Great Fiction Titles

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Peace Like a River
by Leif Enger

A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving

The Help
by Katherine Stockett

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burroughs

Five Quarters of the Orange
by Joanne Harris

by A.S. Byatt

Angle of Repose
by Wallace Stegner

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

All the Pretty Horses
by Cormac McCarthy

The English Patient
by Michael Ondaatje

Captiain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

Goldbug Variations
by Richard Powers

The Beans of Egypt, Maine
by Caroline Chute

Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen

A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole

by E.L. Doctorow

The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

The French Lieutenant's Woman
by John Fowles

The Once and Future King
by T. H. White

by Daphe du Maurier

The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkein

The Chronicles of Narnia
by C.S. Lewis

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

My Antonia
by Willa Cather

Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens

Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austin

The Name of the Rose
by Umberto Eco

The Dive from Clausen's Pier
by Anne Packer

by Phillip Maguire

The Whistling Season
by Ivan Doig


  1. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening was the first poem I have ever wanted to memorize. I was in 6th grade! Great list of books - can't wait to read some of the books on your list.

  2. Hey -- thanks for checking it out. And yes, Frost's poem always comes to mind every time we drive over the pass. The woods there are "lovely, dark, and deep."