Book List from How To Read Literature Like a Professor (125 books)

Book List from How To Read Literature Like a Professor (125 books)

The recommended reading list of literature from Thomas C. Foster’s book How To Read Literature Like a Professor.

1. The Odyssey by Homer

2. The Iliad by Homer

3. Antigone by Sophocles

4. Oedipus the King by Sophocles

5. Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

6. Beowulf by Unknown

7. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

8. Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory

9. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

10. The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

11. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

12. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

13. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

14. Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare

15. Henry V by William Shakespeare

16. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

17. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare

18. King Lear by William Shakespeare

19. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

20. The Tempest by William Shakespeare

21. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

22. As You Like it by William Shakespeare

23. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

24. Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

25. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

26. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

27. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

28. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

29. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

30. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

31. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

32. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

33. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

34. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

35. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

36. Daisy Miller by Henry James

37. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

38. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

39. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

40. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale by Robert Louis Stevenson

41. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

42. Dracula by Bram Stoker

43. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

44. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

45. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

46. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

47. Howards End by E. M. Forster

48. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

49. Dubliners by James Joyce

50. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

51. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

52. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

53. Prufrock and Other Observations by T.S. Eliot

54. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

55. Ulysses by James Joyce

56. The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot

57. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

58. The Trial by Franz Kafka

59. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

60. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

61. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

62. Blindness by Henry Green

63. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

64. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

65. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

66. The Short Stories Of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy

67. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

68. Living by Henry Green

69. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

70. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

71. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

72. Poems of W. H. Auden by W. H. Auden

73. Selected Stories by D. H. Lawrence

74. The Bridge by Hart Crane

75. Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats by W. B. Yeats

76. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

77. Party Going by Henry Green

78. The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

79. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

80. Loving by Henry Green

81. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

82. Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas by Dylan Thomas

83. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

84. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

85. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell

86. A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch

87. The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke by Theodore Roethke

88. The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch

89. The Magus by John Fowles

90. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

91. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

92. Pricksongs and Descants by Robert Coover

93. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

94. The Poems of Robert Frost by Robert Frost

95. The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka

96. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

97. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

98. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

99. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

100. Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien

101. The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories by Angela Carter

102. Water Music by T.C. Boyle

103. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

104. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

105. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

106. Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter

107. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

108. The Hearts and Lives of Men: A Novel by Fay Weldon

109. Stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway

110. Early Novels and Stories by James Baldwin

111. World’s End by T. C. Boyle

112. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

113. The Stories of Raymond Carver by Raymond Carver

114. Omeros by Derek Walcott

115. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

116. Wise Children by Angela Carter

117. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

118. The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch

119. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

120. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

121. The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter

122. The Early Stories by John Updike

123. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Simon Armitage

124. Stories by T.C. Boyle

125. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country & Other Stories by William H. Gass

Source: How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster

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