College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
CLASS FACULTY’S INFLUENTIAL BOOK LISTS
CLASS Faculty members who wanted to participate have shared their list of ten (or so) books that have had the greatest impact or influence on their lives or just their favorite books. This booklet was created for you. The faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) wants to encourage you to discover the joy of reading. Happy reading! Dean Hudak and The CLASS Faculty
.August 2007 Dear Students. We would be delighted if you would take the time to read at least one book from this list.
A Prayer for Owen Meany 2. The Power of Myth 10. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 4. Drifters 6. Jack Kerouac. The Unbearable Lightness of Being 2. A Joseph Campbell Companion 6. Dharma Bums 2. Walpola Rahula. Carpenters 6. J. What the Buddha Taught Tiffanie Townsend 1. Michener. Rita Dove. Life: A Natural History of the Last 4 Billion Years on Earth 8. The Poisonwood Bible 6. Why I Am Not a Christian 7. Salman Rushdie. The Theory of Everything 9. Joseph Campbell. Salinger. Haruki Murakami. Elaine Scarry. Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ Megan Jacobs 1. and Reflections 3. The Visible and the Invisible 8. Anonymous. Salman Rushdie. Charles Strunk and E. Urantia 10. Perelandra 3. Alfredo Jaar. On Beauty and Being Just 2. Dreams. James A. The Little
. Midnight’s Children 4. Macbeth 5. Dalai Lama. Deadeye Dick 3. The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from his Writings Donald Overbeay 1.G. Chögyam Trungpa. Thompson. Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior 7. Jane Hamilton. The Elements of Style 7. C. Let There Be Light: The Rwanda Project 1994 – 1998 5. Michael Guillen. Memories.. Selected and Edited by Deane Osbon. Man and His Symbols 4. B. Joseph Campbell. D. Jung. Ed. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Kurt Vonnegut. Suzan-Lori Parks.ART DEPARTMENT
Jessica Hines 1. John Irving. John Adams. John Rosenberg. S. Stephen Hawking. J. Catcher in the Rye 9. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Raise High the Roof Beam. Michael Coe. Disobedience 7.G. Barbara Kingsolver. Lewis. Jung. Satanic Verses 3. C. Watership Down 4. Selected Poems 10. Salinger. Hamlet 5. Awareness 2. Milan Kundera. White. Richard Fortey. Hunter S. Bertrand Russell. Topdog/Underdog 8. Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra 9. Five Equations That Changed the World 5. Norwegian Wood
Christina Lemon 1. William Shakespeare. D. C. Breaking the Maya Code 3. Friedrich Nietzsche. Anthony De Mello. William Shakespeare.
Konstantine Stanislavski. Stranger in a Strange Land 10. Laing. Jane Austen. Shakespeare’s Plays 2. Bill Moyers.Prince 8. Lee Harper. Carl Jung. Gerda Lerner. Kill Him 7. Cappon. Ernest Hemingway. Pride and Prejudice 10. Memories. Malcolm X. Paul Barolsky. Language. leads discussion. The Bible
. If you Meet the Buddha on the Road. Jacob Bronowski. A Man in Full 8. Rainer Maria Rilke. My Life in Art 5. James Frey. Amusing Ourselves to Death 2. Michael Shaara. Lester J. Raymond Chandler. The Big Sleep Patricia Walker 1. The Ascent of Man 3. Old Man and the Sea 4. Frank McCourt. I Know why the Caged Bird Sings 9. Maya Angelou. Letters to a Young Poet 6. Poetry. Ludwig Wittgenstein. The Adventures of Huck Finn 5. Race Matters 7. Robert Ludlum. Carl Jung. Edmund Morris. James Michener. Tom Clancy. Autobiography 11. Charles Dickens. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Reed Smith 1. Genesis A Living Conversation 10. Michelangelo’s Nose 9. To Kill a Mockingbird 2. Marc Twain. Reflections 5. Culture and Value 9. The AdamsJefferson Letters 11. Dreams. Man and His Symbols 4. The Drifters 8. R. Thought 2. Cornell West. A Christmas Carol 4. Killer Angels 6. Red Storm Rising 7. The Presence of the Actor
Mark Mohr 1. The Politics of Experience
These are more of a sampling than a definitive list. Creation of Patriarchy 8. Everything written by John Steinbeck
6. But the above is a pretty good crosssection of the books that have shaped my life. Martin Heidegger. The Chancellor Manuscript 9. There are so many that could be added or might even replace one of the above.D. Joseph Chaikin. A Million Little Pieces 3. Tom Wolfe. Neil Postman. Sheldon Kopp. Siddharta 3. Robert Heinlein.
COMMUNICATIONS ART DEPARTMENT
Jim Harbour 1. Angela’s Ashes 10. Herman Hesse.
