By Genre

This is by no means a complete list of everything I’ve read, but it is pretty comprehensive in content.

Non-Fiction (Including Memoir, Creative, and Others)

Eat, Pray, Love– Elizabeth Gilbert

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier– Ishmael Beah

Man’s Search for Meaning– Viktor E. Frankl

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers– Kwame Anthony Appiah

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side Of Everything– Steven Levitt

The Four Agreements– Don Miguel Ruiz

 Signs of Life– Natalie Taylor

Fiction (Classics, American or Otherwise)

Frankenstein- Mary Shelley

Madame Bovary– Gustave Flaubert

The Scarlet Letter– Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Grapes of Wrath– John Steinbeck

The Catcher in the Rye– J. D. Salinger

Jane Eyre– Charlotte Bronte

Hard Times– Charles Dickens

The Great Gatsby– F. Scott Fitzgerald

To Kill a Mockingbird– Harper Lee

The Awakening


Fiction (Contemporary, American or Otherwise)

The Accidental Tourist– Anne Tyler

The Bluest Eye– Toni Morrison

Breath, Eyes, Memory– Edwidge Danticat

The Color Purple– Alice Walker

Passing– Nella Larsen

The God of Small Things– Arundhati Roy

Invisible Man– Ralph Ellison

It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris– Patricia Engel

Monkey Bridge– Lan Cao

Purple Hibiscus– Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie

Their Eyes Were Watching God– Zora Neale Hurston

The Natural– Bernard Malamud



Something Borrowed– Emily Giffin

Something Blue– Emily Giffin

Love the One You’re With– Emily Giffin

The Twilight Series– Stephanie Meyer


Short Stories

“The Yellow Wallpaper”- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“Tiger Mending”- Aimee Bender