Books that Shape Us: One Student Reflects on Four Years

This week, Humanities House Resident-Scholar Mady McColm gets us to think about reading in college.  What have you read recently that has affected your experience of being human in the world? Check out Mady’s list below!

“Works that I read in undergrad that profoundly affected me”

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison

Map of Home by Randa Jarrar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Jazz by Toni Morrison

Incendiary by Chris Cleave

Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill

Diary of an Oxygen Thief by anon

The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

Howl by Allen Ginsberg

House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Shining by Stephen King

Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant


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