Favorite Book List

RA’s List of Favorite Books – 2006-2017   updated as of 7/13/17 including new RAs for 2017-18!  w/ (Shanghai & London!) PLUS List of FRIEND’s Favorite Books! (at end)

Harry Potter Series (7 books) – 116
The Great Gatsby – 48
To Kill a Mockingbird – 41
Catcher in the Rye – 37
Pride and Prejudice – 37
The Alchemist – 34
The Kite Runner – 33
100 Years of Solitude – 26
The Giver – 24
 The Fountainhead – 23
The Little Prince – 22
East of Eden – 20

1984 – 18
Brave New World – 15
Catch 22 – 16
Crime and Punishment – 16
A Thousand Splendid Suns – 16
Bible – 15
The Count of Monte Cristo – 15
Middlesex – 15
Life of Pi – 14
Ender’s Game – 13
Game of Thrones – 13
Perks of Being a Wallflower – 13
 A Picture of Dorian Gray – 13
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – 12
The Giving Tree – 11
Lolita – 11
Siddhartha – 11
 My Sister’s Keeper – 11
 The Poisonwood Bible –11

The DaVinci Code – 10
The Namesake – 10
Outliers – 10
Slaughterhouse Five – 10
The Time Traveler’s Wife – 10
 Tuesdays with Morrie – 10

The Book Thief – 9
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 9
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – 9
Grapes of Wrath – 9
Memoirs of a Geisha – 9
Mountains Beyond Mountains – 9

And Then There Were None - 8
Anna Karenina – 8
Beloved – 8
The God of Small Things – 8
The Golden Compass Trilogy – 8
House of the Spirits – 8
The Lord of the Rings – 8
Never Let Me Go – 8
A Prayer for Owen Meany – 8
The Stranger – 8
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – 8

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – 7
Eat Pray Love - 7
Everything is Illuminated – 7
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – 7
Jane Eyre – 7
Little Women – 7
The Lord of the Flies – 7
Me Talk Pretty One Day – 7
Things Fall Apart – 7

Americanah - 6
Angels and Demons – 6
Atlas Shrugged – 6
Flowers for Algernon – 6
Freakonomics – 6
Gone With the Wind – 6
The Handmaid’s Tale – 6
 The Hobbit - 6
Hunger Games – 6
The Last Lecture – 6
Of Mice and Men – 6
Series of Unfortunate Events - 6
The Sun Also Rises – 6
The Things They Carried – 6

Autobiography of Malcolm X – 5
Bossypants - 5
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – 5
Confederacy of Dunces – 5
Their Eyes are Watching God - 5
 Fahrenheit 451 – 5
Fight Club – 5
For One More Day - 5
History of Love – 5
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – 5
Interpreter of Maladies – 5
 Invisible Man – 5
Looking for Alaska - 5
A Movable Feast – 5
Norwegian Wood – 5
 On the Road – 5
Outsiders - 5
Portrait of the Artist – 5
The Road - 5
Running with Scissors – 5
Water for Elephants – 5
Where the Red Fern Grows – 5
The World According to Garp – 5
A Wrinkle in Time – 5

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - 4
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – 4
Angela’s Ashes – 4
Anne of Green Gables – 4
The Bell Jar – 4
BFG – 4
Blink – 4
Breakfast of Champions – 4
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 4
The Color of Water - 4
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – 4
Don Quixote – 4
Dune – 4
Eragon – 4
 Fault in our Stars - 4
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 4
The Help – 4
Just Kids - 4
Les Miserables – 4
Letters to a Young Poet – 4
A Long Way Gone – 4
Love You Forever – 4
The Lovely Bones – 4
Midnight’s Children – 4
Nineteen Minutes – 4
Persepolis - 4
Oh the Places You’ll Go – 4
The Power of Now – 4
The Princess Bride – 4
Swann’s Way - 4
A Tale of Two Cities – 4
Wuthering Heights – 4

All Quiet on Western Front -3
Animal Farm - 3
Anthem -3
Atonement – 3
Between the World and Me - 3
The Bluest Eye - 3
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – 3
The Brothers Karamazov -3
Charlotte’s Web – 3
The Chronicles of Narnia – 3
Damien - 3
Devil in the White City – 3
The Dharma Bums – 3
Franny and Zooey – 3
The Glass Castle - 3
I am the Messenger - 3
In Cold Blood – 3
Inferno – 3
Ishmael - 3
Joy Luck Club – 3
The Joy of Cooking 3
Lean In – 3
Like Water for Chocolate – 3
The Lorax – 3
Milk and Honey - 3
The Name of the Wind – 3
Oryx and Crake – 3
The Partner – 3
The Pearl – 3
The Phantom Tollbooth – 3
The Prophet – 3
The Rainmaker – 3
The Secret History – 3
Secret Life of Bees – 3
Shadow of the Wind – 3
This Side of Paradise - 3
The Sirens of Titan – 3
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – 3
Song of Solomon - 3
The Sound and the Fury - 3
The Tipping Point – 3
Virgin Suicides – 3
The Visit from the Goon Squad - 3
A Walk to Remember – 3
 Watership Down - 3
White Teeth – 3
Wicked – 3
World War Z - 3