Le Deuxième sexe (The Second Sex) 4. William Styron.” “Fire and Ice. but. Oblomov 3. Simone de Beauvoir. The poetry of Emily Dickinson 9. Eric Barnouw. An Unfinished Woman 3. Stephen Ambrose.” 8. A Distant Mirror: Practicing History. Alexander Kendrick. Colette. Chéri. Madame Bovary
Clara Krug 1. The poetry of Robert Frost. (Could delete. verses 1-20. A Tower in Babel: a History of Broadcasting in the U. Lehre Vom Zerfall 6. I guess. Prime Time: the Life of Edward R. Selected Essays 9. Pride and Prejudice 4. Oswald Wiener. Jane Eyre 2. Karl Valentin. Madeleine L’Engle. Les bouches inutiles (Useless Mouths) 5. The Official Boy Scout Handbook 7.A. Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West 8. 100. Simone de Beauvoir. From the King James version of The Bible: Psalms 23. Die Elixiere Des Teufels 2. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis. William Hillcourt. Die Verbesserung Von Mitteleuropa. Le mythe de Sisyphe 7. Tristram Shandy 8. Emma 5. Charles Dickens. Leo Tolstoy. A Wrinkle in Time 7. E. The Power of Positive Thinking 5.T. 10. Anna Karenina 6. A Christmas Carol 6.” “The Road Not Taken. On Both Sides of the Wall 2. Vladka Meed. Hoffmann. Alfred Darry. Emile Cioran. Barbara Tuchman.3. The Case for Faith: a Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity
FOREIGN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT
Nanette Eisenhart 1. Nat Turner’s Rebellion Horst Kurz 1. Père Ubu 4. it’s one of the first feminist novels. Huis clos (No Exit) 6. Jane Austen.) 11. especially “Death of the Hired Man. Roman 7.” “Mending Wall. The Diary of a Young Girl 3. without intending to be. Norman Vincent Peale. Lawrence Sterne. Lillian Hellman. Gesammelte Werke 5. Anne Frank. until 1933 10. Murrow 4. Jane Austen. John Grisham. Jacques Le Fataliste et Son
. Jean-Paul Sartre. Ivan Gontscharow. Matthew 5. Charlotte Brontë. Gustave Flaubert. The Testament 8. Diderot. Albert Camus. S. Lee Strobel. and 121.
Great Leap Forward 7. Ferdinand Oyono.e. Charles Baudelaire. Diary 9. Miguel de Cervantes. Ferdinand Oyono. Tony Hillerman. 2. Cuban Counterpoint 2. William Least Heat-Moon. Aime Césaire. Dhalgren 4.S. Letters
. Absalom. Santa Teresa de Jesús. 4. based on local lore. Salman Rushdie. 3. poetry that is fun and playful 10. Marcel Mauss. Existentialism and Human Emotions 4. Don Quixote de La Mancha 3. any of his Jim Chee mysteries because they spur involvement with the southwest and Native American culture. Jean Jacques Rousseau. William Faulkner. Samuel Delany. learn French. The Bible 2. 7. Patrick Waldberg. The Old Man and the Medal 7. Cahier d’un Retour au Pays Natal 6. Jorge Luis Borges. right? 6. Lauter Leise Worte Alain Lawo-Sukam 1. Henry David Thoreau. Fernando Ortiz. The Legend of Bagger Vance turns out to be a metaphysical golf novel. Jean Paul Sartre. Magic Afternoon 10. The Stranger is an interesting look at the difficulty of being in a different culture. Albert Camus. Alfredo Vanín. 8. Une Vie de Boy 8. River Horse is a fine account of boating around the U. The Gift 6. Collected Short Stories 3. Marco Polo. Reply to Sor Pilotea 9. Dieter Leisegang. James Joyce. The Social Contract 5. Islario David Seaman Ten books in no order 1.
5. Surrealism leads into a new world of art. Absalom! 10. The Book of Live 10. Walden the first back to the land story. which we all try. Any of the Inspector Chen mysteries which give an exciting glimpse into modern China 9. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for its great sense of trying to be an artist as a young person. Midnight’s Children 8. Samuel Pepys.Maître 9.
Robert Batchelor 1. Steven Pressfield. e. Lady Mary Montagu. Qui Xiaolong. cummings. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Rem Koolhaus. Travels 5. Wolfgang Bauer. The Flowers of Evil is a volume of luscious poems that may not come off in English.
The Bible 2. Lewis. The Black Book of Communism Johnathan O’Neill Not necessarily in rank order 1. The Closing of the American Mind 4. Francis Schaeffer. Michael J. Alexis de Tocqueville.al. How Shall we then Live? 9. Essay on Human Understanding. The Logic of Scientific Discovery (and others) 8. C. Marx and Engels. The Doorway Papers (8 vols + others) 4. Survival in Auschwitz 6 Thomas Merton. J. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (I’m not kidding) Tom McMullen 1. Voltaire. Thomas Kuhn. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Behe. Clough. The True Believer 3. The Brothers Karamazov 3 Charles Dickens. Silence 5 Primo Levi. Arthur C. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions 5. Frantz Fanon. Alexis de Tocqueville.. A Tale of Two Cities 4 Shusako Endo. Simone de Beauvoir. Kim 10 Eugene O’Neill. and Second Treatise on Civil Government (I couldn’t decide which) 2. Miguel De Cervantes.K. Darwin’s Black Box 10. Democracy in America
Charlie Crouch 1.B. Custouce. The Wretched of the
. Zack. Stephane Courtois. read (and in many cases re-read) and learned from. John Locke. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Pride and Prejudice Fyodor Dostoevsky. Walwood and R. Civilization and Its Discontents 6. 1 2 Jane Austen.F. Comerford This is in no particular order—these are books I’ve loved. Popper. Candide 3. Charles A. J. Rowling. Mere Christianity (and others) 6. Night 9.S. Charles Darwin. The Brothers Karamazov 2. Allan Bloom. The Jungle 9 Rudyard Kipling. Origin of Species 5. Demian 8 Upton Sinclair. Democracy in America 7. Sigmund Freud. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 10. Elie Wiesel. Communist Manifesto 4. Sermons and Writings 7. Don Quixote de La Mancha 3. The Second Sex 8.Kathleen M. Long Day’s Journey into Night
