50 Pieces of Literature I Love

Here is a list of books, plays and stories that I have found compelling (not exhaustive and in no particular order):

  1. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.
  2. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  3. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  4. The Odyssey by Homer
  5. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  10. Yellow Raft on Blue Water by Michael Dorris
  11. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  12. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  13. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  14. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  15. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  16.  East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  18. Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
  19. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  20. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  21. The Narnian Tales by C.S. Lewis
  22. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
  23. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
  24. Miss Piggle Wiggle series
  25. The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
  26. Beowolf
  27. Oedipus
  28. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  29. Night by Elie Wiesel
  30. The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
  31. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  32. Loving Eleanor by Susan Albert
  33. The Swimmer by John Cheever
  34. The Women’s Room by Marilyn French
  35. Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  36. Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
  37. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  38. Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
  39. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  40. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  41. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  42. Cider House Rules by John Irving
  43. Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
  44. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  45. City of Night by John Rechy
  46. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
  47. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  48. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  49. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  50. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein


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