Must Reads for College-Bound Students

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Getting ready for college? You can prepare for this exciting academic experience months ahead by making sure you've read a variety of classics. This will help you prepare for the reading load that is surely ahead of you, nurture your love of reading and perhaps foster a new one!

By Title

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
     
  • All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
     
  • American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
     
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
     
  • Antigone - Sophocles
     
  • - William Faulkner
     
  • Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
     
  • Beowulf
     
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
     
  • Call of the Wild - Jack London
     
  • Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
     
  • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
     
  • Cather in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
     
  • Color Purple - Alice Walker
     
  • Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand
     
  • Death in the Family - James Agee
     
  • Don Quixote - Cervantes
     
  • Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
     
  • Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
     
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain - James Baldwin
     
  • Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
     
  • Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
     
  • Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
     
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare
     
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
     
  • Iliad - Homer
     
  • Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
     
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
     
  • Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
     
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
     
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare
     
  • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
     
  • Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
     
  • My Antonia - Willa Cather
     
  • Odyssey - Homer
     
  • Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
     
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
     
  • Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
     
  • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
     
  • Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
     
  • Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
  • Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
     
  • Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
     
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
     
  • Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
     
  • Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
     
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
     
  • To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
     
  • Tom Jones - Henry Fielding
     
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
     
  • Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
     
  • Walden - Henry David Thoreau
     
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte