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30 Books Everyone Should Read

Marcia Barker, CPL's programming specialist and long-time library employee, suggests this list of books everyone should read.

To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee

Anne Frank : the diary of a young girl by translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday ; with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt

1984 : a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ; fully annotated, with an introduction, by Burton Raffel ; with an essay by Harold Bloom

The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli

Jane Eyre, introduction by William Peden by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

Lord of the flies by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E. L. Epstein

The giver by Lois Lowry

The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane ; adapted by Malvina G. Vogel ; illustrated by E.R. Cruz

Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ; afterword by Alfred Kazin

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates

Brave new world by Aldous Huxley

Of mice and men by John Steinbeck

Little women by Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by Louis Jambor

The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck ; introduction and notes by Robert DeMott

Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell

Kenneth Grahame's The wind in the willows by adapted by Michael Bishop ; illustrated by Rene Cloke

Great expectations by Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by David Trotter ; edited and with notes by Charlotte Mitchell

Middlemarch by George Eliot ; edited by Rosemary Ashton

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway ; illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard

The call of the wild by retold from the Jack London original by Oliver Ho ; illustrated by Lucy Corvino

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ; supplementary material written by Anna Maria Hong ; series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis [abridged by Amanda Benjamin] ; illustrated by Christian Birmingham


Wed, 2010-10-20 11:47
I have started Middlemarch probably a half-dozen times, and it's never taken hold of me. Maybe your list will inspire me to try again!