Earth 11. The Bible Knowledge Commentary (2 volumes) 11. Karl R. ct. Eric Hoffer. The Seven Storey Mountain 7 Herman Hesse.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 8. Tony Horwitz. For the most part. Civilization and Its Discontents 2. Anne Firor Scott. John Stuart Mill. Emily Toth. Thomas Merton. The Subjection of Women 5. J. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions 5. The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics. North Toward Home 6. Kite Runner 4. Betty Friedan. Ms.S.R. Pauli Murray. in no particular order:
1. Byatt. The Politics 7. A. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
. The Strange Career of Jim Crow 4. The Elements of Style 10. The Federalist Papers 10. Raoul Berger. Simone de Beauvoir. Jane Ellen Harrison. Vann Woodward. The Second Sex 10. B. Tolkein. 1830-1930 3. William Faulkner. The Feminine Mystique 7. Mark Mathabane. The Seven Storey Mountain 8. Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family 2. White. Aristotle. you’ll have to make it yourself. Kaffir Boy 2. Reminiscences of a Student’s Life 3. Mentor’s Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia 9. I focused on books that shaped my thinking or had a great impact on me when I was in college and the early years of graduate school (with Toth’s book as an obvious exception). Huckleberry Finn Sandra J. Decoding the Past 9. The Golden Notebook 4. Khaled Hosseini. J. Norton Juster. 1. William Strunk and E. The Professor’s House Anastatia Sims This was an interesting thing to think about. Government by Judiciary 9. Peter Loewenberg. Here’s my list. C. Light in August 8.R. Mark Twain. Thomas Kuhn. Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter 5. The Republic 6. Possession 7. The Farming of the Bones 3. Willa Cather. The Phantom Tollbooth (a truly wise book that contains one of life’s great maxims: “If you want sense. Nozipo Maraire.5. Peacock 1. Sigmund Freud. Publius. Willie Morris.”) Cathy Skidmore-Hess I have had very good luck with students and the following books. Edwidge Danticat. Plato. Doris Lessing. Nathaniel Hawthorne. The House of the Seven Gables 6.
partly because my mother stacked the comics by the toilet: If my brother and I wanted to read them. Troilus and Criseyde 6. Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Drifters 10. Hamlet: This doesn’t quite fit “book. but I thought it was cool beyond all relief. The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard 5. Following this list is a “recommendatory list.John W. 3. which was in a neighborhood peopled entirely by retirees . I date the beginning of my English major-hood from this time. Mila 18
LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
Robert Costomiris 1. Yevegeny Zamyatin. One day when I was about 7 or 8. from a Freudian point of view.” but what the heck: Somewhere I’d heard the name “Shakespeare” and the notion that he was great. The Peloponnesian War 10. (A very interesting process. Herzog 9. I was home sick from school and the Olivier film version came on TV.) 2. I knew no
. Rock comics: I didn’t have a “classics of children’s lit” childhood. William Shakespeare.” which has a few repeats: 1. Carl von Clausewitz. Nostromo 4. Joseph Heller. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Leo Tolstoy. Geoffrey Chaucer. Jane Eyre 7. and I watched it by myself. Catch-22 2. Crime and Punishment 5. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Charlotte Brontë. The Iliad 8. The Painted Bird 9.no kids. On War 7. we had to become toilet trained. Saul Bellow. Multiple collected volumes of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books: When I was eleven. Jerzy Kosinski. 4. I don’t
think. Thucydides. King Lear Marc Cyr This isn’t the kind of list one can use to “recommend a book” to folks. Homer. Moby-Dick 3. we moved to a small town and stayed in my aunt’s house for one whole summer. Leon Uris. Joseph Conrad. I read mostly comics and got hooked on reading. War and Peace and Anna Karenina 2. I figure I picked up on about 10% of what was going on. Notes From Underground 3. Steinberg 1. The Natural 8. We 6. An illustrated children’s history of World War I: I wore this sucker out. James Mitchner. Anton Chekhov. Herman Melville. Sgt. August 1914 and November 1916 4. but it fairly represents “books that have had the most impact on [my] life” and the order in which those impacts occurred. Bernard Malamud.
I was assigned this novel. hilarious. This turned me into a reading freak. Heart of Darkness 2.
8. and she was talking about E. could be so darn interesting? Her acid-etched observations won me over. Also. and was asking one of my professors to write me a letter of recommendation.” which I first encountered in the ninth grade. we fell into discussing Forrester and how much we both loved his work. It reminds me of a comment made about the works of Jane Austen. Ford Maddox Ford.
one. thought it was okay if a bit dull (despite a few deaths) and weird. This was “poetry”? Wow! Jane Austen. Thompson. C. With the Old Breed from Pelelieu to Okinawa
. The Good Soldier: In the same freshman class
where I met Ms. she suggested that I reconsider going to graduate school. one sees it in a new light. When I was applying to graduate schools. The Good Doctor is severely missed. Paradise Lost 5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Outrageous. I spent the summer in the basement. and in which nobody’s getting blown up. Emma: Who knew stuff about girls. whenever one returns to it. When she became aware that I was talking about C. The series of “Horatio Hornblower” novels: My first encounter with the war/history/lit combo that is my favorite. Austen. I also share most of his political sensibilities. I read this first person narrative.
