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Winter 2021 Reading List



“The Book Thief” by Markus Zuzak, done


“Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, just re-read, done


“The Giver” by Lois Lowry


“Lives on the Boundary” by Mike Rose


“Play It As It Lays” by Joan Didion

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood


“Disastrous Floods and the Demise of Steel in Johnstown” by Pat Farabaugh


“The Ku Klux Klan in Pennsylvania: A Study in Nativism” by Emerson Hunsberger Loucks


“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi


“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen


“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte


“Othello” by William Shakespeare


Short stories


"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. read


"A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury, read


"Night Calls" by Lisa Fugard, done


"Speech Sounds" by Octavia Butler, done


Edgar Allan Poe


“The Fall of the House of Usher”


“The Purloined Letter”


“The Cask of Amontillado”


Carried over from Summer 2021


“American Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s Scandalous Secretary of War” by Paul Kahan, currently reading

“The Johnstown Flood” by David McCullough, currently reading

“The Red Scare” by Robert K. Murray, currently reading


“1984” by George Orwell (re-read)


Shakespeare list


“Othello” completed in April.


“The Merchant of Venice” completed in April


“Macbeth’ currently reading.


“The Tempest”


“King Lear”


“Richard the Second”


“Much Ado About Nothing”


My Summer Reading List 2021


“Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton, done


“Fences” by August Wilson, done


“Master Harrold and the Boys” done


“When The Emperor Was Divine” by Michiko Kakutani, done


“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, re-read, done


“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, re-read done


“Candide” by Voltaire.


“The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo, done


“The Johnstown Flood” by David McCullough, re-reading


“Red Scare” by Robert K. Murray, currently reading


“1984” by George Orwell (re-read)


“Banished from Johnstown: Racist backlash in Pennsylvania” by Cody McDevitt (re-read), currently reading.

“Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan” by Murray Polner and Jim O’Grady, carried over from Winter, currently reading.


Jude the Obscure (carried from last summer)


“The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain


Edgar Allan Poe


“The Fall of the House of Usher”


“The Purloined Letter”


“The Cask of Amontillado”


Shakespeare Wish List


“Othello” completed in April.


“The Merchant of Venice” completed in April


“Macbeth’ currently reading.

“The Tempest”


“King Lear”


“Richard the Second”

“Much Ado About Nothing”





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