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College Reading List

Great Books for College Prep


College-bound students are often looking for the best books to read in preparation. It's wise to read as many classics as possible, but few students are able to read all the recommended books. This list offers a few of the most interesting college must-reads.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Figzgerald

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Lord of the Flies, William Golding

Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

Moby Dick, Herman Melville

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, Frederick Douglas

Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James.

The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane

The Root Cellar, Janet Lunn

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemmingway

Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tess of the D'Ubervilles, by Thomas Hardy.

A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle.

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