7. John Milton. and deeply serious at the same time. that like a diamond. William Shakespeare. Joseph Conrad. Sledge. Eugene B. browsing through the box upon box of old Reader’s Digests and collections of their condensed books. S. the numbers are not rankings: 1. It was also hot as hell. so it is ever the same and ever different. and no AlC in the house. 10. The war poetry of Wilfred Owen: Specifically. Forrester. M. S.. and then had my professor ask: Did any of us ever consider that our narrator might have murdered those folks? Hello! Thus began my romance with narrative structure and strategies. Joseph Conrad. The Great War and Modern Memory 4. it also ruined my eyesight. 9. Now for the kind of list of “books that impacted me” one might present to students. King Lear 3. Hunter S. and my older brother was in summer school. my parents were working. Heart of Darkness: Simply the best piece of prose fiction I’ve ever read. and his love of pro football. there was only one TV station.5. the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est. Paul Fussell.
Azar Nafisi. Geography III 5. Black Boy 9. Homer. Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons Richard Flynn 1. Gabriel García Márquez. Plato. About how knowledge works. The Road Less Traveled 8. Virginia Woolf. Kate Chopin. Night Julia Griffin 1. Tristram Shandy 9. David and the Phoenix 3. King Lear. Persuasion 7. Edward Ormondroyd. Richard Wright. William Faulkner. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 8. Something about representing responsibility in drama] 3. Sophocles. M. Life Studies/For the Union Dead Muriel Rukeyser. Frederick Buechner. The Bible 2. Elizabeth Bishop. F. The Awakening 2. The Symposium. Scott Fitzgerald. The Cat in the Hat William Carlos Williams. Laurence Sterne. [And I wish
. Ralph Ellison. Frank Baum. The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith 10. Marcus Borg. Invisible Man 6. Andrew Lang. [This has to go in. The Great Gatsby 7. Seuss. Marion Holland.R. No Pets 4. 9. Elie Wiesel. A Room of One’s Own David Dudley 1. 10. How We Die 7.
Gwendolyn Brooks Robert Lowell. Nuland. Scott Peck.6. Aeschylus. Reading Lolita in Tehran 5.meaning mostly Agamemnon. Paterson
Hemchand Gossai 1.] 4. Shakespeare. Daniel Quinn. Sherwin B.R. The Pink [and Blue and all the other colored] Fairy Books 3. Thompson. [Ditto. Oedipus. The Iliad 2. No Children. As I Lay Dying 10. The Sound and the Fury (or any fiction of Faulkner) 6. Jane Austen. Randall Jarrell. One Hundred Years of Solitude 6. The Complete Poems 4. The Collected Poems Dr. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 2. Amazing Grace 4. The Oresteia . [About love.] 5. J. The World of
7. Hunter S. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. L. It was so wonderfully different from what people thought about it at school. Khaled Hosseini. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings 5. Ishmael 9. Gwendolyn Brooks. Jonathan Kozol. an American Slave 8. The Kite Runner 3. Midnight Children 10. Salman Rushdie. 8.
11. Thompson. Works of Jonathan Swift 10. Henry James. Women. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.like the Alice books. Jane Eyre 2. various eds. I think). John Milton. I’ve saved 3 for ?less obvious ones: Jorge Luis Borges. Inferno. and a book called The Faun and the WoodCutter’s Daughter. James Joyce. William Faulkner.. Virginia Woolf. Eds. William Shakespeare.
9. The Brothers Karamazov 5. [I have fought it all my life. [I would have given my teenaged soul to be able to write like Max. Invisible Cities Max Beerbohm. Ernest Hemingway. D. The Faerie Queene. The Catcher in the Rye Candy Schille 1. Zuleika Dobson. Stephen King. Gitanjali [Song Offerings]
. Salinger. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 13. Albert Camus. If I had an 11th space. Joseph Conrad. Norton Anthology of Literature 5. Fyodor Dostoevsky. L. Charlotte Brontë.
it hadn’t . [Ditto. Paradise Lost 4.. Madame Bovary 3.] Dante. Works of Alexander Pope 9. The Sun Also Rises
Gautam Kundu 1. The Iron in the Soul 7. for example. The Stranger 4. [Everything I think about gender relations seems to be founded in that poem. King Lear 2. 10. I would like to divide it between two books: The Samurai.] Edmund Spenser. Ulysses 10. Works of William Shakespeare 3.] Milton. Karl Marx. Nostromo 8. Gilbert & Guban. Sterne. which I still think the most beautiful story in the world.
3.] Having thus spent 7 spaces on works that almost everyone will probably list. the author of which I have shamefully forgotten. Tristan Shandy 6. 11. and the rest of Shakespeare. by Shusaku Endo (even better than his novel Silence. Paradise Lost. A Room of One’s Own Nancy Sherrod 1. Absalom. Insomnia 12. Classical Tragedy: Greek and Roman. Rabindranath Tagore. The Portrait of a Lady 9. Labyrinths Italo Calvino.
7. Hunter S. but which I adored as a child for its telling of a folktale called “Count Alaric’s Lady”. 8. The Communist Manifesto 8. Absalom! 7. J. Jean-Paul Sartre. Faust 6.] This leaves off so many things that should be there .. Works of John Dryden 2.6. Gustave Flaubert.
