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October 18, 2017
Best Books To Read Before College

“What are the best books to read before Starting College?” We looked at 432 of the top books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 37 books, all appearing on 2 or more, “Best Pre-College” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The books include images, descriptions, and links. The remaining 375+ books, as well as the lists we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

For more Best School Year book lists, check below!

The Best Books To Read In Kindergarten
The Best Books To Read In 1st Grade
The Best Books To Read In 2nd Grade
The Best Books To Read In 3rd Grade
The Best Books To Read In 4th Grade
The Best Books To Read In 5th Grade
The Best Books To Read In 6th Grade
The Best Books To Read In 7th Grade
The Best Books To Read In 8th Grade
The Best Books To Read As A Freshman In High School
The Best Books To Read In High School
The Best Books To Read In College (Check back on 10/25/17)

Happy Scrolling!



Top 37 Books To Read Before Starting College



37 .) 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fresh U
  • Goodreads
  • MSN

“Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.”

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36 .) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other–if only he can come out of the war alive.

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35 .) Animal Farm by George Orwell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.

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34 .) Beloved by Toni Morrison

Lists It Appears On:

  • College Magazine
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

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33 .) Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Lists It Appears On:

  • Great! Schools
  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Goodreads

“Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. “

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32 .) Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

The two years before he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) had been bad ones for Dostoyevsky. His wife and brother had died; the magazine he and his brother had started, Epoch, collapsed under its load of debt; and he was threatened with debtor’s prison. With an advance that he managed to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win enough at the roulette table to get himself out of debt. Instead, he lost all his money; he had to pawn his clothes and beg friends for loans to pay his hotel bill and get back to Russia. One of his begging letters went to a magazine editor, asking for an advance on yet another unwritten novel — which he described as Crime and Punishment.

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31 .) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Nobel
  • Teen Vogue
  • Times Higher Education

“In Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life–and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?”

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30 .) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Great! Schools

Few creatures of horror have seized readers’ imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein’s terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel’s enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron’s.

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29 .) Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cafe Mom
  • Great! Schools
  • Arrowhead Library System

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab’s ship and severed his leg at the knee.

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28 .) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Great! Schools
  • The Culture Trip

One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women—brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul—this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

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27 .) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cafe Mom
  • Great! Schools
  • Arrowhead Library System

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.

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26 .) Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Fresh U
  • Goodreads

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life — the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.

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25 .) The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fresh U
  • Society 19
  • Goodreads

As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown’s novel is a thrilling masterpiece—from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.

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24 .) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fresh U
  • Goodreads
  • Her Campus

“Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. “

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23 .) The Iliad by Homer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Business Insider
  • College Magazine
  • Great! Schools

Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war.

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22 .) The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Great! Schools

Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of “the Brotherhood”, and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be. The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.

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21 .) The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • MSN
  • This Is Insider

“A lot of professors give talks titled “”The Last Lecture.”” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?
When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn’t have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave–“”Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams””–wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because “”time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think””). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.”

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20 .) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • MSN
  • Teen Vogue

“Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic.

The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.”

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19 .) The Stranger by Albert Camus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

Albert Camus’s spare, laconic masterpiece about a Frenchman who murders an Arab in Algeria is famous for having diagnosed, with a clarity almost scientific, that condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life.

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18 .) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

Emily Brontë’s only novel, a work of tremendous and far-reaching influence, the Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights is the definitive edition of the text, edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor. Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff’s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.

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17 .) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

Charlotte Brontë has entranced generations of readers with her character Jane Eyre, a young woman, who through a harsh orphan childhood develops a spirited independence, then finds love which only complicates her life.

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16 .) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Business Insider
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.

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15 .) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.

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14 .) The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

Jack London’s novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author’s restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — came the inspiration for novels of adventure that would make him one of America’s most popular writers.

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13 .) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.