40 Rules of Love - 2
All the King’s Men - 2
A Million Little Pieces – 2
 American Gods - 2
Another Country – 2
 The Awakening -2
A Widow for One Year - 2
Alexander Hamilton (Autobiography) – 2
The Amazing Adventure of Kavlier and Clay - 2
Bird by Bird - 2
The Blind Assassin – 2
Blindness - 2
Blood Meridian – 2
The Bonfire of the Vanities – 2
The Boys in the Boat -2
The Brain that Changes Itself - 2
Candide - 2
Cat’s Cradle -2
The Celestine Prophecy – 2
Chronicles of a Death Foretold – 2
 Cloud Atlas - 2
Cold Mountain – 2
The Color Purple – 2
Consider the Lobster - 2
The Corrections – 2
Cutting for Stone – 2
Dandelion Wine – 2
A Dirty Job – 2
Diving Bell and the Butterfly - 2
Dry – 2
Eating Animals - 2
Einstein’s Dream – 2
Ella Enchanted – 2
 The Elegance of the Hedgehog – 2
Emma – 2
A Farewell to Arms -2
Frankenstein - 2
Glass Menagerie – 2
Goldfinch - 2
The Good Earth – 2
A Great and Terrible Beauty - 2
Grendel - 2
Half the sky - 2
Heart of Darkness – 2
Heavier than Heaven: A biography of Kurt Cobain - 2
Holes - 2
House of the Scorpion - 2
I Am Not Myself These Days – 2
I Know This Much is True – 2
The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes -2
Invisible Monsters -2
In Search for Lost Time – 2
Into the Wild 2
Into Thin Air – 2
 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and Other Concerns - 2
Johnny Got his Gun – 2
Jonathan Livingston Seagull – 2
Julie and Julia - 2
 Jurassic Park - 2
Kaffir boy - 2
Left Hand of Darkness - 2
Left to Tell – 2
Less than Zero - 2
Liar’s Poker - 2
Little Bee – 2
Lone Survivor - 2
 The Lords of Discipline - 2
Love in the Time of Cholera – 2
Love is a Mix Tape - 2
The Magician - 2
Manchild in the Promised Land – 2
Matilda - 2
Metamorphosis – 2
Millionaire Next Door -2
My Life and Hard Times - 2
The Night Circus – 2
Nine Stories - 2
The Old Man and the Sea – 2
One Day – 2
One More Thing - 2
Our Town – 2
Phantom of the Opera -2
 Predictably Irrational - 2
Ready Player One -2
Redeeming Love – 2
Red Wall - 2
Reluctant Fundamentalist – 2
Rich Dad, Poor Dad - 2
Roots – 2
Sense and Sensibility - 2
A Separate Piece – 2
Shantaram - 2
The Shipping News – 2
Shoal of Time: A history of the Hawaiian Islands – 2
Slouching Towards Bethlehem – 2
 Sphere – 2
Summer Sisters - 2
The Sword of Truth - 2
Tales of the City -2
Tao Te Ching - 2
The Tempest - 2
The Thirteenth Tale -2
Three Cups of Tea – 2
Three Musketeers – 2
Twenty-one Balloons - 2
Ulysses -2
Uncle Tom’s Cabin - 2
Walk Two Moons - 2
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance -2