Larry Gonick. Music Talks 5. Trans. 6. Indivisible by Four 4. Order is accidental. Jalal al-Din Rumi. by Coleman Barks 10 Any story or collection by Andre Dubus II Caren Town 1. 8. Jonathan Livingston Seagull 9. Angels and Demons Michael Braz 1. The Great Gatsby 5. 1984 Jerzy Kosinski. Arnold Steinhardt. Siddhartha 7. F. Flannery O’Connor. James W. Master and Margarita Kurt Vonnegut. The Unbearable Lightness of Being 9. Dan Brown. One Hundred Years of Solitude Dalmiro Sáenz. Another Country Gustave Flaubert. Main Street 4. Herman Hesse. Milan Kundera. 1. 10. Eugene Herrigel. My Antonia 6. Helen Epstein. most impressionable years as teenager and student and turned me towards the humanities. Frankenstein 6. 5. Cat’s Cradle Gabriel García Márquez. The Cartoon History of the Universe – 3 Volumes 3. Madame Bovary
Jonathan Aceto 1. 7. Lies My Teacher Told Me 2. Thomas Hardy.4. The Color Purple 8. Theodore Dreiser. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Zen and the Art of Archery 6. Moby Dick George Orwell. Alice Walker. Homer. The Scarlet Letter 8. The Odyssey 7. One Hundred Years of Solitude 10. Virginia Axline. Mary Shelley. Scott Fitzgerald. Richard Bach. The Sound and the Fury 9. William Faulkner. Loewen. Jude the Obscure Tomasz Warchol Here are ten books that came to my mind that had unquestionably huge impact on me. Dibs: In Search of Self
. The Phantom Tollbooth 10. Seventy Times Seven James Baldwin. Willa Cather. O Pioneers! 8. Gabriel García Márquez. 9. 3. Sister Carrie 3. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The Complete Stories 5. The House of Mirth 2. Willa Cather. 4. Norton Juster. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson 7. The Essential Rumi. Painted Bird Mikhail Bulhakov. Brothers
Karamazov HermanMelville. Edith Wharton. Sinclair Lewis. Most hit me during my formative.
Leon Uris.2. R. J. Putnam. Annals of the Former World (Basin and Range. George Bernard Shaw. Exodus 7. DuBois The Negro Problem 6. The Color Complex 8. The Joy of Music 10. particularly Angle of Repose) 6. The Name of the Rose 7. On the Origin of Species
POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Erik Brooks 1. G. Neill. A Wrinkle in Time 3. Beyond the 100th Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West (and his fiction. W. Stephen Ambrose. Invisible Man
. Booker T. Art Spiegelman. The Long Haul: An Autobiography 10. Kuhn. The Souls of Black Folk 4. Siddhartha 3. The Hollow Hope 3. Undaunted Courage 8. Myles Horton. M. 7. Edited by Clayborne Carson. Ronald Hall. Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends 1880-1918 Richard Pacelle 1. Richard Kluger. The MisEducation of the Negro 5. Henry Adams. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale 4. Ralph Ellison. In Suspect Terrain. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community 8. Midge Wilson. Robert D. Wallace Stegner. John McPhee.B. Rising from the Plains. Nuremberg Diary
11. Richard Wright. Thomas S. Washington. Hermann Hesse. John Steinbeck. Up From Slavery 10. Native Son Karen McCurdy 1.E. The Education of Henry Adams 9. The Structure of Scientific Revolution 2. Lerone Bennett. The Grapes of Wrath 5. Carter G. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. Tolkein. Madeleine L’Engle. Charles Darwin. DuBois. Robert Putnam. A. The Perfect Wagnerite 6. Leonard Bernstein. Light on the Path 5. Before the Mayflower 3. Woodson. Umberto Eco. The Lord of the Rings 4. Kathy Russell. S. The Holy Bible 2.E. Gilbert. Gerald Rosenberg. Thomas Merton. Summerhill: A New View of Childhood 9. Mabel Collins. The Seven Storey Mountain 5. Patricia O’Toole. Bowling Alone 2. W. Simple Justice 9. Assembling California) 4.B.
Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis
. Gone With the Wind 10. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats 8. Edith Wharton. Moises Naim. Robert McNamara and James G. One Brief Shining Moment 8. Four Days in Novem-
ber 9. 2. Dante Alighieri. Garrow. Truman Capote. To Kill a Mockingbird 9.. Friedrich Nietzsche. The World is Flat 4. David Litton. Thomas Friedman. William Saffire. The Works of William Shakespeare 2. David J. and Master of the Senate. Wilson’s Ghost 7. Walter Jackson Bate. William Golding. In Cold Blood 4. The Origins of Totalitarianism 2. The Reproduction of Mothering 6. My Life in Court 6. Thomas Friedman. Louis Nizer. The Birth of Tragedy 9. Abraham 9. Friedman. Inferno 7. Latitudes & Longitudes 3. How Soccer Explains the World: An (unlikely) Theory of Globalization 6. Nancy Chodorow. An American Tragedy 3. Ernest Hemingway. Bruce Feiler. Dubliners Sharon Tracy 1. J. Jimmy Carter. The Burden of the Past and the English Poet 10. A House is Not a Home 5. James Joyce. Franklin Foer. Theodore Drieser. A Confederacy of Dunces 7. D. Ethan Frome 8. John M. Bearing the Cross Lois Duke Whitaker 1. Thomas L. Harper Lee. George Orwell. Lord of the Flies Rob Pirro 1. Homage to Catalonia 4. Salinger. Margaret Mitchell. John Kennedy Toole. Polly Adler. Hannah Arendt. Peter Menzel & Faith D’Aluisio. William Manchester. A Moveable Feast 5. The Most Brilliant Thoughts of all Time (in two lines or less) 5. Freedom 11. Ernest Hemingway. ed. The Catcher in the Rye 10. Means of Ascent. The three books are among my favorites. All works of John Grisham/James Patterson/James Kellerman/Ann Rule Darin Van Tassell 1.6. The Sun Also Rises 8. Shanahan. They are: Path to Power. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love 3. Blight. Tom Wicker. Illicit 2. Best Evidence 7. Robert A Carol has written an excellent series on Lyndon Johnson. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the TwentyFirst Century 3. Raymond Carver.