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12 .) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

The red letter A on her dress marks young mother Hester Prynne among her Puritan neighbors, who demand to know who fathered her child. Rumors swirl, but the shunned and shamed Hester keeps her secret—and his—for years, until a guilt-ridden confession reveals the truth, with unexpected consequences.

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11 .) The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Lists It Appears On:

  • College Magazine
  • Grammarly
  • The Culture Trip
  • This Is Insider

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

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10 .) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Great! Schools
  • Noodle

Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe’s critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa’s cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man’s futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

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9 .) Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Fresh U
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools

At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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8 .) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Fresh U
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools
  • Her Campus

First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and beloved British novels of all-time, maintaining its allure for contemporary readers everywhere and selling millions of copies worldwide! Jane Austen’s novel tells the story of the five unmarried Bennet sisters, daughters of a humble country squire, as they deal with the issues of marriage, manners, and upbringing in English country life. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Pride and Prejudice is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.

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7 .) The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Fresh U
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools
  • Society 19

Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. This is the story of two sisters—one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South—who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life.

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6 .) Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools
  • MSN

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

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5 .) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools
  • My College Advice
  • The Culture Trip
  • U Loop

Aldous Huxley’s profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order whose motto is “Community, Identity, Stability.”—all at the cost of our freedom, humanity, and perhaps our souls.

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4 .) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Fresh U
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools
  • Society 19
  • The Culture Trip

Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

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3 .) The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Fresh U
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools
  • Society 19
  • The Culture Trip

“The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.

There are many voices in this novel: children’s voices, adult voices, underground voices–but Holden’s voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.”

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2 .) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools
  • Society 19
  • Teen Vogue
  • The Culture Trip

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

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1 .) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Lists It Appears On:

  • Arrowhead Library System
  • Cafe Mom
  • Goodreads
  • Great! Schools
  • MSN
  • Society 19
  • U Loop
  • Noodle

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

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The 375+ Additional Best Books To Read Between High school& College



 

