The English Faculty at Marquette University

Best Summer Reading

Franny and Zooey (J. D. Salinger)
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
All of Jane Austen's novels
Olive k\Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)
Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingsolver)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark)
--Prof. MC Bodden

Welcome to the Monkey House and Other Stories (Kurt Vonnegut)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
The Shell Game (Steve Alten)
The Creature From Jekyll Island (G. Edward Griffin)

--Prof. John Boly

Lady Audley's Secret (M.E. Braddon)
The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
Derek Walcott's poetry
East, West  (Salman Rushdie)

--Prof. Julia Chavez

Angels and Insects (A S Byatt)

Possession (A S Byatt)

The Complete Stories (Flannery O'Connor)

The Collector of Hearts (Joyce Carol Oates)

--Prof. Diane Hoeveler

The Boat (Nam Le)
The House of Tomorrow (Peter Bognanni)
Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing (Lydia Peelle)
Everything Is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer)
One More Year (Sana Krasikov)
Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
Lost City Radio (Daniel Alarcón)
Facts for Visitors (Srikanth Reddy)
The Irrationalist  (Suzanne Buffam)
The End (Salvatore Scibona)
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (Daniyal Mueenuddin)

--Prof. Daniel Khalastchi

All of Dorothy Sayers’s mystery novels (especially Gaudy Night)
The Way We Live Now (Anthony Trollope,)
—Prof. Christine Krueger

Dog-Eaters (Jessica Hagedorn)
   Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston, )
   A Mercy (Toni Morrison,)
 Drowning in Fire (  Craig Womack)

--Prof. Jodi Melamed

Paris to the Moon (Adam Gopnik)
Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
What the Dog Saw (or anything by Malcolm Gladwell)
Ragtime (E.L. Doctorow)

--Prof. Rebecca Nowacek

Kindred (Octavia Butler)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)

--Prof. Dana Prodoehl

Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)

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

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

Persuasion (Jane Austen)

--Prof. Kris Ratcliffe

Crampton Hodnet (Barbara Pym)
Petropolis (Anya Ulinich)

--Prof. Angela Sorby

All the King's Men

Les Miserables

In an Ancient Land

A People's History of American Empire (graphic novel)

--Prof. John Su

Anything by Margaret Drabble (e.g., The Radiant Way and The Seven Sisters)
Anything by A. S. Byatt (e.g., Still Life and The Children's Book)
Wonder Boys (Michael Chabon)
--Prof. Sarah Wadsworth