Arthur Conan Doyle. Living History John Murray 1. Terry Tempest Williams. Viktor E. Queen of Scots 7. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes 10. Dan T. Mary.L. Coming of Age in Mississippi 8. Donna Tart. Refuge 4. We Were the Mulvaneys 7. Amy Tan. Joyce Carol Oats. John Bowlby. Bram Stoker. The Complete
Jan Kennedy 1. Harriet Arnow. Briggs. Loss 2.4. James Sterling Young. Martha Beck. Mountains Beyond Mountains 4. Stumbling on Happiness 12. The Force of the Spirit 3. Scott Russell Sanders. Barbara Kingsolver. The Washington Community 1800-1828 6. Dan Gilbert. First they Killed my Father 5. Toni Morrison. Smith 1. Tracy Kidder. the Origins of the New Conservatism. Anne Moody. T. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 5. Best Known Works of Edgar Allan Poe 2. 1). Bill Watterson. Beloved 5. The Politics of Rage: George Wallace. Carolyn S. Old Turtle 2. The Dollmaker 4. Huey Long 10. The Bonesetter’s Daughter 3. This Dark World 9. The Accidental Tourist 6. Hillary Clinton. Letters to the Earth 6. Amy Tan. Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Man’s Search for Meaning 8. Diane McWhorter. Alabama The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution 7. Loung Ung. The Complete Far Side 1980-1994 11. Anne Tyler. Mark Twain. Neville Williams. Letters of a Woman Homesteader 9. Antonia Fraser. Glen Ellenbogen. The Risk Pool Michael Nielsen 1. Dracula 10. Edgar Allan Poe. The Wars of the Roses 8. The Joy Luck Club 6. and the Transformation of American Politics
2. Poisonwood Bible 5. Frankl. Richard Russo. Expecting Adam Edward W. Henry VII 9. The Secret History
. Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality 7. Roald Dahl. Harry Williams. Carter. Old Turtle and the Broken Truth 3. Alison Weir. Douglas Wood & Cheng-Khee Chee. Carry Me Home Birmingham. Gary Larson and Steve Martin. Attachment and Loss (Vol. Douglas Wood & Cheng-Khee Chee.
The Great Short Stories of De Maupassant 4. Karl Marx.M. Reich. A Canticle for Leibowitz 4. Berger. Guy De Maupassant. Dangerous Visions 10. Robert B. Edith Hamilton. Yann Martel. Walter Miller. John Milton. Mythology 10. Thus Spoke Zarathustra 9. Intimate Strangers 7. Stephanie Coontz. Harlan Ellison ed. The Secret Life of Bees Sue Moore 1. Night 2. John Kenneth Galbraith. Jonathan Kozol. If You Meet the Budda on the Road. Montgomery. Katherine Paterson. Invitation to Sociology
SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Nancy L. Walden 6. Rubin. Wealth & Poverty 3. Various Amelia Earhart biographies 8. Charlotte Brontë. Peter L. Elie Wiesel. The Work of Nations 8. William Shakespeare. The Affluent Society 2. George Gilder. Joan Ryan. Henry Daniel Thoreau. Jane Eyre 3. Translator. Lederer and Eugene Burdick. Richard Preston. James Michener. Sue Monk Kidd. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Commitment and Community 9. Hermann Hesse. Barry Bluestone & Bennett Harrison. American Apartheid 5. There are No Children Here 7. The Bridge to Terabithia 8. Paradise Lost 7. The Deindustrialization of America 4. Life of Pi
. Friedrich Nietzsche. Odyssey 2. Little Girls in Pretty Boxes 6. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 4..Sherlock Holmes 3. Judith Kerr. Anne of Green Gables 9. Alex Kotlowitz. William J. Denton. The Hot Zone 6. Lee Hollander. The Ugly American 9. Plays William L. Homer. Sheldon Kopp. Malcom 1. Lillian B. Siddhartha 7. L. Smith 1. Death at an Early Age 3. Kill Him! 5. The Way we Never Were 6. Rosabeth Moss Kanter. The Communist Manifesto 5. Kevin Phillips. Crime and Punishment
