The Goal: One a Month

"Good reads" recommended by Brown faculty, staff, and students based on enjoyment and significance, rather than strictly scholarly merit

Albion's Seed, David Hackett Fischer

All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren

Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver

Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story, Paul Monette

Beloved, Toni Morrison

The Bible

Black Boy, Richard Wright

The Bone People, Keri Hulme

The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Cane, Jean Toomer

Catch 22, Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

Common Ground, J. Anthony Lucas

The Control of Nature, John McPhee

The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Dreaming in Cuban, Christina Garcia

Epitaph of a Small Winner, Machado de Assis

Godel, Escher, Bach, Doug Hofstadter

Hamlet, William Shakespeare

The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros

The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker

The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula Le Guin

Life and Death in Shanghai, Nien Cheng

Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel

The Little Prince, A. de Saint-Exupery

The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, Lewis Thomas

The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann

The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov

A Midwife's Tale, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Moby Dick, Herman Melville

The Once and Future King, T.H. White

Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch

The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

Remembrance of Things Past, Marcel Proust

Paul Robeson, Michael Duberman

Six Memos for the Next Millennium, Italo Calvino

Stand Before Your God, Paul Watkins

Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg

The Stranger, Albert Camus

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Truman, David McCullough

Under a Cruel Star, Heda Margolius Kovaly

Waterland, Graham Swift

Wild Swans, Jung Chang

The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston

Yellow Raft in Blue Water, Michael Dorris

100 Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Honorary List

Additional books nominated by the members of

Brown's election committee

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

After Babel, George Steiner

Caribbean Discourse, Edouard Glissant

Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens

Drowned and the Saved, Primo Levi

Flexible Bodies, Emily Martin

Mencken and Sara, Maria Rogers

New and Selected Poems, Mary Oliver

Oldest Dead European White Males,

Bernard Knox

On Human Nature, Edward Wilson

Open Water, Maria Flook

Othello, William Shakespeare

Race Matters, Cornell West

Science in Action, Bruno Latour

Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen

Torn Between Two Lands, Robert Mirak

The Trumpet of the Swan, E.B. White

Walden, Henry David Thoreau

We Have Never Been Modern, Bruno Latour

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