Listener Recommended "Well Read" List

Ken Kesey "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Upton Sinclair "The Jungle"

Mark Twain "Life on the Mississippi" and "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Ton Sawyer"

JD Salinger "Catcher in the Rye"

Joseph Heller "Catch 22"

EM Forster "Howard's End"

George Orwell "1984"

The Bible... and the literature of other great faiths

John Irving "A Prayer for Owen Meany"

Maya Angelou "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

David McCullough "John Adams"

Viktor Frankl "Man's Search for Meaning"

Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged"

Margaret Atwood "Cat's Eye"

"All The Kings Men," Robert Penn Warren

"Brothers Karamazov," Fyodor Doestoevsky

"Godel, Escher, and Bach," Douglas Hofstadter

"The Denial of Death," Ernest Becker

Dune by Frank Herbert

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

Phillip K. Dick Reader by Phillip K. Dick (includes short stories Minority Report and Total Recall)

How to Become Ridiculously Well-Read in One Evening: A Collection of Literary Encapsulations by E.O. Parrott

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Homer "The Odyssey" and "The Iliad"

Silent Springs by Rachel Carson

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Diet For a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe

Adolf Hitler's Mien Kampf "We should never forget and never repeat this history."

"The Road to Serfdom", by F.A. Hayek.

The Annals of Tacitus

Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

Albert Memmi's The Colonizer and the Colonized

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Lloyd, What Happened? - Stanley Bing

The Trial_/ Franz Kafka

"In Search Of The Miraculous" P.D. Ouspensky

"Ishmael" Daniel Quinn

"The Complete Sherlock Holmes" Sir A. Conan Doyle

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Douglas Adams

"The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" Gibbons

"Crime and Punishment" Dostoevsky

"Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond

"Lord of the Flies" William Golding

Peter Matthiessen "The Snow Leopard" and "African Silences"

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"The Color Purple" Alice Walker

"The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" by Gertrude Stein

"Left Hand, Right Hand!" the 4-vol. autobiography by Sir Osbert Sitwell

'My Personal Life' by Katheran Graham

'Shipping News' by Annie Proulx

'The Greatest Generation' by Tom Brokaw

The Autobiography of Malcolm X , with Alex Haley