# Book Author Lists
(Title Appears On 2 Lists Each)
38 1984 George Orwell Goodreads
The Culture Trip
39 A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
Times Higher Education
Arrowhead Library System
40 A Death in the Family James Agee
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
41 A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
42 A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
43 A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
44 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
45 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
46 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
47 Candide Voltaire Goodreads
Great! Schools
48 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
Arrowhead Library System
Cafe Mom
49 Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
50 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
51 Go Tell It On the Mountain James Baldwin
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
52 Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Arrowhead Library System
Cafe Mom
53 Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
54 Hamlet William Shakespeare Cafe Mom
Great! Schools
55 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) J.K. Rowling Goodreads
Teen Vogue
56 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
57 House of the Spirits Isabel Allende
Arrowhead Library System
MSN
58 Life of Pi Yann Martel Goodreads
Her Campus
59 Long Day’s Journey Into Night Eugene O’Neill
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
60 Macbeth William Shakespeare
Great! Schools
Arrowhead Library System
61 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
62 Native Son Richard Wright
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
63 Oedipus Rex Sophocles
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
64 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss
Her Campus
The Culture Trip
65 On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King
This Is Insider
CBS Minnesota
66 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
67 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
68 Our Town Thornton Wilder
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
69 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
70 Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
71 The Alchemist Paulo Coelho Fresh U
Her Campus
72 The Awakening Kate Chopin
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
73 The Bible Cafe Mom
Times Higher Education
74 The Cherry Orchard Anton Chekhov
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
75 The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between Nora Bradbury-Haehl & Bill McGarvey Marymount
This Is Insider
76 The Giver Lois Lowry Fresh U
Goodreads
77 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood Goodreads
Society 19
78 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
79 The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
80 The Mill on the Floss George Eliot
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
81 The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde Cafe Mom
Great! Schools
82 The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
83 The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
84 The Republic Plato
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
85 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway Cafe Mom
Goodreads
86 The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe Goodreads
Goodreads
87 The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
Great! Schools
Goodreads
88 Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
89 Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
90 Walden Henry David Thoreau
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
91 Zeitoun Dave Eggers
College Magazine
Society 19
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
92 14 Tips to Completing Great Scholarship Applications Marymount University Marymount
93 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Sean Covey MSN
94 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Goodreads
95 A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century Barbara Tuchman
Arrowhead Library System
96 A Dog’s Journey W. Bruce Cameron Fresh U
97 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned Michael J. Fox
This Is Insider
98 A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare
Great! Schools
99 A Passage to India E.M. Forster
Arrowhead Library System
100 A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There Aldo Leopold
Arrowhead Library System
101 A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING BILL BRYSON
My College Advice
102 A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams
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103 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Great! Schools
104 A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King
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105 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini Goodreads
106 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle Fresh U
107 A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Michael Dorris
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108 Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation Eboo Patel
Business Insider
109 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
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110 Alistair Cooke’s America Alistair Cooke
Arrowhead Library System
111 Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Veronica Roth Goodreads
112 Almost Adulting Arden Rose MSN
113 Americanah Chimamanda Adichie Grammarly
114 Americans’ Favorite Poems Favorite Poem Project Noodle
115 An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
Great! Schools
116 Anatomy of a Boyfriend Daria Snadowsky
Barnes & Nobel
117 And One More Thing Before You Go… Maria Shriver
CBS Minnesota
118 And Still I Rise
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119 And Then There Were None Agatha Christie Goodreads
120 Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) Dan Brown Goodreads
121 Anna and the French Kiss Stephanie Perkins
Barnes & Nobel
122 Antigone Sophocles
Great! Schools
123
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Fresh U
124 Art of War Sun Tzu Cafe Mom
125 Asking For It Kate Harding Society 19
126 Atonement Ian McEwan Goodreads
127 Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
Great! Schools
128 Bad Feminist Roxane Gay
Business Insider
129 Bartleby the Scrivener Herman Melville
Great! Schools
130 Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era James McPherson
Arrowhead Library System
131 Before You Leap – a self-help ‘autobiographical’ book Kermit the Frog
Times Higher Education
132 Beowulf ——-
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133 Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Elizabeth Gilbert