#’s
2 States
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
48 Laws of Power
365 Days of Wonder
1916: A novel of Irish Rebellion
A
A Child Called It
The Action’s Hero Handbook
The Adventures of Amir Hamza
Adverbs
Age of Innocence
Alamut
Alienist
All the Pretty Horses
All Summer in a Day
A Mango Shaped Place
Amazing Grace
America
American Pastoral
American Revolution
American Wife
Among the Hidden
Among the Thugs
The Analets
A Pale View of Hills
An Arsonist’s Guide to Writer’s Homes in New England
An Experiment in Love
Anansi Boys
And Still I Rise
Angels in America
Angle of Repose
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
An Unquiet Mind
Anything But Typical
Arcadia
Are You My Mother
Art as Experience
The Art of Possibility
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Arthur Ashe’s Biography
As I lay Dying
Astonishing Splashes of Colour
As You Like it
Audacity of Hope
Austerlitz
Awake the Giant Within
B
Babe and Me
Back to Work
Bad Feminist
The Bald Soprano
Bank
The Baron and the Trees
Beasts of No Nation
Bel-Ami
Bellwether
Between Stations: Essays
Bhagavad Gita
The Big Orange Splot
Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
The Bitch in Your Head
Black Boy
Black No More
Black Bird
Black Star Bright Dawn
Blithedale Romance
Blue Like Jazz
Blue Moon Mountain
The Blue of Distance
The Boarderlands: La Frontera the new Mestiza
Book of Daniel
Born Confused
The Book of Basketball
The Book of Lost Things
The Book of Questions
This Book will Change Your Life
The Boy and Dog Are Sleeping
The Boy who was raised by a Dog
The Braindead Megaphone
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Breaks of the Game
Breath Eyes Memory
Brideshead Revisited
Bright Lights, Big City
Bringing Down the House
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Broca’s Brain
The Brutal Art
The Butterfly Mosque
C
Camera Lucida
Carnival Strippers
Carrie
Cereus Blooms at Night
Change of Heart
A Child’s Garden of Verses
The Chocolate War
Cinder
Citizen
City of Ember
City of Joy
Clueless
Cold Comfort Farm
The Collector
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
Colonize This
Complete Prose - Woody Allen
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on Imperfect Science
Concrete
Conscious Business
Contact
The Contender
Cooked
A Corner of the Universe
The Corpse Watcher
Cosmopolitanism
Courage: the Joy of Living Dangerously
Covering
Cal McDonald Mysteries
Cricket in Times Square
Critique of Pure Reason
Crucible
The Cuckoo’s Calling
D
Dance, Dance, Dance
Dazzle the Dinosaur
Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together
Death of a Salesman
Deception Point
Deep Secrets
Defining Decade
Delirious New York
Delivering Happiness
Desert Flower
Difficult Conversations: How to discuss what matters
Digital Fortress
Dinotopia
Directed by Desire
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Disgrace
Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?
Doctor Zhivago
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Don’t Stress the Small Stuff
Down These Mean Streets
Dream of Passion
Dreams of My Father
The Dream Songs
The Dresden Files: Dead Beat (book)
Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Drown
E
Earth Abides
Eastern Standard Tribe
The Edible Woman
The Eight
El Bronx Remembered
Eleven Rings
The End of the Affair
The English Patient
The Enormous Crocodile
Essence of the Heart Sutra
Ethan Frome
Everyday Grace
Every Second Counts
Everything I never told you
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Evolution of Morality
The Executioners Song
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
F
The Farming of the Bones
Federalist Papers
Ficciones
Fierce Invalids Home from hot climates
The Firm
First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria
Flesh and Blood
Flowers in the Attic
The Flowers of Evil
The Folded Clock
Fooled by Randomness
Forgotten Fire
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Four Agreements
Free for All
The Freshman Who Hated Socrates
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From Russia with Love
G
The Game
Games for Actors and Non-Actors
Gang Leader for a Day
The Garden of Eden
Gates of Fire
Gender Trouble
Getting to Yes
The Ghosts of Berlin
The Gift
The Gift of Fear
Gilead
Gilgamesh
Girl with Pearl Earring
Girl Who Plays with Fire
Giving
The Goal
Go Ask Alice
Go Down Moses
God bless you Mr. Rosewater
Godfather
God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
God No
Going after Cacciato
Going Solo
Golden Chariot
Goldman Sachs: The culture of Success
Good Lord Bird
Good Omens
Goodnight Moon
Goose Girl
Graduate
Great Expectations
Green Giants
Green Hills of Africa
A Grief Observed
 “The Guest” (Part of Exile and the Kingdom)
Guyland
Gypsy
H
Half of a Yellow Sun
Hamlet
Hamlet’s Dresser
The Happiness Project
Harold and Maude
Have a Little Faith
He’s Just Not That Into You
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Henry IV
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Historian
Hitman
Honky
Hope for the Flowers
Hope and the Unseen
Hopscotch
Hot Ice
The House of God
The House on Garibaldi Street
House of Leaves
The House on Mango Street
House Rules
The Hours
How I Raised Myself
How to Talk to a Liberal if You Must
How the World Works
Hungry Tide
The Hymnal for the Christian Church
I
I am Charlotte Simmons
I am Legend
I am Malala
I Capture the Castle
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Iliad
Illness as a Metaphor
Illusions: The adventures of a reluctant Messiah
In Defense of Food
In the Country
If you feel too much
Inherit the Wind
The Innocents
Inventing Paradise: The Greek Journey
Invention of Wings
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
In Persuasion Nation
Independence Day
Indian Uprising
Infections and Inequalities
Infinite Jest
Invisible Cities
In the Castle of my Skin
I, Rigoberta Menchú
1Q84
J
Join Me
Journey of Ministry
Journey to the End of the Night
The Joy of Living
Jude the Obscure
The Jungle
Just One Day
K
Kafka on the Shore
Kane and Abel
Keeper
Keeping the Moon
The Kid Who Climbed Everest
Killing Kennedy
Kindred
King Lear