10. The Source 5. Douglas S. The Poetic Edda 8. Massey & Nancy A. The Politics of Rich and Poor 10.
Amitav Ghosh. Sarum 10. Kelly Oliver. April Sinclair. James Loewen. Coffee Will Make You Black 9. Shadows of War 5. Pierre Bourdieu. Tu. Leon Uris. Crossing to Safety 2. Lies My teacher Told Me 8. Language and Symbolic Power 8. and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest 17. and Women: The Reinvention of Nature 12. Cyborgs. Gayatri Spivak. Carolyn Nordstrom. Leila Ahmed. and Cultural Politics 13. Dori Laub & Shoshana Felman. Mary Louise Pratt. An Ethics of Sexual Difference. Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive 7. Dialogues 14. Any Jane Austen book 6.WRITING AND LINGUISTICS DEPARTMENT
Kathy Albertson 1. Thomas Cahill. Snow Falling on Cedars 5. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate 16. Hilde Lindemann Nelson. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Simians. I Love to You: Sketch of A Possible Felicity in History — I think this should only count as one since it’s really a deep reading of a single author and I need the rest of my slots
for all my other books :-) 6. This Sex Which is Not One. Susan Griffin. Witnessing Beyond Recognition 11. Volatile Bodies 3. William Goldman. Strategies. The History of Sexuality Volume I 10. Donna Haraway. In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler’s Tale 15. Elizabeth Grosz. Yearning: Race. David Sedaris. Damaged
. Wallace Stegner. Chorus of Stones: A History of the Private Life of War 4. The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World 2. David Gutterson. Race. Me Talk Pretty One Day 7. Imperial Eyes: Studies in Travel Writing and Transculturation 18. Mary Roach. The Uses of Pleasure. The Birth of the Clinic. Giorgia Agamben. Michel Foucault. Speculum of the Other Woman. The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews. Gender. Edward Rutherford. Princess Bride 3. Anne McClintock. Trinity 11. Je. Luce Irigaray. Psychoanalysis and History 9. How the Irish Saved Civilization Lori Amy 1. Testimony: Crises of Witnessing in Literature. Imperial Leather. Nous: Toward a Culture of Difference. Gender. Stiff 4. bell hooks. Elaine Scarry.
Maya Angelou. Jude the Obscure 9. A Taste for Death 7. Margaret Mitchell. The Scarlet Letter 3. Evelyn Waugh. The Habit of Being 2. William Shakespeare. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Paradise Lost 10. Gone with the Wind 2. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature 20. Lone Pine Adventure 4. Scott Fitzgerald. The Faraway Tree 2. P. Sons and Lovers 6. John Fowles. “The Beast in the Jungle” (short story) 5. James. A Room With A View 5. William Faulkner. Sexuality and the Origins of Culture Phyllis Dallas 1. The End of the Affair. The Ebony Tower 5. 10. Enid Blyton. The Age Of Innocence 4.
James Herlihy. Samuel Richardson. Jane Austen. Flannery O’Connor. John Milton. Kennedy. The Bluest Eye 6. John Fowles. 8. M. Narrative Repair 19. The Children of Cherry Tree Farm 3. Anthony and Cleopatra Mary Hadley 1. Emily Brontë. Val McDermid. Henry James. Eric Schlosser. To Kill A Mockingbird 8. Clarissa 6. Lawrence. Khaled Hosseini. Gone with the Wind
7. A Long and Happy Life 4. The Time Falling Bodies Take To Light : Mythology. Reynolds Price. Mermaids Singing 8. Pride and Prejudice 6. The Magus 10. 3. Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Fast Food Nation 9. Jane Eyre 8. Margaret Mitchell. Catch 22 F. John F. Art Spiegelmann. Thomas Hardy. F. Graham Greene.Identities. Joseph Conrad. Malcolm Saville. D. Heart of Darkness 9. Brideshead Revisited 2. The Sound and the Fury. William Irwin Thompson. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby 3. Harper Lee. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Steffi Frigo 1. Wuthering Heights 5. The Great Gatsby Mark Twain. Midnight Cowboy Joseph Heller. 4. Charlotte Brontë. Edith Wharton. Measure for Measure
. Forster. Toni Morrison. Enid Blyton. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Nancy Dessommes 1.H.D. 9. E. Profiles in Courage 7. Françoise Sagan. Bonjour Tristesse 7. William Shakespeare. The Kite Runner Lynn Marie Hamilton 1. Maus 10.
Janisse Ray. James Agee. Gulliver’s Travels 5. John Hersey. A Collection of Essays 9. Marge Piercy. One Hundred Years of Solitude Sonya Huber-Humes 1. Faust 5. Walt Whitman. Billiards at Half Past Nine 7. F.2. C. George Orwell. ed. An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography 10. Lorenzo Dow Turner. Optimality Theory. William Shakespeare. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men 5. Zora Neale Hurston. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek 6. Klein 1. Theodore Roethke. Salinger. Elie Wesel. Aspects of the The-
ory of Syntax 3. Ecotopia 5. The Road Less Traveled 6. George Orwell. Gabriel García Márquez. So Big 9. Paul Rusesabagina. Buzzard and the Bolito Man 2. The Collected Poems
. J. Woman on the Edge of Time 6. Robinson. Jonathan Swift. Cornelia Walker Bailey. One Hundred Years of Solitude 8. David Mendelson. Pride and Prejudice 3. Homer. Mules and Men 7. Samuel Johnson 10. John Irving. Billie Holiday. Mere Christianity 2. Barefoot Hearted 9. Homer. Upton Sinclair. Charlotte Brontë. Stephen Dunning. Noam Chomsky.. The Odyssey 8. I Henry IV 4. Catcher in the Rye 2. The Jungle Thomas B. Miles: The Autobiography 4. Lost 4. Homage to Catalonia 2. S. Night 8. Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect Nan LoBue 1. Heinrich Boll. Scott Peck. Incendiary Circumstances 10. Villete 3. Edna Ferber. Jane Austen. Ernest Callenbach. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood 3. Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar 9. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Amitav Ghosh. Group Portrait with Lady 10. Walter Jackson Bate. Lewis. Leaves of Grass 4. A Stillness at Appomattox Eric Nelson 1. E. Gabriel García Márquez. Kathleen Meyer. Lady Sings the Blues 6. Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle and other modern verse 8. Hiroshima 7. Miles Davis. A Prayer for Owen Meany 4. D. Heinrich Boll. Dr. God. Bruce Catton. Annie Dillard. The Iliad 7. A. Alan Prince & Paul Smolensky. The Selected Poems 3.
