If the reading lists we provided in this previous post seemed a tad daunting, then we have just the thing! For today’s recommendations, we have moved out of the aspirational world of required academic reading and into a more personal realm. So, next time you are browsing your local library or bookstore, make sure you have this list on hand so you can pick up the favourite novels and collections of the authors you admire.

Malcolm Gladwell

Stone’s Fall: A Novel by Iain Pears

Paulo Coelho

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ayn Rand

Calumet K by Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster

Joan Didion

Victory by Joseph Conrad

Ray Bradbury

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

George R.R. Martin

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Vladimir Nabokov

Ulysses by James Joyce


Jane Austen

Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson

Gillian Flynn

The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

R.L. Stine

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Amy Tan

Jing Ping Mei (The Plum in the Golden Vase) by an anonymous Chinese writer

J.K. Rowling

Emma by Jane Austen

Maya Angelou

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

John Steinbeck

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

David Foster Wallace

The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Chuck Palahniuk

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Embellished Manuscripts - Assorted

Jeffrey Eugenides

The Aeneid by Virgil

Jonathan Franzen

Continental Drift by Russell Banks

Joyce Carol Oates

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Zadie Smith

Styles of Radical Will by Susan Sontag

Stephen King

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Tom Clancy

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

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