fiction – classics

chinua achebe
things fall apart
no longer at ease

richard adams
watership down

jane austen
pride and prejudice
sense and sensibility

charlotte bronte
jane eyre

emily bronte
wuthering heights

truman capote
in cold blood
breakfast at tiffany’s

miguel d cervantes
don quixote

geoffrey chaucer
canterbury tales

anton chekhov
3 sisters
cherry orchard
uncle vanya

joseph conrad
heart of darkness

james fenimore cooper
last of the mohicans

stephen crane
red badge of courage

daniel defoe
robinson crusoe

charles dickens
tale of two cities
great expectations

fyodor dostoevsky
crime and punishment

arthur conan doyle
sherlock holmes

alexandre dumas
count of monte cristo
3 musketeers

alexandre dumas fils

george eliot
silas marner

william faulkner
sound and the fury

f. scott fitzgerald
great gatsby

gustave flaubert
madame bovary

anne frank
diary of a young girl

kahlil gibran
the prophet

william golding
lord of the flies

lorraine hansberry
raisin in the sun

thomas hardy
tess of the d’urbervilles
mayor of casterbridge

nathaniel hawthorne
scarlet letter

ernest hemingway
old man and the sea
sun also rises

herman hesse
beneath the wheel


w.h. hudson
green mansions

victor hugo
les miserables
hunchback of notre dame

aldous huxley
brave new world

henrik ibsen
peer gynt
hedda gabler
wild duck
doll’s house

henry james
turn of the screw

james joyce

franz kafka

jack kerouac
on the road

rudyard kipling

john knowles
a separate peace

harper lee
to kill a mockingbird

jack london
call of the wild

niccolò machiavelli
the prince

somerset maugham
moon and sixpence
of human bondage

herman melville
moby dick

arthur miller
the crucible
death of a salesman

sean o’casey
plough and the stars
juno and the paycock

eugene o’neill
long days journey into night
iceman cometh
anna christie

george orwell
animal farm

edgar allan poe
tell-tale heart and other writings

allegory of the cave

ayn rand

erich maria remarque
all quiet on the western front

j.d. salinger
catcher in the rye

william shakespeare
romeo & juliet

george bernard shaw
man and superman

mary shelley

upton sinclair
the jungle

john steinbeck
grapes of wrath
mice and men

robert louis stevenson
jekyll and hyde
treasure island

bram stoker

harriet beecher stowe
uncle tom’s cabin

jonathan swift
gulliver’s travels

leo tolstoy
war and peace
death of ivan llyich

mark twain
tom sawyer
huck finn

jules verne
20k leagues
center of the earth
around the world 80 days


h.g. wells
time machine
invisible man

elie wiesel

oscar wilde
dorian gray
importance of being earnest

thornton wilder
our town

tennessee williams
streetcar named desire
cat on hot tin roof

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


William Manchester
Death of a President
American Caesar
The Last Lion (1,2,3)

David McCullough
John Adams
Wright Brothers
The Great Bridge
The Path between the Seas
The Pioneers

Joseph Ellis
American Creation
American Sphinx
Founding Brothers
His Excellency: George Washington

A. Scott Berg

James Swanson
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer

James Bradley
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima

Cornelius Ryan
The Longest Day

David Hackett Fischer
Washington’s Crossing
Paul Revere’s Ride
Champlain’s Dream

Erik Larson
Dead Wake
The Devil in the White City
In the Garden of Beasts
The Splendid and the Vile

Ron Chernow

Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air
Into the Wild
Under the Banner of Heavan

Stephen E. Ambrose
Undaunted Courage

Edmund Morris
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Rex

James M. McPherson
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Laura Hillenbrand

Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin
Steve Jobs

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Team of Rivals

Nathaniel Philbrick
Bunker Hill
The Last Stand
Valiant Ambition

Tom Wolfe
The Right Stuff

Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Charles Lindberg
The Spirit of St Louis

Marcus Luttrell
Lone Survivor

Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods
A Short History of Nearly Everything
One Summer: America, 1927

Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point
David and Goliath
The Bomber Mafia

Piers Paul Read
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm

Bill O’Reilly
Killing Patton
Killing Kennedy
Killing Lincoln
Killing the Rising Sun
Killing Reagan
Killing England
Killing Crazy Horse
Killing the SS
Killing the Mob
Killing the Killers

Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs and Steel

Phil Knight
Shoe Dog

Jack Weatherford
Genghis Khan

Marjory Stoneman Douglas
The Everglades River of Grass
Voice of the River

General Chuck Yeager

Jon Meacham
American Lion

John Ferling
The Ascent of George Washington

Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative

Timothy White
Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

Jon Lee Anderson
Che Guevara : A Revolutionary Life

Winston Churchill
The Gathering Storm
Their Finest Hour
The Grand Alliance
The Hinge of Fate
Closing the Ring
Triumph and Tragedy

Parson Weems
The Life of Washington