Kitchen Confidential
The Kitchen’s God Wife
L
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
Leaving Microsoft
Lemon Tree
Let the Great World Spin
A Letter to a Christian Nation
Lies of Locke Lamora
Lies My Teacher Taught Me
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Limbo
Little Pea
Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind
Like a Flowing River
The Light Between Oceans
The Lightning Thief Book
A Little Life
Little House on the Prairie
The Little Princess
Logicomix
Long Walk to Freedom
Look Homeward Angel
Los Resendes
The Lost Books of the Odyssey
Lost Boys of Sudan
The Lost Symbol
The Lost World
Love, Marry, Die, Cherish
Lucifer’s Hammer
Lucy
Lullabies
Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite
Lunch Poems
M
Madame Bovary
Made in America
Madeline
Magic Time
The Magus
Makes Me Wanna Holler
Malcolm X on Afro-American History
Man Gone Down
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Man’s Search for Meaning
The Martian Chronicles
Marvel: 1602
The Master and Margarita
Maximum Ride
Maze Runner
McTeague
Me Before You
Meditations
Men are from Mars Women are from Venus
Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Myth of Sisyphus
Midwives
Mind Power
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Miss Tizzy
Missoula
The Mists of Avalon
Mitakuye Oyasin – “We Are All Related”
Momento
Money Ball
Mother Night
Motorcycle Diaries
Mrs. Dalloway
My Dear Beloved Son or Daughter
My Lobotomy
My Name is Asher Lev
My Name is Red
My Two Moms
Mysterious Skin
N
The Nanny Diaries
Narcissus and Goldmund
Native Son
Neanderthal
Nervous Conditions
Netherland
Night
No One Belongs Here More Than You
Northern Lights
The Notebook
Nuclear Navy
The Number Devil
O
Of Human Bondage
On Call in Hell
On Love
The Once and Future King
One Bullet Away
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One L
One Man’s Wilderness
Open
Open City
The Opposite of Loneliness
The Orange Tree
Orientalism
The Other Boleyn Girl
Outsider in the White House
P
The Pact
The Painted Bird
The Palace of Illusions
Pale Fire
Paper Towns
The Paul Street Boys
The Pendragon Adventure
The Parafaith Way
The Passion
Pathology of Power
Patriotism
Pet Sematary
Peter and the Star Catcher
The Philharmonic gets Dressed
The Physics of the Impossible
Picture Perfect
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
The Pillowman
A Place of Yes
Player Piano
Plays Well With Others
The Plot against America
Poems by Rumi
Policy Paradox
The Politics of Law
The Portrait of a Lady
The Power of Habit
Prey
Princess Diaries
A Prisoner of Birth
 A Problem from Hell
The Promise
The Promise of Pencils
Punished by Rewards
Purification of the Heart
Purple Hibiscus
The Purpose Driven Life
Q
Queen of the South
Quiet
R
Random Family
A Razor’s Edge
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, and Doesn’t
Red Badge of Courage
Redefining Realness
Reservation Road
Resurrection Psychology: Understanding of Human Pers. Based on Life/Teach of Jesus
Revenge of the Lawn
Riddley Walker
The Right of Thirst
Rihanna
Roll With Thunder, Hear My Cry
Rolling the Rs
Roone: A memoir
Rules
Rules of Attraction
Rum Diary
Runaway Jury
S
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
Saviors and Survivors
Scarlet Letter
Scar Tissue
Scorched
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seasons of Migration to the North
The Secret
The Secret Garden
Secret of Platform 13
Seeing Voices
Segu
Self-Reliance (Emerson)
The Selfish Gene
Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs
Seriously, I’m Kidding
Seven Eves
Silence on the Mountain
The Shack
Shark Tales
Shape of Things
She’s Come Undone
Shoeless Joe
Short History of Nearly Everything
Simply Einstein
Sister Citizen
Sister Outsider
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Six Months in Sudan
Six of One
Skinny Bitch
Skinny Legs and All
The Sky Fisherman
Slapstick
Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
Snow
Sold
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Someday, Someday Maybe
 Songbook
The Song of Achilles
The Song Machine
Sophie’s World
Speaker for the Dead
Split
Sports Gene
Sputnik Sweetheart
The Stand
Starcrossed
Stargirl
Steal Like an Artist
Steve Jobs
Stranger in a Strange Land
Street Car Named Desire
Stuart Little
Sugar
Sula
Super Sad True Love Story
Survivor
Sybil
Symposium
T
Take the Risk
Tales of Ordinary Madness
Team of Rivals
Tell No One
The Tender Bar
A Time for Dancing
The Time Machine
Thinking Body
Thinking Fast and Slow
Thirteen Reasons Why
This is How you Lose her
This is Water
The Three Body Problem
They Do it with Mirrors
Thursday Next Series (First Among Sequels)
Timeline
Tokyo Ghoul
Touching the Void
To the Lighthouse
Too Big to Fail
Top Girls
The Torch
Transgendered Warriors
Travels with Charley
The Trial
The Truce
The Truest Thing about You
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The Trumpet of the Swan
The Truth about Forever
The Tunnel
The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes
Two Badges: Life of Mona Ruiz
U
Ubik
The Ugly American
Unaccustomed Earth
Undiscovered Self
Unforgiving Minute
The Unheard
V
The Velvet Rage
The View from Saturday
The Village
W
Wake Up Sir
Walden
A Walk to Freedom
The War of Art
Warlock
Water Street
The Waves
The Way of Shadows
Weekends at Bellevue
We are not Ourselves
What I think about when running
What is the What
What’s the Matter with Kansas
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Investments
Where the Wild Things Are
When I was Puerto Rican
When You Reach Me
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where’d you go Bernadette?
Wherever you Go, There you are
White Noise
The White Tiger
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Why We Can’t Wait
Wild at Heart
The Wind Singer
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Winner
Winter Dreams
Winter of our Discontent
Winter’s Tale
Wise Blood
A Wizard of Earthsea
Wizard of Oz
Woman of Brewster Place
Woman Warrior
Wonder
Wonder of the World
W;t
Y
Yaya Sisterhood
Yes Man
Young Money
Yes, Please
Z
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Friend Recommendations:

