101 Great Books for college bound readers... same deal as the film list. Minus the write-ups because just reading these books is productive.

1. Beowulf
2. Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart
3. Agee, James A Death in the Family
4. Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice
5. Baldwin, James Go Tell It on the Mountain
6. Beckett, Samuel Waiting for Godot
7. Bellow, Saul The Adventures of Augie March
8. Brontë, Charlotte Jane Eyre
9. Brontë, Emily Wuthering Heights
10. Camus, Albert The Stranger
11. Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
12. Chaucer, Geoffrey The Canterbury Tales
13. Chekhov, Anton The Cherry Orchard
14. Chopin, Kate The Awakening
15. Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness
16. Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans
17. Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage
18. Dante Inferno
19. de Cervantes, Miguel Don Quixote
20. Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe
21. Dickens, Charles A Tale of Two Cities
22. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment
23. Douglass, Frederick Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
24. Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy
25. Dumas, Alexandre The Three Musketeers
26. Eliot, George The Mill on the Floss
27. Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man
28. Emerson, Ralph Waldo Selected Essays
29. Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying
30. Faulkner, William The Sound and the Fury
31. Fielding, Henry Tom Jones
32. Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby
33. Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
34. Ford, Ford Madox The Good Soldier
35. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Faust
36. Golding, William Lord of the Flies
37. Hardy, Thomas Tess of the d'Urbervilles
38. Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter
39. Heller, Joseph Catch 22
40. Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms
41. Homer The Iliad
42. Homer The Odyssey
43. Hugo, Victor The Hunchback of Notre Dame
44. Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
45. Huxley, Aldous Brave New World
46. Ibsen, Henrik A Doll's House
47. James, Henry The Portrait of a Lady
48. James, Henry The Turn of the Screw
49. Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
50. Kafka, Franz The Metamorphosis
51. Kingston, Maxine Hong The Woman Warrior
52. Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird
53. Lewis, Sinclair Babbitt
54. London, Jack The Call of the Wild
55. Mann, Thomas The Magic Mountain
56. Marquez, Gabriel García One Hundred Years of Solitude
57. Melville, Herman Bartleby the Scrivener
58. Melville, Herman Moby Dick
59. Miller, Arthur The Crucible
60. Morrison, Toni Beloved
61. O'Connor, Flannery A Good Man is Hard to Find
62. O'Neill, Eugene Long Day's Journey into Night
63. Orwell, George Animal Farm
64. Pasternak, Boris Doctor Zhivago
65. Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar
66. Poe, Edgar Allan Selected Tales
67. Proust, Marcel Swann's Way
68. Pynchon, Thomas The Crying of Lot 49
69. Remarque, Erich Maria All Quiet on the Western Front
70. Rostand, Edmond Cyrano de Bergerac
71. Roth, Henry Call It Sleep
72. Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye
73. Shakespeare, William Hamlet
74. Shakespeare, William Macbeth
75. Shakespeare, William A Midsummer Night's Dream
76. Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet
77. Shaw, George Bernard Pygmalion
78. Shelley, Mary Frankenstein
79. Silko, Leslie Marmon Ceremony
80. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
81. Sophocles Antigone
82. Sophocles Oedipus Rex
83. Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wrath
84. Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island
85. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom's Cabin
86. Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels
87. Thackeray, William Vanity Fair
88. Thoreau, Henry David Walden
89. Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace
90. Turgenev, Ivan Fathers and Sons
91. Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
92. Voltaire Candide
93. Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five
94. Walker, Alice The Color Purple
95. Wharton, Edith The House of Mirth
96. Welty, Eudora Collected Stories
97. Whitman, Walt Leaves of Grass
98. Wilde, Oscar The Picture of Dorian Gray
99. Williams, Tennessee The Glass Menagerie
100. Woolf, Virginia To the Lighthouse
101. Wright, Richard Native Son