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“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)

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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#BookAuthorLists
(Title Appears On 2 Lists Each)
381984George OrwellGoodreads
The Culture Trip
39A Brief History of TimeStephen Hawking
Times Higher Education
Arrowhead Library System
40A Death in the FamilyJames Agee
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
41A Doll’s HouseHenrik Ibsen
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
42A Farewell to ArmsErnest Hemingway
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
43A Good Man is Hard to FindFlannery O’Connor
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
44A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJames Joyce
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
45Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
46As I Lay DyingWilliam Faulkner
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
47CandideVoltaireGoodreads
Great! Schools
48Death of a SalesmanArthur Miller
Arrowhead Library System
Cafe Mom
49Doctor ZhivagoBoris Pasternak
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
50Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
51Go Tell It On the MountainJames Baldwin
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
52Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens
Arrowhead Library System
Cafe Mom
53Gulliver’s TravelsJonathan Swift
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
54HamletWilliam ShakespeareCafe Mom
Great! Schools
55Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1)J.K. RowlingGoodreads
Teen Vogue
56Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
57House of the SpiritsIsabel Allende
Arrowhead Library System
MSN
58Life of PiYann MartelGoodreads
Her Campus
59Long Day’s Journey Into NightEugene O’Neill
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
60MacbethWilliam Shakespeare
Great! Schools
Arrowhead Library System
61Madame BovaryGustave Flaubert
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
62Native SonRichard Wright
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
63Oedipus RexSophocles
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
64Oh, the Places You’ll Go!Dr. Seuss
Her Campus
The Culture Trip
65On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftStephen King
This Is Insider
CBS Minnesota
66One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichAleksander Solzhenitsyn
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
67One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestKen Kesey
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
68Our TownThornton Wilder
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
69Robinson CrusoeDaniel Defoe
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
70Tess of the D’UrbervillesThomas Hardy
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
71The AlchemistPaulo CoelhoFresh U
Her Campus
72The AwakeningKate Chopin
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
73The BibleCafe Mom
Times Higher Education
74The Cherry OrchardAnton Chekhov
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
75The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In BetweenNora Bradbury-Haehl & Bill McGarveyMarymount
This Is Insider
76The GiverLois LowryFresh U
Goodreads
77The Handmaid’s TaleMargaret AtwoodGoodreads
Society 19
78The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
79The Joy Luck ClubAmy Tan
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
80The Mill on the FlossGeorge Eliot
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
81The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar WildeCafe Mom
Great! Schools
82The PrinceNiccolo Machiavelli
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
83The Red Badge of CourageStephen Crane
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
84The RepublicPlato
Arrowhead Library System
Goodreads
85The Sun Also RisesErnest HemingwayCafe Mom
Goodreads
86The Tell-Tale HeartEdgar Allan PoeGoodreads
Goodreads
87The Three MusketeersAlexandre Dumas
Great! Schools
Goodreads
88Uncle Tom’s CabinHarriet Beecher Stowe
Arrowhead Library System
Great! Schools
89Waiting for GodotSamuel Beckett
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Great! Schools
90WaldenHenry David Thoreau
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91ZeitounDave Eggers
College Magazine
Society 19
