, Hannah Hind’s Feet on High Places

Hwang, David Henry M. Butterfly

Hyde, Lewis Gift, The

I-hsuan, Shih Zen Teachings of Rinzai, The

Irving, John Cider House Rules, The

Ishiguro, Kazuo An Artist of the Floating World

Ishiguro, Kazuo Remains of the Day

James, Bill Historical Baseball Abstract, The

Janowitz, Tama Slaves of New York

Jewett, Sarah Orne Country of the Pointed Furs

Jordan, Michael Rare Air

Jordan, Robert Shadow Returns, The

Kafka, Franz Trial, The

Kay, Guy Gabriel Tigana

Kay, Guy Gabriel Summer Tree

Kaye, Marilyn Max in Love

Kazantzakis, Nikolas Last Temptation of Christ, The

Kazantzakis, Nikolas Zorba the Greek

Kennedy, Paul Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Keys Ring, The

Kidder, Tracy House

Kierkegaard, Soren Either/Or

Kincaid, Jamaica Lucy

King, Clarence Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

King, Stephen Eye of the Dragon, The

King, Stephen Thinner

Kingsolver, Barbara Pigs in Heaven

Kingston, Maxine Hong Tripmaster Monkey

Kipling, Rudyard Jungle Book, The

Kirkland, Gelsie Dancing on My Grave

Kohles, Jeffery A Little Bet

Kondo, Dorinne Crafting Selves

Koontz, Dean R. Strangers

Koss, Mary P. Date Rape: The Secret Epidemic

Kozol, Jonathan Death at an Early Age

Krassner, Paul Confessions of a Raving Unconfined Nut

Kubinyi, Laszlo Cat and the Flying Machine, The

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Robert Frost Collected Poems of Robert Frost

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