MUST READ

1298 The Travels ; Marco Polo
1509 In Praise of Folly ; Desiderius Erasmus (nce)
1832 The Tragedy of Faust ; Johann Wolfgang Goethe (nce)
1920 Main Street ; Sinclair Lewis
1922 The Waste Land ; T. S. Eliot (nce)
1929 The Sound and the Fury ; William Faulkner (nce)
1952 East of Eden ; John Steinbeck

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SHOULD READ

1387 Canterbury Tales ; Geoffrey Chaucer (nce)
1528 The Book of the Courtier ; Baldessare Castiglione (nce)
1532 Pantagruel ; Francois Rabelais
1534 Gargantua ; Francois Rabelais
1558-1562 Autobiography ; Benvenuto Cellini
1630 El burlador de Sevilla ("The Seducer of Seville") ; Tirso de Molina
1666 Le misanthrope ; Moliere
1678-1684 The Pilgrims Progress ; John Bunyan
1749 Tom Jones ; Henry Fielding (nce)
1755 On the Origin of Inequality ; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1759-1767 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman ; Laurence Sterne (nce)
1762 Emile ; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1762 The Social Contract ; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1789 The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Gustavus Vassa, the African ; Olaudah Equiano (nce)
1819 Rip Van Winkle ; Washington Irving
1828 History of Christopher Columbus ; Washington Irving
1831 The Hunchback of Notre Dame ; Victor Hugo
1836 Nature ; Ralph Waldo Emerson
1841 Self-Reliance ; Ralph Waldo Emerson
1842 Dead Souls ; Nikolai Gogol (nce)
1844 The Three Musketeers ; Alexandre Dumas
1847 Jane Eyre ; Charlotte Bronte (nce)
1852 Bleak House ; Charles Dickens (nce)
1862 Les Miserables ; Victor Hugo
1864 War and Peace ; Leo Tolstoy (nce)
1874 Far From the Madding Crowd ; Thomas Hardy (nce)
1879 A Doll's House ; Henrik Johan Ibsen
1879 The Brothers Karamazov ; Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (nce)
1880 Nana ; Emile Zola
1883 Treasure Island ; Robert Louis Stevenson
1889 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ; Mark Twain
1900 Sister Carrie ; Theodore Dreiser (nce)
1903 The Ambassadors ; Henry James (nce)
1903 The Souls of Black Folk ; W. E. B. Du Bois (nce)
1908 Anne of Green Gables ; L. M. Montgomery
1910 Howards End ; E. M. Forster (nce)
1916 Democracy and Education ; John Dewey
1924 The Magic Mountain ; Thomas Mann
1931 Mourning Becomes Electra ; Eugene O'Neill
1938 Our Town ; Thornton Wilder
1939 Tropic of Capricorn ; Henry Miller
1946 The Iceman Cometh ; Eugene O'Neill
1948 The Naked and the Dead ; Norman Mailer
1951 Caine Mutiny ; Herman Wouk
1963 The Feminine Mystique ; Betty Friedan
1966 The Fixer ; Bernard Malamud
1966 Valley of the Dolls ; Jacqueline Susann
1968 Soul on Ice ; Eldridge Cleaver
1969 Portnoy's Complaint ; Philip Roth
1982 The Color Purple ; Alice Walker
1987 Beloved ; Toni Morrison

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PHILOSOPHY TO READ

1651 Leviathan ; Thomas Hobbes (nce)
1674 Ethics Demonstrated with Geometrical Order ; Baruch de Spinoza
1690 Essay Concerning Human Understanding ; John Locke
1748 Concerning Human Understanding ; David Hume
1781 Critique of Pure Reason ; Immanuel Kant
1807 The Phenomenology of Mind ; George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
1819 The World as Will and Idea ; Arthur Schopenhauer
1836 Utilitarianism ; John Stuart Mill
1843 Either/Or ; Soren Kierkegaard
1886 Beyond Good and Evil ; Friedrich Nietzsche
1907 Pragmatism ; William James
1910 How We Think ; John Dewey
1913 A General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology ; Husserl
1916 Course in General Linguistics ; Ferdinand de Saussure
1922 Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus ; Ludwig Wittgenstein
1927 Being and Time ; Martin Heidegger
1943 Being and Nothingness ; John-Paul Sartre
1953 Philosophical Investigations ; Ludwig Wittgenstein
1967 Elements of Semiology ; Roland Barthes
1976 A Theory of Semiotics ; Umberto Eco
1977 Écrits ; Jacques Lacan
1978 Writing and Difference ; Jacques Derrida
1994 An Introduction to Semiotics ; Thomas Sebeok