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9214 Tips to Completing Great Scholarship ApplicationsMarymount UniversityMarymount
937 Habits of Highly Effective TeensSean CoveyMSN
94A Christmas CarolCharles DickensGoodreads
95A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth CenturyBarbara Tuchman
Arrowhead Library System
96A Dog’s JourneyW. Bruce CameronFresh U
97A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons LearnedMichael J. Fox
This Is Insider
98A Midsummer Night’s DreamWilliam Shakespeare
Great! Schools
99A Passage to IndiaE.M. Forster
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100A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and ThereAldo Leopold
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101A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHINGBILL BRYSON
My College Advice
102A Streetcar Named DesireTennessee Williams
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103A Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens
Great! Schools
104A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King,Martin Luther King
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105A Thousand Splendid SunsKhaled HosseiniGoodreads
106A Wrinkle in TimeMadeleine L’EngleFresh U
107A Yellow Raft in Blue WaterMichael Dorris
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108Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a GenerationEboo Patel
Business Insider
109Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandLewis Carroll
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110Alistair Cooke’s AmericaAlistair Cooke
Arrowhead Library System
111Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Veronica RothGoodreads
112Almost AdultingArden RoseMSN
113AmericanahChimamanda AdichieGrammarly
114Americans’ Favorite PoemsFavorite Poem ProjectNoodle
115An American TragedyTheodore Dreiser
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116Anatomy of a BoyfriendDaria Snadowsky
Barnes & Nobel
117And One More Thing Before You Go…Maria Shriver
CBS Minnesota
118And Still I Rise
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119And Then There Were NoneAgatha ChristieGoodreads
120Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)Dan BrownGoodreads
121Anna and the French KissStephanie Perkins
Barnes & Nobel
122AntigoneSophocles
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123
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Fresh U
124Art of WarSun TzuCafe Mom
125Asking For ItKate HardingSociety 19
126AtonementIan McEwanGoodreads
127BabbittSinclair Lewis
Great! Schools
128Bad FeministRoxane Gay
Business Insider
129Bartleby the ScrivenerHerman Melville
Great! Schools
130Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War EraJames McPherson
Arrowhead Library System
131Before You Leap – a self-help ‘autobiographical’ bookKermit the Frog
Times Higher Education
132Beowulf——-
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133Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond FearElizabeth Gilbert
This Is Insider
134Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeAnne LamottNoodle
135Born on the Fourth of JulyRon Kovic
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136Boy Meets BoyDavid LevithanMSN
137Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeDee Brown
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138Call It SleepHenry Roth
Great! Schools
139Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Suzanne CollinsGoodreads
140CeremonyLeslie Marmon Silko
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141Citizen: An American LyricClaudia Rankine
Business Insider
142City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)Cassandra ClareGoodreads
143Collected StoriesEudora Welty
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144Complete PoemsCarl Sandburg
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145Complete PoemsJohn Keats
Arrowhead Library System
146Complete Poems, 1904-1962E.E. Cummings
Arrowhead Library System
147Confessions of a ShopaholicSophie Kinsella
Times Higher Education
148Contagious: Why Things Catch OnJonah Berger
CBS Minnesota
149Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in BalanceSimone BilesMSN
150Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the WorldTony Wagner
CBS Minnesota
151Cry, the Beloved CountryAlan Paton
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152Cyrano de BergeracEdmond Rostand
Great! Schools
153Days of GraceArthur and Arnold Rampersad. Ashe
