6 April

Aeschylus, The Oresteia

Aesop, Fables

Aristophanes, Comedies

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

The Bible

Confucius, The Analects

Euripides, Dramas

Homer, Iliad

Homer, Odyssey

Lao-Tzu, The Way and Its Power

Lucretius, On the Nature of Things

Plato, Republic

Plato, Symposium

Plutarch, Parallel Lives

Sophocles, The Theban Plays

Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War

Vergil, Aeneid

The Arabian Nights

Bacon, Essays

Boccaccio, Il Decameron

Cervantes, Don Quixote

Chaucer, Canterbury Tales

Dante, Divine Comedy

Machiavelli, The Prince

Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur

Muhammad, Koran

Montaigne, Essays

More, Utopia

Omar Khayyám, The Rubáiyát

Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel

Shakespeare, Complete Tragedies, Comedies, and Histories

Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson

Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress

Burns, Poems

Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

Descartes, Discourse on Method

Donne, Poems

Fielding, Tom Jones

Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Hamilton et al., Federalist Papers

Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Malthus, Principle of Population

Milton, Paradise Lost


Molière, Comedies

Paine, The Rights of Man


Rousseau, The Social Contract

Smith, The Wealth of Nations

Spinoza, Ethics

Sterne, Tristram Shandy

Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Voltaire, Candide

Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Balzac, Eugénie Grandet

Browning (Robert), Poems

Byron, Poems

Chekhov, Plays

Darwin, The Origin of Species

Dickens, David Copperfield

Dickinson, Poems

Dostoevski, The Brothers Karamazov


Eliot, Middlemarch


Emerson, Essays

Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Goethe, Faust

Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Hugo, Les Misèrables

Ibsen, Dramas

Keats, Poems

Marx, Capital

Melville, Moby Dick

Nietzsche, The Will to Power

Poe, Short Stories


Shelley, Poems

Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Thoreau, Walden

Tolstoi, War and Peace

Twain, Huckleberry Finn

Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Wordsworth, Poems

Zola, Germinal

Beauvoir, The Second Sex

Borges, Labyrinths

Einstein, The Meaning of Relativity

Eliot, Poems and Plays

Ellison, Invisible Man

Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

Frazer, The New Golden Bough

Freud, Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Frost, Poems

García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

James, The Ambassadors

Joyce, Ulysses

Lawrence, Women in Love

Mann, The Magic Mountain

O'Neill, Plays

Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

Shaw, Plays

Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Yeats, Poems