Henry David Thoreau. Salinger. William Carlos Williams. Civil Disobedience. No Logo. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Montgomery. L. Seabiscuit 3. Brace for a shocker. Gone with the Wind 8. A Separate Peace 8.
6. Holy Grail. Silent Spring. Hamlet 10. Hop. spired the Da Vinci Code. Lord of the Flies 10. The Tao of Pooh 5. The non fiction book that in10. Natalie Goldberg. Skip and Jump Neal Saye 1. poignant. Still the best essay on civic responsibilities. William Shakespeare. Huckleberry Finn 7. Naomi Campbell. The Bible 4. Benjamin Hoff.
Inspired me to become a writer. Holy Blood. ems. Harold’s Trip to the Sky 10. Gabriel García Márquez. D. Lyrical.
9. S. Interpretation of Dreams 9. Mary Pipher. Till We Have Faces 6. Lie Down in Darkness 7. Monica Ali. This is the
kind of book I’d take with me on a desert island if there was nothing else I could read… This is no easy reading: integral psychology at its best. Dune 2. Lust and Other Stories. but I’m adding more items just because I can’t help myself:
Rachel Van Horn 1. John Knowles. The Promise 4. Chaim Potok. William Styron. 2.5. Dorothy Aldis. Nine Stories 8. Henry David Thoreau. William Golding. Laura Hillenbrand. M. C. Sigmund Freud. Still
one of the best books about environmental issues. Brick Lane. Michael Baigent. C. One of the most beautiful collections of short stories ever written. Opened
my eyes to the dangers of hyped commercialism. What Have I Ever Lost by Dying? My first favorite book of po8. Walden Laura Valeri 1. Norman Vincent Peale. Wild Mind 9. Inspiring!!! hype for me. J. Leaves of Grass 7. Lewis. Louise Erdrich. Margaret Mitchell. Robert Bly. The Selected Poems 6. Rachel Carson. Reviving Ophelia 9. The Power of Positive Thinking 6. Ken Wilbur. Lewis. ite novel. The Chosen 3. The Bible 2. Frank Herbert. Susan Minot. Crockett Johnson. No Boundary. Anne of Green Gables Theresa Welford You can cut this list off at the top 10 since those are the rules. Chaim Potok. The Chronicles of Narnia 5. Mark Twain. Lived up to its 7. Walt Whitman.
5. S. Love Medicine. Still my favor4.
Pride and Prejudice
. The Crossing 3. Notebooks 7. Paradise Lost 3. Tom Sawyer. Mina P. Charles Dickens. Mark Twain. Lysistrata 15.1. The Fact of a Doorframe 5. Aristophanes. Jane Eyre Olivia Carr Edenfield 1. David Copperfield (and Great Expectations. E. The Bible 9. Cormac McCarthy. Bird by Bird 5. too) 3. Leonardo da Vinci. What We Talk about When We Talk about Love 7. Anne Tyler. Charlotte Brontë. Forster. Macbeth 16. Selected Stories Curtis Ricker 1. Oedipus the King 13. but I could list dozens of individual poems. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Octavia Butler. The Movement (a scholarly book that inspired my dissertation idea) 9. Notes from the Underground. Euripides. Walden 8. William Faulkner. Absalom. Sophocles. Adriene Rich. A Wrinkle in Time 6. too) DRAMA (another love of mine): 11. Beowulf
2. A Farewell to Arms 4. The Divine Comedy 6. and The Brothers Karamazow 10. B. Various Scriptures 2. Emily Dickinson.M. William Shakespeare. J. Charlotte’s Web 10. Dante Alighieri. Errors and Expectations
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Jane Rhoades Hudak Not rank ordered 1. Sophocles. Kindred 8. The Catcher in the Rye 6. I’ll spare you except for these three epic poems: 17. Anne Lamott. E. Author unknown. Jane Austen. The Relapse POETRY: I couldn’t list any complete books. Watchers 4. The Poetry of Emily Dickinson 4. Crime and Punishment. Dean Koontz. D. Gabriel García Márquez. Jane Austen. (and Huckleberry Finn. Pride and Prejudice 10. White. Homer. Henry David Thoreau. Raymond Carver. A Room with a View 9. John Milton. Absalom! 2. Shaughnessy. Ernest Hemingway. Medea 14. John Vanbrugh. Andre Dubus. Blake Morrison. Robert Frost. Harper Lee. The Odyssey 19. Poems 5. Antigone 12. To Kill a Mockingbird 2. Salinger. Madeline L’Engle. Author unknown. Gilgamesh 18. One Hundred Years of Solitude 8. The Accidental Tourist 7.
“Pearl” 9. Kinneavy. James L. Richards. Gawain Poet. I. Leon Uris. Mike Rose. Exodus 10. A.3. Teaching One to One 5. The Philosophy of Rhetoric 7. A Theory of Discourse 6. Jane Austen. Lives on the Boundary 4. “Cleanness” Gawain Poet. Muriel Harris. Pride and Prejudice
. Kenneth Burke. A Grammar of Motives 8.
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