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154Death Comes for the ArchbishopWilla Cather
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155Death in VeniceThomas Mann
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156Democracy in AmericaAlexis de Tocqueville
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157Divergent (Divergent, #1)Veronica RothGoodreads
158Doctor FaustusChristopher Marlowe
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159Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes
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160East of EdenJohn SteinbeckGoodreads
161Eat that Frog! 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less TimeBrian TracyMarymount
162Eating AnimalsJonathan Safran Foer
Her Campus
163EmmaJane AustenGoodreads
164Excellent SheepWilliam DeresiewiczPraxis
165Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-65Juan Williams
Arrowhead Library System
166Fathers and SonsIvan Turgenev
Great! Schools
167FaustJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
Great! Schools
168Favorite Folktales From Around the WorldJane Yolen
Arrowhead Library System
169Fear and Loathing in Las VegasHunter S. ThompsonGrammarly
170Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politicsbell hooksNoodle
171FencesAugust WilsonCafe Mom
172FIGHT CLUBCHUCK PALAHNIUK
College Magazine
173Firefly LaneKristin Hannah
Her Campus
174ForeverJudy BlumeMSN
175Freaks I’ve MetDonald JansGoodreads
176FreedomJonathan FranzenU Loop
177Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best ofNorrie Epstein
Arrowhead Library System
178From RockawayJill Eisenstadt
The Culture Trip
179Fun Home: A Family TragicomicAlison Bechdel
Business Insider
180Getting from College to CareerLindsey PollakMarymount
181Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free ProductivityDavid Allen
This Is Insider
182
Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time
MSN
183Go Ask AliceMSN
184Gone GirlGillian Flynn
Her Campus
185Great Tales and PoemsEdgar Allan Poe
Arrowhead Library System
186Growing UpRussell Baker
Arrowhead Library System
187GUNS, GERMS, AND STEELJARED DIAMOND
My College Advice
188Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)J.K. RowlingGoodreads
189Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixJ.K. RowlingFresh U
190Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 YearsSara and A. Elizabeth with Amy Hill Hearth Delany
Arrowhead Library System
191HiroshimaJohn Hersey
Arrowhead Library System
192How It Went DownKekla Magoon
Barnes & Nobel
193How to Become a Straight-A StudentCal Newport
Times Higher Education
194How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising AsiaMohsin HamidNoodle
195How to Make A Winning College Application Video Essay: Everything You Need to Know, From Idea to UploadMax KieferGoodreads
196How to Win at the Sport of BusinessMark CubanPraxis
197How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale CarnegiePraxis
198Howl and Other PoemsAllen Ginsberg
Arrowhead Library System
199I Am MalalaMalala YousafzaiNoodle
200I Am NOT Going to School TodayRobie H. Harris
Times Higher Education
201I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Arrowhead Library System
202I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)Robert GravesGoodreads
203If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice for the YoungKurt Vonnegut
This Is Insider
204InfernoDante
Great! Schools
205INFINITE JESTDAVID FOSTER WALLACE
College Magazine
206InfluenceRobert CialdiniPraxis
207Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Veronica RothGoodreads
208Invisible Men: Life in Baseball’s Negro LeaguesDonn Rogosin
Arrowhead Library System
209IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? (AND OTHER CONCERNS)MINDY KALINGTeen Vogue
210It’s Kind of a Funny StoryNed Vizzini
Barnes & Nobel
211IvanhoeSir Walter Scott
Arrowhead Library System
212Just One DayGayle Forman
Barnes & Nobel
213Just VisitingDahlia Adler
Barnes & Nobel
214Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?Michael Sandel
Times Higher Education
215Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in ApartheidMark Mathabane
Arrowhead Library System
216LabyrinthsJorge Luis Borges
Arrowhead Library System
217Lakota WomanMary and Richard Erdoes Crow Dog
Arrowhead Library System
218Leaves of GrassWalt Whitman
Great! Schools
219Les MisérablesVictor HugoGoodreads
220Letters to a Law StudentNicholas J. McBride