This Is Insider
134 Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne Lamott Noodle
135 Born on the Fourth of July Ron Kovic
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136 Boy Meets Boy David Levithan MSN
137 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Dee Brown
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138 Call It Sleep Henry Roth
Great! Schools
139 Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) Suzanne Collins Goodreads
140 Ceremony Leslie Marmon Silko
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141 Citizen: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine
Business Insider
142 City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) Cassandra Clare Goodreads
143 Collected Stories Eudora Welty
Great! Schools
144 Complete Poems Carl Sandburg
Arrowhead Library System
145 Complete Poems John Keats
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146 Complete Poems, 1904-1962 E.E. Cummings
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147 Confessions of a Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella
Times Higher Education
148 Contagious: Why Things Catch On Jonah Berger
CBS Minnesota
149 Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance Simone Biles MSN
150 Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World Tony Wagner
CBS Minnesota
151 Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton
Arrowhead Library System
152 Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand
Great! Schools
153 Days of Grace Arthur and Arnold Rampersad. Ashe
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154 Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather
Great! Schools
155 Death in Venice Thomas Mann
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156 Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville
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157 Divergent (Divergent, #1) Veronica Roth Goodreads
158 Doctor Faustus Christopher Marlowe
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159 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
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160 East of Eden John Steinbeck Goodreads
161 Eat that Frog! 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Brian Tracy Marymount
162 Eating Animals Jonathan Safran Foer
Her Campus
163 Emma Jane Austen Goodreads
164 Excellent Sheep William Deresiewicz Praxis
165 Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-65 Juan Williams
Arrowhead Library System
166 Fathers and Sons Ivan Turgenev
Great! Schools
167 Faust Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Great! Schools
168 Favorite Folktales From Around the World Jane Yolen
Arrowhead Library System
169 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson Grammarly
170 Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics bell hooks Noodle
171 Fences August Wilson Cafe Mom
172 FIGHT CLUB CHUCK PALAHNIUK
College Magazine
173 Firefly Lane Kristin Hannah
Her Campus
174 Forever Judy Blume MSN
175 Freaks I’ve Met Donald Jans Goodreads
176 Freedom Jonathan Franzen U Loop
177 Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of Norrie Epstein
Arrowhead Library System
178 From Rockaway Jill Eisenstadt
The Culture Trip
179 Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Alison Bechdel
Business Insider
180 Getting from College to Career Lindsey Pollak Marymount
181 Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity David Allen
This Is Insider
182
Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time
MSN
183 Go Ask Alice MSN
184 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Her Campus
185 Great Tales and Poems Edgar Allan Poe
Arrowhead Library System
186 Growing Up Russell Baker
Arrowhead Library System
187 GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL JARED DIAMOND
My College Advice
188 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) J.K. Rowling Goodreads
189 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling Fresh U
190 Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years Sara and A. Elizabeth with Amy Hill Hearth Delany
Arrowhead Library System
191 Hiroshima John Hersey
Arrowhead Library System
192 How It Went Down Kekla Magoon
Barnes & Nobel
193 How to Become a Straight-A Student Cal Newport
Times Higher Education
194 How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia Mohsin Hamid Noodle
195 How to Make A Winning College Application Video Essay: Everything You Need to Know, From Idea to Upload Max Kiefer Goodreads
196 How to Win at the Sport of Business Mark Cuban Praxis
197 How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie Praxis
198 Howl and Other Poems Allen Ginsberg
Arrowhead Library System
199 I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai Noodle
200 I Am NOT Going to School Today Robie H. Harris
Times Higher Education
201 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Arrowhead Library System
202 I, Claudius (Claudius, #1) Robert Graves Goodreads
203 If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young Kurt Vonnegut
This Is Insider
204 Inferno Dante
Great! Schools
205 INFINITE JEST DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
College Magazine
206 Influence Robert Cialdini Praxis
207 Insurgent (Divergent, #2) Veronica Roth Goodreads
208 Invisible Men: Life in Baseball’s Negro Leagues Donn Rogosin
Arrowhead Library System
209 IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? (AND OTHER CONCERNS) MINDY KALING Teen Vogue
210 It’s Kind of a Funny Story Ned Vizzini
Barnes & Nobel
211 Ivanhoe Sir Walter Scott
Arrowhead Library System
212 Just One Day Gayle Forman
Barnes & Nobel
213 Just Visiting Dahlia Adler
Barnes & Nobel
214 Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? Michael Sandel
Times Higher Education
215 Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid Mark Mathabane
Arrowhead Library System
216 Labyrinths Jorge Luis Borges
Arrowhead Library System
217 Lakota Woman Mary and Richard Erdoes Crow Dog
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218 Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman
Great! Schools
219 Les Misérables Victor Hugo Goodreads
220 Letters to a Law Student Nicholas J. McBride
Times Higher Education
221 Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel
Arrowhead Library System
222 Little Women (Little Women, #1) Louisa May Alcott Goodreads
223 Lolita Vladimir Nobokov U Loop
224 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela Grammarly
225 Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe
Arrowhead Library System
226 Looking Backward: 2000-1887 Edward Bellamy
Arrowhead Library System
227
LORD OF THE RINGS/HARRY POTTER/A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE
College Magazine
228 Lucky Alice Sebold Society 19
229 Madame Curie Eve Curie