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ALREADY READ

2500bc-1500bc Gilgamesh (nce)
800bc~ The Iliad ; Homer
800bc~ The Odyssey ; Homer (nce)
428bc-347bc Death of Socrates (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo) ; Plato
428bc-347bc Symposium ; Plato
428bc-347bc The Republic ; Plato
400bc-200 Bhagavad-Gita ; Unknown/Various
19bc The Aeneid ; Virgil
800-1500 The Thousand and One Nights ; Unknown/Various
833 Life of Charles the Great ; Einhard
1321 The Divine Comedy ; Dante Alighieri
1513 The Prince ; Niccolo Machiavelli (nce)
1516 Utopia ; Thomas More (nce)
1578 History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil ; Jean De Lery
1593 The Taming of the Shrew ; William Shakespeare
1594 Romeo and Juliet ; William Shakespeare
1599 As You Like It ; William Shakespeare
1601 Hamlet ; William Shakespeare (nce)
1637 Discourse on Method ; Rene Descartes
1667 Paradise Lost ; John Milton (nce)
1669 Tartuffe ; Moliere
1719-1722 Robinson Crusoe ; Daniel Defoe (nce)
1726 Gulliver's Travels ; Jonathan Swift (nce)
1759 Candide ; Francois-Marie de Voltaire (nce)
1771-1788 Autobiography ; Benjamin Franklin (nce)
1776 Common Sense ; Thomas Paine
1782 Confessions ; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1798 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ; Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1813 Pride and Prejudice ; Jane Austin (nce)
1818 Frankenstein ; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (nce)
1821 Confessions of an English Opium Eater ; Thomas De Quincey
1826 The Last of the Mohicans ; James Fenimore Cooper
1828 Peer Gynt ; Henrik Johan Ibsen
1830 The Red and the Black ; Stendhal (nce)
1845 Carmen ; Prosper Merimee
1845 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ; Frederick Douglass (nce)
1847 The Manifesto of the Communist Party ; Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles (nce)
1847 Wuthering Heights ; Emily Bronte (nce)
1849 Civil Disobedience ; Henry David Thoreau
1850 The Scarlet Letter ; Nathaniel Hawthorne (nce)
1851 Moby Dick ; Herman Melville (nce)
1852 Uncle Tom's Cabin ; Harriet Beecher Stowe (nce)
1854 Walden ; Henry David Thoreau (nce)
1856 Madame Bovary ; Gustave Flaubert (nce)
1859 A Tale of Two Cities ; Charles Dickens
1861 Silas Marner ; George Eliot
1862 Fathers and Sons ; Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (nce)
1863 Gettysburg Address
1864 Notes from the Underground ; Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (nce)
1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ; Lewis Carroll (nce)
1866 Crime and Punishment ; Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (nce)
1869 Innocents Abroad ; Mark Twain
1871 Middlemarch ; George Eliot (nce)
1872 Roughing It ; Mark Twain
1875 Anna Karenina ; Leo Tolstoy (nce)
1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ; Mark Twain
1881 The Portrait of a Lady ; Henry James (nce)
1882 Enemy of the People ; Henrik Johan Ibsen
1882 The Prince and the Pauper ; Mark Twain
1882 The Adventures of Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet ; Carlo Collodi
1884 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ; Mark Twain (nce)
1884 Flatland ; Edwin Abbot
1885 Thus Spake Zarathustra ; Friedrich Nietzsche
1886 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ; Robert Louis Stevenson
1887 The Death of Ivan Ilyitch ; Leo Tolstoy
1891 The Picture of Dorian Gray ; Oscar Wilde (nce)
1893 Maggie, a Girl of the Streets ; Stephen Crane (nce)
1895 The Red Badge of Courage ; Stephen Crane (nce)
1897 Dracula ; Bram Stoker (nce)
1899 The Awakening ; Kate Chopin (nce)
1902 Heart of Darkness ; Joseph Conrad (nce)
1902 The Hound of the Baskervilles ; Arthur Conan Doyle
1903 The Call of the Wild ; Jack London
1904 The Cherry Orchard ; Anton Chekhov
1905 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism ; Max Weber
1906 The Jungle ; Upton Sinclair
1906 White Fang ; Jack London
1912 Death in Venice ; Thomas Mann (nce)
1914 Dubliners ; James Joyce
1915 Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ; T. S. Eliot