Times Higher Education
221Like Water for ChocolateLaura Esquivel
Arrowhead Library System
222Little Women (Little Women, #1)Louisa May AlcottGoodreads
223LolitaVladimir NobokovU Loop
224Long Walk to FreedomNelson MandelaGrammarly
225Look Homeward, AngelThomas Wolfe
Arrowhead Library System
226Looking Backward: 2000-1887Edward Bellamy
Arrowhead Library System
227
LORD OF THE RINGS/HARRY POTTER/A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE
College Magazine
228LuckyAlice SeboldSociety 19
229Madame CurieEve Curie
Arrowhead Library System
230Main StreetSinclair Lewis
Arrowhead Library System
231Man and Superman, Saint Joan, PygmalionBernard Shaw
Arrowhead Library System
232Memoirs of a GeishaArthur GoldenGoodreads
233MiddlemarchGeorge EliotGoodreads
234MiddlesexJeffrey EugenidesFresh U
235Milk and HoneyRupi KaurMSN
236Millenium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern WorldDavid Maybury-Lewis
Arrowhead Library System
237Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Suzanne CollinsGoodreads
238Mother Courage and Her ChildrenBertolt Brecht
Arrowhead Library System
239Much Ado About NothingWilliam ShakespeareGoodreads
240My AntoniaWilla Cather
Arrowhead Library System
241My HouseNikki Giovanni
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242MythologyEdith Hamilton
Arrowhead Library System
243Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
Great! Schools
244Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a TimeKeith FerrazziMarymount
245NEVER LET ME GOKAZUO ISHIGURO
College Magazine
246NeverwhereNeil GaimanGoodreads
247NightElie Weisel
Arrowhead Library System
248No ExitJean Paul Sarte
Arrowhead Library System
249No One Belongs Here More Than YouMiranda July
CBS Minnesota
250NORWEGIAN WOODHARUKI MURAKAMI
College Magazine
251Notes on DemocracyH.L. MenckenPraxis
252Of Mice and MenJohn SteinbeckGoodreads
253On BeautyZadie Smith
The Culture Trip
254One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading VoicesKen Coleman
CBS Minnesota
255OthelloWilliam ShakespeareGoodreads
256Out of My MindSharon M. DraperFresh U
257Outliers: The Story of SuccessMalcolm GladwellMarymount
258Paper ValentineBrenna YovanoffMSN
259PenelopeRebecca Harrington
Her Campus
260Pere GoriotHonore de Balzac
Arrowhead Library System
261PictureLillian Ross
Times Higher Education
262PoemsWilliam Wordsworth
Arrowhead Library System
263Poems of Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
Arrowhead Library System
264Profiles in CourageJohn F. Kennedy
Arrowhead Library System
265Profoundly DisconnectedMike RowePraxis
266PygmalionGeorge Bernard Shaw
Great! Schools
267Quiet Power: The Secret Strength of IntrovertsSusan CainMSN
268Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American ObsessionStuds Terkel
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269READING LOLITA IN TEHRANAZAR NAFISITeen Vogue
270Reclaim: The Septemist ManifestoCarl GripGoodreads
271Rich Dad Poor Dad for TeensRobert KiyosakiMSN
272RoomiesTara Altebrando and Sara Zarr
Barnes & Nobel
273RootsAlex Haley
Arrowhead Library System
274Sane New WorldRuby Wax
Times Higher Education
275Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s SchoolsJonathan Kozol
Arrowhead Library System
276Saving RedSonya SonesMSN
277Seize the DaySaul Bellow
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278Selected EssaysRalph Waldo Emerson
Great! Schools
279Selected PoemsGwendolyn Brooks
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280Selected PoemsLangston Hughes
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281Selected PoemsWilliam Carlos Williams
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282Selected TalesEdgar Allen Poe
Great! Schools
283Selp-HelfMiranda SingsMSN
284She’s Come UndoneWally LambMSN
285Silent SpringRachel Carson
Arrowhead Library System
286Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaBecky Albertalli
Barnes & Nobel
287SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEMJOAN DIDION
College Magazine
288SMALL WONDERBARBARA KINGSOLVER
My College Advice
289Something, anythingEdgar Allan PoeCafe Mom
290Sons and LoversD.H. Lawrence
Arrowhead Library System
291StargirlJerry SpinelliMSN
292SulaToni Morrison
Arrowhead Library System
293Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious CharacterRichard P. Feynman
This Is Insider
294Swann’s WayMarcel Proust
Great! Schools
295TEACHING TO TRANSGRESSBELL HOOKS
My College Advice
296The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal ChangeStephen R. Covey
