360º of Books – Countdown Commences!

In our quest to find out the “Favorite Books” of UWGB – we’ve heard from nearly 300 of you! – 296 to be exact. Our goal is to get to 360. So far, the campus community has listed nearly 200 “favorite” books.

If you haven’t told us your favorite book yet, you can stop by Cofrin Library and write it down on our 5th floor display, post it on our Facebook page, tweet us with the #360booksuwgb hash tag, or use this online form.

Your choice of favorite books illustrates the range of literature itself: some new, some classic, from children’s books to adult books, and fiction and non-fiction. Below is a list of the Top 20 Most Popular Favorite Books at UWGB:

Top 20 Most Popular Books

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  2. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  3. Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
  4. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  5. The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins
  6. 1984 – George Orwell
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James
  8. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

10. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

11. Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

12. Twilight series– Stephenie Meyer

13. The Giver – Lois Lowry

14. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

15. Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

16. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

17. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

18. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

19. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

20. East of Eden – John Steinbeck


Full List of “Favorite Books” in Alphabetical Order:

1984 – George Orwell

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

After the Dancing Days – Margaret I. Rostkowski

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

American Pastoral – Philip Roth

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama

Beauty – Robin McKinley

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Beloved – Toni Morrison

Berserk – Kentaro Miura

Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear – Nancy White Carlstrom

Bhagavad Gita

The Bible

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

The Boxcar Children – Gertrude C. Warner

Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson

A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown

Candide – Voltaire

The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

The Children of Sanchez – Oscar Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

The Cider House Rules – John Irving

Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain

The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama

The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – David Sedaris

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

Enders Game – Orson Scott Card

Eragon – Christopher Paolini

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Faust – Goethe

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

Fifty Shades of Grey – E. L. James

Fountainhead – Ayn Rand

A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck

Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss

Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Hildilid’s Night – Chelie Duran Ryan

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

Holes – Louis Sachar

Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris

Homeland – R.A. Salvatore

The Host – Stephenie Meyer

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

Human Stain – Philip Roth

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

I Like You – Amy Sedaris

Identical – Ellen Hopkins

Ill Fares the Land – Tony Judt

The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

John Donne’s poetry

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Journey to the West

The Kama Sutra

The Keys of the Kingdom – A.J. Cronin

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibaziga

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Lewis Barnavelt Series – John Bellairs

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Life on the Color Line – Gregory H. Williams

A Light in the Attic – Shel Silverstein

The Little Engine That Could

Looking for Alaska – John Green

The Lord of the Flies – William Golding

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli

Martin & Malcolm & America – James H. Cone

Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

Message in a Bottle – Nicholas Sparks

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

A Million Little Pieces – James Frey

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

My Antonia – Willa Cather

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

The Namesake – Juhmpa Lahiri

Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult

The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty

The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

A Painted House – John Grisham

Paper Towns – John Green

La Peste (The Plague) – Albert Camus

A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg

PostSecret books – Frank Warren

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Prince – Machiavelli

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

Puddle Duck – Louis Ross

Rain Fall – Barry Eisler

Rayuela – Julio Cortazar

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs

Saving June – Hannah Harrington

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Life of Lobsters – Trevor Corson

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts

Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

Smashed: The Story of a Drunken Girlhood – Koren Zailckas

Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

Still Alice – Lisa Genova

The Story of My Life – Helen Keller

Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A, Heinlein

Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander

Swamplandia! – Karen Russell

Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

The Thornbirds – Colleen McCullough

Three Comrades – Erich Maria Remarque

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Travels with Charley: In Search of America – John Steinbeck

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

Tree of Smoke – Denis Johnson

The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle – Clamp

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

The Twenty-One Balloons – William Pene du Bois

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Wind, Sand, and Stars – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Z for Zacharia – Robert C. O’Brient

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

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