Arrowhead Library System
230 Main Street Sinclair Lewis
Arrowhead Library System
231 Man and Superman, Saint Joan, Pygmalion Bernard Shaw
Arrowhead Library System
232 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden Goodreads
233 Middlemarch George Eliot Goodreads
234 Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides Fresh U
235 Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur MSN
236 Millenium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World David Maybury-Lewis
Arrowhead Library System
237 Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) Suzanne Collins Goodreads
238 Mother Courage and Her Children Bertolt Brecht
Arrowhead Library System
239 Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare Goodreads
240 My Antonia Willa Cather
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241 My House Nikki Giovanni
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242 Mythology Edith Hamilton
Arrowhead Library System
243 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass
Great! Schools
244 Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time Keith Ferrazzi Marymount
245 NEVER LET ME GO KAZUO ISHIGURO
College Magazine
246 Neverwhere Neil Gaiman Goodreads
247 Night Elie Weisel
Arrowhead Library System
248 No Exit Jean Paul Sarte
Arrowhead Library System
249 No One Belongs Here More Than You Miranda July
CBS Minnesota
250 NORWEGIAN WOOD HARUKI MURAKAMI
College Magazine
251 Notes on Democracy H.L. Mencken Praxis
252 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Goodreads
253 On Beauty Zadie Smith
The Culture Trip
254 One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices Ken Coleman
CBS Minnesota
255 Othello William Shakespeare Goodreads
256 Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper Fresh U
257 Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell Marymount
258 Paper Valentine Brenna Yovanoff MSN
259 Penelope Rebecca Harrington
Her Campus
260 Pere Goriot Honore de Balzac
Arrowhead Library System
261 Picture Lillian Ross
Times Higher Education
262 Poems William Wordsworth
Arrowhead Library System
263 Poems of Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas
Arrowhead Library System
264 Profiles in Courage John F. Kennedy
Arrowhead Library System
265 Profoundly Disconnected Mike Rowe Praxis
266 Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw
Great! Schools
267 Quiet Power: The Secret Strength of Introverts Susan Cain MSN
268 Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession Studs Terkel
Arrowhead Library System
269 READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN AZAR NAFISI Teen Vogue
270 Reclaim: The Septemist Manifesto Carl Grip Goodreads
271 Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens Robert Kiyosaki MSN
272 Roomies Tara Altebrando and Sara Zarr
Barnes & Nobel
273 Roots Alex Haley
Arrowhead Library System
274 Sane New World Ruby Wax
Times Higher Education
275 Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools Jonathan Kozol
Arrowhead Library System
276 Saving Red Sonya Sones MSN
277 Seize the Day Saul Bellow
Arrowhead Library System
278 Selected Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great! Schools
279 Selected Poems Gwendolyn Brooks
Arrowhead Library System
280 Selected Poems Langston Hughes
Arrowhead Library System
281 Selected Poems William Carlos Williams
Arrowhead Library System
282 Selected Tales Edgar Allen Poe
Great! Schools
283 Selp-Helf Miranda Sings MSN
284 She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb MSN
285 Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Arrowhead Library System
286 Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Becky Albertalli
Barnes & Nobel
287 SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM JOAN DIDION
College Magazine
288 SMALL WONDER BARBARA KINGSOLVER
My College Advice
289 Something, anything Edgar Allan Poe Cafe Mom
290 Sons and Lovers D.H. Lawrence
Arrowhead Library System
291 Stargirl Jerry Spinelli MSN
292 Sula Toni Morrison
Arrowhead Library System
293 Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character Richard P. Feynman
This Is Insider
294 Swann’s Way Marcel Proust
Great! Schools
295 TEACHING TO TRANSGRESS BELL HOOKS
My College Advice
296 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen R. Covey
CBS Minnesota
297 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie
Barnes & Nobel
298 The Adventures of Augie March Saul Bellow
Great! Schools
299 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle Goodreads
300 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain Goodreads
301 The Art of Asking Amanda Palmer
Times Higher Education
302 The Ascent of Man Jacob Bronowski
Arrowhead Library System
303 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
Arrowhead Library System
304 The Autobiography of Malcom X with Alex Haley Malcom X
Arrowhead Library System
305 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Ernest Gaines
Arrowhead Library System
306 The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood Ta-Nehisi Coates
Business Insider
307 The Big Sea Langston Hughes
Business Insider
308 The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison MSN
309 The Book Thief Markus Zusak Goodreads
310 The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
Great! Schools
311 The Chocolate War Robert Cormier
Arrowhead Library System
312 The Chosen Chaim Potok
Arrowhead Library System
313 The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway
Business Insider
314 The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx
Arrowhead Library System
315 The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson
Arrowhead Library System
316 The Complete Poetry of John Donne John Donne
Arrowhead Library System
317 The Crucible Arthur Miller
Great! Schools
318 The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon
Great! Schools
319 The Cure For Dreaming Cat Winters MSN
320 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Mark Haddon Fresh U
321 The Death of Artemio Cruz Carlos Fuentes
Arrowhead Library System
322 The Defining Decade Meg Jay
Times Higher Education
323 The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England Carol Karlsen
Arrowhead Library System
324 The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
Arrowhead Library System
325 The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks E. Lockhart
Barnes & Nobel
326 The Diviners Libba Bray MSN
327 The Ecological Rift John Bellamy Foster Goodreads
328 The Education of Margot Sanchez Lilliam Rivera MSN
329 The Elements of Style Strunk and White Noodle
330 The Freshman 50 Carly A. Heitlinger
Her Campus
331 The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams
Great! Schools
332 The Godfather Mario Puzo Goodreads
333 THE GOLDFINCH DONNA TARTT Teen Vogue
334 The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
Great! Schools