CBS Minnesota
297The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianSherman Alexie
Barnes & Nobel
298The Adventures of Augie MarchSaul Bellow
Great! Schools
299The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan DoyleGoodreads
300The Adventures of Tom SawyerMark TwainGoodreads
301The Art of AskingAmanda Palmer
Times Higher Education
302The Ascent of ManJacob Bronowski
Arrowhead Library System
303The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
Arrowhead Library System
304The Autobiography of Malcom Xwith Alex Haley Malcom X
Arrowhead Library System
305The Autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanErnest Gaines
Arrowhead Library System
306The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to ManhoodTa-Nehisi Coates
Business Insider
307The Big SeaLangston Hughes
Business Insider
308The Bluest EyeToni MorrisonMSN
309The Book ThiefMarkus ZusakGoodreads
310The Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucer
Great! Schools
311The Chocolate WarRobert Cormier
Arrowhead Library System
312The ChosenChaim Potok
Arrowhead Library System
313The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the FutureNaomi Oreskes and Erik Conway
Business Insider
314The Communist ManifestoKarl Marx
Arrowhead Library System
315The Complete Poems of Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
Arrowhead Library System
316The Complete Poetry of John DonneJohn Donne
Arrowhead Library System
317The CrucibleArthur Miller
Great! Schools
318The Crying of Lot 49Thomas Pynchon
Great! Schools
319The Cure For DreamingCat WintersMSN
320The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NighttimeMark HaddonFresh U
321The Death of Artemio CruzCarlos Fuentes
Arrowhead Library System
322The Defining DecadeMeg Jay
Times Higher Education
323The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New EnglandCarol Karlsen
Arrowhead Library System
324The Diary of a Young GirlAnne Frank
Arrowhead Library System
325The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BanksE. Lockhart
Barnes & Nobel
326The DivinersLibba BrayMSN
327The Ecological RiftJohn Bellamy FosterGoodreads
328The Education of Margot SanchezLilliam RiveraMSN
329The Elements of StyleStrunk and WhiteNoodle
330The Freshman 50Carly A. Heitlinger
Her Campus
331The Glass MenagerieTennessee Williams
Great! Schools
332The GodfatherMario PuzoGoodreads
333THE GOLDFINCHDONNA TARTTTeen Vogue
334The Good SoldierFord Madox Ford
Great! Schools
335The Good TerroristDoris LessingGrammarly
336The HelpKathryn StockettFresh U
337The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten BoomCorrie ten BoomGoodreads
338THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXYDOUGLAS ADAMS
College Magazine
339The HobbitJ.R.R. TolkienGoodreads
340The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)Rick RiordanGoodreads
341The House of MirthEdith Wharton
Great! Schools
342The Hunchback of Notre DameVictor Hugo
Great! Schools
343The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Suzanne CollinsGoodreads
344The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRebecca SklootNoodle
345The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North AmericaThomas King
Business Insider
346The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital RevolutionWalter Isaacson, “This Boy’s Life
Business Insider
347The JungleUpton Sinclair
Arrowhead Library System
348The Last of the MohicansJames Fenimore Cooper
Great! Schools
349The Learning TreeGordon Parks
Arrowhead Library System
350The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)Rick RiordanGoodreads
351The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)C.S. LewisGoodreads
352The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth
Arrowhead Library System
353The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)Rick RiordanGoodreads
354The Lovely BonesAlice SeboldGoodreads
355The Madonnas of Echo ParkBrando Skyhorse
Business Insider
356The Magic MountainThomas Mann
Great! Schools
357The Man in the High CastlePhilip K. DickGoodreads
358The Manual to ManhoodJonathan CathermanMSN
359The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)Rick RiordanGoodreads
360The Marriage PlotJeffrey Eugenides
Times Higher Education
361The Member of the WeddingCarson McCullers
Arrowhead Library System
362The MetamorphosisFranz Kafka
Great! Schools
363The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and BrokeSuze OrmanMarymount