#s
3 Nights
A
All Clear
All the Light We Can Not See
The Alliance
A Monster Calls
And the Mountains Echoed
The Angel’s Game
Approval Junkie
The Art of Asking
AVP: Leading from the unique role of the Associate/Assistant VP Student Affairs

B
Baseball as a Road to God
Being Mortal
Blackout 
Blood Harvest
Book without Words
Bowling Alone
Breathing Underwater
But I’m not racist: Tools for well-meaning white people
C
Catching Fire
Colorless
Commonwealth
Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the unseen faces
A Curious Mind: A Secret to a Bigger Life 
D
David and Goliath
The Dream Manager
E
East of the Mountains
Ella Minnow Pea
Every Day I Fight
F
The First Phone Call from Heaven
The Foreign Student (Philippe Lambro)
The Foreign Student (Susan Choi)
Fordlandia
G
Girl on a Train
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Gone Girl
Gray Mountain
Grit
Gulliver’s Travel
H
The Hangman's Daughter
Happiness Advantage
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the end of the World
Hillbilly Eulogy
I
Into the Wild
It’s Your Ship
L
Lost in a Good Book
M
A Man Called Ove
The Martian
The Meaning of Human Existence
The Measure of a Man
Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children
Mockingjay
Monday Morning Leadership
The Monk who sold his Ferrari
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
Music of Chance
N
The Natural History of Nonsense
New York Trilogy
No One Writes to the Colonel
O
Onward
P
Paper Towns
Passageway to India
The Precious Present
The Prince
R
The Reason I Jump
The Red Tent
Robinson Crusoe
S
Settle for More
The Short History of the Prince
The Silent Land
Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Hunters
Social experiment of Dorie Dilts
The Storied Life of AJ Firky
Streets of Melted Gold
T
They Cage the Animals at Night
This is your Brain on Music
Treasure Island
Tribe: On Homecoming and belonging
U
Under the Banner of Heaven
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
The Untethered Soul
W
War and Peace
Wild Robot
Whistling Vivaldi
Who Moved My Cheese
Y
Year of Yes
You can get from here to there by Knowing (Bob Knowles)