335 The Good Terrorist Doris Lessing Grammarly
336 The Help Kathryn Stockett Fresh U
337 The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom Corrie ten Boom Goodreads
338 THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY DOUGLAS ADAMS
College Magazine
339 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien Goodreads
340 The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) Rick Riordan Goodreads
341 The House of Mirth Edith Wharton
Great! Schools
342 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo
Great! Schools
343 The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) Suzanne Collins Goodreads
344 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot Noodle
345 The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America Thomas King
Business Insider
346 The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Walter Isaacson, “This Boy’s Life
Business Insider
347 The Jungle Upton Sinclair
Arrowhead Library System
348 The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
Great! Schools
349 The Learning Tree Gordon Parks
Arrowhead Library System
350 The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) Rick Riordan Goodreads
351 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) C.S. Lewis Goodreads
352 The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth
Arrowhead Library System
353 The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) Rick Riordan Goodreads
354 The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold Goodreads
355 The Madonnas of Echo Park Brando Skyhorse
Business Insider
356 The Magic Mountain Thomas Mann
Great! Schools
357 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick Goodreads
358 The Manual to Manhood Jonathan Catherman MSN
359 The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) Rick Riordan Goodreads
360 The Marriage Plot Jeffrey Eugenides
Times Higher Education
361 The Member of the Wedding Carson McCullers
Arrowhead Library System
362 The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
Great! Schools
363 The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke Suze Orman Marymount
364 The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College Harlan Cohen
This Is Insider
365 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco Goodreads
366 The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander
Business Insider
367 The Odyssey Homer
Great! Schools
368 The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway Goodreads
369 The Opposite of Loneliness Marina Keegan
Times Higher Education
370 The Origin of Species Charles Darwin
Arrowhead Library System
371 The Overcoat Nikolai Gogol
Arrowhead Library System
372 The Ox-Bow Incident Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Arrowhead Library System
373 The Piano Lesson August Wilson
Arrowhead Library System
374 The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) Ken Follett Goodreads
375 The Poems William Butler Yeats
Arrowhead Library System
376 The Poetical Works of Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Arrowhead Library System
377 The Poetry of Robert Frost Robert Frost
Arrowhead Library System
378 The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
Great! Schools
379 The Power of Myth Joseph Campbell
Arrowhead Library System
380 The Rachel Papers Martin Amis
The Culture Trip
381 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe Goodreads
382 The Road Cormac McCarthy Goodreads
383 The Rules of Attraction Bret Easton Ellis
The Culture Trip
384 The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) Rick Riordan Goodreads
385 The Secret Rhonda Byrne MSN
386 The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace Jeff Hobbs MSN
387 The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) Rick Riordan Goodreads
388 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Great! Schools
389 The State Franz Oppenheimer Praxis
390 The Story of My Life Helen Keller
Arrowhead Library System
391 The Strange Case of Dr Robert Louis Stevenson Cafe Mom
392 The Sun Is Also A Star Nicola Yoon MSN
393 The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision Fritjof Capra Goodreads
394 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Anne Brontë Goodreads
395 The Time Machine H.G. Wells
Arrowhead Library System
396 The Tin Drum Gunter Grass
Arrowhead Library System
397 THE TIPPING POINT MALCOLM GLADWELL Teen Vogue
398 The Trial Franz Kafka
Arrowhead Library System
399 The Truth About Alice Jennifer Mathieu MSN
400 The Turn of the Screw Henry James
Great! Schools
401 The Waste Land T.S. Eliot
Arrowhead Library System
402 The Westing Game Ellen Raskin Goodreads
403 The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame Goodreads
404 The Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston
Great! Schools
405 The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as told in the Michael Berenbaum
Arrowhead Library System
406 There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in Alex Kotlowitz
Arrowhead Library System
407 Thirteen Stories Eudora Welty
Arrowhead Library System
408 This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Naomi Klein Goodreads
409 This I Believe, edited Jay Allison and Dan Gediman Fresh U
410 This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life David Foster Wallace
This Is Insider
411 This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer Kay Mills
Arrowhead Library System
412 This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald U Loop
413 This Song Will Save Your Life Leila Sales
Barnes & Nobel
414 Tiny Pretty Things Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Barnes & Nobel
415 Title Author
Great! Schools
416 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You Jenny Han
Barnes & Nobel
417 To Destroy You Is No Loss: The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family Jan. D. and Teeda Butt Mam Criddle
Arrowhead Library System
418 To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Non-Fiction Phillip Lopate
CBS Minnesota
419 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
Great! Schools
420 Tom Jones Henry Fielding
Great! Schools
421 Total Frat Move W.R. Bolen
This Is Insider
422 Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
Great! Schools
423 Unbecoming Jenny Downham
Times Higher Education
424 Vanity Fair William Thackeray
Great! Schools
425 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
Great! Schools
426 WATCHMEN ALAN MOORE
College Magazine
427 What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 Teena Seelig
Times Higher Education
428 What We Left Behind Robin Talley
Barnes & Nobel
429 Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do Claude Steele
Business Insider
430 Who Owns the Future? Jaron Lanier
CBS Minnesota
431 Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson
Arrowhead Library System
432 Zero to One Peter Thiel Praxis