364The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in CollegeHarlan Cohen
This Is Insider
365The Name of the RoseUmberto EcoGoodreads
366The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessMichelle Alexander
Business Insider
367The OdysseyHomer
Great! Schools
368The Old Man and the SeaErnest HemingwayGoodreads
369The Opposite of LonelinessMarina Keegan
Times Higher Education
370The Origin of SpeciesCharles Darwin
Arrowhead Library System
371The OvercoatNikolai Gogol
Arrowhead Library System
372The Ox-Bow IncidentWalter Van Tilburg Clark
Arrowhead Library System
373The Piano LessonAugust Wilson
Arrowhead Library System
374The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)Ken FollettGoodreads
375The PoemsWilliam Butler Yeats
Arrowhead Library System
376The Poetical Works of LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
Arrowhead Library System
377The Poetry of Robert FrostRobert Frost
Arrowhead Library System
378The Portrait of a LadyHenry James
Great! Schools
379The Power of MythJoseph Campbell
Arrowhead Library System
380The Rachel PapersMartin Amis
The Culture Trip
381The RavenEdgar Allan PoeGoodreads
382The RoadCormac McCarthyGoodreads
383The Rules of AttractionBret Easton Ellis
The Culture Trip
384The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)Rick RiordanGoodreads
385The SecretRhonda ByrneMSN
386The Short and Tragic Life of Robert PeaceJeff HobbsMSN
387The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)Rick RiordanGoodreads
388The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner
Great! Schools
389The StateFranz OppenheimerPraxis
390The Story of My LifeHelen Keller
Arrowhead Library System
391The Strange Case of DrRobert Louis StevensonCafe Mom
392The Sun Is Also A StarNicola YoonMSN
393The Systems View of Life: A Unifying VisionFritjof CapraGoodreads
394The Tenant of Wildfell HallAnne BrontëGoodreads
395The Time MachineH.G. Wells
Arrowhead Library System
396The Tin DrumGunter Grass
Arrowhead Library System
397THE TIPPING POINTMALCOLM GLADWELLTeen Vogue
398The TrialFranz Kafka
Arrowhead Library System
399The Truth About AliceJennifer MathieuMSN
400The Turn of the ScrewHenry James
Great! Schools
401The Waste LandT.S. Eliot
Arrowhead Library System
402The Westing GameEllen RaskinGoodreads
403The Wind in the WillowsKenneth GrahameGoodreads
404The Woman WarriorMaxine Hong Kingston
Great! Schools
405The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as told in theMichael Berenbaum
Arrowhead Library System
406There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up inAlex Kotlowitz
Arrowhead Library System
407Thirteen StoriesEudora Welty
Arrowhead Library System
408This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The ClimateNaomi KleinGoodreads
409This I Believe, editedJay Allison and Dan GedimanFresh U
410This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate LifeDavid Foster Wallace
This Is Insider
411This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou HamerKay Mills
Arrowhead Library System
412This Side of ParadiseF. Scott FitzgeraldU Loop
413This Song Will Save Your LifeLeila Sales
Barnes & Nobel
414Tiny Pretty ThingsSona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Barnes & Nobel
415TitleAuthor
Great! Schools
416To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love YouJenny Han
Barnes & Nobel
417To Destroy You Is No Loss: The Odyssey of a Cambodian FamilyJan. D. and Teeda Butt Mam Criddle
Arrowhead Library System
418To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Non-FictionPhillip Lopate
CBS Minnesota
419To the LighthouseVirginia Woolf
Great! Schools
420Tom JonesHenry Fielding
Great! Schools
421Total Frat MoveW.R. Bolen
This Is Insider
422Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson
Great! Schools
423UnbecomingJenny Downham
Times Higher Education
424Vanity FairWilliam Thackeray
Great! Schools
425War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy
Great! Schools
426WATCHMENALAN MOORE
College Magazine
427What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20Teena Seelig
Times Higher Education
428What We Left BehindRobin Talley
Barnes & Nobel
429Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can DoClaude Steele
Business Insider
430Who Owns the Future?Jaron Lanier
CBS Minnesota
431Winesburg, OhioSherwood Anderson
Arrowhead Library System
432Zero to OnePeter ThielPraxis


22 Best Books To After High School Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
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