University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee bookstore Select 100

“This list was compiled by tabulating nominations by UWM faculty, staff and students for the Select 100. It includes changes which have resulted from nominations received since the original list was released. We asked you to recommend books which you have found to be so useful and important that no one could consider himself/herself an educated or enlightened person without having read them. This is your cumulative response.”

1. Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
2. Orwell: Animal Farm
3. Sun Tsu: Art of War
4. Faulkner: As I Lay Dying
5. Rand: Atlas Shrugged
6. The Bible
7. Huxley: Brave New World
8. Dostoevsky: Brothers Karamazov
9. Voltaire: Candide
10. Miller: Canticle for Liebowitz
11. Heller: Catch-22
12. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye
13. Mumford: City in History
14. Burgess: Clockwork Orange
15. Walker16. Communist Manifesto, Marx & Engels: Color Purple
17. Shakespeare: Complete Works
18. Toole: Confederacy of Dunces
19. St. Augustine: Confessions
20. Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment
21. Miller: Crucible
22. the Bleoved Country, Paton: Cry
23. Zukav: Dancing Wu-Li Masters
24. Dante: Divine Comedy
25. Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago
26. Cervantes: Don Quixote
27. Watscon: Double Helix
28. Herbert: Dune Trilogy
29. Strunk & White: Elements of Style
30. Rifkin: Entropy
31. Wharton: Ethan Frome
32. Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
33. Hemingway: Farewell to Arms
34. Goethe: Faust
35. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
36. Hamilton, Madison, Jay: Federalist Papers
37. Abbott: Flatland
38. Mishima: Forbidden Colors
39. Asimov: Foundation Trilogy
40. Rand: Fountainhead
41. Friedman: Free to Choose
42. Escher, Bach, Hofstadter: Godel
43. Mitchell: Gone with the Wind
44. Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath
45. Pynchon: Gravity’s Rainbow
46. Dickens: Great Expectations
47. Fitzgerald: Great Gatsby
48. Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
49. Atwood: Handmaid’s Tale
50. Hersey: Hiroshima
51. Revel: How Democracies Perish
52. Homer: Iliad
53. Ellison: Invisible Man
54. Bronte: Jane Eyre
55. Whitman: Leaves of Grass
56. St. Exupery: Little Prince
57. Golding: Lord of the Flies
58. Tolkien: Lord of the Rings
59. Flaubert: Madame Bovary
60. Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning
61. Lewis: Mere Christianity
62. Melville: Moby Dick
63. Abbey: Monkey Wrench Gang
64. Cather: My Antonia
65. Orwell: 1984
66. Homer: Odyssey
67. Maugham: Of Human Bondage
68. Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
69. Hemingway: Old Man and the Sea
70. Kerouac: On the Road
71. Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude
72. Darwin: Origin of Species
73. Milton: Paradise Lost
74. Camus: Plague
75. Austen: Pride and Prejudice
76. Machiavelli: Prince
77. Qu’ran
78. Plato: Republic
79. Shirer: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
80. Peck: Road Less Travelled
81. Woolf: Room of One’s Own
82. Leopold: Sand County Almanac
83. de Beauvoir: Second Sex
84. Merton: Seven Story Mountain
85. Hesse: Siddhartha
86. Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five
87. Schumacher: Small Is Beautiful
88. Hesse: Steppenwolf
89. Camus: Stranger
90. Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
91. Kuhn: Structure of Scientific Revolutions
92. Capra: Tao of Physics
93. Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching
94. Toffler: Third Wave
95. Joyce: Ulysses
96. Berry: Unsettling of America
97. More: Utopia
98. Thoreau: Walden
99. Tolstoy: War and Peace
100. Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance