all eras, all styles, all subjects; an English Major's ongoing personal list of Books Everyone Should Read, alphabetized bc reasons
  1. "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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  2. Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle
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  3. "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë
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  4. "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
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  5. "The Farming of Bones" by Edwidge Danticat
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  6. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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  7. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  8. "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
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  9. "Trumpet" by Jackie Kay
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  10. "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss
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  11. "The Life of an Unknown Man" by Andreï Makine
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  12. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
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  13. "1984" by George Orwell
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  14. "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath
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  15. "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy
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  16. "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith
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  17. "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan
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  18. "The Return of the Soldier" by Rebecca West
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  19. "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" by Jeanette Winterson
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  20. "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf
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