22 Best Books To After High School Sources/Lists



Source Article
Arrowhead Library System College Bound Reading List
Barnes & Nobel 15 YA Books Everyone Should Read Before College
Business Insider America’s top colleges assigned these books to freshmen
Cafe Mom 25 Classics All Kids Should Read Before They Go to College
CBS Minnesota Best Books To Read Before Heading Off To College
College Magazine 12 Books You Need to Read Before College
Fresh U 20 Books to Read Before College
Goodreads Top 100 Books to Read Before College
Grammarly 5 Books Every Student Should Read Before Starting College
Great! Schools 101 books for college-bound kids
Her Campus 10 Books You Should Read Before College
Marymount 7 Books to Read Before Your Freshman Year of College
MSN 30 Books Every Teen Needs to Read Before College
My College Advice The 5 Books All Students Should Read BEFORE Freshman Year of College
Noodle 10 Books Every Student Should Read Before College
Praxis 10 Books You Should Read Before College
Society 19 10 Books You Should Read Before College
Teen Vogue 7 Books You Need to Read Before You Start College
The Culture Trip The 12 Books You Should Read Before Going to University
This Is Insider 12 books every college-bound student should read this summer
Times Higher Education 17 books you should read before (or at) university – chosen by students
U Loop 5 Books To Read Before Going To College

 

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