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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