1915 The Metamporphosis ; Franz Kafka (nce)
1916 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ; James Joyce
1918 My Antonia ; Willa Cather
1921 Six Characters in Search of an Author ; Luigi Pirandello
1922 Babbitt ; Sinclair Lewis
1922 Siddhartha ; Herman Hesse
1922 Ulysses ; James Joyce
1925 The Great Gatsby ; F. Scott Fitzgerald
1925 The Trial ; Franz Kafka
1927 Steppenwolf ; Herman Hesse
1928 Coming of Age in Samoa ; Margaret Mead
1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover ; D.H. Lawrence
1930 As I Lay Dying ; William Faulkner
1932 A Brave New World ; Aldous Huxley
1936 How to Win Friends & Influence People ; Dale Carnegie
1937 Of Mice and Men ; John Steinbeck
1937 The Hobbit ; J.R. Tolkien
1939 The Grapes of Wrath ; John Steinbeck
1940 For Whom the Bell Tolls ; Ernest Hemingway
1940 How to Read a Book ; Mortimer Adler and Charles van Doren
1940 Native Son ; Richard Wright
1942 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ; James Thurber
1942 The Stranger ; Albert Camus
1943 Fountainhead ; Ayn Rand
1943 The Glass Bead Game ; Herman Hesse
1945 Animal Farm ; George Orwell
1947 A Streetcar Named Desire ; Tennessee Williams
1947 The Plague ; Albert Camus
1949 Death of a Salesman ; Arthur Miller
1949 Nineteen Eighty-Four ; George Orwell
1950 Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health ; L. Ron Hubbard
1950 Mythology ; Edith Hamilton
1951 Catcher in the Rye ; J. D. Salinger
1952 Player Piano ; Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
1952 The Old Man and the Sea ; Ernest Hemingway
1952 The Power of Positive Thinking ; Norman Vincent Peale
1952 Waiting for Godot ; Beckett
1953 Fahrenheit 451 ; Ray Bradbury
1954 The Lord of the Flies ; William Golding
1955 Lolita ; Vladimir Nabokov
1955 The Lord of the Rings ; J.R. Tolkien
1955 Tristes Tropiques ; Claude Lévi-Strauss
1956 Long Day's Journey into Night ; Eugene O'Neill
1957 On the Road ; Jack Kerouac
1959 The Naked Lunch ; William Burroughs
1959 The Tin Drum ; Günter Grass
1960 Night ; Elie Wiesel
1960 To Kill a Mockingbird ; Harper Lee
1961 Catch-22 ; Joseph Heller
1962 A Clockwork Orange ; Anthony Burgess
1962 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ; Ken Kesey
1962 The Forest People ; Colin Turnbull
1963 Cat's Cradle ; Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
1963 The City and the Dogs ; Mario Vargas Llosa
1965 Dune ; Frank Herbert
1965 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater ; Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
1966 The Crying of Lot 49 ; Thomas Pynchon
1966 The Green House ; Mario Vargas Llosa
1967 One Hundred Years of Solitude ; Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1967 The Naked Ape ; Desmond Morris
1968 Teachings of Don Juan : A Yaqui Way of Knowledge ; Carlos Castaneda
1968 The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ; Tom Wolfe
1968 The Greatest Salesman in the World ; Og Mandino
1968 Welcome to the Monkey House ; Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
1969 Slaughterhouse-Five ; Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
1970 Future Shock ; Alvin Toffler
1970 The Bluest Eye ; Toni Morrison
1971 Beyond Freedom and Dignity ; B. F. Skinner
1971 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ; Hunter Thompson
1972 Be Here Now ; Baba Ram Das
1972 The Mountain People ; Colin Turnbull
1973 Fear of Flying ; Erica Jong
1973 Gravity's Rainbow ; Thomas Pynchon
1974 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ; Robert Pirsig
1975 Discipline and Punish ; Michel Foucault
1978 Life, A User's Manual ; Georges Perec
1978 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ; Douglas Adams
1980 The Name of the Rose ; Umberto Eco
1980 A People's History of the United States ; Howard Zinn
1982 The House of the Spirits ; Isabel Allende
1984 The War of the End of the World ; Mario Vargas Llosa
1989 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ; Stephen Covey
1992 A History of Knowledge ; Charles Van Doren
2007 The Conscience of a Liberal ; Paul Krugman

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