Groundbreaking Reads

If you're looking for ideas on what to read for the Groundbreaking Reads - here are some possibilities.  The two display cubes on the ground floor will feature some of these titles.


ALL House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
ALL Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
ALV In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez 
BAL Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
BEL Herzog by Saul Bellow
BOL 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
BRO Force of Nature by Suzanne Brockmann
BRO Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
BUN Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
BUR Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
CAM The Stranger by Albert Camus
COE The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
COO The Last Of The Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
DEL White Noise by Don Dellilo
DIA The Red Tent by Anita Diamont
DOC Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
DRE An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
ECO Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
ECO The Name of the Rose  by Umberto Eco
ELL Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
ELI Silas Marner by George Eliot
ERD The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
EUG Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
FAU Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
FIT The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
FIT Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
FLA Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
FOE Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
FOR Howard's End by E.M. Forster
FOW The French Lieutenant's Woman  by John Fowles
FOW The Magus by John Fowles
FRA The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
GIL Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
GAR One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
HAN A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
HAR Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
HEL Catch-22 by Heller
HEM The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
HEM The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
HEM A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
HER Dune by Frank Herbert  
HES Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
HES Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
HOL The Line of Beauty: A Novel by Alan Hollinghurst
HOS And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
HOS Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossein  
ISH Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro  
JAM Turn of the Screw by Henry James
JON Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
JOY Ulysses by James Joyce
KER On The Road by Jack Kerouac
KIN Carrie by Stephen King
KIN Christine by Stephen King
KIN The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
LED The Ugly American by William J. Lederer
LEV The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
LEV Small Island by Andrea Levy
MAN Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel
MCC No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy 
MCC Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
MEL Moby Dick by Herman Melville
MIL Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller
MOR Beloved by Toni Morrison
MUR 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
MUR Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami
NAB Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
NAI A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
NAW The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
ORW Animal Farm  by George Orwell
PAL Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
PLA The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
PUZ The Godfather by Mario Puzo
PYN Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
REM All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich M. Remarque 
ROY The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
RUS The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
SAL The Catcher in the Rye  by J.D. Salinger
SCH On the Beach by Neville Schutte
SIN Dragon Harvest by Upton Sinclair
SIN Oil! A Novel by Upton Sinclair
STE Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
TOL War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
SEB Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
SEB Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
SHE Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
SIN The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
SOL One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
STE Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
STY Sophie's Choice by William Styron
SWI Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
TAN The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
TOI Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Tóibín
TRU  Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
VON Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
WAL The Color Purple by Alice Walker
WAL The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace.  
WEL War of the Worlds by H.G Wells
WEL The Door in the Wall by H.G Wells
WES The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
WHA Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
WHA House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
WHI The Once and Future King  by T. H. White
WOL Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe
WOO Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
WOO To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
WRI Native Son by Richard Wright
Genre Fiction
SF ATW Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
SF BAN  Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
SF BRA Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
SF BRA Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
SF BRA The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SF BRO World War Z by Max Brooks
SF BUJ Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
SF BUR A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
SF BUT Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
SF CHE Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh
SF CLI Ready Player One  by Ernest Cline
SF GAI Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
SF HAM Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly
SF HUX Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
SF KIN The Dark Tower by Stephen King
SF KIN The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
SF LE The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
SF LE A Fisherman of the Inland Sea by Ursula K. Le Guin
SF LEM Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
SF MAT I am Legend by Richard Matheson
SF MIE Embassytown by China Miéville
SF MIE Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
SF MIL Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
SF MIT Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell
SF ORW 1984 by George Orwell
SF PRA Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
SF PRA The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
SF ROB  The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
SF RUS The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
SF STE Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
SF STE Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
SF TEP Beauty: A Novel by Sheri S. Tepper
SF TEP The Gate To Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper
SF TOL The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R Tolkien
SF TOL The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
SF VIN A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
M DEK The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
M DOY The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
M HAM The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
M ISH When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
CF RUB Soul's Gate by James L. Rubart
CF PER This Present Darkness by Frank Perretti
CF PER House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker
CF PER Illusion by Frank Peretti
CF YOU The Shack by William Young
W PRO Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
B DOU The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass Hofstadter
B FRA The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
B MER The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
B SUM Learning Joy from Dogs without Collars: A Memoir by Lauralee Summer
B WIE Night by Elie Wiesel.
B X The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
003.54 TAL The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
028 ADL How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren
070.17 THO Fear and Loathing by Hunter S. Thompson
070.92 REE Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed 
150.194 SKI Beyond Freedom and Dignity by B.F. Skinner
153.32 GAW Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawai
155.92 BAN Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji
158 GIL Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
158.1 CAR How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie 
158.1 DYE Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne W. Dyer
181.06 BUB I and Thou by Martin Buber
200.92 CAM The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell
230 LEW Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
248.4 LEW The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
296.311 KUS When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
299.932 PAG The Gnosic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
301.451 GRI Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
302 GLA Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
303.3 MIL The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills
305.3 BOR A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir by Kate Bornstein
305.42 FRI The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
305.42 GIL In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development by Carol Gilligan
305.42 SCH Women's Reality by Anne Wilson Schaef
305.42 WOL A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
305.56 HAR The Other America: Poverty in the United States by Michael Harrington
305.568 WOL The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
305.8 WES Race Matters by Cornel West
305.896 CLE Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver
305.896 BAL The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
306.0973 CON Elsewhere, U.S.A. by Dalton Conley
306.0973 JOH Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson
363.7384 CAR Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
364.1523 CAP In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
394.1 SCH Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
394.12 POL The Omnivore's Dilemna by Michael Pollan
508.9755 DIL Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
510.1 HOF Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R Hofstadter
523.1 HAW Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
551.7 FOR Earth: An Intimate History by Richard Fortey
576.5 DAW The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins.
576.82 DAR On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
613 AGU The End of Illness by David B. Agus
613 OUR Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Book Collective
613.96 COM The New Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort
615.7883 SHU Pihkal: a Chemical Love Story by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin
616.078 NUL How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland
616.85 KRA Listening to Prozac by Peter D. Kramer
641.9753 ROM Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer
650.1 FLO The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida
658.0097 PET In Search of Excellence by Thomas Peters
811.3 WHI Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
812.5 WIL A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
812.54 ENS The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
813.54 DID The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
811.54 GIN Howl  by Allen Ginsberg.
813.54 JAC The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
814.52 WOO A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
818.3 THO Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
818.5209 AGE Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee
822.33 SHA King Lear by William Shakespeare
842.914 SAM Waiting for Godot by Sam Beckett
851.1 DAN The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
891.734 BUL The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
949.207 HIR Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
970.5 BRO Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
973 ZIN A People's History of the US by Howard Zinn
973.3 PAI Common Sense by Thomas Paine
979.461 KIN Woman Warrior by Maxine Hoag Kingston
M B ANG I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
Large Print
LP MOR The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
LP SF BUJ Ethan of Athos, by Lois McMaster Bujold.  
LP 153.753 ZIM The Time Paradox: The New Psychology Of Time That Will Change Your Life by Phillip Zimbardo 

LP 232.908 BOR Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus & the Heart of Contemporary Faith by Marcus J. Borg.

Graphic Novels
GN GAI Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman
GN HIL Locke and Key by Joe Hill 
GN MAZ Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
GN MOD Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan.
GN MOO Watchmen by Alan Moore
GN SAT Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
GN THO Blankets by Craig Thompson
GN 302.23 GLA The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone
 741.5971 BEA Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton.
Teen Books
TEEN ADA Watership Down by Richard Adams
TEEN CHB The Perks of Being a Wallflower   by Stephen Chbosky
TEEN GRA Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
TEEN KEY Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
TEEN KNO Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
TEEN OPP Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel 
TEEN STO Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beech Stowe
TEEN ZUS The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
TEEN GB B SAI The 14th Dalai Lama: a Manga Biography by Tetsu Saiwai
TEEN GB B SMA Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
TEEN GB 940.5318 SPI  Maus by Art Spiegelman


MOBIUS Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé
MOBIUS  The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
MOBIUS The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Leguin
MOBIUS Positive Disintegration by Kazimierz Dąbrowski
MOBIUS Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill
For Challenged Readers - Adults reading at High School Level:
J DOY The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
J PAL Wonder by R.J. Palacio.